Karana is angry that the Aleuts are killing so many otters. She enjoys watching the playful animals and considers them her friends. Karana is afraid that there will be no otters left.
The chief and the villagers watch the hunting crew day and night. They know that the ship is nearly filled with otter pelts.
Eventually Chief Chowig and the villagers see the Aleuts have finished their work and will soon leave the island. They are concerned that the hunters will sail away without paying them for the otter skins they have taken.