The search for firm land
Days and days of endless rain fell on the island. The entire tribe gathered in the main hall, where food was shared sparingly while the elderly and infirm were taken care of by the community.
Mr. Sloto was getting restless of waiting and wanted to hear some news from abroad to see if the storms would soon pass. He whispered into Mrs. Sloto’s ear channel: “I’m going to slip away and try to make it to our vessel. We need to know what’s happening.”
Mr. Sloto got away without any member of the tribe noticing, and when he reached his vessel, it was upside down on the beach. Strong winds were breaking the palm trees and waves were as large as hills. He managed to quickly get into the vessel and started fiddling with the radio. He saw he had only 10% battery left and immediately started calling out through the main frequencies.
“Mayday, Mayday, I’m stuck on North Sentinel Island. There are strong storms. SOS.”
Suddenly he could hear a voice on the other end: “This is captain to Kolkata Cruise Patrol. Storms are expected to subside in two weeks. However, the north of the planet is heating up and polar caps are melting. We expect sea level rises up to 25 feet! North Sentinel Island is expected to be drowned.”
“Roger that and out” said Mr. Sloto and quickly made his way back to the main hall. He explained to the tribe that the sea gods are restless and will raise the sea like a blanket of water over the entire island. If they were to survive, they needed to build an arc capable of holding all members of the tribe and enough resources for an unknown period of time.
The islanders immediately set up a plan and gathered the sturdiest wood available. The oldest seafarer instructed the team how to assemble an enormous arc, and after two weeks the work was done, just as the sea water was beginning to flood through rivers and streams on the island.
They gathered all the food they could get and let the arc stand on wooden supports that would collapse when the water reached them.
Two weeks later the time had come, sea levels had dramatically risen and the island was almost covered in water. The islanders along with Mr. and Mrs. Sloto got into the arc, opened sails and set off into the unknown.
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1st option) Mr. Sloto and the islanders meet countless arcs in the ocean, each telling them how they just managed to escape a catastrophe back home.
2nd option) Mr. Sloto and the arc make it safely to higher land where they speak to local ruler if they can stay with them. The ruler agrees only to turn the islanders and Mr. Sloto into slaves.
3rd option) The arc reaches the feet of the Himalayas, where hundreds of thousands of people have gathered to build a new civilization that lives in harmony with the earth.