1. What do Spike and Hope Carrithers lend to Dick that inspires his wilderness adventure?
Spike and Hope Carrithers lend Dick their cabin in the Twin Lake region. Dick is able to use their canoe and tools to make his own cabin.
2. Describe Babe Alsworth's appearance.
Dick says Babe looks "wiry as a weasel." Babe is short, has blue eyes under tufted eyebrows, and wears a stocking cap on his head.
3. What does Dick help Babe with when they get to Port Alsworth?
Dick helps Babe unload cargo, including baby chickens and groceries, to the big house. Then he works on fixing Babe's roof for three days and gets the plane ready for the thirty-minute journey to Dick's homesite area.
4. Why does Dick want to test himself with this wilderness adventure?
Dick is fifty-one and wants to challenge himself to thrive and survive in the wilderness. He wonders if he will enjoy the isolation of living in the wilderness for a year, but he wants to find out what he is capable of.
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