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Phillip Enright is a typical, carefree and careless eleven-year-old boy when the story begins. In the year that passes, he gains more wisdom and maturity than many adults display. This transformation comes about through the life-threatening adventures he experiences on the cay. Phillip's amazing friend Timothy is the one who teaches Phillip his remarkable wisdom, but Phillip deserves a great deal of credit for being open to this knowledge. At first, Phillip is not open to learning anything from Timothy. Reeling from having been blinded and stranded at sea, Phillip blames anyone he can think of for his predicament, including Timothy. To be fair, few adults would react any better in the heat of the moment. Yet once Phillip is safely on the island with Timothy, he begins to accept his situation.

Not once does Phillip complain about why this should happen to him. He stops complaining...

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