The River - Chapters 1-3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 1-3 Summary

Brian Robeson first appears in Gary Paulsen's book Hatchet. In Hatchet, Brian was flying in a small plane to the Canadian oilfields where his father was working. The pilot had a heart attack and Brian was forced to crash the plane into a lake. Brian survived for fifty-four days alone with only a hatchet to help him. This novel is the sequel to Hatchet.

In chapter one, Brian is home alone when someone knocks on the door. Brian opens the door to find three men standing there. The men ask if Brian is the same Brian Robeson who survived in the woods alone. Brian thinks they might be from the press, but the men tell him they are from a government survival school and they want Brian to go back to the wilderness to help them learn how to teach survival...

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