„Am going to cross Pacific on a wooden raft to support a theory that the South Sea islands were peopled from Peru. Will you come? I guarantee nothing but a free trip to Peru and the South Sea islands and back, but you will find good use for your technical abilities on the voyage. Reply at once.'
Next day the following telegram arrived from Torstein:
— Thor Heyerdahl Norwegian anthropologist and adventurer 1914 - 2002