Incident at Hawk's Hill Setting & Symbolism

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Hawk's Hill

Traveling west from Toronto as newlyweds, the MacDonalds were sure they would recognize their new homestead when they saw it. Standing on the rise, the two heard the bell-like cry of a hawk soaring nearby and decided to name their farm Hawk's Hill. It is in the province of Manitoba, about 20 miles from the city of Winnipeg.

North Corners

North Corners is the nearest town, about 10 miles away from the MacDonald farm. It has a store, a church and a school. . John, Beth and Coral MacDonald ride horses into North Corners to attend school each day. When Ben is lost, the residents of North Corners unite to search for him.

The Badger Hole

Lost in a thunderstorm, Ben takes refuge in a badger's elaborate den. The hole is a marvel of engineering, including about 30 feet of sloping tunnels, two exits and a large central chamber.

The Rock Outcropping

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