The Last of the Mohicans - Study Guide Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary

The men spend the night in the ruin of Fort Henry. Heyward hears something and asks Uncas to check. They warn Chingachgook. He pretends to relax, but is ready to duck when someone shoots at him. It is only one, and Uncas gives chase.

Uncas returns with the scalp, identifying it as Oneida, a supposed ally. The men engage in discussion of the future. They plan to journey and look for the girls.

The chapter ends with father and son playfully conversing with each other. Uncas rakes the coals to warm his father's feet, as he lies asleep. All the men rest with Hawkeye as watch.

Chapter 19 Analysis

Even in the ruins of Fort Henry, surrounded by the dead, the men are not safe. With the discovery of a supposed ally attacking, the men know they cannot trust anyone. The reader is allowed to see the tender...

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