The Irish soldiers are uncomfortable with the news they now share with each other.

The day after that, they are playing cards when Donovan comes back and speaks with Bonaparte outside. He tells him that he has come to execute Hawkins and Belcher because the British have shot several Irish prisoners of war. Donovan warns them not to alarm the British but to tell them they are being transferred. Noble cannot stomach the thought and wants nothing to do with it, so Donovan sends him ahead to dig the graves.

The Englishmen don't really want to leave their friends, but are persuaded by Donovan and Bonaparte to go with them. As they are walking into a bog, Donovan tells the British what is about to happen. They are unbelieving that this could happen and argue, but to no avail. Bonaparte says that he is having a hard time with this...
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