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A True and Sad Story about Fuegia Basket and Captain Fitzroy

... time your luck may wear off and deprive you even of drowning peacefully. What if you are cast ashore? You’ll have to hang about sizzling with envy for Robinson Crusoe: no goats, no bananas, and instead of his good friend Friday nobody but malicious Fuegians. But again, in such a place even the nicest people can lose temper. In short, everyone understood that the seafarers needed a map, but nobody was willing to draw it. To do that you’d have to spend ages in the goddamned place, measuring depths ...

Modified: 30.01.2006
Robert Fitzroy , Fitzroy , Beagle , Darwin , Tierra del Fuego , Fuegians
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