As part of the peace talks with the Apache the army has set up a demonstration of the talking wires. During the demonstration the wires are cut by renagade Indians led by a half breed Apache named Delgado to undermine the telegraph. Hondo was ambushed and chased by the renagades. During the chase Hondo was shot but he was released because he wore the eagle claw given to him by Vitorio. As he rides to help he stubbles upon a cabin that is Inhabited by a doctor on the run. Once healthy Hondo promises the doctor to keep his secret and returned to the fort. On a mission to catch Delgado, the Captain is shot and Hondo has to decide whether to keep his word to the doctor or save the Captain's life and risk having the doctor's secret discovered or let the Captain die. The remainder of the group takes the Captain to the doctor where several interesting twist take place.