After nearly two days hard ride the Messenger reaches Bodston and quickly a Meeting is Held to decide on the measures that need to be taken.
Present at the Meeting are, Bartholomew Motesfont, Jeremiah Coleman, Charles Livesy ( Captain of the Artillery), Rose Tremain, Officer in charge of the Purple Roses, Mr Cheeseman, Dr Greyham Watt, Edward Binder and James Forrester.
Notification is immediately sent to all the local Militia to be ready at a moments notice.
Company B would remain at full strength in Boddington and Company D likewise in Boddingham.
Jeremiah Coleman and Mr Cheeseman would travel at first light the next day with half the Bodstonian Dragoons to Boddington, the rest of the dragoons would ride to Boddingham. They are also tasked to alerting and gathering any single homesteads along the way.
|Two dragoons loading Barrels of Gunpowder to take to Boddington|
Further, James Forrester would leave as soon a possible for Boddington, then he and Adahy would continue into the woodlands around the area of the incident and as far as possible, without endangering themselves, try to discover the reason for the sudden and, from the Bodstonian side, unprovoked attack.
Symphonie DelaCroix watches from the outskirts as James rides away towards Boddington. A sense of foreboding fills her heart.
Early the next day James and Adahy leave Boddington and after two days search, find the remains of the log cabin. As The day is now late they decide to rest and proceed on thier Task early the next day but.............
Was Symphonie´s foreboding justified? Why didn´t Adahy notice the natives before the trap was sprung? The reasons and Wherebys coming soon.....