His whole worldly wealth, which had no shelter but the overhanging
rocks by which it was deposited, consisted of his bed and bedding,
his chest of clothing, his books, mathematical and nautical instruments,
a hatchet, a knife, a kettle,a gun, powder and balls. With these he had
some tobacco, and a few other small articles contained in his chest.
He struck a fire, and broiled a fish that he took from the water, and, on this,
with a draught from a little brook that ran sparkling along, close by where his
effects were lodged, he made his first breakfast, as lord of Juan Fernandez Island.
THE STORY OF
HENRY F. ANNERS.