change his life forever.
When the boy and his father first arrived in Montana David was not at
didn t want to go. As soon as he got to Montana all he could think about was
Evergreen Park and his life at home in Chicago. The sheltered life he had
there was so different from the rugged outdoors of Montana. The boy was
asked his father to bring a tent. David is a young boy and has not fully
many of the things his father say to him do not penetrate, he doesn t care
trying to tell him. His father tries to pour out his soul to him, telling him
someday you ll have a son and you ll want so badly for him to know who
you are you could cry. When David first hears this it does not make much
This incident embarassed him more than anything else.
Getting your hand practically eaten off and watching your father die
wounded man on his back. He delt with the problem, stopping at night and
wilderness. While his father was incapacitated, the boy killed, cleaned, and
ate a grouse on his own. He realized many things on his walk out, the
importance of his father, the cabin which his father so dearly loved, and the
respect for the wilderness.
As David goes on with his life he ll realize what the week that he spent
hunting actually meant. He went through a and his life will never be the
same. He won t baby himself as much or think only about himself. When
his hand was first all he could think about was how bad it hurt but he fought
against it because he knew he had to and the bravery he showed will stay
with him for the rest of his life. I believe David will take his son hunting in
the cabin in Montana because now he sees the importance of it. Passed down
from generation to generation David will take good care of it.
David in growing up. After one week David gained a lifetime of wisdom
and learned many new ideas which he never would have learned in Evergreen
Park. David entered Montana as a boy and left an outdoors man.