Blood on the River - Chapters 17 - 18 Summary & Analysis

Elisa Carbone
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Capt. Newport's arrival brings many changes. Capt. Smith is freed and Master Archer is removed from the council. Most importantly, there are 60 new colonists, as well as many new domestic animals and much food. There is also a new servant boy named Thomas Savage. There is no more talk of leaving, since everyone is eating well and there is peace between the gentlemen and commoners.

A group of Indians come with gifts of food, led by Chief Powhatan's daughter. Samuel admires her because of her great courage. He uses the Algonquian language he has learned to speak to her and translate for Richard as they show her around. Samuel is surprised that she is nothing like he imagines a princess to be. She is curious about everything, especially the objects belonging to Capt. Smith. She is also very playful and mischievous. She races...

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