Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind - Chapter 13, Desert Storm Summary & Analysis

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In the middle of the night, back home, a horrible sand storm ravages the hut, the toba, and Shabanu's family. As they move furniture and belongings to shut the house up as much as possible so sand doesn't infest everything, they discover that Grandfather is not there. Shabanu and Dadi go out searching for him, but cannot find him in the dark and the storm.

They return to the hut and wait out the storm. When it ends, they go out searching for Grandfather again. The terrain is changed. Vegetation has been uprooted and blown away. Dunes appear where there used to be none. Dadi and Shabanu search and search as they struggle to find their way. They eventually discover the toba, the water source, under mounds of sand, and they realize they will have to leave for the settled area immediately. Grandfather...

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