"The narrative voice of the castaway is Defoe's stroke of genius. It's exciting, unhurried, conversational and capable of high and low sentiments. It's also often quasi-journalistic, which suits Defoe's style. This harmonious mix of tone puts the reader deep into the mind of the castaway and his predicament. His adventures become our adventures and we experience them inside out, viscerally, for ourselves. "
Joseph Meister was born on February 1876 and died on June 16, 1940. In 1885, when he was 9 years old, he was bitten by a rabid dog. Louis Pasteur treated him with the rabies vaccine which he had prepared by growing rabies virus in rabbits, weakening them afterwards through drying. He had experimented successfully with this vaccine on dogs. He treated Joseph Meister with this vaccine and treatment was an historical success.