H is for Hawk - Chapters 15-16 Summary & Analysis

Helen Macdonald
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Chapter 15

Helen gets a bell for Mabel so she can start to fly further distances without running the risk of losing Mabel. She works with Stuart to try and find out why Mabel keeps avoiding landing on her arm when they fly. Stuart says Mabel just needs to come down some and tries to reassure Helen that everything is okay. He offers to take her out to the hills the next day, hoping that being away from the college will help Mabel fly.

Back home, Helen reflects on more of White’s works. He had achieved success with getting Gos to fly, but he had become scared. He felt safe as a novice because it was expected that he would fail. After his success he was no longer a novice, and his failure would be judged much more harshly. He began to sabotage...

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