Once upon a time there was a large island in the middle of a mighty, turbulent blue sea. The soil of this island was extremely fertile, so everything grew as if by itself. The people had no worries, nor did they suffer. They lived from the fruits of the earth that seemed to fall into their laps. They owned all sorts of domestic animals: cows, which gave them milk; sheep, which gave them wool; and chickens, which gave them eggs. Everything was the common property of everyone else, so nobody suffered from need or neglect.