The Valley of Horses - Chapters 7-9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 7-9 Summary

In Chapter 7, Ayla continues her preparations for winter with the little foal following her everywhere she goes. Ayla decides the horse needs a name. Ayla names the horse Whinney after a sound the horse often makes while Ayla is speaking to her. Ayla performs a shortened version of the naming ceremony Creb performed when he named Ayla's son. This memory brings on a wave of grief, causing Ayla to cry but also to appreciate her new companion. Ayla has been sleeping on the beach with the horse but decides to give the horse a warm place to sleep in her cave. Later that night, Ayla is filled with a dark premonition, convinced something bad is about to happen. When Ayla is fully awake, she discovers the fire has gone out and hyenas are attempting to come into the cave. Ayla scares them away and then...

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