THE ANIMALS SWIM ASHORE
Almost as soon as it was light I was looking eagerly through the captain's telescope at the shore, and had the satisfaction of seeing my wife come out of the tent and walk down to the beach. Then, waking Fritz, we soon settled down to a breakfast of biscuit and ham.
' Now,' I said, when we had finished, ' we shall have to think how we can get these animals ashore.'
' Would it be possible to make a raft ?' asked Fritz.
' But how could we induce a cow, a donkey, and a sow to get upon a raft, or to remain quiet on it ?'
' The sow is so fat, she would float,' he said ; ' and I believe the others would swim with very little trouble if we could give them swimming-belts.'
I laughed at the idea, but fixed a belt on one of