The uneasy relationship between the villagers and the Sikhs gradually begins to settle; the Sikhs are able to forge tools the villagers need, and the villagers leave them alone. The calm is disrupted by the arrival of another party of strangers on horseback. They want both the villagers and the Sikhs to work for them, and to ensure the village’s cooperation, they take a child hostage. The Sikhs, with some help from Nicky, prepare to send a clear message that they won’t be victimized in the same way…and perhaps they can earn the village’s respect in the process.
written by Anna Home
based on the novels by Peter Dickinson
directed by John Prowse
music by Paddy Kingsland
Cast: Vicky Williams (Nicky), Arthur Hewlett (Mr. Tom), David King (Mr. Barnard), Edward Brayshaw (Chief Robber), Derek Ware (Second Robber), Rafiq Anwar (Chacha), Marc Zuber (Kewal), Sahab Qizilbash (Grandmother), Rugby Brar (Gopal), Rebecca Mascarenhas (Ajeet), Gopal Bhanot (Sikh Interpreter), James Ottoway (Maxie)
LogBook entry by Earl Green