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The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper, 1826
Chapter 7
This novel takes place during the French and Indian Wars of early America. Major Duncan Heywood is escorting Cora and Alice Munro to see their father, Colonel Munro, when they are aided in their travels by Hawkeye, a brave scout in the wilderness, and his two Native American friends who are of the Mohican tribe.

Cooper, James Fenimore. The Last of the Mohicans. Project Gutenberg. 5 Feb. 2006. Web. 14 Dec. 2016.

It can most reasonably be inferred from the passage that when Cora states in lines 16 and 17 that “If all our reasons for fear, my friend, are confined to such as proceed from supernatural causes, we have but little occasion to be alarmed,” she is most nearly indicating that


Cora is superstitious and sees the supernatural as something to be highly feared.


not only does Cora have a quick mind, but she also does not easily get frightened.


Cora knows the real source of the hideous and is trying to keep everyone else from knowing the truth.


her sister Alice might get frightened and become difficult to handle as they search for the sound.

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