The Clay Marble: And Related Readings - Chapters 5 and 6 Summary & Analysis

Minfong Ho
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Chapters 5 and 6 Summary

Chapter five: As the days pass, Dara spends more and more time with Jantu. Some days Jantu tells stories and fables, one about why so many armies in the area attack each other and another about how a cowardly man accidentally gained a reputation as a hero. Other days, Jantu makes toys and jewelry out of materials she finds around the camp, beautiful things that to Dara, have something magical about them. Jantu, for her part, thinks the toys she makes are nothing special, not even the pair of dolls that, once Jantu has finished constructing them, move in exactly the same rhythm as two women husking rice. After the toy is deliberately destroyed by Chnay, the camp bully, the upset Dara is reassured by the calmer Jantu, who tells her "the fun is in the making". Jantu then quickly fashions...

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