James Fenimore Cooper was a popular American writer in 19th century. He was best known for his historical romances. Before his writer career, he served in the U.S. Navy as a Midshipman, which greatly influenced many of his novels and other writings. The author described in the story the accident, which happened with Colonel Munro’s crew. They traveled with a column of reinforcements from Fort Edward to Fort William Henry, where Munro is commanding an army. But during the trip they met a fabled Indian – Chingachgook… What happened next? Read the story to know!