Robinson Crusoe’s Real-life Counterpart

October 28th, 2007

ShipThis is the story of Alexander Selkirk, the man who inspired the book Robinson Crusoe. He argued with his captain over the seaworthiness of their ship, and the captain decided to leave Selkirk on a deserted, remote island while the rest of the crew continued on. Selkirk was right about the condition of the boat, and the few sailors who survived the sinking were imprisoned by the Spanish. But that didn’t change the fact that he was stranded on the island, alone, for four years.


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