Essay title: The Cay Timeline
Phillip tells Timothy he does not want to go on the island if there are no people on it.Phillip and Timothy land on the island.
Phillip becomes angry with Timothy for taking them to an island that boats cannot easily get to because of the coral reef. Timothy builds them a shelter from palm fronds and a fire. Timothy makes Phillip a rope to get to the fire. Timothy tries to teach Phillip how to make mats to sleep on.
Phillip becomes angry with Timothy and tells them he can't help because he is blind. Phillip also calls Timothy a stupid old black man.Timothy slaps Phillip. The slap helps Phillip realize that Timothy is doing all the work and taking care of him. Phillip realizes that he cannot survive without Timothy's help and tells Timothy he wants to be friends with him. Phillip asksTimothy to call him by his name, not "boss.
"It rains for the first time on the island. Phillip asks Timothy about the reason why people have different colored skin. Timothy tells him he doesn't know but beneath the skin it's all the same. Timothy tells Phillip he thinks Stew Cat is jumbi and Phillip becomes afraid. Timothy makes a cane for Phillip to travel the island with. Timothy becomes very ill (malaria) and Phillip takes care of him. Timothy teaches Phillip to make a hook, open mussel shells, get bait, and fish.