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8GG. "Broud exploded in a rage. He sprang after [Ayla], spun her around, and plowed his fist into her face... She cowered, trying to protect herself with her arms as he pounded her again and again. She fought to voice no sound... Broud’s fury mounted with his violence; he wanted to hear her cry out and rained down one crashing blow after another in his uncontrolled rage. She gritted her teeth...stubbornly refusing to give him the satisfaction... After a time, she was beyond crying out."…

8O. Photo: © Neanderthal Museum Mettmann, Germany/H. Neumann. -- "They stared at each other, the young girl and the crippled, scarred old man...with equal intensity. He had never been so close to one of her kind... She didn’t even know of the existence of Clan people...Impetuously, with the uninhibited reactions of a child, she reached out to touch his face... The little girl’s gentle touch struck an inner chord...He wanted to communicate with her and thought...about how to begin." p.39

8DDD. "Ayla stared at the strange face looking at her...she had not seen a reflection of herself before... [She] studied her own face...backed stiffly away...& ran into the cave... 'Mother! I just looked in the pool. I'm so ugly!'... She burst into tears... 'Ayla! Stop it!' Iza commanded...'you were born to the Others, you look the way they look...Soon you will be a medicine woman, a medicine woman of my line. Even without a mate, you will not be a woman without status, without value.'"…

8Z. "Fear & Knowledge," by Detroit Tiger Lily. -- Ayla's ability to cry mystifies the Clan. The first time she's disciplined, she cries, Creb calls Iza concerned that something's wrong with her eyes, Iza figures out that her eyes watered with sadness, and Creb is astounded, as "People feared him, held him in awe, respected him, but no one had ever wanted him to like them so much their eyes watered." Iza treats Ayla's eyes thereafter every time she cries, which is less often as she ages…

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7S. Brun (r) [John Doolittle] & Broud (l) [Thomas G. Waites] in the movie -- "Brun...worried about his son's recklessness & impulsive temper...[regarding] Ayla. [Masculinity & leadership were measured by] the ability to maintain self-control, but Broud [could not]... Brun did not understand why Broud would pit himself against a mere woman...[nor did he] ever seriously question whether Broud would succeed him... When Broud used his [leadership] position to exact revenge on Ayla, it was too…

8ZZZ. "'I'm not dead, Broud,' [Ayla] gestured defiantly. 'I won't die. You can't make me die. You can make me go away, you can take my son from me, but you can't make me die!' Two emotions vied within Broud, fury & fear. He raised his fist in an overwhelming urge to strike her, then held it there, afraid to touch her... 'Hit me, Broud! Go ahead, acknowledge this spirit. Hit me & you'll know I'm not dead.' [Brun to Broud:] 'She's dead, and still she won... She was more man than you are.'"…