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I've already read the book, and i believe that the fire at the top of the mountain kept him civilized, and the fact that he was the "leader" of the group, but also his eeling that they were gonna get rescued. Thats what I think.

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He thinks a chief needs to be able to think and be wise. He also needs to be able to make quick decisions. :)

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