The Education of Little Tree - Chapter 14, "A Night on the Mountain" Summary & Analysis

Asa Earl Carter
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Chapter 14, "A Night on the Mountain" Summary

Although Granpa is half Scot, he thinks like an Indian. This gives himself to cherish nature, rather than trying to subdue it. Granpa explains that white men often misunderstand Indian meanings. For example, when an Indian holds up his palm, it means peace, as he is showing he has no weapons. Granpa is distrustful of handshakes.

At the crossroads store, Mr. Jenkins tells Granpa that two big-city men from Chattanooga are looking for him. They're in the whiskey trade and want to put him to work on a big still. Back home, Granpa tells Granma about the men. He goes to the still to hide it better and tells Little Tree to warn him if the men show up. Pretty soon they appear: a fat man in a lavender suit and a skinny one in a white...

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