The Clan of the Cave Bear - Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 20 Summary

When Ayla doesn't come home that night, Iza is forced to tell Creb of Ayla's wanting to keep the child alive for seven days, so that Brun would be forced to accept the child into the Clan. Creb is furious, as is Brun when he is told. He orders the men to go on a search for Ayla and her child. This time, her willful disobedience cannot be forgiven.

Meanwhile, in her cave, Ayla struggles to regain her strength after her difficult childbirth. Uba comes to tell her that Brun has made up his mind to find her, and curse her to death. Uba leaves, and Ayla realizes how desperate her situation is.

Ayla decides that she will go back to the cave. If Brun curses her baby, then she'll beg him to curse her as well, so that she and her baby...

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