The River - Chapters 7-9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 7-9 Summary

In chapter seven, rain comes and soaks both Brian and Derek, despite their hastily built shelter. The next morning, they hang their clothes in the sun to dry and Brian focuses on his next move. Derek encourages Brian to think out loud so he can make note of his every thought, his every move. Brian tells Derek they need to find food and a flint to make fire. The two of them begin walking around the lake and look berries they can share.

In chapter eight, they separate to look faster. Brian climbs up on a small ledge, but it gives way under him, causing him to roll to the lake shore. There Brian finds multiple flints he can use to build a fire. As they continue to walk around the lake, Brian spots a natural shelter created by a felled...

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