The Tracker Themes

Tom Brown (naturalist)
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Tracking Requires Physical and Spiritual Strengths.

From the beginning, Brown is clear that Grandfather Stalking Wolf wants the boys to know more than simply being able to identify tracks and animal habits. Stalking Wolf often smiles wryly, though saying little, when the boys look only at tracks. This quiet smiling reveals Grandfather Stalking Wolf's own spiritual strength. He does not talk on and on like other people. Saying little shows the boys the inner strength it takes to be a true leader.

Grandfather wants the boys to look everywhere at once, and the only way you can do this is to use "fuzzy looking" and using your "spiritual eyes" to see things all around. Spiritual understanding helps you know what animals are feeling and seeing for themselves, and spiritual compassion makes it necessary that you only take life in extreme circumstances of hunger and need. Grandfather Stalking Wolf always...

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