The main character Phillip. Is in a bad situation, there country is in a war. The mother is being a overprotective parent and doesn't want him or her to be near it, because she doesn't want anything to happen. In the story the mother states, "you must stay near home. Do you understand. " The mother is trying to make a point not to go anywhere and stay safe.
Going up onto the story the main character Phillip and his mother had gotten separated, because they went on this boat together to get away from the war and the boat crashed. So this person named Timothy went were the boat crashed and found Phillip and kidnapped him. In the story Timothy says to Phillip, "you ad a mos terrible crack on d'ead, bahss. A strong back glanc offen your 'ead an' I harl you board dis raff." This shows that he is trying to take him away and telling him just come with me.
Phillip the main character was on the raft with Timothy. He had a bad accident and hit his head really hard on the wood. He tried his best to take care of the injury but it didn't work out too well. He closed his eyes for a Little and woke up and said, "Timothy, I'm blind I'm blind." Timothy did not believe him at first but then, made him open his eyes and see if he was able to see anything. They both then got worried.
Later on, they saw dark clouds looking like it was going to rain or have a storm. They were worried what they should do to keep them safe. The rain started to come down really hard and the wind was very strong. Timothy lead against Phillip, and they had just stayed together. Timothy closed his eyes, and Phillip said " Timothy wake up." But he did not answer. So then Phillip knew he was all by himself.
Phillip was all by himself and had to do everything blind folded. He had just used the things that Timothy had taugt him before any of this had happened. It was difficult for him because he had to use his hands the whole time. In the story he states, "Its so cold thank god Timothy had tout me how to make a fire." This show that he learned from Timothy.
Lastly, its been a while on the island for Phillip and he wrote on the ground help! and maybe someone could see him. A helicopter came by and didn't see Phillip. Then the help sign went away and if someone else came by they wouldn't see that he needs help. Later on after waiting a boat pulled up and Phillip said, "I'm here! I'm here." The person said, "we see you." This shows after all Phillip got help and survived.