The Deerslayer - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 Summary

They successfully pick up Chingachgook. Deerslayer and Chingachgook talk privately, using the Delaware language. Chingachgook has seen the Iroquois encampment and the two captives. Judith proposes buying their freedom with what possessions the Hutters have to trade. Deerslayer is forced to admit that he killed a man, despite his resolution not to brag about the killing. As she gains respect for his honest character, Judith continues developing strong feelings for Deerslayer.

While everyone is looking for enemies along the shore, Hetty manages to steal a canoe and paddle away. They try to chase her but she gets away. She believes that she can reason with the Iroquois and convince them to release her father and Harry.

Chapter 9 Analysis

Deerslayer's reluctance to brag about his first kill is in contrast to Chingachgook, who wants to boast about it for the pride of the Delaware...

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