Chapter 28 Summary

The earthquake did little damage. The spring stopped running for several days but is now flowing stronger than ever. The worst is the loss of all the food and weapons Karana had stored in the caves and the loss of the canoe she had been working on and the others hidden under the south cliffs. With the scarcity of wood on the island, the canoes will be the most difficult to replace. On the first fair morning after the event, she goes to look for any wreckage washed up by the storm on the shore.

In the rocks near the island’s southern cliffs, she finds part of a canoe. She digs all morning to extricate it and must then decide whether to dismantle it and take it piece by piece back to Coral Cove (which would take her...

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