Obviously the fourth chapter is a very short one which just gives the reader a short impression on Torak’s physical condition, not like a case report, but more as a description of his situation being ill and left alone in the forest. Torak has to fix his wound. Therefore he uses barks of a willow to make a pasture to smear on his wound. His fever is fighting against him and in the moment he tries to sleep he is pulled into a nightmare.
At least he awakes from the roaring sounds of the demonic bear, which, Torak is sure, is just some daywalks away in the west from where he himself has come to rest. As if this was not enough, it seems to be that people are coming closer to the place he pitched shelter.
Paver, Michelle, 2004: Wolf Brother. - Kent (UK): BCA.