The Secret River - Part Four: A Hundred Acres p. 215-234 Summary & Analysis

Kate Grenville
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Sal tried to explain to Dick why he shouldn’t go around with no clothes on even though the natives did so. Thornhill beat Dick with his belt when Dick talked back to his father telling him that the natives could light a fire with no flint and didn’t hoe corn all the time but still ate. Thornhill knew Sal disapproved. She reminded him after the children went to bed of the way they used to run around when they were children. He decided to take Dick with him on the boat from that point on to keep him out of trouble. The next day Thornhill found Dick trying to start a fire with two sticks. He helped the boy but wasn’t able to start a fire the way the black man could. He suggested Dick...

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