Where did russel go to get his breakfast?

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Russel goes to the food cache to get his breakfast. In the book, most Inuit families have food caches outside their homes or on their property. Russel's food cache is basically an elevated wooden hut where fresh meat is stored. 

In Chapter One, Russel wakes up while it's still dark....

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Russel goes to the food cache to get his breakfast. In the book, most Inuit families have food caches outside their homes or on their property. Russel's food cache is basically an elevated wooden hut where fresh meat is stored. 

In Chapter One, Russel wakes up while it's still dark. The lights in his home are still out because the village generator has yet to be switched on for the day. So, all Russel can do is put on some extra clothes and make his way to the food cache. There, he uses his hatchet to slice off some caribou and seal meat.

He brings the meat inside his house and proceeds to cook it in a pan atop the wood stove. Before the meat is cooked through, Russel cuts off a small piece to chew on. His father admonishes him for eating raw meat, but Russel maintains that meat tastes better raw. The disagreement between father and son foreshadows the conflict between conformity and rebellion in the novel.

 

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