The Valley of Horses - Chapters 27-29 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 27-29 Summary

In chapter 27, Ayla begins to practice with her new spears but cannot get the power with them that she can with the sling. Jondalar gets the idea of making a spear that Ayla can throw from a sling-like apparatus. After some work, Jondalar is able to fashion a spear-thrower. They practice on the throwers together. When they reach a certain proficiency, Ayla goes to scout a herd. When Ayla is gone past dusk, Jondalar becomes worried. Tension explodes between them until Ayla realizes Jondalar has cooked for her, something a man of the Clan would never have done. Soon after, Ayla and Jondalar go hunting with both horses. They follow a herd of bison Ayla had tracked the day before and pick one to target. As they make their move, a young bull comes after Ayla. Rather than running away, Ayla turns to face the...

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