Blood on the River - Chapters 23 - 24 Summary & Analysis

Elisa Carbone
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It is now the middle of the summer in 1609. Capt. Smith summons the men and boys back to James Town, because a ship has arrived with supplies and new colonists, including families with women and children. Samuel wonders why the company has done this, and Richard thinks they have come because no one is allowed to write anything negative in their letters home. Samuel is worried that the children will die in the winter.

Samuel finds returning to English ways and dress difficult, but he does so. He does wear the buckskin knife pouch he made. He dreams often of life back there in the Warraskoyack village. Ann Burras is now pregnant.

Samuel hears rumors that the reason they are sending families with children is that too many die off, and they want the colony to survive. Now there are nearly 500 colonists, and...

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