The fielders, with the exception of William Bellamy who is too ill from the abuse his body has taken, follow Ash to the field where they learn to cut cane. Ash has made a friend of the boy, evidently, and the have a hushed and hurried conversation in French, a language which none of our band understands.
Ash asks about their stories during the course of the day, while trying to be sure that those who need rerst get it, and no one gets into trouble.
When Connor asks about promotions, Ash and the child both have questions. Connor also climbs a tree and falls out of it. Later Ian tells him his back may take a month to heal.
At the end of the day the boy shows Connor and Raith how to prepare some of their food.
Seth fixes some of his own errors so he will not get into trouble ands finds evidence that all is not quite on the up and up with the plantations finances and gets Baynes to take his letter to be sent. Baynes informs him that the plantation is owned by Colonel Ferris. At the end of the day Ash teaches him how to prepare some of the food available to them.
Nathanial finds that some of his tools are missing and the housemaid that brings him his meals helps him look for them, warning him to tell no one. HE also makes little progress due to a mistake in his work.At the end of the day Ash teaches him how to prepare some of the food available to them.