Pi decides to tell them a different story. This one, however, replaces the animals with actual people.After the ship sunk, he fell into the water, and was pulled aboard with a life bouey that the French cook from the ship threw out to him. There was already a Chinese sailor, who had broken his femur jumping onto the lifeboat. They found Pi's mom floating on a pile of bananas.The Frenchman was a vulgar man that wanted to cut off the sailor's leg to use for bait. The sailor's wound caused him sever pain that took him a very long time to die from. After he died, the Frenchman mutilated, and cured his flesh so that he could not only use it as bait, but eat it as well.The horrified mother slapped him. The horrid man also helped them get food and maneuver the ship. One day, he kills Pi's mother and throws her head at Pi. Pi and the man get in a fight, and Pi stabs him to death.