During the night the people of the village confiscated all of the weapons of the white explorers, and buried them in the earth, under a shed. It would be impossible for the whites to find them once they woke up. The people also found all of the science, and navigational equipment on the ship, and destroyed each piece. Sound travels far at night, so they needed to be quiet. Then they lowered the equipment, slowly into the sea.
When the work was done the people gathered quietly, holding torches, in front of the Captain’s cabin. The Inuit young women that had been held there, snuck out one by one. The Inuit stood as one voice (more than a hundred), men women, and children, waiting for the sun to rise, waiting to confront the whites.
When the time came, one of the explorers stepped outside to relieve himself, and got the shock of his life. He called out, “Captain! We have a problem!” There was a lot of movement, and rustling within the cabin, and one of the men yelled, “They stole our guns!”
Once the explorers were outside, the Inuit were silent. You could cut the tension with a knife. Someone from the Inuit crowd yelled, “You should leave now!” But the Captain just laughed at the comment, and that is when the Inuit men could stand it no longer. They rushed the white men, grabbed them and began punching, kicking, swinging clubs, spitting, and even biting them. It was a horrible scene. The Captain was especially targeted, with at least a dozen men trying to kill him.
All of the whites would have been killed, if had not been for Refuses to Hate interceding, she yelled, “Stop!, No Stop!”, but she could not be heard over all the noise. Finally she inhaled, and yelled at the top of her lungs, “IF YOU KILL THEM, THEN WE BECOME WORSE THEN THEY ARE!”
The Inuit froze. Punches stopped in midair. Clubs paused, and then the men backed up. There would be no more violence in this village. The Captain had to be carried away, but the whites did leave on their ship, never to be seen again.
In fact, they were never seen by anyone again. Rumor has it there was a terrible storm at sea, just 3 days later, and all of them perished. They had been punished, just as the prophecy had said.
I hope you have enjoyed this series!
I am writing an epilogue about Refuses to Hate, and her descendants, and will post it tomorrow!
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