The Last of the Mohicans - Study Guide Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

The girls are being sent to Fort Henry with the troops. They elect to be led by the Indian scout that brought the original request, along with an officer/escort named Heyward. The group breaks away from the troops to follow a secret path. The "unnamed man" shows up on his horse, declaring his intent to join the group.

The man claims to be a Psalmist, a singer of sacred songs, mostly from the biblical King David. He launches into song, only to be reprimanded by Duncan Heyward. Heyward is concerned that extra noise will draw unwanted attention.

The reader learns in the last paragraph that the party is being watched by a "human visage as fiercely wild as savage art and unbridled passions could make it." The savage follows the party.

Chapter 2 Analysis

The group feels they will be safer away from the detachment, though this...

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