2. The accident happened just like in a horror novel
Edgar Allan Poe is a famous 19th century horror novelist.
One of his works, completed in 1838, entitled "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket", shocked the public because the content was strangely similar to the accident that occurred in 1884.
In his novel Edgar wrote about the adventures of young Arthur Gordon Pym. He smuggled tickets and boarded a mag whaler named Grampus. Unfortunately, the ship was wrecked due to the storm, only 4 people survived and were floating on a boat in extreme starvation. Finally, Arthur and 2 more people decided to kill a boy named Richard Parker to eat meat.
The same thing happened more than 40 years later, a large ship named Mignonette on its way from Southampton, England to Australia encountered a storm and sank in the South Atlantic Ocean and only 4 people survived: the crew. Dudley, his wife Edwin Stephens, Edmund Brooks and a boy also named Richard Parker.
After 19 days living on a boat, without food or water, Richard Parker drank seawater and fell into a coma. The rest of them killed and ate the boy with the excuse that he would die anyway and that he had no family.