Chapter 21 Summary

Hawkeye and his group reach the northern shores of Lake George, where they abandon their canoe and travel by foot. They are searching for Magua's trail. Since they are in the mountains, Hawkeye and his Mohawk friends know that there are only so many ways for people to travel in this region. They must find valleys or other passage ways, possibly along streams and rivers, rather than climb up and down the steep slopes of the mountains. So far, they have found no recognizable footprints.

After walking for a long time, Hawkeye is embarrassed to admit that he might have missed signs that would have signaled which of the valleys Magua might have taken. Although Hawkeye knows that Uncas is a better path finder than he is,...

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