This is, of course, simply my humble view of life and death situations.MKraft wrote:tbaker – I’d like to hear why you think the main character was hostile, as I pictured him just incredulous or impatient.
If the man was in good health, his reactions were warranted.
If _I_ were shipwrecked with little chance of survival, I'd be willing to accept unusual circumstances a little quicker. Heavy sarcasm is not my response to the possibility of my life being saved.
However, if this whole thing is a hallucination, all bets are off.
Therefore, how I read the story, it either makes the main character either:
A. A jerk who bites the hand that feeds him, making me unsympathetic to his situation, or
B. Clearly a hallucination or a dream, which makes the story loose some of it's charm.
Again, simply my humble opinion.
Thanks for the story!