Part 7 Summary and Analysis

Golden Gray wonders what his reaction will be when the wild woman opens her eyes. Stories were told that Wild, so named by Hunter’s Hunter, liked men with hair the same color as the golden corn fields. Wild lived in the cane fields. She was like a creature that could be as gentle as a deer or as fierce as a tiger.

There was something about her look, her touch, and her laugh that drove men crazy. Older men were particularly vulnerable because they saw her once in their youth and wanted to see her again. To others, her existence was more like a tall tale. According to local lore, the gaze of a wild woman could mark a man for the rest of his life. That is exactly what happened to Golden Gray.


(The entire section is 995 words.)