Follow the River - Chapters 4, 5 and 6 Summary & Analysis

James Alexander Thom
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Chapters 4, 5 and 6 Summary

When the Indians and their captives camp on the second day out from Draper's Meadow, they spend the night in a cave. As Mary watches them make a fire and begin to boil water, she briefly thinks that they must be making food but then thinks that some of the captives might be burned for the Indian's entertainment, or for food. Bettie's injury is beginning to fester. Despite the Chief's orders, Mary tears off a strip of her dress and wets it in the heating water. When she returns to the pot to rinse the rag, the Chief says, "You not do," then points out a smaller pot that is being filled with herbs. Mary uses the poultice on Bettie's arm and has her first look at the kindness of the Indians. Bettie says that the Indians will "burn in eternal...

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