Posted by Marcia on August 18, 1998 at 13:40:21:
In Reply to: Re: Robert Rogers posted by Gayle on August 18, 1998 at 11:52:39:
: At the beginning of "The Deerslayer", Natty has gained a wide reputation with his rifle, but has never yet been called on to raise a rifle in anger against his own kind. He knows that with the situation of hostile Indians and frontier warfare, sooner or later he will be put in the position of making that decision, and he devotes a fair amount of time to trying to sort out in his mind how he will deal with it. Harry March, a rough and ready frontier type with a pretty crude outlook on everything, tells Natty that he will not long remain his friend if he can't prove his skill on something more dangerous than a four-footed creature. Sad it is, but apparently the measure of a man in those days.
*sigh* Okay, you win, Gayle...I'm getting more interested every day...guess I'm gonna have to try AGAIN to read Cooper's tales. Folks, wish me luck, here...I've failed miserably at being able to get into them in the past, but Gayle assures me that I've been reading them in the wrong order. We'll see if fixing that will work...more later on the Mighty Mohican Mama Marcia's Great Attempt to Read JFC. (JFC?? Sounds like a fast-food chicken franchise...something I'd have less trouble understanding than Cooper, I'm sure!!)
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