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The Cay

The Cay


by Theodore Taylor

The Cay: Symbols True or False

1. Which symbol is a metaphor for Philip's perception of the world? -> Deafness
2. A tropical storm is sometimes called what? -> Tempest
3. Which animals create a sense of danger? -> Eels
4. What kind of tree does Philip not want to climb? -> Coconut
5. Philip invades the nesting grounds of which animal? -> Birds