The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757

By James Fenimore Cooper; James Daugherty | Go to book overview

CHAPTER 9

"Be gay securely;
Dispel, my fair, with smiles, the tim'rous clouds,
That hang on thy clear brow."

Death of Agrippina.

THE sudden and almost magical change, from the stirring incidents of the combat to the stillness that now reigned around him, acted on the heated imagination of Heyward like some exciting dream. While all the images and events he had witnessed remained deeply impressed on his memory, he felt a difficulty in persuading himself of their truth. Still ignorant of the fate of those who had trusted to the aid of the swift current, he at first listened intently to any signal, or sounds of alarm, which might announce the good or evil fortune of their hazardous undertaking. His attention was, however, bestowed in vain; for, with the disappearance of Uncas, every sign of the adventurers had been lost, leaving him in total uncertainty of their fate.

In a moment of such painful doubt, Duncan did not hesitate

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  • Title Page 3
  • Introduction - How This Book Came to Be Written 5
  • Chapter I 11
  • Chapter 2 22
  • Chapter 3 33
  • Chapter 4 44
  • Chapter 5 54
  • Chapter 6 66
  • Chapter 7 79
  • Chapter 8 92
  • Chapter 9 103
  • Chapter 10 113
  • Chapter II 126
  • Chapter 12 141
  • Chapter 13 158
  • Chapter 14 170
  • Chapter 15 185
  • Chapter 16 197
  • Chapter 17 210
  • Chapter 18 226
  • Chapter 19 239
  • Chapter 20 253
  • Chapter 21 266
  • Chapter 22 278
  • Chapter 23 291
  • Chapter 24 306
  • Chapter 25 319
  • Chapter 26 333
  • Chapter 27 345
  • Chapter 28 356
  • Chapter 29 369
  • Chapter 30 384
  • Chapter 31 398
  • Chapter 32 408
  • Chapter 33 426
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