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Making a mark for each day on the stone near the door to his shelter
By dropping rocks into a bag he hung up on a nearby tree
By piling up sticks, one for each day
By his watch that tells the date
Brian thought they tasted terrible after working so hard to catch one.
Brian thought they would taste like chicken, but they didn’t.
Brian could be right beside one and not see it.
Brian thought they were too much trouble for such a small amount of meat.
Listen for the chirping sound it made
Look for softness of feathers
Look for the correct brown color of the bird
Look for the pear-shaped body
Wrapping it in leaves and placing it in the fire
Steaming it on a hot rock
Putting it in a pot mixed with raspberries
Placing it over the fire on a Y-shaped stick
Frogs, fish, and birds
Skunk, fish, and squirrels
Fish, foolbirds, and rabbits
Opossums, fish, and worms
Moving just a little at a time then freezing for a moment
Moving towards it at an angle so that it seemed he was moving off to the side
Sliding on his stomach
Playing injured and dead
Yelling and screaming
Shooting it with arrows
Throwing sand in its face
A swarm of bees
Two bears fighting
Brian was cold and wet.
The mosquitoes wouldn’t leave Brian alone.
Brian was afraid.
The hail had bruised Brian’s back and it hurt when he laid down.
He was too afraid to sleep
He was tough in the head
He didn't think he would be able to start all over without supplies
A dead moose
The logs from the side of his shelter
Sad, he wanted him to have rest.
Glad, he was the one at the bottom of the lake instead of Brian.
5, 3, 2, 1, 4
5, 1, 4, 2, 3
5, 1, 2, 4, 3
5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Brian wishes he had harder challenges to face
Brian has come across another human he can talk to
Brian will give up and no longer try to live in the wilderness
Brian has the strength to overcome these obstacles
Since the fire went out the mosquitoes started pestering Brian.
The insane moose turned and walked away.
The whining sound grew louder and louder as the tornado drew closer to Brian.
Brian could see the tail of the plane sticking out of the lake.