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The Light in the Forest Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 10 Summary

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Chapter 10 Summary

True Son has fallen ill. The doctor claims he has a mysterious Indian illness, possibly the result of having been a captive of the Indians for so long. Henry Butler blames himself for the boy's illness: Eleven years ago he took little Johnny with him to the wheat field from which he was taken by the Indians. His depression deepens when the boy speaks mechanically to him, as though he does not consider him his true father. He is moved by the sight of the boy's clothing, which he wore in health, hanging on the wall.

Parson Elder's son comes to tell Mr. Butler there are Indians outside and one has been shot. They have been asking for the white boy who was taken away from them. By mistake, they are directed to Uncle Wilse's house, and it is clear that some kind of fight took place...

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