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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.

The speech by Hawkeye in lines 21 through 31, primarily shows that Hawkeye feels


he has strong reason to believe they can use the sound as a way to prepare themselves.


he has vast experience in distinguishing among the sounds of forest and battle.


the sound is not one of danger since he has heard nothing like it before.


Duncan Heywood should be helping them search for what is making the sound.

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