The Clan of the Cave Bear - Study Guide Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Winter comes again, and Iza spends the majority of the season teaching Ayla new healing methods. Winter passes quickly for Ayla, and spring approaches. Brun announces that the Clan will take a trip to the ocean to hunt the massive beluga sturgeon that mate close into shore.

Everyone is excited. After they have set up camp, Ayla dives into the ocean. Her love of swimming is just one of her many differences from Clan members, whose heavy bones make swimming nearly impossible.

The following morning, the Clan begins the sturgeon hunt. They set out nets, and prepare to wait for the sturgeon's movement towards the shore. Sturgeon are spotted, and as they come nearer, the Clan's excitement builds. Just as they are closing in, Ayla hears Uba cry out. She follows Uba's gaze out to sea, and sees the young girl Ona disappearing into the salty depths...

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