(...) we knew nothing where we were, or upon what land it was we were driven, whether an island or the main, whether inhabited or not inhabited (...).
Daniel Defoe 1719
Fragment page 47 from the Novel 'The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Of York, Mariner: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an
un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. With An Account how he
was at last as strangely deliver'd by Pyrates '.