The Light in the Forest - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

The camp prepares to leave for Pennsylvania. The soldiers are excited to be leaving Indian country, but True Son begins to despair. Preferring to die rather than live among the enemy, he makes a plan to commit suicide by eating the heart of the May apple. That way he will triumph over his enemy and be honored by his true people. But the redheaded soldier Del is always watching. He will have to wait until they are on the road.

At the Forks of Muskingum the road splits, with the path back to True Son's village going in one direction and the path to Pennsylvania in another. True Son tries again to escape, but the guard prevents him. Just as despair starts to overtake him again, he hears a familiar voice from the forest, that of Half Arrow, his cousin. Half Arrow promises...

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