After arriving at camp green lake Stanley Yelnats needed to put on a orange suit and dig a 5 by 5 feet hole everyday, wich he measured with his 5 feet shovel. The boys started early in the morning as it would get super hot everyday. The other boys all had nicknames, he got the nickname caveman. They had all agreed to X Ray that he would get anything they found. And Stanley found something, he gave it to X ray. Wich gave it to the Warden next day and got a day off, while the others needed to dig the hole bigger where the thing was found, but thats what the warden thought.
After seeing Stanley write a letter to his mother Zero wanted to learn to write, Stanley agreed if Zero dug part of his hole everyday so he had strength left to teach in the afternoon But then it got noticed by the counselors and they laughed at Zero and said he was good for nothing. Zero hit mr.Pendanski in the face with a shovel and ran away. A few days later Stanley came after him and found him, they went to a mountain that looked like a hand with its thumb sticking out. Halfway Zero fell unconcious so Stanley carried him up the last bit. They found wild onions and water there. The wild onions had white flowers.
They stayed there a few days and then Stanley decided that they would go back to the camp with some supplies, steal more supplies from the camp and walk on the road that led to the civilized world. But first they would dig in the hole where Stanley found the thing, because Stanley thought there was a treasure there and they could use some money when they were back in the civilized world.
When they were back at camp green lake Stanley dug in the hole where the treasure was while Zero stole some food from the camp kitchen. A little later Stanley found a suitcase, but then they were cought by the Warden Mr.Pendanski and Mr.Sir. Just when they wanted to grab the suitcase a yellow spotted lizard walked in the light. When Stanley looked at his foot he was standing on a lizard nest!
Stanley and Zero didn't move and the lizards didn't bite them, and because the lizards like shadow they went away as the sun came. When the lizards were almost away they suddenly heard a car noise. A tall man and a short women came walking toward them.
The women turned out to be Stanley's lawyer and the man Attorney General. The warden said that they stole the suitcase from her cabin, but was proven wrong when Stanley's name turned out to be on the suitcase Stanley was supposed to be let out yesterday so he was let out this day, but he didn't want to leave without Zero. So his lawyer asked for Zero`s files which were deleted when they thought he was dead. So he was let free too. The attorney general took charge of the camp which later became a girl scout camp. Stanley's father had invented something against foot odor and got a good business.