Written by Wire Piddle

Friday, 5 June 2009

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Henri Cruton - Devil's Island Escapee

Atlantic Ocean - Mysteriously today, the searchers for the downed Air France flight 447 Airbus 330 came across a man drifitng aimlessly on top of a sack filled with coconuts.

Although in obvious poor health but with a good tan, the man, Henri Cruton, claims to be one of the last remaining prisoners belonging to the French penal colony of French Guiana. Around 1952, he was transferred to Devil's Island, the smallest and most inescapable island in the Iles de Salut group.

Studying the waters around the island, he discovered a rocky inlet surrounded by a high cliff where he noticed that every seventh wave would be large enough to carry something on the water far enough out into the sea to drift towards the mainland. He experimented by throwing sacks of coconuts into the inlet.

Finally one day, Henri threw himself into the inlet with a sack of coconuts to float on. The seventh wave carried him out into the ocean. After days of drifting on the ocean under the relentless sun, surviving only on coconut pulp, he was near to the mainland but, alas, he fell asleep.

Apparently Henri was unaware that the penal colony had closed its doors the same year of his escape. Nor was he aware that he had been cruising around the Atlantic on a bag of coconuts for over half a century.

When informed of this, Henri replied, "Really. Do you think I could sell the movie rights?"

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Topics: Air France

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