The Last of the Mohicans - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16 Summary

Heyward enters the general's office unannounced to find a family tableau. Alice sits on her father's knee while Cora looks on fondly. Heyward watches for a moment, and then Alice catches his reflection. They greet Heyward and retire to their rooms.

General Munro does not yet wish to talk of the French general's message. Instead, he draws Heyward to admitting his desire to become a son-in-law. The general happily assumes it is Cora. He reacts strangely when Heyward declares his wish for Alice. Munro tells Heyward of his young love for a girl named Alice Graham. Her father would not accept Munro. The young man went off to service.

He served in the West Indies where he met Cora's mother. Cora's mother was the product of white/black union. Munro checks to see if her mixed blood is the reason Heyward does not prefer her. Heyward counters...

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