When Mr. Jefferson sets up a fire and tells the rest of Greg's cabinmates to get some kindling for a fire but nobody knows what kindling is, they bring back everything they think might burn. His son Rowley comes back with bunch of weeds and tosses them onto the fire, which totally smothers it. It turns out Rowley had collected a bunch of poison ivy leaves which was placed on the fire, he got covered with poison ivy spots on Saturday morning after he woke up. His father Mr. Jefferson woke up too and he discovered that he had trouble breathing after he inhaled the fumes and got it into his lungs. The Nurse called Mrs. Jefferson to come pick them both up. This means Greg's group is the only group without a chaperone because Mr. Jefferson has left due to breathing difficulty. Greg mentioned that The Essential Book For Young Lads had a chapter on how to identify poison ivy, which would have come in handy yesterday for Rowley and Mr. Jefferson.