After the ship was attacked, Phillip woke up and realized he was separated from his mother. He was now on a raft with Timothy, an old black man, and Stew Cat, the cookers cat. They had then been on the raft for quite a few days and many events occurred. For example, Phillip looked at the sun too much and became blind! They then witnessed an almost shark attack. Overall, Phillip was not too fond of Timothy,
Timothy then found a cay in the Devils' mouth. They decided to stay there until someone rescues them. At first, Phillip felt miserable and just wanted to be anywhere besides with Timothy. he used Stew Cat for comfort and just didn't like being there.
As they stayed on the island longer and longer, Phillip and Timothy got closer. They then considered each other friends! Timothy felt that a massive storm would hit so he kept teaching and preparing Phillip for how to do things for himself. Phillip made many accomplishments like fishing for himself, climbing a palm tree, and help around the hut.