The People in the Trees - The Memoirs of A. Norton Perina – Part 4, The Ninth Hut – Section 1 Summary & Analysis

Hanya Yanagihara
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1. Perina describes how the scientists, guides, and dreamers finally found the village they were searching for on Ivu’ivu; how all the males of the village kept their spears constantly and noticeably close; how he realized, in the middle of the night, that there were no old people in the community. The next day, as Tallent and the others went off in search of the dreamers (who had separated themselves from the scientists and from the village, Perina explored the community, looking into a series of huts and discovering arrangements for storing food and for sleeping. In the ninth hut (which is decorated differently than the others), he discovers the carapace (shell) of an opa’ivu’eke. Later, after Tallent returned (without the dreamers), Perina learned that there several strict rules about interacting with...

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