The Cay

by Theodore Taylor



Set during World War II, The Cay tells the story of Phillip, an American from Virginia, and Timothy, a man from the Caribbean Islands. While trying to return to Virginia from Curacao, Phillip's ship is torpedoed by a German submarine. Phillip, along with Timothy, and a cat named Stew Cat find their way to a raft. After floating on the ocean for several days, they land on an island Timothy says in the Devil's Mouth, a group of islands surrounded by a series of coral reefs. Phillip must learn not only to deal with a temporary blindness caused by a blow during the explosion of the ship he was sailing, but also his prejudice. Phillip must overcome both mental and physical obstacles to survive in this wonderful book by Theodore Taylor.


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