The Cay - Chapters 12 - 15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 12 - 15 Summary

Chapter 12: One May morning, Timothy comes down with a fever. He tells Phillip it is malaria. Phillip gets him some water and puts a cool cloth on his head; he sits beside his friend, holding the cloth to his forehead. Timothy becomes delirious and raves nonsensically. Phillip talks to him throughout the morning, but Timothy does not know he is there. Around noon, Timothy stands and stumbles towards the beach. Phillip tries to hold him back, but Timothy is too big. Phillip follows Timothy to the beach. Phillip wades into the water and finds Timothy's body floating there. Phillip drags his big friend back to the beach; it takes Phillip a long time to get him out of the water completely. He waits on the beach for an hour; when Timothy starts to shiver, he covers him with grape leaves. Phillip...

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