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The Hatchet by Gary Paulsen tells the story of a young boy who got stranded inthe Canadian wilderness and how he survived It all started after Brians parents gotdivorced That summer Brian went to see his father in the oil fields of the Yukon Thatday his mother sent him on a small plane piloted by a friend of his father Brian took hispocket knife clothes and most important a hatchet that his father gave him After theplane took off the pilot let Brian fly the plane and showed him how to steer and basicallyfly This all would soon come in handy to save Brians life Soon they were flying over the Canadian wilderness when the pilot felt funny andhad sharp pains in his side The pilot thought that it was just bad gas from the lunch heate The pilot soon found out that he was dead wrong Soon the pilot was having a fullblown heart attack The pilot let out a few mayday calls but being in the middle ofnowhere the radio wouldnt pick up any signals The pilot just hoped that someone hadheard his calls Brian being the only other person on the plane had to try to help thepilot After he gave him CPR and tried to revive him Brian gave up Brian had otherproblems to deal with like trying to keep himself alive Brian with only the flyingexperience the pilot gave him was trying to find a lake to crash land the plane in Luckilythe Yukon is riddled with ponds and lakes Finally he found a lake big enough to put the plane down in He started hislanding into the lake When he came down he misjudged the landing and was hitting thetops of trees Luckily the mistake was small and he ended up in the lake Brian got outof the sinking plane and swam to the shore where he passed out When he woke up hegot his bearings and made himself
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