“Cosmo! Cosmo!” cried Sydney running toward Cosmo and I.
“Yes, Sydney? What’s wrong?” asked Cosmo worriedly.
“Tanzania and Tasmania see land on the horizon!” she said excitedly and out of breath.
“Land! Wow, I was expecting to see something so early in our expedition!” responded Cosmo.
Cosmo crawled up to the crow’s nest where Tasmania and Tanzania stood looking out at the horizon. From my spot, on the firm wooden deck I could see them trying to figure out something. They were pointing at something with their paws. I saw Cosmo sigh, and walk back down and over to where I had been watching.
“What was it?” I questioned curiously.
“It was just a false alarm, Kenya. They just saw Mt. Shiveer” he said.
“Oh, okay then,” I said thoughtfully.
“Well I think I should start teaching you about cartography, then. You are going to be my Head Mapper. You will map all our important finds” said Cosmo.
“The science of drawing maps” he replied.
Cosmo taught me about legends, compass roses, and map symbols. It was all so new to me, and so amazing. After, Cosmo’s lesson to me I thought to myself “maybe, I will be the one to spot new land. Just maybe.”
I hope you all enjoyed Part 6 of Border the Sun. I will hopefully have another one out, next Sunday! See you in Jamaa!