The man walks along the beach while the boy sleeps and when the man returns, the boy is sick. The boy vomits and apologizes, and the man tells him he hasn't done anything wrong. The man holds his feverish son through the nights, terrified that the boy is dying. He works to keep the fire going and examines their food for anything suspect. He gives the boy medicine from the first-aid kit, but nothing seems to be helping. He vows that he won't let his son die alone. Then, one morning, the boy wakes and he asks for water. He's ready to eat again. The man asks if he remembers being sick. The boy says he remembers and that he had some weird dreams, but doesn't want to say what they were about. The man stares at his son. The boy asks him to stop looking at him, but the man can't. This section, like the rest of the novel, illustrates how much the man loves his son. He comes so
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