Waquini is the medicine-man of the Wakasas, and also the cousin of Gufo Triste. Now he is on the point of death, and what is worse, he has lost all of his shamanic powers and therefore the respect of his people. The talisman that sustained Waquinis magic has been lost, stolen by the Red Coats . To restore the poor witch-doctors honor and at the same time to give an unforgettable lesson to the hated English: this is the task that awaits Mark, Mister Bluff and Gufo Triste Duquesne, an veritable symbol for the settlers of French origin, rots in the prison of King George III while awaiting execution on the gallows. Mark and his trusted companions are given the job of freeing him, but they must be very careful since everyone is engulfed by the sinister lengthening shadows of the gallows!