Re: Mohican Trivia

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Posted by Marcia Meara on August 13, 1997 at 08:11:47:

In Reply to: Re: Mohican Trivia posted by Jo on August 12, 1997 at 20:59:06:

To Jo re Missing "Bedroll"... my curiousity's really driving me crazy. I guess I'll have to watch the film again (oh, darn...! Gee Whiz! What a chore! *VBG*) and see if I can spot the answer.

As for diving out of canoes, I can attest that it is possible to jump and/or fall out of a canoe, and GET BACK IN ONE without turning it over. I've done all 3! (I once fell into a very swampy section of Florida river, and my husband swears I rocketed straight up out of the water & back into the canoe without even touching the sides! :oD ) So I don't have a problem with Hollywood's version of Uncas diving out of the canoe during the chase. As for the switch in positions, that is also not only possible, but relatively easy. However, I always thought even though Uncas got into the canoe before Hawkeye did, that he was taking a position in the center of the canoe. (They are HUGE as canoes go, you know!) I'll have to pay closer attention to that, while I'm hunting for the disappearing "bedroll." (there must surely be a better term for those little Mohican ditty bags!)


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