PRICKLY FIGS AND POTATOES
While we were eating I suggested to the boys that we should name the different places on our island, so that we could refer to them in conversation.
They all agreed joyfully, and Ernest at once began reciting the very longest names he could think of, such as Monomotaqua, Zanzibar, Coro-mandel, and many others.
I laughed at him, and pointed out we should only give ourselves unnecessary trouble by acting so foolishly, and proposed we should christen the places according to something which had happened to ourselves there. For instance, we might call the bay where we landed Deliverance Bay.
' Oh no,' cried Jack ; ' let it be called Lobster Bay, after the beast who caught hold of my leg.'
' We might call it Weeping Bay,' suggested