Chapter 24 Summary

Heyward has worked his way toward Uncas while the leaders of the Hurans hold a council inside the Indian lodge. Uncas whispers to Heyward that Hawkeye and Chingachgook are safe and that Heyward should not worry about him. Then Uncas tells him to leave so no one will suspect they know one another.

Heyward uses this opportunity to leave the lodge and wander throughout the village, searching for Alice. He looks into each of the huts but does not find her.

Discouraged, Heyward returns to the lodge and sits down at the back of the room so as to go unnoticed. He is not seated for very long when a tall Indian walks into the lodge and sits down beside Heyward. Immediately, Heyward is filled with fear. The Indian is...

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