Short Essay Answer Key
1. What was the main event which brought the narrator to an Appalachian valley at the beginning of the book?
The mysterious disappearance of Charlene, a woman with whom he had been renewing an acquaintance since his return from Peru and with whom he'd been discussing his spiritual experiences there brought the narrator to an Appalachian valley.
2. How did the narrator determine he needed to come to an Appalachian valley?
The narrator describes how he obtained a mysterious sketch Charlene left on her desk, worked out how the sketch was a map, and traveled to the location the map indicated.
3. What does Long Eagle tell the narrator about the valley?
Long Eagle reveals that the valley was, in the ancient lives of his (Native American) people, the setting for countless vision quests and other spiritual encounters.
4. What does Long Eagle say about Charlene?...
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