Chapter 32 Summary

Uncas and Hawkeye have gone separate ways, each with a band of warriors who follow them as they prepare to fight the Huron. The narrator informs the reader that the woods are as silent as they might have been before man appeared on earth. However, Hawkeye, who is very knowledgeable in the ways of the Indians, knows that silence does not necessarily equate to an absence of men. So he moves forward cautiously.

As Hawkeye and his men progress, he senses that something is disturbing his warriors. When he turns, he notices David Gamut, who has been following them. Hawkeye, who is well aware that Gamut is not a fighting man, being untrained in warfare and without a weapon, talks to Gamut, informing him that they are about to...

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