The Education of Little Tree - Chapter 2, "The Way" Summary & Analysis

Asa Earl Carter
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Granma has spent a week making boot moccasins from deer leather. Little Tree wears the moccasins when he joins Granpa for an early morning walk on a high trail. On the steep climb, Little Tree feels the spirit of Mon-o-lah, the earth mother, through his moccasins. Their first stop is at a turkey run where they fix a trap. They continue up the trail and sit to rest. It is just in time to watch the sunrise and snack on sour biscuits and deer meet. They watch as a hawk, Tal-con, swoops down and kills a quail. Granpa explains that Tal-con is following The Way because Tal-con also helps the quails by eating the ground rats who feast on their eggs. He says that The Way means only taking what you need from nature, and you should take the smaller and slower animals...

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