What author quotes and page numbers describe the scene of Matt being at the Indian village in Chapter 16?What author quotes and page numbers describe the scene of Matt being at the Indian village...

What author quotes and page numbers describe the scene of Matt being at the Indian village in Chapter 16?

What author quotes and page numbers describe the scene of Matt being at the Indian village in Chapter 16, page 78?

I mean "author quotes" as in, what the book writes, the phrases.

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In describing the Indian village in Chapter 16, the author first gives Matt's initial impression upon arriving. Matt saw

"an open space filled with smoke and moving shadows and wavering patches of light cast by birchbark torches."

As he looked around him, Matt also observed

"the dim shapes of cabins and cone-shaped wigwams. In the center of the circle a long, narrow fire was burning between walls of logs. Suspended on timbers hung three iron pots sending up rosy curls of steam in the smoky air."

Around the fire sit the Indians,

"their painted faces ghastly in the flickering light."

The men wore

"an odd medley of garments, some in Englishmen's coats and jackets, others with bright blankets draping their shoulders. A few had feathers standing straight up from headbands. Everywhere there was the gleam of metal on arms and chests."

The women were also wearing their "finest array," dressed as they were

"in bright cloth skirts and odd pointed caps...(with) silver armbands and necklaces" (Chapter 16).

Although page numbers do vary in different editions in the book, it is likely I am using the same version as you are, the 1983 Dell Paperback Edition, as the above quotes can all be found on page 78. The author in the following pages goes on to describe Saknis and his welcome to Matt, Attean's dramatic telling of the experience of catching the bear, the feast, and the exhuberant dance that takes place afterwards.

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