The Last of the Mohicans - Study Guide Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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The reader is given a clear description of young Uncas. "The strangeness of his dress, the iron-like inflexibility of his frame, and the singular campaign of quick, vigilant sagacity, and of exquisite simplicity, that by turns usurped the possession of his muscular features....."

The group is secured in the cavern behind the waterfall. The deer killed earlier is carved and dressed with salt. The fire is kept low. Uncas serves as chef to the group.

Hawkeye asks the name of the singer. "David Gamut" is the reply. Hawkeye is curious about a man who has never handled a gun. Gamut declares that he is not an explorer, or even much of a hiker. "I follow no other than my own high vocation, which is instruction in sacred music!"

Hawkeye, now amused, agrees that a man should follow his gift. He suggests a song to relax the group...

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