“That is difficult to say, Cyrus,” answered the reporter, “for any imprudence might involve terrible consequences. But his convalescence is progressing, and if he continues to gain strength, in eight days from now–well, we shall see.”
If you once read the book contains the above paragraph, you would figure out which it is. I shall give you chance to guess.
If you are right, the book is The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne. Unfortunately I was not nearby any books, so I managed to find this paragraph in a manner of mathematical translation from third sentence on page 82 to here via online reading. But that’s not important.
I should roughly introduce you a little background of that chunk. The brave boy of being youngest islet explorer of five castaways was injured by a gunshot and now in terrible but progressing convalescence. And the other four was fighting against those pirates who had been invading their territory.
So here I try to make a post about what I am going to deal with such predicament as my team’s leader. First of all, in my team, I get four men in total(five if count me, since I’m very in), a smart dog Top and a loyal orangutan Jup. And one man is with Jup and separately away from the others at headquarters, no telephone communication available(the pirates had broken the wires). And also that poor brave boy, he was unable to move and needed a great deal of rests, we shall protect him at any costs. But good news is we get enough food, supplies, and weapons.
The enemies could be anywhere, and we don’t know how many are they, let’s assume the same amount to my men. Though we know the geographical conditions, it is still the most difficult battle we should face, for we don’t want anyone gets hurt any more.
Now come to my sortie plan. First, I would sent out a man and the dog Top as scouts, to detect any possible dangers surround us. One should be very vigilant and nimble for that job. If we’re sure to find a corner is safe, I should try sending another man as deliver to make contact to the man and Jup at our original base, and transmit the message of outflanking enemies peripherally to him. But we need Jup to gain our manpower, so the ranger should alone to finish his job. Meantime, we should enforce our defensive establishment, traps and barriers to keep the wounded safe. And what are needed to be all done, we are starting to launch attacks positively and prudently. Our enemies still have to eat something grilled, and the smoke can betray them. And if war is on, we are ready to besiege them and hit them hardly. We will win, cause we are the owners of this island.
Fantasy idea come from this page.