Commander of Fort William Henry, near Lake George, the English Colonel Munro is the father of Alice and Cora, and the head of a doomed attempt to resist the siege led by Montcalm, commander of the French forces in the French and Indian War. Munro is later reunited with his daughter Alice, and gives Heyward his blessing for their impending marriage. But Munro also mourns his daughter Cora, of whom he was particularly fond.
Colonel Munro Quotes in The Last of the Mohicans
The The Last of the Mohicans quotes below are all either spoken by Colonel Munro or refer to Colonel Munro. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Bantam Classics edition of The Last of the Mohicans published in 1982.).
Chapter 14 Quotes
Hold! ‘Tis she! God has restored me to my children! Throw open the sally-port; to the field; . . . pull not a trigger, lest ye kill my lambs!
Chapter 16 Quotes
Colonel Munro Character Timeline in The Last of the Mohicans
The timeline below shows where the character Colonel Munro appears in The Last of the Mohicans. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...embroiled in a “strange accident” involving Alice and Cora’s father (who is revealed to be Munro, the officer in charge of Fort William Henry)—but Heyward tries to soothe Alice’s worries, saying... (full context)
...implies that, if Magua turns his sympathies back toward the English—if he double-crosses the Mingos—then Munro would guarantee Magua a large reward upon the safe return of the Munro daughters to... (full context)
...himself and gain entry to the fort on account of the band containing two of Munro's daughters—a kind of “gentleman’s agreement” between commanders. But Hawkeye replies that the band would never... (full context)
...however, Heyward and Hawkeye hear shots fired from behind enemy lines, and recognize Chingachgook and Munro, who have been hiding in the woods away from danger—the two are making a rearward... (full context)
...subdued fashion, the nearly complete destruction of the Huron village. In the Delaware funeral ceremony, Munro sits with Cora’s body in one ring, and Chingachgook with Uncas’s in another. Tamenund, patriarch... (full context)