Chapter 26 Summary

That winter Karana does not ever go to the reef. She eats the food she has stored and leaves the house only to get water from the spring. Even if Rontu had been with her, she would not have left the house often because the winter storms and winds were strong. She does make four snares from notched branches.

Once during the summer she saw a young dog that looked like Rontu. Though he was running with one of the packs of wild dogs, she was sure he must be Rontu’s son. He was larger than the other dogs, had heavier fur and yellow eyes, and ran gracefully like Rontu. During the winter, she makes the snares so she can catch him in the spring. Now that Rontu is gone, the wild dogs come to her house often. Once the worst of...

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