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The Rock-itt : July 2011
We are back on the good ship Sirocco and at this precise point in tim e in the year 1930, have landed on a small island in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef, where the Wilson family live and have for the past 20 years. Within the seclusion of this tropical paradise, the Wilson children have grown having virtually no communication with the outside world. They were naïve to any of the social graces that come with an over regulated society which is a part of big city living. Just to catch up those of you who may have missed our last instalment, Errol has become smitten with the oldest of the Wilson children, Lucy, who has just turned twenty and after a brief courtship Errol is standing at the cross roads where a man and a woman are ready to commit themselves physically to one and other. Alone together by the banks of a magical shimm ering pond Lucy unashamedly stripped her clothes from her body, turned and stood naked before Errol. For a moment the world seemed to stop, no sound or movement as without words their eyes conveyed their thoughts and feelings, their wants and needs. Then as if someone had restarted the clock ticking, they were back in reality and beautiful Lucy turned and dived into the clear cool water. Errol stood and watched as his beautiful Lucy swam and dived, laughed and giggled, every now and then stopping to signal Errol to join her but once again in his young life Errol felt a surge of care and responsibility. Realising that this beautiful young girl was about to offer him the ultimate gift of her body, freely and with love, he knew that if he took it, he would be committing a grave error of judgment for Lucy was ignorant because of her seclusion and oblivious to the magnitude of this next move in her young life. Errol realised that to take advantage of her innocence would be a curse on all things sacred between a man and woman, which is trust and understanding, and surely the true foundations of a life tim e of love and happiness together. It was here that Errol made the decision not to consummate their relationship. Instead he would treat her with the respect she deserved and despite his want for her, Errol knew it would not happen. I expect Lucy would have had the same want and need as her natural feelings took over but the fact that Errol had made a decision not to exploit the situation showed the depth of his character, which was rarely written or conveyed to the public in his life time by authors and tabloids. But let’s keep this stored in our memory for further down the track in our series. Errol made his sentiments known to the rest of Sirocco’s crew that it was tim e to move on and although Lucy protested strongly that she should go with them, she was unanimously voted out. However, Lucy was adamant that she would leave her little paradise and swam out and Sirocco under full sail