The negotiations drag on

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The negotiations drag on, the Indians haggle for more than two chess pieces, and Deerslayer insists  that his first offer is a fair bargain. The discussions are close to failure, and Judith warns Deerslayer  that one of the Mingos is reaching for a rifle hidden in the bottom of the raft. Deerslayer, however, is  on his guard, and Rivenoak continues talking about an agreement. Deerslayer quickly takes  advantage of this critical moment: He proposes that, if the Indians bring the prisoners, they can keep  the ivory token already in their possession, with two more chess pieces added for the bargain and an  extra one for speed in returning the captives. The Indians, overjoyed by this generosity, leave hastily,  and return before sunset with Tom Hutter and Hurry Harry. Deerslayer, of course, keeps his promise about the bargain; but Hurry Harry is no sooner on board 
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Houston.

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