The Deerslayer - Chapter 31 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 31 Summary

The next morning, soldiers have secured the area. All of the Iroquois women have been killed. Most of the warriors have also been killed, and the remaining few have fled into the forest. Hetty has also been shot in the battle and is dying in the castle. Captain Warley of the garrison explains that the soldiers had been alerted to the presence of the Iroquois in the area and, on their way there, had met Harry, who showed them the specific location.

The group of friends gathers around Hetty, trying to offer her comfort as she dies. She gives her love to all of them and then slowly passes away.

Chapter 31 Analysis

The massacre of the Iroquois tribe is passed over without detail. There is little to no description of the violent struggle other than referring to the cleaning of the weapons afterward...

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