The Sign of the Beaver - Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth George Speare
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Chapter 20 Summary

A week passes before Attean returns to Matt's cabin. In the meantime, Matt does his chores early in the morning so that, if Attean invites him back to his camp, he will be ready to go. When Attean does come, he has surprising news. The time of the hunt is nearing, and many of those in his village will leave to follow the caribou and moose. However, Attean says that he will not go with them, as it is time for him to find his manitou, or spirit. To accomplish this, he will go by himself deep into the forest, build a wigwam, go without food for many days and wait for a sign to come to him. It may be in the form of a dream, a vision, or a sound, but he says he will know it when it happens. Then he will have found...

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