Their True Story
Peter couldn't believe the story he was seeing come to life. It reminded him of the William Golding book Lord of the Flies, though maybe not as brutal and dark. Nevertheless, these boys, Mano, Stephen, Sione, Kolo, David, and Luke, had a story similar to the famous tale. It all started when they got a little too adventurous one day and decided that they would sail to Fiji, almost 500 miles away.
The adventure wouldn't stop there, they planned to sail to New Zealand as well if they could manage it. They had no access to a boat, but someone did. Mr. Taniela Uhila, a local fisherman, was greatly disliked by all of the boys. They felt that stealing his boat would be their act of revenge against the mean old man. They brought two sacks of bananas, a few coconuts, and a small gas burner, and no map or compass.