Spot Where Lion Bays Old Ben in "Lion" (Location)

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Display Label: 
Downed Tree
Type: 
Event
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Context (text, as interpreted)
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700
Y: 
85
Description: 

Old Ben is finally brought to "bay" - driven to a position from which he cannot retreat - "against a down tree top" (196). Since this is in the part of the woods where "no axe [had] left a scar" (192), the tree was presumably brought down by wind or age. Its "top" is a tangle of branches through which the bear cannot travel.

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Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous
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