Chapter 8 Summary

There is a lull in the battle. Hawkeye warns everyone to be cautious with their shots as their ammunition is running low. Again Heyward believes the Iroquois have left, but Hawkeye is sure that their enemies are only waiting for an advantage. Hawkeye tells everyone to keep their voices quiet or, better, remain silent.

As they hide behind rocks, suddenly bullets whiz by. Although the bullets come close, no one is wounded. This situation changes abruptly when one shot feels as if it were aimed from the skies. The men look up but do not see anyone until Heyward notices movement in a large tree leaning over the river. High on one of the large branches is a young Iroquois man. He aims his gun and shoots again, laughing when...

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