We caught sight of a fire in the horizon. I decided to check it out, since none of the islands in this area is inhabited. When we came close, we put out a lifeboat and ended up on a long beach. The fire we had seen had taken control over the island, and my only question was what had started it.
When we were just about to leave, one kid, followed by many others, came running from the burning forest. At first they didn’t see us, and I could swear they were not just playing. The first kid was obviously chased by the others, who were holding sharpened spears in their hands. They were all screaming, and some of them had serious wounds. I think we got there just in time to save the b
The kids were in poor shape, and I wonder how English boys could not have made it better for themselves. They are all sleeping, except the one who was chased on the beach. Suddenly they all started to cry in front of me. Except for the first kid, they all looked like savages with their painted faces. I think they felt sorry for their dead friends. Afterwards I left the kids at the beach with one of the ratings. In the morning I will have all the children"tms names, which I will send in my next report. We are heading back now on full speed. They were only minutes away from the flames. We found two of them, stuck in some branches. When the first kid started talking to me, I got shocked. He told me that two of the kids on the island had been killed by the others, and that there hadn"tmt been any grown-ups there at all. When they finally spotted me, most of them seemed afraid.