Chapter 23 Summary

As Heyward and Gamut move closer to the Huron camp, they come across a group of naked children playing in the fields. Upon seeing the two strangers, the children let out a loud cry of warning to their elders.

Because of the recent complete victory of the Huron over Munro's troops, this tribe of Indians is not in a state of alertness. They expect no surprise attacks by the British as so many of the British soldiers have been killed. So although the adult Hurons hear the children's warning yells, they merely come to the door of the community lodge and watch Gamut and Heyward approach.

Inside the lodge, Heyward does his best to keep from showing any signs of distress, although he is tremendously fearful of...

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