Chapter 6 Summary

As the French and Indian War rages around them, Hawkeye, along with his Native American friends, Uncas and Chingachgook, attempt to lead Major Heyward and his two charges, Alice and Cora Munro, along with David Gamut through the woods and to safety at Fort William Henry, where the Munro sisters' father is waiting for them.

After having traveled down a treacherous section of the Hudson River, the young women and the two white men (Heyward and Gamut) think themselves abandoned when Hawkeye and his Indian friends disappear. It is not until Uncas raises a dark blanket from the mouth of a cave in the near distance that they realize that the two Indians and the scout, Hawkeye, have prepared a safe shelter for them.

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