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Watership Down - Study Guide Chapter 49 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 49 Summary

Hazel Comes Home

Woundwort tries to fight the dog, but he is killed in the fight. While the dog is tied up with Woundwort, all but one of the Efrafa manages to escape. Campion leads most of the rabbits back to Efrafa. A few take this opportunity to disappear, rather than returning to Efrafa. These are never seen again.

The rabbits of the new warren think that Hazel is dead. He returns and tells them that he was rescued by humans and returned to the down in a car. They doubt his story, but Hyzenthlay saw them and she confirms the story.

Chapter 49 Analysis

In the end, Woundwort ends up saving most of his rabbits from the attack. This was not his intention, but ironically, he saved them with his own life. The rabbits doubt Hazel's story because, like Hazel, they have never witnessed human kindness. They...

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