Адаптированная аудиокнига уровня 2 (Elementary)
Эта книга стала источником вдохновения для многих писателей во всем мире. Научно фантастический роман поднимает такие вопросы как: что делает нас людьми? Где грань, которая не может быть пресечена? Путешественник Эдвард Предник, выживший после кораблекрушения, и пробывший восемь дней в середине океана, обнаруживает себя лежащим в каюте корабля. Рядом с ним сидит человек, называющий себя Монтгомери. Он заботится об Эдварде, и попросит рассказать о его выживании в океане и о своей жизни. На протяжении всей беседы до Эдварда доходят странные звуки животных и металлический скрежет, но он не придает им особого значения. Позже, когда ему становится лучше, он понимает, что корабль следует к безымянному острову, а люди, которых он встретил на этом корабле не выглядят как люди …
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I was one of the few lucky passengers on the Lady Vain. When the ship went down in the Pacific in February 1887, I found myself in a small boat with another passenger, Helmar, and a sailor. I never knew the sailor’s name. A fourth man jumped from the ship, trying to reach us. But his head hit the side of the ship. He went down under the water and never came up again.
We had only a little bread and a small container of water on board. On the first day, the sea was very rough and we were almost thrown out of the boat. But then the sea became calmer and that danger passed. We spoke little. Most of the time, we did not move. We lay under the hot sun, looking out across the ocean.
On the fourth day, we had no more water to drink. We became very thirsty. Then on the sixth day, Helmar finally spoke of the idea that was already in all our minds. ‘We need to kill someone. Then the other two can drink his blood.’
Helmar had two longer sticks and one shorter one. The person with the short stick had to die. But the sailor chose the short stick and he did not accept the result. The love of life was too strong in him. He attacked Helmar, and the two men fought. I tried to help Helmar. But as I was going towards them, the boat moved suddenly. Helmar and the sailor fell straight over the side together and went down like stones.
In my weak state, I lay in the boat, laughing quietly. I did not know why I was laughing. But for many minutes I could not stop.
After that, I did nothing. I thought about drinking sea water.
That way I could die more quickly. But I was too weak even for this.
On the eighth day, I saw a sail far away across the sea. I remember thinking, ‘How strange. A ship is coming, but too late, because I’m already dead.’ Hour after hour, I lay with my head on the side of the boat, and the sail came closer and closer. I did nothing to call the ship to me. But still it came. I remember seeing the side of the ship next to my boat, and then… nothing.
I woke in a small, untidy room on board the ship. A young man was sitting by my bed, holding my wrist. He had fair hair, a thick moustache and grey, watery eyes.
The man started speaking. Suddenly, from above us, came the sound of metal against metal and then the low, angry growl of an animal.