Who are you?
Where are your mothers and fathers?
And what are you doing here?
What happened to you?
It was magic.
We almost died in that valley.
Where the devil witch lives.
Leah saved us.
Who is Leah?
The Queen of the Forest.
Look, here you are hundreds and hundreds of miles from your home.
This is French territory.
You should not be here.
And there are no adults.
We found you under very unusual circumstances.
You talk of witches...
Which I do not believe.
Now, I want you to start at the beginning
and tell me the truth.
We were living in Dalton's Ferry,
it's on the Allegheny River.
My father was away trapping the time that it started.
He was away a lot, my father.
I guess my mother got tired of waiting for him to come home.
So she moved in with Will Smythe and Leah,
and brought me with her.
And everyone in town knew that Will Smythe
was in that cabin with more than one woman.
The trouble started as soon as we moved in.
They're coming! I tell you they're coming!
Indeed? And who is it that'll be coming, Calvin?
Andrew... Rachel, the whole nasty bunch!
And What have we done? Not a damn thing!
I know, Eloise! But they're coming!
Well, it's none of their bloody business!
Fanny, Fanny, get up!
It's all right, Leah, it's all right.
Get dressed. Get dressed, Leah.
Oh no, not this not now
Help me, Calvin!
Help me! Grab her, Calvin!
Mama, what are they gonna do?
Please! Let her be!
Let her be? Like that?
I don't know what they'll do, Will!
Neither do I.
Clothe that woman. - You do it!
Give me that rope!
I knew it was coming.
Mama and the new preacher making longing eyes
and meeting in dark places.
It was a sin we'd all be paying for soon enough,
a thousand times over.
If only my father had been there, and stopped it all.
We brought you here to preach! - As a preacher and a school master
not as a sinning adulterer!
Seal the house and burn it!
They had a trial! They burned Will's house!
Jule. - They're going to hang him.
Margaret, you don't understand! - Stay out of it, Jule!
It's a mistake! Don't get mixed up in his troubles!
Jule! What about the others, Jule?
We have to live here!
What about Marion? Jule!
Papa, Mama always arguing about Mr. Will,
gave me big worries.
Move, get it over with.
What are you bringing us here for? We've done nothing!
Don't false mouth me, Eloise.You know what you've done.
And you, Will Smythe,are guilty of polygamy and adultery.
It's not true! He's not married to her! - He brought her here.
And my husband left me. - A lie and you know it.
Marion's in the woods trapping to keep a roof over your head.
And that one!
A child of the Lord?
God's special gift?
Speaker of the tongue of the Hebrews?
She's a woman of the devil,and you, you're his lusting brother!
Drop those guns!
Shot too soon, Andrew.
Anybody moves, I'll shoot him for certain!
Keep it on him, Sister.
They say he was blessed.
I never saw anyone so lucky as him.
His guardian angel was always there,
no matter what sort of rude business he got himself into.
No one even looked that surprised when the rope broke.
Like they knew it was impossible to defeat him.
They just stared at him,waiting to see what he would do.
My friends, I'd be lying if I said you weren't good people.
I knew that the moment I stepped off the ferry.
Everyone helping with Leah.
Rachel, you brought us all our meals that first week.
Dalton's Ferry is a good town.
I even thought it might be the promised land.
The sad truth is that all,
all you good people won't be coming with me.
With us, with us to a real promised land!
I wish you could all come with me, with us...
And I'm sorry, so sorry that we are forced to appropriate...
Uh, take your generous town's providings.
But the Lord giveth and He taketh away.
I'm sure you've heard it said before, because it's true.
The deity moves in mysterious ways.
And a man does as he is forced to do.
Come on, Fanny, hurry!
Mama and the others locked everybody in town in the smokehouse