This Day in History: Alexander Selkirk Rescued after Four Years Stranded on a Desert Island (1709)

This Day in History:
Alexander Selkirk Rescued after Four Years Stranded on a Desert Island (1709)

Selkirk was an unruly Scottish sailor who quarreled with his captain and asked to be put ashore on an island in the Pacific. Tired of Selkirk’s troublemaking, the captain granted him his wish. Selkirk promptly regretted his decision and chased after the boat, but to no avail. He survived on the desert island by eating shellfish and goats and domesticated feral cats to keep himself safe from rats. When he was rescued four years later, his story became the inspiration for what fictional character? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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