When the Legends Die - Part 1, Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

Hal Borland
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Part 1, Chapter 5 Summary

Bessie and George continue to teach Tom the 'old ways.' George teaches Tom how to make a bow and arrows and how to hunt. Bessie teaches Tom the song for hunting deer. Bessie prepares the meat for winter and she makes leather, bags to store the meat, leggings and shirts and all the things she remembered her mother teaching her in her youth.

The surrounding mountains begin to show snow and George builds a lodge for Bessie in the 'old way,' round like the day and the sun and the path of the stars. Bessie told George, "I want a lodge that is like the good things that have no end." (no quote citation, no indication who said this, so I am assuming it was Bessie. It could easily have been George.)

They gather and prepare food for the...

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