The action in this issue takes place a few years after issue 1. Mrs. Hopkins sends Rose to check on James. Arriving at James’s room, Rose walks in on another argument between John and his father. John had been explaining to James that he must learn how to manage the household. Rose is sent away and inadvertently walks in on Mrs. Hopkins as she is helping Elizabeth Howlett dress. Rose notices large claw-like scars on Elizabeth’s bare back and is immediately thrown out of the room by Mrs. Hopkins. Shocked by what she has seen, Rose rushed out of the house only to be confronted by Dog who attempts to molest her. James intercedes by screaming that he is going to tell his father. Distracted, Dog is slapped by Rose, who is able to get away. John Howlett confronts Thomas Logan about his son’s behavior.
Later, while visiting his older brother’s grave, James is attacked by Dog for getting him into trouble. James’s dog Callie bites Dog on the heal, who then grabs the dog, pulls out a knife, and kills it. This action leads to John firing Thomas and kicking Him and Dog off of his property.
Later that evening, Thomas and Dog return to the house. They kill Mr. Kenneth and force Rose to let them into the house. They go upstairs to Elizabeth’s room where they are confronted by John. John is beaten and executed just as James enters the room. James enraged, attacks Thomas and kills him. James screams with bone-like claws dripping with blood protruding from the back of his hands.