The Light in the Forest - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

True Son has trouble sleeping in his white family's home, with its prison-like walls. He is also troubled because of a story he once heard: A group of Conestoga had converted to the white man's religion, but the white savages from Paxton slaughtered them and burned their village anyway. True Son dreads having to meet more of the whites the next day. To comfort himself, he gets out of bed and wraps up in his bearskin by the fire.

The next morning he comes to breakfast in his Indian dress. Aunt Kate tells him he will have to change, and only when Gordie offers to help him does he give in. Gordie and Del show him how to bathe and dress, and then he reluctantly goes downstairs to greet his mother and meet the relatives. He meets his uncle Wilson Owens, who says...

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