It has been a rough three months on the island but finally the boys were beginning to adjust. Being the tallest boy and the only one on the island with shoes, Kevin had emerged as the leader, coaxing the others into doing things his way.
Timmy, though shunned at first for his small stature and elastic-waist pants, had become Kevin's righthand man. His loyalty was rewarded with pats on the head and extra helpings of seaweed at mealtimes. Kevin never liked to get his hands dirty, always sending Timmy to do the deed for him. Timmy was young and far too eager to please. Sometimes the boys worried just how far he would go.
Eric kept mostly to himself, spending the days fishing in the lagoon and the nights practicing his dance moves and combing his hair repeatedly.