Short Essay Questions Key
1. How does Kin describe the path he watches while he hunts?
The path Kin is watching is an old, old trail. It was old before the Cherokees came, old before the Shawnees hunted in the hills and as old as the first men who lived on the mountains.
2. Why does Kin believe that something is on the trail he watches while he hunts?
Kin cannot see the entire path, it is visible only at intervals. However, he knows that something is coming up the trail because he has seen birds fly up from time to time, marking its progress along the path.
3. Why is Kin cautious about helping the Indian he sees coming up the path?
The Indian is an old man who is tired and injured. However, Kin has had dealings with Indians since he was a boy and he knows that the old Indian could be a decoy to make him show himself and get bow shot or lanced.
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