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The Cay

The Cay is a children's novel written by Theodore Taylor. A young boy and an old man are marooned on an island during World War II and must work together to survive.

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What happens in chapter 13-15 of The Cay?

Timothy dies protecting Phillip and Stew Cat well the storm. Phillip makes a grave for Timothy and he survives alone and due to what Timothy taught him about survival skills, he got his own food. Also 2 airplanes went by the cay and Phillip added Sea Grape to make the fire go bigger and more clear. Unfortunately, the pass the cay. But luckily there was a boat the rescued Phillip and he returned back to Curco. He had 3 surgeries and he could see again, but he needed glasses, but most importantly, he can see. After he tries to think back where Timothy's Grave which is in the Cay. Because he can't see at that time he has to think. When he closes his eyes, he can remember where the cay was.

From the book The Cay by Theodore Taylor what is the problem in the story?

In the Cay, there are two problems. The first one is that when the boat Phillip and his mom are travaling on gets torpedoed, Phillip gets stranded on a deserted cay with an old, wise black man, Phillip. How will he get rescued?

The second, and more important problem is that Phillip was told by his mom that black people are different. At first, he didn't like Timothy. The problem here is that he was being to judgmental; he was too quick to judge. He didn't see the true, caring spirit inside of Timothy.

What does vay cay shun mean?

It is an elongation of vacation.

What date does timothy die in the book The Cay?

He died on July 7; he said the hurricane was deadly in July.

What are the cays?

a cay is a far of island off of many other islands. A Cay or Key is a small, often uninhabited, island in the Carribean Sea.

How did timothy look like in The Cay?

Timothy was an elderly black man with white hair who was not skilled academically, but was very helpful to Phillip in many ways.

What does hombug banks mean in The Cay?

Small islands together

surrounding by banks

What happens in chapter 11 of The Cay?

the main character nearly dies from an attack

What did phillip and henrik like to play in The Cay?

They like to play with the black sailors that put cargo on the ship. They play by pretending the sailors were pirates and that Phillip and Henrik were protecting the island.

What happens to the Amsterdam Navy in the book The Cay?

They did not want their families to be harmed by the Nazis.

Why was Phillip called young bahss?

He was called "young bahss" because he was a young man,therefore the fact Timothy was Jamaican it would be likely for him to use such a term ! (:
From an Jamaican point of view it would mean a young man ! Being that Phillip was a young boy.

What are similarities and differences between the book and movie The Cay?

Henrik is not in the movie, and neither is Phillip's father. The book begins in Curacao, whereas the movie begins on the ship. In the book, Timothy and Phillip stay on the cay for months, but in the movie, only fro days. In the book, Timothy attempts to get rid of stew cat, but not in the book. There are several more differences.

Who rescued Phillip in The Cay?

Nobody saved Phillip in The Cay. He stayed living in The Cay.:(

I have a different answer, it really depends on what part of The Cay you're talking about, in the beginning though, the man who saved Phillip was named timothy

Actually he does get saved at the end of the story

What is Celia's last name in the book House of the Scorpion?

In the House of the Scorpion, Celia's last name is not revealed. In the House of the Scorpion, Celia's last name is not revealed.

Why in the novel The Cay why did phillip fall off the raft?

Hahaha nice question about food anyway he falls off the raft because Timothy says there's and island and phillip says "Where?" and starts walking to the front of the raft, and because he's blind, he falls off. Dat be true young bahss.