So the narrator had been lonely all his life. (Aww…)
But six years before, he has a plane accident in the Sahara that changes all this. (Cue flashback!)
At the time, the narrator’s plane has a faulty engine and he is forced to land in the desert, miles away from human habitation.
There, he meets a small person who asks the narrator to draw him a sheep. The narrator is shocked, and doesn’t know how to react to this bizarre situation; he ends up drawing his old drawing of the boa constrictor from the outside.