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Watership Down - Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 21 Summary

For El-ahrairah to Cry

Holly reveals the fate of the Sandleford rabbits. The day after they left, men came and covered most of the holes. The men injected poisonous gas into the holes to kill the rabbits. Most of the rabbits died of the gas, but some escaped through the holes near the edge of the woods. The men shot most of these. Holly was out feeding and was able to avoid most of the poison. He was delirious from what was in the air, but did not die because he was far enough away from the burrows. Toadflex and Pimpernel escaped through a secret tunnel, but were sick from the gas. Toadflex died later that night. Construction of a housing development had begun and the men were trying to rid the area of the rabbits.

Holly, Bluebell and Pimpernel began traveling and reached Cowslip and the...

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