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Watership Down - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

The Story of the Blessing of El-ahrairah

Dandelion tells the story of El-ahrairah. He angered Frith, the sun god; because Frith thought, he had too many children and did not control them well. Frith decided to punish El-ahrairah and gave other animals gifts to allow the animals to kill El-ahrairah and his children. On his way to see Frith, El-ahrairah is warned of the gifts Frith has bestowed on the other animals, so he hides head first in a hole. Frith comes looking for him and El-ahrairah tricks Frith into blessing him with the gift of his white tail, speed and hearing. The rabbits now have the qualities they need to escape predators. Dandelion refers to El-ahrairah, "the prince with a thousand enemies."

Chapter 6 Analysis

This story is the first tale heard in the book of the rabbit folk hero, El-ahrairah. Their hero uses trickery...

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