El Patron has died; it is now Tam Lin and Daft Donald job to dispose of Matt, via Mr. Alacran's orders. They tie Matt down to the horse so that they can get rid of him. Matt is scared because Tam Lin had never acted this way, nor has Matt ever road a regular horse.
As they travel along the poppy and opium field, going to oasis, Matt is growing angrier and angrier. He feels Tam Lin has betrayed him. Matt feels he is worth living and thinks of a plan to save himself.
When they finally arrive at the oasis, Tam Lin takes Matt of the horse. But, before he has a chance to tie it down, Matt kicked Tam Lin in the gut. Tam Lin falls on the ground with Matt screaming at him.
Tam Lin yells,¨ Calm down, Ladie.¨ Tam Lin finally calms Matt down and explains what´s going on. They climb up the cliff to the oasis.
Tam Lin says that Celia is faking being an eejit and that he had to act mean to protect him. Matt asks,¨ Will I ever see you again?¨ Tam Lin says," No.¨
Tam Lin explains that he had to make to the Altzan border by sunrise and tells him about Esperanza. Tam Lin leaves, and Matt is sad. He unpacks the chest Tam Lin leaves for him, he pulls out the maps, sleeping bag, and falls asleep reading the maps.