The Clan of the Cave Bear - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 Summary

The Clan makes it through the last long days of winter. One day, Iza pushes baby Uba towards her. Iza is coughing and says crossly that she has no more milk for Uba. Ayla must ask Oga to nurse Uba, because Oga has just had Broud's baby and has plenty of milk. Tomorrow, Iza will teach Ayla to make a formula for babies, so that they don't have to pass Uba around the Clan for milk. Both Iza and Creb think to themselves how much they have aged this winter and are grateful for the arrival of spring.

Uba thrives on her new diet, and Iza's cough subsides, as does Creb's arthritis. Iza is still too weak to roam the countryside for medicinal herbs, and Ayla completely takes over this task. She is happy with her new task. Brun resents how much she...

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