1. What does Jim think about in the first chapter?
Jim considers what he will do when Tom leaves. He also remembers how he came to live with the Crows after a grizzly attacked him, and the reason he finally left. He had been angry at the Indians for killing white people.
2. Why do you think the trappers did not return to check on Jim after the grizzly attacked?
Perhaps the trappers thought Jim had escaped from the grizzly, but when they were on their way back to camp, they saw from a distance that the Indians were already there at their abandoned camp taking care of Jim. The trappers were afraid of the Indians, but they also knew the Indians would do a good job of raising Jim. Rather than try to reclaim Jim and take care of him, they thought it best to leave him with the Indians.
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