Surfacing - Chapters 13-14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13: As the group leaves the island to look for the narrator’s father at a more distant island, the narrator convinces the group they are going to look for cave paintings. They stop and eat lunch on an island and discuss Canadian politics and women’s liberation. David and Anna fight and they carry the canoes and their supplies to the spot where they can launch the canoes into another part of the lake. They first must cross a small and smelly pond thick with leeches, mold, lily pads, and frogs. As soon as they lumber up onto the bank of the pond and the narrator steps into the mud to get out of the canoe, she sees immediately a dead heron hanging on a fencepost. The heron is covered with flies and maggots.

Chapter 14: She realizes someone had to have killed the heron...

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