When I first arrived on this island, I had nothing. But I've found the shipand made a small boat. I've brought back many things I can use— food and drink,tools, knives and guns. Although I have losteverything, I have not lost my life. So I will not give up and I will wait for anothership. I have already cut down trees and built a house. I go out with my gun almostevery day to kill animals and birds for food. I'm even learning to grow fruits and vegetables.
A few weeks ago, I found the marks of another man's feet on the sand. Whoelse is on my island? How long have they been here? Not long after that, I saw somecannibals trying to kill two men from a broken ship. One of them died but the otherran towards my house. I helped him kill the cannibals. This man now lives with meand helps me. I named him Friday because that was the day I met him. He is smart and I have already taught him some English.