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Call It Courage Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 4 Drums Summary

Armstrong Sperry
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Chapter 4 Drums Summary

The next day, Mafatu begins to rebuild his canoe and ensures the fire does not go out. Back home, it is the job of the young tribe members to keep the fires burning continuously, because it is too difficult to rebuild a new fire. Mafatu is determined to not let that happen to his fire.

The first step in building his new canoe is to fell a tree, which Mafatu does by burning the base of the tree. When the fire has almost burned through the trunk of the tree, Mafatu climbs up into the branches. Soon, the tree yields to his weight and falls to the ground. The boy plans to wait until the next day to continue the process. The skills he had acquired back home were proving useful now. He is able to make nets, knives, sharkline and fishhooks. Even though he...

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