And Then…?

The author described in glorious detail
the passive nature of nature on the
Galapagos Islands. She wrote that the
boat off the islands left without her.
Well, it must have come back. Then the
reader wondered what it would be like
to be on an island where, like Galapagos,
the animals were not afraid of humans
but welcomed them and embraced them
and then he, having missed the boat for
ever and having to live on the island
and survive, wondered how long it would
be before he would have to kill a bird
perched on his shoulder or a sea-lion
napping in his lap to survive and after
that how long it would take for the
iguana to flee in fear and the giant
turtle to recoil in horror when the
man put his hand on the turtle’s
neck which humans used to pet. And
then…?

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