Two men break into Mattie's house during the night. They don't notice her, thinking no one is there until one man picks up and swings a sword at her, causing her to scream and reveal herself. The men tie her to a chair when they hear a noise from upstairs. Matties scream had woken her grandpa but she tells the men its just her cat.
Mattie's grandpa storms downstairs with a gun, yelling at the men to release his grand daughter. He ends up getting into a fight with one of the men who slams his head against the ground, causing him to pass out. Mattie chases the men away and comes back to hear her grandpas final words before he dies.
A man pushing a cart of corpses yells through the street to "bring out the dead". Mattie brings out her grandfathers body and helps the man push the cart to the burial square.
as Mattie arrived at the burial square, the men prepared to throw her grandfathers body into a grave. She yelled for them to stop and ordered that he be buried with a prayer.one of the men handed Mattie a copy of the psalms and they all prayed over her grandfathers body.
Mattie comes across a young girl named Nell sitting outside a doorway. Her mother has died of yellow fever so matte decides to bring her along to find someone to care for her.
Mattie sees two black women walking past a group of men who are jeering at them. She decides to follow them, thinking one might be Eliza. After a while of searching she calls Eliza's name from a courtyard. Eliza hears her through an open window and they finally find each other.