Monday, January 18, 2016

100 Words a Day 771

The ship was enormous. It had to be to have avoided being upturned in the Endless Sea. The deck was hidden beneath a canopy of trees, who I assumed were the only inhabitants. Being captured by a wild man disabused me of that notion. It was from him that I learned that his island, as he described it, was quite regularly invaded by curious or greedy sailors, despite drifting through the water and away from well-known sea lanes. I was surprised, and disconcerted, to learn that he encountered them frequently enough to make them a regular feature of his diet.

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