In the commandant’s office Captain Hardy listened to the reports of Lieutenant Kelly and Sergeant Dinsmore. For a few minutes he says nothing, then he begins. “Gentlemen, it appears to the three of us that this Peters family has been murdering settlers and trying to blame it on the Indians. Why I can’t say for sure yet, however if they were still alive today, I would send you go back with a troop and arrest them. Folks of their persuasion we don’t need here on the prairie. I tend to believe this is all over with and the Indians were only acting to protect the Reynolds family and their ranch hands. Therefore I am considering this a closed matter. You may return to your regular duties here at the fort.”
Both the Lieutenant and the Sergeant salute the captain and exit his office.