John peers out. He can hear the soldiers pass by the cave entrance. John sees the legs of the soldier's horses through the bushes as they move closer. He can also hear the men talking.
I saw him go over that way. Check
John watches nervously.
Baxter moves closer to John's location. His eyes search the area.
Sergeant Prince rides his horse into the area near Conroy and Baxter.
Let's go! We've wasted enough time.
moving out in five minutes.
Conroy and Baxter trail as the sergeant turns back toward the village.
John Ross cautiously watches them and then follows at a safe distance.
EXT. CHEROKEE VILLAGE
Captain Casteel yells orders as Sevier looks on.
Form up, move out.
John moves silently closer to hear. The soldiers are too busy forming the unit to notice and they move out of the camp.
Sevier speaks to Casteel with instruction.
We're going to hit the village
down river before that scout can
warn them. Then we’ll head back to
Gillespie's Station to resupply.
Casteel nods and they both move to the head of the moving