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pass. Casteel looks at Sevier.

CASTEEL

This situation makes me feel like the

old Chinese Proverb; a rat that snarls

at the cat invites destruction.

Severe answers while his eyes search the area.

SEVIER

I don’t like this pass it’s a dam death

trap, but it’s the only trail through

these hills to Gellespie.

Casteel nods and continues to watch the trees and bluffs that surround them. He yells to the men.

CASTEEL

Stay sharp.

EXT. BLUFFS ABOVE SOLDIERS

The Ridge glances around the bluffs high above the unaware soldiers. He gives a quiet gesture to hidden Cherokee warriors signaling an attack.

Warriors rise up. They rain down arrows, blowgun darts and gunfire on their enemies.

EXT. FOREST

Sevier’s troops are all caught by surprise. There is no place in the narrow foliage covered pass to turn or escape. Soldiers and horses fall wounded or dead.

EXT. BLUFFS ABOVE SOLDIERS

John Ross watches the attack intently. He is shocked by the sudden death of the soldiers.

The Ridge moves back to his warriors.

JOHN ROSS P.O.V.

John sees the able soldiers picking up wounded comrades and retreating for cover under a hail of gunfire and blowgun darts. As the killing field begins to clear John can see

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