Two books: The mysterious island by Jules Verne and Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. In case you aren’t familiar with these books, they are the stories about castaways. For convenience, from here I will call the group from the island as the eight, since there are six men, one dog and an orangutan in the team.
Robinson: So you are from the mysterious island, which is a paradise for marooned people. It gets plenty of minerals that you can use and produce modern and effective products like saw, glass and gunpowder?
The Eight: Yes, we are. And we also get a engineer, who knows everything about how they work. He taught us how to make bricks, glasses and even water machine lift.
Robinson: And you have five people initially, I was alone most of my solitary time.
The Eight: Yes, we have five, but that wouldn’t make castaway life sound more fancier. At least, you finally have company with Friday, we are sure he is your reward of not giving up.
Robinson: Well, I just guess that’s my misfortune for being impetuous and never learn. Anyway, how’s your life over there, on the Lincoln island?
Pencroft: The most hardest thing was lack of tobacco, but my dear journalist and botanist, they surprised me with a smoking pipe filled with tobaccos one day, besides that, everything seemed fine to me.
The Other Seven: Let’s ignore Pencroft and his little hobby. But we do went through some tough time, like the cold winter without warm clothes, pirates crisis, destructive volcano eruption and all kinds of mysterious phenomenons etc. Thank goodness we have abundant food, such as sea clams, tortoise soup, wild boar, grouse, capybara and drinks made by plants and trees. Hunting is easy for some seasons of year, and later we also planted wheat and breed sheep.
Robinson: If only I could drift the same place and with you guys together.
The Eight: Don’t be silly, the most important thing is you are alive, life is tough all the time, and you went through it, that makes you more stronger.
Robinson: Yeah, you don’t say. So how long did you trapped on that island?
The Eight: Two years, more or less.
Robinson: Holy crap! Mine are 28 years. So, let me get this straight. You guys are rich now, you own the island, you are still young, and your country gets united. Basically, you just went for a vacation, and not a regular one.
The Eight: Yes, we are.
Robinson: Anyhoo, pleased to meet you.