Chapter 14 Summary

True Son sleeps with his family in his usual place that night. For several days, the village celebrates the boys’ return.

True Son feels a deep sense of contentment, but there is a shadow hovering over him and the village. Little Crane’s relatives did not come for the homecoming celebration, even though they live quite close, and they do not greet True Son when he passes.

When Little Crane’s brother comes to the village, both boys are uneasy. Thitpan (which means bitter) has other men with him. These men go to the council house and begin beating a drum. Cuyloga’s face indicates this is a serious matter. The visitors are calling for vengeance and war on the white man. Cuyloga agrees to go since Little...

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