Chapter 31 Summary

Uncas has told Magua that he will give the Huron a a brief truce before coming after him. Uncas warned Magua that when the sun was over the top of the trees, he would seek his revenge for Magua having taken Cora against her wishes. Uncas is determined to save Cora.

While he waits, Uncas meditates on the mission before him. Some of the Delaware warriors gather around him, sensing the impending battle as well as Uncas' growing anger. After sitting quietly with Uncas for a while, the Delaware warriors, in an attempt to brew their own anger before the fight to which they have now committed themselves, strip bark off a nearby tree, paint the trunk of the tree in war colors, and then assault the tree with their hatchets and...

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