The Sign of the Beaver - Study Guide Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth George Speare
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Many days later, Attean returns, but he is not alone. His grandfather solemnly walks toward the cabin with him. Matt realizes immediately that Attean has been successful in his search for his spirit. He walks taller and with more dignity. His head has been shaved except for a topknot, and he is carrying a new rifle.

Matt cannot hide his excitement that his friend's ordeal is over, and he shouts his congratulations. Attean says little, but he does show his pleasure. Then, Saknis speaks gravely. He tells Matt that winter and snow are fast approaching and that the tribe will be going north on the caribou and moose hunt. He says that it is not safe for a white boy to stay here during the winter alone and that he wishes Matt to travel north with the tribe as Attean's white brother.

Matt is at first furious...

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