Chapman awoke the next morning without shelter, food, or any sense of direction. At only four years of age, it’s unlikely that she would’ve known how to get home — let alone the name of the city in which she was from. Beset by both tangible hunger and utter despair, it took Chapman two days until she felt able to search for nourishment.
The first two days in the jungle were spent primarily sleeping. Chapman was truly rattled by the shock of being taken from her family in such terrorizing fashion. The desire to be reunited with her mother was palpable. One morning, Chapman was woken by the stifling heat. She began roaming the jungle — calling out for her mother. The young girl then realized she was far from alone.