FRITZ AND I VISIT THE WRECK
As soon as I woke in the morning, seeing that my wife was already awake, I began to discuss with her our plans for the day. Two things were absolutely necessary, the first to fetch the live-stock from the ship, which might at any moment breakup, and the second to build ourselves a better sort of house.
Having agreed that the voyage to the ship was the more important, I resolved to take Fritz with me, as on the day before, leaving the other three boys with their mother. When we had decided this, springing to my feet, I cried out loudly :
' Get up, boys—get up ! we have important work to do to-day.'
At these words Fritz jumped up, and, running out of the tent, found the dead jackal still untouched, but quite stiff. So, in the spirit of mischief,