Surviving on the Island: Chapter 24

Sea otter with twin pups. Michael L. Baird [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.
Sea otter with twin pups. Michael L. Baird [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

Karana’s birds, Tainor and Lurai, build a nest, hatch eggs, and give birth to two birds that she tames. Karana then finds a young gull with a broken leg that she brings home to nurse back to health.

When out gathering abalone in her canoe, Karana sees the otter she hand-fed. The otter takes a fish from Karana and later brings two young otters near her canoe. Karana gives the otters fish to eat and realizes that Mon-a-nee is not a male otter, but the mother to the two young otters.

Karana enjoys watching her animal friends and decides that she will never hunt to kill again.

Last updated: June 25, 2018