Julie of the Wolves

by Jean George
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Why did Miyax place her parka and fur pants in a bag made of whale bladder?

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The answer to this can be found very early in the book.  It is on page 26 in my copy.  The reason is that if she does not do this, she could easily die.

The reason that she could die is that (she says) it can easily be fatal to...

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The answer to this can be found very early in the book.  It is on page 26 in my copy.  The reason is that if she does not do this, she could easily die.

The reason that she could die is that (she says) it can easily be fatal to wear damp clothes in the Arctic.  If she leaves her clothes outside the bag, but inside her shelter with her, he breath will condense on them and get them damp.  If she leaves them outside, of course, they can get rain or snow or dew on them or animals can eat them.

So she needs them to be in the bag to keep them safe and dry so they can keep her warm enough to survive in the terrible cold.

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