Josh Clements is in a spot once again when he becomes foster father to a pair of orphans. Widow Mary Spoon has had her sights set on marrying Josh for quite a while and insists that he cannot raise the two children properly without a mother figure--namely her.
It's time for the annual footrace between the settlers and the Native Americans. Since Daniel has gotten a little long in the tooth when it comes to cross country running it's up to Cincinnatus to find another candidate. He finds one in fleet-footed slave Lucas Hunter but then learns that Lucas' brother will be running for the Native Americans.moreless
Daniel and Rebecca are at it again playing matchmaker this time to hot tempered carpenter Tom Lincoln and idealistic Nancy Hanks. It's a rough road because Tom wants nothing to do with Nancy but if the two don't get together then a great American leader will not be born.
Daniel and Gabe are joined by young Sam Weaver on their way homeward from a mission behind British lines. The only problem is that there's a bounty on their heads and someone appears to know the exact location of the route they're traveling back to Kentucky.
Hannah, a white woman captured by Indians in a raid 15 years before, is ransomed and returned to her husband in Boonesborough. The reunion is complicated by the fact that Hannah gave birth to a son during her captivity and he wants no part of the white man's world.
Daniel and Israel travel to Philadelphia to obtain much-needed supplies for the Kentucky settlers but the British have decreed that supplies can only be bought with currency. Daniel then gets old friend Benjamin Franklin to print up a batch of counterfeit notes but this method doesn't seem very ethical to young Israel.moreless
Daniel must disable a British cannon which threatens to sink a Patriot detachment coming up river. His only help comes from two assclowns, a British POW, and Gabe Cooper, an escaped slave who's now a Tuscarora chief.