Chapter 18


I continued to make my little house better and better. I made a wall of earth behind the fence. Once it was as high as the fence, I put wooden boards on it. I also kept digging into the hill. I realised that there were no dangerous animals on the island, so I made the cave larger. More space in the cave let me keep all my things in order.

Then, I started to make myself some furniture. I badly needed a chair and a table. I used the wooden boards from my rafts and the ship. Next, I made shelves inside the cave, and I put my tools on them. My clothes and guns were hanging in the cave as well.

I was very pleased with my work. The cave was comfortable now and everything was in order. I could easily find whatever I needed.

It was then that I decided to start a journal. I described my daily activities in it. It did me good to put my thoughts on paper. I started by describing the first day on the island.