Chapters 22-25 Summary
Attean comes back to see Matt one more time before his tribe leaves. He brings gifts—a finely wrought pair of snowshoes from his grandfather, and a small basket of maple syrup from his grandmother. Matt says that he will help Attean's grandmother gather more sap when they return in the spring, but the Indian boy says gravely that his people will not be coming back.
Attean himself has a gift for Matt—the scruffy dog that he loves so much. Matt knows that he must give something to Attean in return, but he has only one possession of real value. Though he fears that his father will never understand, he gives his friend the watch that had belonged to his family for generations, and...
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