The Clan of the Cave Bear - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

After a long night of delirious tossing and turning, during which the child utters sounds and words that Iza has never heard, the girl's fever finally breaks just before dawn. When she opens her eyes to the morning sunlight, she screams at the sight of Iza's dark swarthiness. Iza is just as surprised. She is certain that with such blue eyes, the girl must be blind. The girl understands, however, that Iza is trying to help her and becomes calm. They break camp quickly, and Iza carries the girl on her hip, in addition to the significant burden she normally carries, for the entire day.

By the end of the day, the girl is able to sit upright, propped up on a rock, while Iza goes about her duties. She talks to Iza incessantly. Not only does Iza not know what she's saying...

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