A Single Shard - Chapters 7-8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 7-8 Summary

In Chapter 7, Tree-ear tells Min about the inlay work Kang has been doing. Min sends Tree-ear to gather colored clay. As Tree-ear prepares the clay, he finally discovers he can feel the difference in the well processed clay over the lesser worked clay. Min makes multiple versions of the same pot in hopes that one of the pots will survive the firing process without the browning that inexplicably affects the glaze of many pots. Tree-ear and Min sneak the pots into the kiln early in the morning and then Min stays at the site for the multiple days it take to finish the pots. When they are complete, Tree-ear and Min take the pots out under the cover of darkness, unable to see the finish until morning. The next morning Tree-ear arrives at Min's to discover that the pots were all...

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