NetWeasel wrote:EDIT: Pope time! OK, then, speculations on what the next problem is going to be....
Well, first, they have to find the rest of the clan. Then, assuming they are on a soon-to-be island they have to find a way to get them onboard.
--> They may find "most" of the clan, but "Where's grandma? We can't leave without little Maggie!"
--> The sea will be getting frisky. They risk breaking the raft while boarding people.
--> Is there time to build another raft? (Maybe they already did that; they have more raw materials in the hills)
As the waves get higher, someone will fall overboard. This will require heroics. In real life, falling overboard is extremely bad. In the KonTiki, it was impossible to rescue somebody - the raft is blown faster than anyone can swim.
The waves will become so high they threaten to break the raft in two. Perhaps it does, and the pieces still survive. Little Maggie drowns in that accident.
The Big Surge will come, with a wall of water too big to imagine. Will they be at sea? Or will they have landed on a steep, climbable shore? Or will this push them a hundred miles towards shore, where they crash against the rocks, but are lucky enough to scramble up the hill.
The wind will come. This much water does not come without wind and driving rain. Some may be blown off the cliff. Anybody can die. Some will.
They will make a triumphant entry into Beantown, and the Cuegan will be hailed as heroes. I was thinking that perhaps Megan will die, but no, she has to be alive so she can return the map to Rosetta. Cuegan has to be alive to witness this. So, I think despite its dramatic impact, the Cuegan will survive.
La Petite? Not so sure. I think she perishes, and lives on in legend.