The Light in the Forest - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

True Son blames the pain in his head, a symptom of his mysterious illness, on straining his eyes when he looks across the river for a messenger from his village. Spring comes, and still he receives no word from his people, but the sounds of the season take him back to pleasant days spent in the woods with his cousin. Could it be that he is dead to his people? Even now he feels himself becoming tamed by the white people, becoming used to their food. True Son also feels strange when his father has him hoeing. This is considered "women's work" back in his Indian village. Bejance sees him working and comments again that he is becoming enslaved to the white man's ways.

True Son learns through Gordie that Indians have visited the town. This gives him the strength to get out...

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