The Sign of the Beaver - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth George Speare
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Chapter 19 Summary

Two days later, Attean arrives at Matt's cabin and announces that his grandmother wishes for Matt to return to the village. On his arrival at the village, Matt feels more at ease. He is met by Attean's grandmother, Saknis, and Attean's sister, Marie. After a bowl of fish and corn stew, Matt is led around the village, where he watches the Indian women at work. He learns how to dry berries, how to make baskets and other skills he feels he can put to use.

Then, Matt and Attean get involved in a gambling game the boys are playing. It involves the use of sticks as trade. When the other players win all of one boy's sticks, the loser is expected to give up something of value. As luck would have it, Matt finally loses and must give up his only shirt, which he reluctantly does. After...

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