They were already notching an arrow into their bows. Hiawatha started running but it was too late. One of the men yelled, “fire” ! Four of the arrows missed but one of the arrows hit him right in the shin. His shin instantly turned glistening red. He drove his spear into a nearby pine tree. The tree wobbled, then fell on Atotarho’s men. Than he went to the lake and cleaned out his wound and went and bandaged his leg with grass. That was when he heard the sound of sloshing water. He was terrified, thinking that Atotarho sent more men after him by water, but it was just a man in a white stone canoe. When he got off, Hiawatha said, “who are you, are you allied with Atotarho?” The Peacemaker stammered, “no, I am not on Atotarho’s side”. Than the Peacemaker said, “ M-my n-n-name is th-the P-P-P-Peacemaker. I h-h-have c-c-come to b-bring a message o-of peace. J-join me. I k-know w-w-what happened t-to you. I-It h-happened t-to me too.
Hiawatha hesitated, then agreed to join the Peacemaker.