Chapter Six – Scary Stories

Chapter Number: Six

Chapter Name: Scary Stories

Page Numbers:  110 – 128 (Hardcover)

Date of Chapter: March 3rd – March 5th, 2005

Summary: Although prepared for his absence, Bella still finds herself looking for Edward at lunch the day following the blood typing. She also discovers a more unpleasant side to Lauren who gives her unfriendly glances and makes malicious comments about her to Mike.

That night, Bella asks Charlie about the camping at ‘Goat Rocks’, where Edward had said he was going to be that weekend. Her father replies that it is not a very good place for camping at this time of year, as there are too many bears.

On Saturday, Bella goes on the previously arranged day trip to First Beach with a group from school. While there, she meets an old friend, Jacob Black, the son of a tribal elder of the Quileutes tribe.

Driven by a comment by one of the other La Push kids named Sam, Bella flirts awkwardly with Jacob to get him to explain why the Cullens are not allowed on the lands belonging to the Quileutes.

Jacob tells her about the old tribal stories of how the Quileutes are supposed to be descended from wolves, their ancestors being werewolves. He also tells her about the only known enemy of the werewolf – the ‘cold ones’, (vampires), who made a treaty with his great-grandfather many years ago, which resulted in them agreeing to stay off Quileute land. Jacob explains that the ‘cold ones’ who made the treaty are in fact the Cullens who are currently living in Forks.

Although Jacob says he does not believe the stories, Bella is visibly shaken by his tales and has to try hard to disguise her shock from Jacob.

Characters involved: Bella Swan, Jessica Stanley, Lauren Mallory, Mike Newton, Angela Weber, Charlie Swan, Jacob Black, Sam Uley

Characters Mentioned: Billy Black, Rachel Black, Rebecca Black, Eric Yorkie, Ben Cheney, Connor, Lee Stephens, Samantha, Tyler Crowley, Alice Cullen, Carlisle Cullen, Edward Cullen, Emmett Cullen, Esme Cullen, Jasper Hale, Rosalie Hale, other teenagers from the reservation.

Places visited: Forks High School, The Swan residence, Newton’s Olympic Outfitters store, La Push, (First Beach).

Memorable quotes:
“They claimed they didn’t hunt humans. They supposedly were somehow able to prey on animals instead.”
~How the cold ones of Forks were different.

“They are the same ones.”
~Jacob Black explains the startling truth about the Cullens.

Important Information Learned:
The Cullens are vampires who, following a treaty many years ago, are not allowed on the lands belonging to the Quileutes.

The Quileutes are supposedly descended from werewolves.

The Cullens are not like normal vampires as they do not drink the blood of humans, preferring instead to feed off animals.