The Deerslayer - Chapter 22 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 22 Summary

Hetty and Judith sit together, alone, in a canoe to discuss their lives now that Hutter has died. Judith suggests that they move to the settlement for protection. She hopes that papers in the old chest will reveal the names and locations of family members that might help them. She also mentions her hopes in marrying Deerslayer. Hetty wants to stay at the castle and believes that they would be left in peace there.

In the distance, they see Deerslayer paddling toward them in a canoe. He explains that the Iroquois have granted him a furlough of twenty-four hours on the promise that he will return and face punishment from them. Judith urges him to flee while he has the chance, but Deerslayer insists on showing his honorable nature by being true to his promise.

Chapter 22 Analysis

The discussion between Judith and Hetty...

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