Pilgrim at Tinker Creek - Study Guide Chapter 14, Section 1 Summary & Analysis

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In September, the birds are quiet. They wait for October, when they become restless in anticipation of migration. A cold snap lures birds of all species out of their summer hiding places. Dillard decides to climb on the cliffs. A great variety of creatures cross Dillard's path, as she is hiking. Dillard thinks a large animal is in the bushes because of the loud rustling, but it turns out to be a towhee, which is a large bird whose call ends in a simple "tweet." Wrapped in her warm jacket, Dillard feels the spirit of adventure with the cool snap. She might go anywhere.

It is in the fall that Eskimos hunt caribou, when a layer of fat has plumped out the animals' frames. Even in this modern era, some remote Eskimo tribes can starve if the caribou migrate out of the Eskimo's...

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