A boy called Brian is going to live with his dad in Canada in the summer. Brian's mom gives him a hatchet to use during the summer. Brian is in the plane only with the pilot. During the flight the pilot has a heart attack. Brian is alone. The pilot gave him lessons about flying the plane.
Brian waits until the plane runs out of gas and then crashes the plane into a lake. He survives the crash.
Brian has a lot of pain. His head and legs are hurt. He fell asleep but when he wake up he was attacked by mosquitos.
Brian gets really thirsty and hungry. He decides to drink out of the lake. He finds berries to eat. He uses his hatchet to get some wood so he can make fire. He is thinking how he can find help.
Brian thinks of his friend Terry because he has a gun and matches. Brian needs to find shelter for the night.
Brian feels alone and sad. He does not know what to do.