By Gary Paulsen
Poster by Samuel Harvey
He has little food, and must learn to survive in his own habitat. He creates a small shelter underneath an outcropping. He manages to survive, but the loneliness gets overwhelming. After a plane flies extremely near his shelter, yet fails to spot him, he attempts to commit suicide. After he fails, he awakes in disgust of "the old Brian", and vows to stay alive. A few months passes by, and he has himself a good supply of food, and is well set off. Eventually, a tornado passes by, and adjusts the plane so that the tail sticks out of the water. Brian makes a raft, and recovers the survival pack from the plane. He turns on the emergency transponder, and is rescued.