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By Gary Paulsen

We need you to do it again.These phrases, spoken to Brian Robeson, will switch his lifestyles. years previous, Brian used to be stranded on my own within the desolate tract for fifty-four days with not anything yet a small hatchet. but he survived. Now the govt. desires him to do it again--to return into the barren region in order that astronauts and the army can study the survival recommendations that stored Brian alive.This time he will not be on my own: Derek Holtzer, a central authority psychologist, will accompany him to watch and take notes. yet in the course of a freak hurricane, Derek is hit via lightning and falls right into a coma. Their radio transmitter is lifeless. Brian is afraid that derek will die of dehydration except he can get him to a physician. His in basic terms desire is to construct a raft and take a look at to move Derek 100 miles down the river to a buying and selling post--if the map he has is actual.

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You want to learn, but if you have all that backup, it’s just more games. It’s not real. ” “But we don’t have to use it. ” Brian smiled—a small, almost sad smile. “I promise you, absolutely promise you, that if that stuff is here you will use it and I will use it. By the third day, when the hunger really starts to work and the mosquitoes keep coming and coming and there isn’t any food or a tent and we know it’s just there, just in the bag—I guarantee you we will use it. ” So much talk, Brian thought.

Oh. ” Derek truly looked embarrassed. ” Brian shrugged, but it was still new enough, just over a year and a half, to feel painful. He mentally pushed it away and had a sudden thought of his own foolishness. Three men he did not know were in the house. They did not look threatening, but you never knew. ” “Well, if you don’t know anything about any of this, maybe we should wait for your mother to come home. ” Brian nodded. ” “Maybe I’d better check on you first. ” “Fifty-four days,” Brian said.

Just that. The Time. When he was speaking quietly to Deborah about it—he’d tried to tell her of it, all of it, including the moments when he tried to end himself—when he spoke to her about it, he always started it with just those words: The Time. A year had passed, and in the world around him not much had changed. His mother still saw the man, though not as much, and Brian thought it might be passing, what they had between them. The divorce was still final—and would probably remain so. He’d gone to visit his father after the Time and found that he’d fallen in love with another woman and was going to marry her.

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