Barkskins - V. in the lumber camps (1754-1804), Chapter 38 - 41 Summary & Analysis

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Tonny Sel is Kuntaw’s son from his first wife, Malaan. When Kuntaw leaves to search for Achille, Malaan grows lazy and depressed. Tonny grows up largely on his own, with occasional help from others in his village. At 14, Tonny and a girl named Hanah start a family. They have three children: Elise, Amboise, and Jinot. Their relationship falls apart as Hanah starts to drink whiskey and sleep with whitemen. Tonny decides to leave and search for Kuntaw. He takes his children with him, and they find Kuntaw and Beatrix in the Penebscot Bay house. Kuntaw is nervous to see his son and grandchildren, but Beatrix is kind and welcoming to them all. Beatrix says she will teach the children to read and write. That night, Tonny and Kuntaw go for a walk and Kuntaw apologizes for...

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