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Factors In My Survival

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A variety of factors contributed to the author's survival on Guam. First, there was no malaria, poisonous insects or snakes. He ate poisonous toads, but only after having thoroughly washed away their poison with great care. Second, the climate was favourable. Third, the author's underground shelter was only about a mile from Talofofo village.was alarmed and hit it with a bamboo spatula which he was holding in his hand. Fourth, he never approached any local community and took meticulous care not to leave any footprints, not to make any fire or smoke during the day time and not to make any noise. The author also once kept small birds in his underground shelter.

Keywords: bamboo thicket; Guam; poisonous snakes; Talofofo village



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