Red Cheif rides on Bills back and abuses him, and Bill gets to his last string and tels him to go away.
That's the way for you to go back home
Bill and Sam both work together and write the letter to Ebenezer Dorset and asking for the ransom.
Ebenezer Dorset, Esq.: We have your boy concealed in a place far from Summit. It is useless for you or the most skillful detectives to attempt to find him. Absolutely, the only terms on which you can have him restored to you are these: We demand fifteen hundred dollars in large bills for his return; the money to be left at midnight tonight at the same spot and in the same box as your reply - as hereinafter described. If you agree to these terms, send your answer in writing by a solitary messenger to-night at half-past eight o'clock. After crossing Owl Creek, on the road to Poplar Cove, there are three large trees about a hundred yards apart, close to the fence of the wheat field on the right-hand side. At the bottom of the fence-post, opposite the third tree, will be found a small pasteboard box.
Red Cheif goes and puts down a hot potato down Bills back. But he still stands it just for the ransom.