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What color of eyes does the leader of the wild dogs have in Island of the Blue Dolphins?

In Island of the Blue Dolphins, the leader of the wild dogs has yellow eyes, unlike the brown eyes of all the other dogs.

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At the beginning of chapter 14 of Island of the Blue Dolphins, Karana must go get water from the spring. Due to her injured leg, this is a very difficult journey. Along the way, she encounters the wild dogs. Due to her injuries, Karana knows she is vulnerable. She initially scares them away by raising her bow and crawls on to get water. At the spring, the dogs surround her. It is here that Karana notes that the leader of the dog pack has yellow eyes.

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