The small schooner chugged away at sea. We had to go carefully because of the great Barrier reef up the eastern side of Queensland, New South Wales and more parts of Australia the largest Island in the world. Suddenly we struck the reef itself then we got our diving kit and dived 10ft down. We clung on, I saw great big thick pieces of seaweed that looked like tentackles We both grabbed one piece each and pulled as hard as we could. The "seaweed" as to our horror turned into an angry octopus we turned tail and swam for our lives. to the boat. We jumped in to the boat which immediately started to sink faster than ever so we hopped on to the coral which the Octopus was using to climb out. He got Jims (My Friend) legs and arms so I got an air tank and whacked the octopus on the Head. The Octopus looked dizzy and it sank slowly back to its tropical home in the sea.
When we had dived down in to the deep I saw a giant pole about sixteen cms or eight inches wide we found it was the mast of a ship we went lower down we swam to an old door it opened without much difficulty. The ship was near a chasm. In the room where the old Oak door was opened it looked like the Captains cabin some clothes had been parted to shreds lower down we found some more cabins and the kitchen we both opened an Old Oak door which was quite hard to do so. giant containers when we prised them open to our surprise contained gold! Some bars as long as our arms or legs but mostly they were about 22cms long we went to the surface and found we were about quarter of a mile away from an island I reckoned to be about a good mile long.
Soon we were getting quite used to living on the island we caught shellfish to eat and sometimes even octopus or eel. There was shark-bay at the bottom which was rather unusual and lookout-point at the top of the Island and quite a few rivers near to the middle and to the bottom and forest right across the top of the Island. I had made a tree-house near the top on the eastern side of the Island. I liked the treehouse so did Jim. One day we were attacked by Pirates they swarmed up on the bottom of the island so we dug traps which were covered with leaves brittle bamboo sticks. And then we bombarded them with logs After they had been "logged" we bombarded them with boulders and then they fled and never came back. Then a few days later a container ship appeared over the horizon. We set a fire to attract them then the ship came to the island and we all helped to bring the gold up and we all went back to England.