Hatchet - Chapters 9-10 Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Chapter 9

Brian experiments with different types of fuel for the sparks to ignite. He tries wood, grass, and paper money. Finally he settles on the finely cut bark of a tree. It takes a long time for Brian to get the fire going. Finally, he does.

Chapter 10

Brian discovers the fire keeps animals out of his shelter and keeps the mosquitoes away. For this reason, he must keep it going twenty-four hours a day. Brian collects a large amount of firewood to keep handy. However, the first night the fire nearly goes out as Brian is sleeping.

One night, Brian hears a noise outside his shelter. The next morning he discovers that a turtle has laid eggs in the ground near his shelter. Brian digs them up and eats half of them before deciding to save the rest for later.

Analysis

Brian makes fire. Fire is an...

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