The Secret Brian remembers seeing his mom with another man while he was biking with his friend Terry. Brian remembers the man had blond hair and a white shirt. Brian's mother has no idea that Brian knows she is seeing another guy.
After about three days without food, Brian is starving. He wonders how long it will be until someone finds him... or if someone will ever find him. The only thing Brian can find to eat is berries.
Up until now Brian had been sleeping where ever he was, and he decides to build a place to sleep rather than sleeping on the ground one night and against a tree the next. Brian discovers a smooth cut out in a large boulder by the lake. Brian builds a lean-to shelter because a lean-to was the best shelter according to a 'Terry-and-Brian' memory.