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Children's Television: The Cabin in the Clearing: 3: Ordeal by Fire

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A television play in five episodes.
Adapted by Felix Felton and Susan Ashman from the novel by E.S. Ellis.

Besieged in their log cabin by Shawnee Indians, Silas Sutherland, his wife Polly, and his daughter Alice, are cut off from all help. Their servant Scipio is held prisoner in the forest outside, though lurking nearby are Mul-keep-mo, a friendly Miami Indian, and young Brayton Ripley, a white scout. But the Indians have kindled a fire under the wall of the cabin...
(to 17.30)


E.S. Ellis
Adapted by:
Felix Felton
Adapted by:
Susan Ashman
Rex Tucker
Richard Henry
Silas Sutherland:
Shaun Sutton
Polly, his wife:
Peggy Mount
Alice, his daughter:
Ann Hanslip
Charles Swain
Brayton Ripley:
Derek Aylward
Ewen Solon
Carl Duering
The Owl:
Shaw Taylor
Shawnee Indian:
Saul David
Shawnee Indian:
John Hoskin

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