John Ross continues to observe for a moment then turns and runs quickly through the woods.
EXT. DEEP FOREST
John is running hard through the forest. He dodges branches and trees. Suddenly from no where a Cherokee horseman rides in front of him.
He sees it is his friend, The Ridge. John swings up behind him. They ride fast out of sight.
EXT. FOREST - MORNING
Sevier, Casteel, Prince and two more captains ride in front of their troops. They move through a narrow wooded pass that lies between two stone bluffs.
EXT. BLUFFS ABOVE SOLDIERS
John Ross watches the soldiers from the hillside above. A dark hand covers his mouth. His eyes get big. He relaxes when he sees The Ridge smiling at him. The Ridge lets him go. They sit and quietly wait.
John looks over and sees QUATIE, a very pretty late teens full blood Cherokee girl.
Quatie is passing out ammunition to the warriors as they
walk past her station behind the front line of the Cherokee fighting force.
Her cousin, TALMIDGE WATTS, also a late teen full blood steps between them and then sits with Quatie helping her with the ammunition.
John catches Quatie’s eye.
Quatie smiles and turns back to her business.
Talmidge looks at him with a cool attitude.
Sevier and his troops continue moving through the narrow