The women sing of their ability to hide knives and other weapons in the hold for the men. This further excites the whisperings of the men below as they shout their suggestions on how to cause an uprising. At this point, Kunta doesn't care whether the attack is immediate or saved for the right time; "Kunta was ready to fight to the death."
Again, the elder in the hold speaks of the importance of being "one village." The majority of the men are on the side of waiting for the right moment to attack. The method is chosen. In the meantime, the men are asked to observe the white men...
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