Chapters 35-36 Summary

Zero looks like a rotting jack-o’-lantern. He is so dehydrated that when he talks, his tongue looks like it is wriggling uselessly in his mouth. Stanley explains that he has no water, that he tried bringing the water truck but failed. He says it is time to return to camp, but Zero refuses to go.

Zero takes Stanley under the boat and offers him some sploosh, which turns out to be a jar of brown-colored liquid. Zero explains that he found sixteen jars of the strange stuff when he arrived at the boat. They are why he is still alive.

Zero knocks the top off of a jar with his shovel, which he took with him when he ran away from camp. Although Stanley is frightened of the broken glass and the hundred-year-old...

(The entire section is 530 words.)