Matt is a surprised and very much relieved when Attean returns to the cabin the next day. Having thought the matter over carefully the night before, he picks up Robinson Crusoe and quickly explains to the Indian boy that the story "is different from now on." Friday is not Crusoe's slave but becomes more of a companion. Matt reads aloud, tweaking the narrative so that the relationship between the two men reflects this quality, and Attean is appeased. When the reading is over, he asks Matt if he would like to go fishing.
Attean strides off...
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