I'm thinking it's gonna take a long time to finish a fort big enough to hold all the buildings here. If my neighbors will help me, we could build something on a corner of our own land. That way we could be here to protect our landholding.
We have to be careful. Over near Rock Island, only three children survived in a family of ten. One of the little girls saw them tomahawk her mother with the baby in her arms. It pays to be careful.
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