Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life [Edited by George Woodcock] - Chapters 7, and 8, pp. 58-82 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 7, and 8, pp. 58-82 Summary

In chapter seven, the narrator and Toby find that up on the mountain there are no fruit trees. They look through the pockets of their frocks and only find the beaten down, soggy mass of a few biscuits, somewhat mixed with tobacco. This small supply of food is divided up into six packages to be shared between the two over the next six days. The young men think they see a footpath and follow it to a cliff. The narrator decides to go down the cliff, holding onto vines sticking on the sides. The sailors set up a sort of hut at the bottom, but it cannot keep out the rain that night. In the morning they see other evidence of natives. The young men eat their small meal and look around for a place to camp...

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