The Last of the Mohicans - Study Guide Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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The chapter starts with a lone man making his way to the outskirts of the French camp. The reader learns that it is General Montcalm. He leans against a tree, observing the English fort. He spies a man across the water, and understands that it is his counterpart. Munro has come out alone to contemplate the dreaded morning.

Montcalm sees an Indian arrive in a boat and take aim at the unprotected Scotsman. Montcalm grabs the rifle and spoils the aim. He commences to argue with none other than Le Renard, the traitor. Renard is contemptuous of the treaty. He complains that no scalps have been taken. Renard wants revenge, and does not accept the English as friends. Montcalm reasons with him, but the Indian stalks off to the tents.

In the morning, the English make ready to leave. The men line up with the muskets. The...

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