Mutiny on the Island
by M P Ericson
Copyright 2011 M P Ericson
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Far out on the ocean there floated, like a coconut, an island. It was not large, but palm trees grew on it, and its sandy shore sank into a lagoon where shoals of fish swam.
There was food enough for a village, and a village there was. A cluster of huts hid among the swaying palms, caressed by the tropical breeze.
In the centre of the village stood a meeting-house. There sat all the people of the island on their palm-leaf mats, listening to the storyteller.