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when do the fisherman arrive at bird island?

June, 27, 1841, 12th year of Tempo, Year of the Ox

1

where do the fishermen find shelter on the island?

a cave in the rock

2

who is injured when the fishing boat capsizes?

jusuke

3

what blocks the entrance to the cave?

a rockslide from an earthquake

4

who's idea was to cook the birds without using fire?

manjiro

5

what does Goemon call the cooked bird dish?

stone roast

6

why do the fishermen have no fire?

their flint & steel was lost at sea

7

what animal does Manjiro wish he could become?

a bird

8

why does Manjiro wish to become this animal?

to fly home

9

why is Manjiro's wish to become a samurai impossible?

Manjiro was not born into a samurai family

10

what is Bushido?

the samurai code of conduct

11

why can't the fishermen return to Japan?

there is a law that anyone who leaves Japan may not return and will be put to death if they do

12

why are fishermen not allowed to go far beyond the shores of Japan?

they may be contaminated by barbarian ideas if they sail beyond the shores of Japan

13

who are the samurai of Bird Island?

Manjiro & Goemon

14

what do the samurai of Bird Island swear to do?

to defend the island and each other's honor from barbarians

15

what happens to their supply of birds?

the birds fly away from the island

16

what do Denzo and Manjiro discover at the top of the island?

two graves

17

the discovery of the graves reminds Manjiro of:

his father's death and his mother in Japan

18

what brings back hope to the fishermen?

Manjiro realizes that someone built the graves and the survivor(s) must have been rescued

19

what did the snail in the tide pool trace?

Manjiro's face

20

why are Manjiro and the snail alike?

they both have no idea what lies beyond their own small worlds

21

what does Manjiro spot when he looks up from the tide pool?

two boats

22

how does Manjiro get the attention of the men in the boats?

he dives into the sea and swims to one of the boats

23

what does Manjiro first notice about his rescuers?

a pair of blue eyes