The Light in the Forest - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

Del, the redheaded soldier assigned to be the translator between True Son and the other white soldiers, believes the mission to take back white captives from the Indians is one of suicide. He thinks the colonel in charge of the mission is mad: They are only to fight the Indians in self-defense. Del and the other soldiers have all joined because they want to get back at the natives for killing or kidnapping their relatives. Del himself spent time living among the Delaware's, as the whites refer to the Lenni Lenape. Still, he refrains from harming any of the Indian hostages. He had thought the Indians wouldn't give up their captives without a fight, but as it turned out they were eager to do whatever was necessary to keep the whites from encroaching on their territory.

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