The Last of the Mohicans - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

Hawkeye feels the sound is a warning for them to remain hidden. Cora wonders if it could be a war cry, or something to frighten them. The party moves out of the cavern in order to hear the sound. When the sound comes again, Heyward identifies it as the cry of a horse in terror or pain.

The men realize that wolves must be scaring the horses. Uncas takes a firebrand to scare off the wolves threatening the horses. The relieved party goes back to the cavern.

All except Hawkeye and the Indians sleep. The wakeful ones sit still and silent, watching in the night. At midnight, Hawkeye wakes the group, so they may continue the journey. Hawkeye goes to bring the canoe.

Suddenly the air is filling with yells and war cries. Gamut imprudently stands to see the source of the noise, only to be brought...

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