Luisito and his family had to run away from Cuba. They had to leave in the middle of the night. They also had to take a route were they would be able to hide.
Luisito's family met up with a man that could help them escape Cuba. He was going to lead them to a raft so they could use it to sail all the way to America.
After a lot of walking they finally make it to the raft. His family thanks the man with all their heart. After they finished thanking the kind man for the raft, they decided to get started with their trip.
They left Cuba on their small raft right as the sun was starting to rise. Luisito and his family did not have anything to do on the boat and did not have hardly any food with them. As the sun started to shine they were already miles away.
Luisito's family is running out of food and water. They are all very hot because they are sitting in blinding sun with no land in sight. eventually a huge storm approaches, and during the storm Luisito falls off of the raft.
His dad picked him up quickly out of the water. It took him a long time to finally dry and warm up. They had to sit in the sun and hope for the best for two more days. Eventually after a lot of waiting they spotted a boat in the distance. They were saved.