* Kin Ring Sackett is in the woods hunting for a bear and hoping to see his brother Yance.
* While in the woods, he sees an old Indian who appears to be hurt.
* Leary that the Indian might be a decoy, he watches cautiously while the Indian comes near him fearing that those who hurt the Indian will hurt him too.
* Finally he decides he cannot watch a man die, so he goes out to him and sees that the Indian has been shot.
* The Indian mistakes Kin for Vance and tells him that Mrs. Penney sent him.
* Temperance is Vince's wife and her maiden name is Penney.
* The Indian tells Kin that Pequot Indians took Temperance's little sister Carrie and Carrie's friend Diana Macklin.
* Since none of the people in the village will go looking for the girls, Temperance has sent for Yance because he and...
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