As you ride with your father, you ask, "Can you describe the landscape to me father?" As he did your excitement to go to the new school, turned to fear. What am I thinking. I'm going to be away from home for 3/4 of the year and won't see my parents the whole time! You thought to yourself.
As Louis and his father reached the school his father became concerned. Because Louis was blind, he couldn't see how badly taken care of the school was nor his fathers expression when he saw it.
Louis's new school had strict rules and harsh punishments. Then when he needed it most he finally found a friend.
I wonder how Louis made it through the strict rules before he found Gabriel (his new friend). I think it was hard for him because he was probably not used to having such harsh punishments and strict rules. I think it is best to have a friend to help you with tough times.