The Education of Little Tree - Chapter 8, "The Secret Place" Summary & Analysis

Asa Earl Carter
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Little Tree feels like a giant, compared to the little critters living along the spring branch. He recalls the time he found musk bugs, which are hard to catch, and gave them to his grandmother. Granma said she never smelled anything so sweet and Granpa declared that, in seventy-odd years, he was unaware of such a smell. Granma told Little Tree he did the right thing; as when you find something good, the first thing you should do is share it with others. That way, the good will spread; and no telling how far it will go. Although Little Tree got very wet, Granma did not say anything. Cherokee don't scold their children for anything having to do with the woods. Little Tree especially likes watching umbrella spiders, as they leap from fern to fern to build their webs. He spends hours watching one particular spider try to build the...

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