The Deerslayer - Chapter 29 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 29 Summary

The first phase of torture involves young braves throwing tomahawks at Deerslayer's head. The idea is to throw them as close to his head without actually touching him. Deerslayer does not flinch at the weapons. Rivenoak is impressed by this and asks the tribe if they would like to end the torture out of respect for Deerslayer's bravery. They refuse because the torture is very entertaining.

The second phase of torture is similar to the first except in this one the braves use rifles instead of tomahawks. Hetty intervenes, trying to stop the torture. She is listened to politely but no one follows her commands. The shooting resumes. Again Deerslayer does not move a muscle. Rivenoak proposes that they loosen the bonds so that Deerslayer's body will betray more weakness. This is done. The torture is interrupted by the arrival of a young...

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