The Sign of the Beaver - Study Guide Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth George Speare
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Lessons continue, and Matt is able to convince Attean that Crusoe and Friday (the name he gave to the savage he rescued) have become companions without a master/slave relationship. Then, once again surprising Matt, the Indian boy asks if Matt would like to go fishing. Matt is delighted and says yes. However, upon arriving at the stream, instead of using a pole and line, Attean cuts a stick and sharpens one end, wades into the water and calmly spears a fish. The first fish is too small to keep, and the Indian boy talks quietly to it before releasing it back into the stream. The next fish is deemed acceptable, and Attean brings it to the bank and asks Matt to try spearing.

Matt knows that he will look foolish, but he tries anyway. He does look foolish as he falls completely into the stream on...

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