Forgot your password?  
Related Topics

Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 8, Among Polynesians Summary

This Study Guide consists of approximately 56 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Kon-Tiki.
This section contains 1,672 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft Study Guide

Chapter 8, Among Polynesians Summary and Analysis

The crew inspects its tiny island, which is two hundred yards wide with the highest point only six feet above the lagoon. They find an old, unpainted wooden cross, an old shipwreck and see another island in the distance. Erik collects an armful of hermit crabs, and Knut builds a fire to cook them. Everybody still has their sea legs and stumble around on the solid earth.

The crew drags the big square sail ashore and set up a shelter bordered by flowering bushes on three sides and looking out over the lagoon. They sleep well on mattresses made of palm fronds and wake to find rainwater held in the sail, which Bengt stores away, then goes to the beach and catches fish by chasing them into channels he makes in the sand. The radio men go to work trying to...

(read more from the Chapter 8, Among Polynesians Summary)

This section contains 1,672 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft Study Guide
Copyrights
Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook