Blood on the River - Chapters 25 - 26 Summary & Analysis

Elisa Carbone
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Samuel helps Capt. Smith prepare to leave the colony. Smith gives Samuel two strands of blue glass beads to trade for food in the coming winter. Up until now Samuel has never touched the trade beads. He puts them in his buckskin pouch.

Smith instructs Samuel to channel his anger into strength to make things better. Samuel feels he’s learned a lot from Smith. Smith tells Samuel he will return, and shakes his hand like an equal. Many of the settlers bid him a sad farewell. Samuel says goodbye to Richard as well. They joke about the unpleasantness of ship travel. Samuel tells him goodbye in the Indian custom.

James Town will not have enough food for winter, and Chief Powhatan has sent word that he is willing to trade. Captain Ratcliffe decides to take fifty men and trade goods to Powhatan...

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