Daniel and Gabe become prisoners of the British after blowing up an important bridge. After escaping custody with another prisoner, they slowly work their way home through enemy territory. But they may be pawns in a larger plan.
Josh and Gabe are sent to Yorktown to intercept the arrival of Sir Peacham, an eccentric inventor, who is employed by the British but secretly sympathetic to the Americans. Josh and Gabe's mission is complicated by his daughter's intrigues.
Cincinnatus thinks he has found the fastest runner around and brings him to Boonesborough for a big race. His dream for success is complicated when another unknown runner enters the race and that the runners have a scheme of their own.
Just before he is due to be married, Mason encounters a man he believes is the same man who destroyed his family's home when he was a child. Daniel tries to show him revenge is not the answer, especially when based upon a boyhood memory.
Two goof-balls swipe another man's pelts and then trade them to a con man, who gives them a false land deed to all of the land of Boonesborough. Daniel's plan to set things right is complicated when a Marshall arrives to arrest him.
An Indian brave attends the school to learn about the white man's ways. The school kids want the teacher to teach them more about the Indians, but he will have nothing to do with "savages". The kids in return begin a protest movement.
While in New Orleans with Daniel, Josh 'inherits' two abandoned children from a poor widow. Unwilling to leave them to become orphans, he takes them with him back home only to find caring for two kids is a lot harder than he thought.
Two inept brothers stumble into the middle of an Indian religious ceremony. Desperate to save their lives, they promise to bring back a woman whose hair is like fire, a description that conveniently describes Rebecca Boone.