The Light in the Forest - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

True Son and the rest of the party reach Fort Pitt. As they approach, True Son is determined to be strong in spite of the strange look of the place and the people there: weird buildings, drunken whites, and even a few Indian traitors. As they leave the fort and push east, he is also surprised by the presence of walls, which he has never seen before. He has reached the place where white encroachment has destroyed the forest and forced out the wildlife that is the Indians' food supply. There are roads, uncomfortable to walk on, and livestock in pens. Camping near the white village of Carlisle, True Son wonders how the inhabitants can stand living in houses, which seem like small prisons to him.

When the party enters the village, the people all gather to see the captives. The redhaired guard...

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