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Island of the Blue Dolphins

Island of the Blue Dolphins

by Scott O'Dell

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Man and the Natural World Quotes

The Russian grasped his beard. "Since the sea is not yours, why do I have to give you any part?""The sea which surrounds the Island of the Blue Dolphins belongs to us," answered my father.He spoke...

Violence Quotes

"There are scarcely a dozen left in the beds around Coral Cove," I said. "Before the Aleuts came there were many.""Many still live in other places around our island," he replied, laughing at my foo...

Friendship Quotes

"The Aleuts come from a country far to the north, he said. "Their ways are not ours nor is their language. They have come to take otter and to give us our share in many goods which they have and wh...

Isolation Quotes

I thought also of the ship. I tried to remember what Matasaip had said to me. For the first time I began to wonder if the ship would ever return. I wondered about this as I pried the shells off the...

Foreignness and 'the Other' Quotes

His voice echoed against the rock walls of the cove. The words were strange, unlike any I had ever heard. Slowly he spoke in our tongue."I come in peace and wish to parley," he said to the men on t...

Gender Quotes

My sister Ulape, who was two years older than I, gathered the most curious news of all. She swore that there was an Aleut girl among the hunters."She is dressed in skins just like the men," Ulape s...

Memory and the Past Quotes

I remember the day the Aleut ship came to our island. (1.1)

Language and Communication Quotes

His voice echoed against the rock walls of the cove. The words were strange, unlike any I had ever heard. Slowly he spoke in our tongue."I come in peace and wish to parley," he said to the men on t...

Tradition and Customs Quotes

I was surprised that he gave his real name to a stranger. Everyone in our tribe had two names, the real one which was secret and was seldom used, and one which was common, for it people use your se...

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