Chapter 19 Summary

Hawkeye and his Mohawk friends, along with Heyward and Munro, have settled for the night at Fort William Henry. The mood among the men is somber considering the disasters of the massacre just a couple of days before. Munro in particular is very quiet and withdrawn. Not only has he been forced to surrender and then watch his troops be slaughtered, he also has lost his daughters.

Heyward and Hawkeye have moved outside the walls of the fort and are sitting in the shadows of the night eating bear meat when Heyward hears a sound near the woods. Although Heyward is agitated by this noise, Hawkeye pays little attention to it as he does not feel threatened.

Rather than discuss the possible sources of the sound,...

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