Pierres dad (Charles Lapage) cut his thumb with an axe, Pierre thought it was his fault because he normally did the kindling. Pierre had to go to school but he signed up to be a canoeman.
Pierre and the people he is canoeing with paddled 24 miles today. Pierre's hands are full of blisters and he hears tomorrow he they will paddle 40 miles, he doesn't think he is ready for that.
Pierre runs the rapids and La lond losses his footing and died. An hour or two part of his paddle is found and it is broken and then later they find the other half of the paddle. they traveled along side the shore.
Beloit and the cook get into a fight . Beloit grabbed a stick from under the fire and got a good whack then the cook hit Beloit, knocked him unconscious then they sprayed him with water to wake him up.
Pierre goes to Lake Superior and sees a canoe race happen. Pierre and Kennawah go berry picking and they start laughing when they compare how many they each got and how Kennawah got way more and then the head back to camp together.
Pierre gets back to his cabin and they play a trick on Pierres mother and his dad was saying how he became a man over the long journey and dr.Gulliard wanted to hear about all his journey to grand portage and back .