Month sixteen. Life is idyllic for the little community. The farm is flourishing and everyone is preparing for the forthcoming marriage of Ben and Joanna. David, as head of the community is rehearsing the impending marriage ceremony between the young lovestruck Joanna and Ben. Unknown to the family, Parsons and Bonnie Mary arrive back on the island in their pirate ship, The Viper. Parsons is bent on destroying the family. As David conducts the marriage ceremony, Parsons lines him up in his musket sights and fires. The shot hits David's bible and saves his life. The family retreat to their prepared hill fort and delay the pirates with a variety of devices they have prepared. But the odds are against them. Mary persuades Parsons that they can starve the family out, rather than risk more casualties. Parsons vengefully sets fire to the tree house. During the lull, Joanna persuades David to finish the marriage, so that she and Ben can at least die as a married couple. David completes the ...