This book tells the story of growing up spending summers in the wilderness of Canada in a time before cell phones and the internet. We lived and worked without electricity and the only communication with the outside world was "message radio" which was broadcast daily at noon. It was 35 miles to the nearest town and the road system; which meant that all supplies needed to be either portaged in or flown in. Emergencies happen and suddenly two young boys were left alone on an island. The sounds of the night become so much more evident when you are alone.