Brian is a kid that had got lost and lived in the wilderness for a while but was rescued. When he is back in the city he hates being there because of the way we treat it. So he goes back to wilderness and that is when this book starts.
Briansplan is to conoeto his indianfriends on this island up in the north. Brian also has aassortment of weapons. He has a bow, many differantkinds of arrows, and a knife..Along the way he finds this companion a dog that had gotten injured. Brian now desidesto take care of the dog, heal her wounds, and feed her. throughoutthe whole book he gives helpful hunting, fishing, and many other outdoor tips. finallywhen he gets to his friendshouse he finds a grusomesight. boththe parents of his friend dead and to get revengtehe hunts the bear. whenhe was hunting the bear he had almost died when the bear started to him buin the end he killed the bear. instead of a ending briansays that he did not feel better he just felt sad because he had killed a bear( that even though deserviedit ) and felt as though this kill would go to waste.