Blind Boy Rescued From Stranded Cay and Has Returned
Interveiw With Phillip
Reporter: So Phillip, how did you get on the raft?
Phillip: Well my mom and I boarded the S.S. Hato on a friday morning to go to Miami. Then two days later we were torpedoed by the Germans. Next thing I knew, I was on a raft with a black man and a cat.
Reporter: What did you think of the black man? Can you describe him?
Phillip: Well I didn't know much about him, I might have seen him on the boat once or twice. Other than that, all I knew about this man is that he was black and he was old. He was a very big man. He was very strong and seemed powerful to me.
Reporter: When did you find out you were blind? How did you feel?
Phillip: I dont know the exact date,but I do remember seeing nothing but blackness, though. I tried to lift the blackness, but I couldn't. I felt frightened. I didn't know what was going to happen.
Reporter: When Timothy told you that he saw an island how did you feel?
Phillip: I felt joy and I felt exitement. Then I fell off the side of the raft. Luckly Timothy was there to pull me back up on the raft. Those sharks could have gotten me.
Reporter: Once you were on the island and Timothy left to take a walk around the cay, you got scared. How come?
Phillip: I was scared because I didn't want to lose him. He was my only resource. If something were to happen to him, I wouldn't know what to do. It would be very hard to survive without him.
Reporter: When you found out Timothy was around seventy years of age, how did you feel?
Phillip: Once I found out he was that old, I figured out he was old enough die on this island.
I felt very firghtened, I didn't want to lose him.
Reporter: When Timothy thought stew cat was a jumbi (Evil spirit), How did you feel?
Phillip: I felt very scared, I didn't want to lose stew cat as much as I didn't to lose Timothy. It was very scary at the time.
Reporter: When the freak storm came and hit the island, how did you feel throughout the storm?
Phillip: I felt scared right when the storm hit, but when Timothy was protecting me, I felt like he really cared about me. I felt like he would risk his life for me. Once the storm was over and I saw on the ground, I didn't know what to do.
Reporter: When you found out Timothy was dead, how did you feel? Did you feel more confident about surviving?
Phillip: I felt bad I mean no one likes finding out that someone died, but I didn't cry, I just felt sad. I did feel more confident about surviving since Timothy taught me some survival skills so I can stay alive.
Reporter: When you saw that boat, how did you feel?
Phillip: I felt very happy and very relieved considering that I heard two plane engines and they didn't come get me. Once I got back home, my parents were elated and relieved to see me.
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World War 2 Update
World War 2 (August 1942)
World War 2 is still going on. Lets see what is happening right now.
It is said that a large number of Jewish people will be killed this month. On August 8th, 1942, the U.S.A execute 6 of 8 German spies. On August 9th, 1942, the famous Mohandis Gandhi (the nonviolent protester), was arrested for empending the war effort. On August 26,1942, almost half a million Nazi Germans and Romanian soldiers attacked the Red Army.
And that is your update on World War 2.