Behind them is black water. Its surface is broken by the rising mass of Chingachgook, followed by Uncas and Hawkeye. Muzzle flashes from the cannon reveal the canoe and the forms of the girls further out. Chingachgook’s war club is held low. The Huron senses and turns and Hawkeye’s thrown tomahawk knocks him back. Hawkeye’s knife flashes in the night. Chingachgook drives the war club up, smashing a Canadien onto the debris. The second Canadien jabs bayonet at Uncas, slashing his side. Uncas jerks him forward by the musket, folds him over and tomahawks him.
(So that’s how Uncas got cut! Wonder what happened to that scene?!)"