Woodsong - Part I, Running, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Part I, Running, Chapter 4 Summary

In Chapter 4, Paulsen explains that what separates humans and animals in the first most case is the ability to use controlled fire. The other things, all the other inventions, come afterwards. Paulsen explains by recounting how his young pup dog team learned about fire for the first time. Initially they were terrified, but Paulsen soothed them and they gradually grew used to it. Paulsen imagined that cave people had the same experience.

Another experience with fire occurred when Paulsen had gone to sleep near a fire with a young adult dog team. He was woken up by their barking. A doe was standing very near the fire, terrified and standing still. She had decided to take a risk and walk through a dog pack to avoid some brush wolves that were chasing her and that she knew...

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