Talmidge Watts, what are you doing
spying on your uncle with your
The boys jump. They catch themselves and get quiet.
The nearby guard smiles to himself.
Quatie points to John.
You're white. I don’t know why you
were with The Ridge at the pass the
Other day, but you shouldn't be here.
John is offended. He looks up at Quatie.
I'm am not white. I am Cherokee.
besides this is my house.
Talmidge is nervous about the noise. He looks at John.
Sssh! Who cares? Let's go.
John and Talmidge leave. Quatie follows. John and Talmidge hurry to their waiting horses hoping to leave her behind.
Quatie yells after them.
I'm telling your mother, Talmidge
As they mount John speaks to Talmidge.
Who’s that sassy girl?
Talmidge mounts and answers.
That's Quatie, my cousin. She’s
the keeper of all things right.