What does the protagonist decide and what action does the protagonist take because of this action (when she finds the nest and doesn't know whether to tell the hunter or let it go)

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Sylvia, the protagonist of the story, climbs the tall pine tree and spots the white heron's nest from there. Despite her initial plan to tell the hunter about the bird's home and claim the $10 he has promised her in return, she finds that she cannot "tell the heron's secret...

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Sylvia, the protagonist of the story, climbs the tall pine tree and spots the white heron's nest from there. Despite her initial plan to tell the hunter about the bird's home and claim the $10 he has promised her in return, she finds that she cannot "tell the heron's secret and give its life away." She decides not to tell the hunter where the bird lives because she knows that the hunter will shoot it and kill it, and she cannot live with that. As a result, even though the hunter tries to persuade her to share what she knows—and he does seem to realize that she knows—Sylvia keeps her secret. She stays loyal to the animals in nature rather than selling them out to the hunter, whom she, on some subconscious level, seems to recognize as a threat.

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