The Raft - Chapters 44-50 Summary & Analysis

S. A. Bodeen
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Chapter 44 begins with the baby seal prodding its mother. Robie hopes that it's old enough that it’s ready to be weaned. She goes back to check on them, and the baby is gone. She doesn’t want the baby to keep coming back to the dead mother. She uses the board to try and move the body . She rolls it toward the water’s edge. The body comes to the surface off shore. Then, a fifteen-foot shark comes and takes the seal. She calls it a monster. As Chapter 45 begins, Robie looks around for something to collect rain water should it rain. She knows she can’t fish because of the ciguatera. She sleeps and the next morning finds a bird skeleton with a red cap stuck in its gullet. The birds look for red for food, thinking it is squid eggs...

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