The Clan of the Cave Bear - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary

The entire Clan is dumbfounded, when everyone learns about Ayla's pregnancy. They had all believed her totem too strong to be overcome. Some theorize that perhaps all of the men's totems have come together to defeat hers. Proximity also has something to do with whose baby a woman has, in Clan beliefs, so some believe that it is Creb's baby. It would make sense, because he is the only man whose totem is stronger than Ayla's. Some recognize that Broud has been spending a lot of time around Ayla recently, and that it perhaps was his totem that defeated hers.

Ayla's pregnancy is a difficult one, and Iza is concerned that Ayla's determination to have a baby may kill her. One day, Iza goes out in the rain to find a particular medication that will help Ayla keep her baby. She comes back...

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