By: Kendall E.
Blind boy survives on island
After a couple of weeks we wanted to ask him a few questions about his unexpected trip.
Q: How did you get on the raft in the first place?
A: Well, I had been on the boat the SS Hato and I hit my head really hard when I woke up I was on a raft with a black man.
Q: How did you become blind?
A: Timothy said it was because I had looked up at the sun too long, also I got hit on the head with something from the ship.
Q: How did Timothy build the hut?
A: He gathered sticks and leaves and tied knots in the rope like branches and put it all together and made a hut.
Q: Were you happy when Timothy built the bridge for fishing off of for you?
A: I was very happy because then I could survive by myself if something happened to him.
Q: How did you prepare for the storm?
A: We tied everything to the top of the tree so that it would not wash away.
Q: What happened after timothy died?
A: I was very sad I was wishing he had taken me with him and not of left me. But I know he was just trying to protect me.
Q: Did you rebuild everything?
A: It took more than three days to rebuild but I did it but it did not look as good as Timothys.
Q: What did you feel when you heard the first plane?
A: I got so happy and was very joyful I ran to light the fire so it would see me but it never landed.
Q: Why did it not land?
A: I thought it was because the fire did not have black smoke so I took some sea grape leafs and put them on the fire so it would make a trail of black smoke.
Q: What did you feel when you heard the boat?
A: I was so happy that I rushed to the coastline and waved my hands in Joy.
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August 17– First raid by heavy bombers of U.S. Eighth Air Force against occupied France.