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Watership Down Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 31 Summary

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Chapter 31 Summary

The Story of El-ahrairah and the Black Rabbit of Inle

After El-ahrairah stole the king's lettuces, the king was determined to get him back. He locked Rabscuttle in a prison hole, which he was only allowed to leave for work. El-ahrairah and four does dug a tunnel and freed Rabscuttle. King Darzin found out and was determined to start a war to rid himself of El-ahrairah. El-ahrairah and his people had to hide underground and could only come out for an occasional mouthful of food.

Soon the rabbits became ill from living underground. Dandelion tells them that the Black Rabbit is where rabbits get their foolishness. The Black Rabbit also brings sickness. He represents death to rabbits. El-ahrairah decides to seek out the Black Rabbit and trade his own life for that of his people. Pipkin becomes frightened by the story and Fiver takes him outside to...

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