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Watership Down - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

The Crossing

The rabbits are afraid to cross the river. To calm their fears, Hazel and Fiver ask Bigwig to cross the river to make sure the field is safe. When Bigwig returns, he tells the rabbits there is a dog in the woods near the field. Fiver and Pipkin are too tired to swim across the river. Blackberry sees a floating piece of wood they can use to push the small rabbits across the river. The rabbits swim across and Bigwig and Silver push the log with Fiver and Pipkin. They reach the other side of the river safely.

Chapter 8 Analysis

Hazel shows he is a true leader when he uses the other rabbits to help the group reach its goal. Bigwig is strong and as an Owsla, he is accustomed to protecting others. He is also brave. Because of these qualities, Hazel uses him to...

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