Quatie is sad. She shivers while patting Talmidge on the shoulder and walks on.
EXT. MOUNTAIN TOP CLEARING - NIGHT
The rain continues to pour down. Wagons have circled near the timberline. Around the area canvases are tied to trees making lean-tos for shelter. More canvases are tied to the wagons to cover the center of the circled wagons.
Near the wagons are hundreds of make shift tents made from blankets hung over tree limbs, with leaves stacked on to repel the water. People huddle under the covers trying to stay dry and warm.
John Ross walks across the muddy grounds toward the wagons. He turns as he thinks he feels Quatie's presents.
Quatie walks up the mountain trail with twenty stragglers following. She speaks to them.
You can make it! Go, get cover.
I'll be along to help you.
John moves through the mud and rain to help her. He passes six men digging graves in miserable conditions with bodies staked around them.
John stops in front of Quatie, the people walk past.
Quatie turns toward John, looking into his eyes.
Her eyes have dark blue circles under them. Her lips are blue and her face is gray. Quatie's lips quiver from the cold.
John sees she is very sick.
My God Quatie.
(John embraces her)
I'll get you some place warm.
EXT. CAMP AREA