The Last of the Mohicans - Study Guide Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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The Hurons are shocked into silence at the death of the warrior. The cry of "La Longue Carabine" rises as Hawkeye leaps from the bushes. The two Mohicans add to the disorder and terror as they dive into the midst of the scene.

The battle is pitched, but short. One Huron throws an axe at Cora, grazing her shoulder and cutting her bonds. Rather than run, she flies to her sister, attempting to free her. The man grabs Cora and throws her back over his knee. He holds her hair and gloats. This is his mistake, as Uncas essentially "cannonballs" into the man's chest. The foiled scalper is soon dispatched.

The battle is over except for Chingachgook and Magua. They are evenly matched and they raise a great cloud of dust. The others run to help. Magua is stabbed and falls, but manages to get away. The...

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