Chapter 1, Brian gets on to the bush plane and meets the pilot to go to Canada to meet his father since he does not see him from the divorce in the school year.
Chapter 2: In this chapter, the pilot has a heart attack and dies. while that is happening Brian has to figure out how to drive the plane alone.
Chapter 3: In this chapter Brian decides to land the plane on the edge of an "L" shaped lake, to crash. The the crash happened, and he landed on the edge of the lake and then the plane crashed and sunk. luckily he swam out and made it out alive.
Brian keps waking up, and he tries to protect himself from the bugs (fly's and mosquitoes) biting him.
Brian gets really thirty and starts drinking from the lake. the water does not help the hunger but it does something while he is there.
In this chapter Brian finds the "gut cherry's" which are like cherry's, but they taste horrible.