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Watership Down - Chapter 39 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 39 Summary

The Bridges

The rabbits are drifting down the river in the boat. Kehaar tells them a bridge is coming and they may not clear the bridge. Hazel moves the rabbits to the bottom of the boat, but one is knocked into the river. Kehaar tries to stop the boat, but is unable to stop it. He tells the rabbits another bridge is coming.

When they reach the second bridge, the boat knocks into the bridge and comes to a stop. Kehaar tries telling the rabbits to swim through the arches to the other side. They do not understand, so Kehaar demonstrates. The does hesitate, but finally jump in and reach dry land. Once all are safe on land, they find some bushes where they can safely sleep.

Chapter 39 Analysis

Kehaar demonstrates his friendship again by guiding the rabbits to safety. He warns them of the low bridge...

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