Chapter 2 Summary

As they begin their travels, Alice, the younger and more frightened of the two sisters, questions Major Heyward about Magua. The major assures Alice that Magua is considered a hero among his own people and, therefore, should be looked upon as trustworthy. The major adds that they should be grateful Magua is taking them to her father’s post by a route that should prove more agreeable. Despite his assurances, Alice tells Heyward that she does not like Magua. Her feelings become even more agitated when Heyward tells her that Magua’s past is shrouded in some mystery about which he has little detail. All Heyward knows is that Alice’s father, Colonel Munro, had an encounter with Magua that resulted in Magua’s being “rigidly...

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