Chapter 27 Summary

Stepping back in time to see the escape of Uncas through the Huron Indians' eyes, the narrator informs the reader of how the Indians who had been guarding the hut in which Uncas was being held captive eventually overcome their fear.

They had been scared by the conjuror (Hawkeye in disguise), who had warned them that he was ridding Uncas of his courage. The guards had moved away from the hut so the spell would not rid them of their courage too.

Having waited a sufficient time, the guards finally walk slowly over to the hut and glance into one of the openings, allowing them to peer into the dark interior.

It takes several minutes for their eyes to become accustomed to the darkness, and it is not...

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