The ship that Phillip and his mother are on is called the Hato, and it gets sunk by a German torpedo. Philip gets on a life raft but he is knocked out by a falling piece of wood.
Philip has gone blind from his head injury, so when Timothy got excited about seeing an island, Philip stumbles into the ocean. Timothy jumps in to save him but they barely get away from the shark that bumped into Philip.
They get to the island and it is abandoned. Timothy is looking around the island and leaves Philip alone with Stew Cat. Philip gets mad at Timothy for this and continues to treat Timothy poorly.
Timothy teaches Philip how to weave a mat. Philip overcomes his blindness and makes the mats. Timothy is very happy. Timothy and Philip become good friends in this scene.
The hurricane strikes the little cay and it destroys almost everything they have made. Timothy takes almost all of the storms wind.
Timothy dies from the hurricane and Philip is extremely sad. Philip is glad that Stew Cat is still around, however. Philip is also glad how much Timothy taught him and that he can survive.