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Tom Hutter correctly analyzes the favorable situation of the ark

Tom Hutter correctly analyzes the favorable situation of the ark

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Tom Hutter correctly analyzes the favorable situation of the ark: The Mingos cannot attack without  boats, and he knows the location of the three canoes, hidden along the shore. Also, the Indians,  even if they obtain boats, would be observed as they approached the ark. However, Hurry Harry and  Floating Tom make plans to raid the Indian encampment. Their motive is greed because they  cunningly believe that women and children will provide easy scalps which they can sell to the  authorities for the bounties. Deerslayer and Hutter's two daughters argue on moral grounds against  any such raiding party, but their pleas are to no avail. Although Natty refuses to take part in the  expedition, he offers to remain on the ark to defend the girls. Hetty learns to her dismay that her  father has promised Judith as Hurry's wife in return for the help he can give in this raid. Tom is 
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