The Last of the Mohicans - Study Guide Chapter 29 Summary & Analysis

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Cora and Alice stand with their arms around each other. Heyward and Hawkeye stand near. When the chief asks for La Carabine, the reply is "Give us arms...our deeds will speak for us." Eyes look to Heyward, and then Hawkeye speaks up. The chief asks Magua to point to Hawkeye. Heyward calls Magua a liar. Guns are given to both men.

Heyward shoots first at the target, a clay pot on a stump. He comes close. Hawkeye stands as if lost in thought. When asked if he could beat it, Hawkeye drops the weapon into his left hand as the rifle discharges and lets the rifle fall. The pot shatters. The crowd calls it luck and demands another trial. This time the target is a water pot hanging on a tree. Heyward again comes close. Hawkeye shoots and the bullet goes through the mouth of the...

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