What is a summary of chapters 1 and 2 of Hole in the Sky?

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Chapter 1, entitled "Tim," is told from the point of view of the young boy Ceej. Ceej explains that he lives on the south rim of the Grand Canyon in an old abandoned hotel with his uncle; his sister, Harryette; and a couple of mules. This chapter is set sometime...

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Chapter 1, entitled "Tim," is told from the point of view of the young boy Ceej. Ceej explains that he lives on the south rim of the Grand Canyon in an old abandoned hotel with his uncle; his sister, Harryette; and a couple of mules. This chapter is set sometime in the future, after a flu virus has broken out and killed many people. The main topic of this chapter is how Ceej meets his friend Tim. Tim arrives at the south rim of the Grand Canyon with his father, Hap, who trades supplies with Ceej's family. He often comes to stay with Ceej's family for several days at a time. Ceej explains that the two boys always get into a lot of mischief, the biggest of which is the time the two boys roll a massive rock off the side of the canyon. This greatly upsets Ceej's uncle, who was a park ranger for the Grand Canyon before the outbreak began and still cares very much about the health and integrity of the canyon. Ceej explains that, although Tim always gets him into trouble, he always has fun with him.

Chapter 2, entitled "Harryette," begins with Ceej's idea to travel down into the canyon by himself so that he can fish from the river. Tim and Hap are going to visit soon, and Ceej wants a good story to tell them since Tim always has stories of his travels. Despite his intentions to make the trip alone, his older sister, Harryette, follows him. After tying up their two mules, Ceej starts fishing and catches many trout. When going to fetch their mules to return home, they realize that Ceej's mule is missing because he didn't tie his mule tight enough. They split ways in search of the mule. When Ceej finally finds his mule, he believes he sees a ghost—which he later refers to as the "Phantom"—before it disappears into the night. Afterwards, the two siblings eat their fish and return home to find their scared and frustrated uncle. During this chapter, Ceej explains that, years ago, the two siblings had been close, but the Flu hit and killed almost everyone they knew, including their parents. Harryette also caught the Flu but survived, though it left her bald and unable to hear or speak, other than through sign language. Ceej explains that the Flu seemed to take away her carefree and bubbly personality and cause a rift between them.

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