Hey it's Magpie and Lizard! Keep Stu inside so they don't see him.
I sure hope my mom can help Stu get well and that no one finds out he is a deserter.
You'll need plenty of rest Stuart.
Elizabeth and Margaret were going into the woods to spy on Gordy, Doug and Toad.
Gordy, Doug and Toad stand outside of their hut talking. They see the girls approaching and they do their best to hide Stuart.
Elizabeth, Margaret, and Barbara take Stuart to Barbara's home so that her mother can nurse him back to health. Stuart is a deserter and has been hiding in the woods since the summer. It is winter now and the cold and lack of food have made him sick.