Island of the Blue Dolphins Quotes

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The sea is smooth. It is a flat stone without any scratches.
-- Ramo (Chapter 1 paragraph Page 2)

Importance: Ramo says this when he notices that something is disturbing the tranquility of the ocean. He sees the approaching ship of the Aleut hunters. Karana tries to turn his attention back to the task of gathering roots.

The parts shall be equal.
-- Captain Orlov (Chapter 1 paragraph Page 7)

Importance: When Captain Orlov tells Karana’s father that shares will be equal, he is not telling the truth. His dishonesty will be the cause of the battle that kills many of the people who live on the island.

We shall not profit if we try to befriend them.
-- Chapter 2 (Chapter 2 paragraph Page 10)

Importance: Karana’s father tells her people to stay away from the Aleut hunters. He does not give specific reasons, except to say that the Aleuts do not understand friendship. This becomes clear when the hunters leave without paying the price they had agreed. However, it is also true...

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