[Continued from Part 1]
To tighten his control on the Lanaran people, the evil General Kalispar continued to send out Death Squads to assassinate anyone he didn’t trust. In this way, many of the Queen’s faithful officers were eliminated.
One day Snake and some of his warriors spotted a squad of Kalispar’s soldiers dragging some prisoners along the River Road. Snake watched them from behind some leaves until it became clear that the soldiers intended to kill their captives. At that point Snake and his fighters attacked the unsuspecting guards and ran them off. It turned out that the prisoners were mostly ladies and their children. They were families of faithful Lanaran officers whom Kalispar had assassinated. When their wives had started asking too many questions and getting too public with their suspicions, Kalispar decided to get rid of them quietly.
Since the rescued prisoners could not return to the city, Snake decided to take them back to his camp and look after them. As Snake’s clan grew, it became increasingly more difficult to provide for all of them and still stay hidden from Kalispar’s patrols. Once when times were especially hard, one of Snake’s warriors named Boog decided to turn traitor and betray them to Kalispar in hopes of getting a reward.
When Kalispar’s soldiers attacked Snake’s camp, several of his warriors were killed, but Snake, Trout, and a few others managed to get all of the ladies and children safely away.
Snake eventually led them eastward away from the Green River. They crossed over the top of the bluff to another ridge of hills where, after praying to Captain Kid’s Maker, they found a cave with a stream flowing nearby. Here they made a new home for themselves. Over time, Snake and several of the warriors married the ladies in their clan and started families.
After discussing their situation at length, they all agreed that their best hope of survival was to put their trust in Captain Kid’s Maker and in His Son Jehesus, which they did. And, who knows? They just might still be there.
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