The Last of the Mohicans - Study Guide Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Hawkeye and the Indians have left separately to get help. Heyward moves the still-groggy David into the back cavern. They cover the entrance with blankets, and pile brush in front as best they can. It is quiet for now.

David feels better and begins to sing quietly. It soothes the girls and relaxes Heyward. However, this peace is not to be. A wild yell is heard coming from the middle of the island. The dead bodies of the attackers have been discovered by the rest of the band. They explore more carefully, and find Hawkeye's abandoned rifle. It is recognized.

The band finds the outer cavern and explores. The blood on the leaves from David's wound is assumed to be Hawkeye's, and the Indians rejoice at the death of an enemy. The hidden group braces for discovery. Fortunately, the Indians assume that the pile of brush is...

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