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English castaway spends 28 years on a remote tropical island.

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tion being destroyed at one blast—I mean, my powder being blown up by lightning; and this made the thoughts of it so sur­prising to me when it lightened and thundered, as I observed just now.
And now being to enter into a melancholy relation of a scene of silent life, such, perhaps, as was never heard of in the world before, I shall take it from its beginning, and continue it in its order. It was, by my account, the 30th of September when, in the manner as above said, I first set foot upon this horrid island, when the sun being to us in its autumnal equinox, was almost just over my head, for I reckoned myself, by obser­vation, to be in the latitude of 9 degrees 22 minutes north of the line.
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