Finds Print of Man’s Foot on the Sand

Itwouldhavemadeastoicsmile,tohaveseenmeandmylittlefamilysitdowntodinner. Therewasmymajesty,theprinceandlordofthewholeisland;Ihadthelivesofallmysubjectsatmyabsolutecommand. Icouldhang,draw,giveliberty,andtakeitaway;andnorebelsamongallmysubjects. 

ThentoseehowlikeakingIdined,too,allalone,attendedbymyservants. Poll,asifhehadbeenmyfavorite,wastheonlypersonpermittedtotalktome. Mydog,whowasnowgrownveryoldandcrazy,andhadfoundnospeciestomultiplyhiskindupon,satalwaysatmyrighthand,andtwocats,oneononesideandtable,andoneontheother,expectingnowandthenabitformmyhand,asamarkofspecialfavor. 

ButthesewerenotthetwocatswhichIbroughtonshoreatfirst,fortheywerebothofthemdead,andhadbeeninterrednearmyhabitation,bymyownhand. ButoneofthemhavingmultipliedbyIknownotwhatkindofcreature,theseweretwowhichIhadpreservedtame,whereastherestrunwildinthewoods,andbecameindeedtroublesometomeatlast; fortheywouldoftencomeintomyhouse,andplundermetoo,tillatlastIwasobligedtoshootthem,anddidkillagreatmany;atlengththeyleftme. Withthisattendance,andinthisplentifulmanner,Ilived;neithercouldIbesaidtowantanythingbutsociety;andofthatinsometimeafterthis,Iwasliketohavetoomuch. 

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