Sven’s Island

A splinter in the eye is bad news at the best of times let alone when you’re two days from a doctor. But that’s just how it was back in the Summer of ’85 on Great Barrier Island, a true natural wonder 60 miles off the coast of New Zealand. It’s fair to say that when a big red tractor trundled past him carrying a local boy holding one eye and crying out the other island farmer Sven feared the worst.