Blood on the River - Chapters 1 - 2 Summary & Analysis

Elisa Carbone
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Blood on the River: James Town 1607 is a historical novel written for children by Elisa Carbone. The story is told from the point of view of 11-year-old Samuel Collier as he travels to and settles in the new Virginia Company colony James Town. The action in the story takes place from 1606 when the reader first meets Samuel Collier in London, England, travels over the Atlantic Ocean with the boy to James Town in 1607, and tells the story of early colonial life in Virginia until the winter of 1609-1610.

Chapter 1 begins with a poetic transcription of the true-life prophecy delivered to Chief Powhatan by his religious authorities before the first colonists arrived in 1607. It predicts the coming of a group of people from Chesapeake Bay who will move onto Powhatan's tribal lands. It prophesied three battles, the first two of which would end in...

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