By Jean M. Auel
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
In this, the extreme end of the ice-age epic sequence, Earth’s Children®, Ayla, Jondalar, and their boy or girl daughter, Jonayla, reside with the Zelandonii within the 9th Cave. Ayla has been selected as an acolyte to a religious chief and starts laborious education initiatives.
Whatever stumbling blocks she faces, Ayla reveals creative how one can decrease the problems of everyday life, trying to find wild edibles to make foodstuff and experimenting with options to ease the lengthy trips the Zelandonii needs to take whereas honing her abilities as a healer and a pace-setter. And there are the Sacred Caves that Ayla’s mentor takes her to work out. they're full of awesome work of mammoths, lions, and bears, and their mystical air of mystery every now and then overwhelms Ayla.
But for all time Ayla has spent in education rituals has triggered Jondalar to float clear of her. The rituals themselves deliver her with reference to demise, yet via them Ayla profits a present of information so very important that it'll swap her world.
Sixth within the acclaimed Earth’s young ones® series
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Extra resources for The Land of Painted Caves: Earth's Children, Book Six
Ayla concluded they didn’t desire her, and whereas they have been operating, made up our minds to get Zelandoni. Taking Jonayla along with her, she slipped away heading towards the most assembly Camp, considering the variations to a pole-drag and the only they'd made on their lengthy go back trip to Jondalar’s domestic. once they got here to a wide river that they had to pass, they built a bowl boat just like the type the Mamutoi used to pass rivers: a body of wooden bent into the form of a bowl and lined at the outdoor with a heavy well-greased aurochs conceal. It used to be basic to make yet a bit diffcult to manage within the water. Jondalar informed her concerning the boats the Sharamudoi made, dug out of a log, widened with steam, with a pointed prow on each one finish. They have been even more tough to make, however it used to be a lot more uncomplicated to lead them to cross the place you sought after, he defined. the 1st time they crossed a river, they used the bowl boat to carry their issues, and themselves, and propelled it with small oars around the river, whereas the horses swam in the back of. They repacked their issues in panniers and saddle-baskets, then made up our minds to make a pole-drag for Whinney to take the boat with them. Later they discovered that they can connect the bowl boat among the poles of the travois and permit the horses swim throughout a river pulling the weight whereas Ayla and Jondalar rode on their backs, or swam alongside beside them. The bowl boat used to be light-weight and because it floated, it stored their issues dry. once they reached the opposite facet of the subsequent river, rather than emptying it, they made up our minds to depart their issues within the bowl boat. whereas the pole-drag with the boat made crossing rivers effortless and typically awarded no difficulties touring throughout open plains, once they needed to go through woods or components of excessive reduction that required sharp turns, the lengthy poles and the bowl-shaped boat can be a drawback. They virtually left them at the back of a couple of times, yet didn’t abandon them until eventually they have been a lot nearer and had a more robust cause. Ayla had informed Zelandoni past what they have been making plans, so she was once prepared whilst Ayla got here for her. after they acquired again to the camp of the 9th Cave, the boys had moved in the direction of the fenced enclosure that were made for the horses and didn’t see them. the 1st slipped into the napping inn utilized by Jondalar’s kin with the napping child whereas Ayla went to determine what used to be taking place with the pole-drag seat. Jondalar have been correct. With all of the support, it hadn’t taken lengthy to build. It had a deep bench-like seat with a again among the 2 solid poles, with a step as much as it. Jondalar had taken Whinney out of the enclosure and was once strapping the conveyance at the mare with a harness association of thongs throughout her chest and excessive on her shoulders. “What are you going to do with that? ” Morizan acknowledged. He used to be nonetheless younger adequate to invite at once. It used to be no longer thought of courteous for adults to be fairly so blunt, however it used to be what the entire the others have been considering. Such directness would possibly not were acceptable for a mature Zelandonii, however it wasn’t fallacious, simply naive and unsophisticated.