Tree Spirit (1987) - Page 9

Summer became fall and still the smoke of many fires follows the path of the vanished.
She never went on the beach for in her mind those dark pools were not yet washed away by the sea. She didn't eat any foods from the sea... only the forest.
In the forest behind the quiet houses were many roots good for eating.
She gathered and ate them.
No canoes or walkers came to Kungaalaan and she passed all the time alone...
...and yet it came to be that she was with child.