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Watership Down - Chapter 42 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 42 Summary

News at Sunset

One of the does, Clover, gives birth to a litter of six kittens. Hazel and Bigwig run into the mouse that Hazel saved from the hawk. The mouse tells them a large group of rabbits is gathering near the warren. Bigwig dismisses the mouse, but Hazel sends two rabbits to check it out. They find out that a large group of Efrafa is gathering and preparing an attack.

Hazel orders the rabbits to fill in all the holes, so the Efrafa will have to dig them out. He instructs them to leave one hole open for escape. Hazel decides to seek out Woundwort to see if he can stop the invasion. He makes Bigwig the chief in his absence.

Chapter 42 Analysis

Everything the rabbits have gone through to find does is shown to have been worth the effort. Clover has given birth to the...

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