- The main character is Brian, who is a 13-year old boy that lives in New York City with his mother since his parents are divorced.
- He has a friend named Terry.
- His father lives in Canada who works as an oil driller.
- Brian is taking an airplane to Canada to give his father drilling equipment since his father works in the oil fields.
Event 2 of Rising Action: Brian decides he had enough of "gut cherries" and goes to look for another type of food. He soon finds raspberries and he starts eating and picking them. A black bear arrives and starts eating raspberries, Brian freezes not knowing what to do and the bear leaves. Brian goes back to picking until he has enough.
Event 8 of Rising Action: Brian stumbles upon a female bear and her cubs and he was very close to being between the mother and her cubs, so the mother bear made a low sound in her throat to threaten and warn him. Brian then saw a wolf and it was followed by three other wolves all large, gray, and beautiful. Soon they trotted away.
Event 10 of Rising Action: Brian gets attacked by a female moose because she was frightened or upset with him because he was invading her space while she was trying to eat. So she used her head to but him into the lake until Brian backed down. He had to move slowly and when the hairs went up on her back, he stopped and when they went back down, he took his move out of the lake until he finally was on land. The moose left him alone and she moved on along the shore of the L-shaped lake. He learned a lesson from this, the moose was not insane, she just needed her space.
Event 11 of Rising Action: A tornado hits Brian's shelter and Brian gets tossed around by its fierce winds. All of his food, supplies, and tools get scattered all over the place, except for his hatchet still attached securely on his belt. The tornado goes over the lake and tips the plane a certain way so Brian can see it and then he remembers the survival pack that was still in the plane when it crashed. Brian wants to get that survival pack that may hold tons of treasures that will help him survive and make his life easier.
Climax: Brian has enough courage and strength to swim out into the lake to get the survival pack and he opens the plane with the hatchet which he drops down into the lake that goes to the bottom. When Brian has the hole big enough for him, he goes in and when he reaches the survival pack, he sees the dead pilot getting eaten by fish. Horrified, Brian swims up to the surface.
Event 2 of Falling Action: Brian finds tons of treasures in the survival pack once he reaches shore. There were many things in there. One thing was an emergency transmitter which Brian clicked the switch and all that came was static, so he thought it was broken and set it aside along with the rest of the stuff. Below is the stuff that he found in the pack...
Resolution: The search plane arrives when Brian's food is cooking and a man steps out and they start talking. The pilot of the plane realizes that it was that boy that was lost and the search plane quit looking for him almost two months ago. Then, Brian introduces himself and offers if he wants something to eat.