Latour and Jacinto set out toward Vaillant but encounter a blizzard. They seek refuge in a cave that Jacinto confides has been used for Indian ceremonies. Jacinto beseeches Latour to never mention the cave to anyone@ — a request that Latour honors. The two weather the storm in the cave and find Vaillant the following day. Kit Carson is already there, and they take Vaillant back to Santa Fe. Carson tells Latour about a white trader named Zeb Orchard. Orchard is a recluse, but Latour arranges a stay with him to learn more about Indian customs and ceremonies. Orchard belittles Indian customs, but Latour confesses that the Indians' veneration of customs and traditions is similar to the Catholic faith. Latour and Jacinto travel to meet Padre Antonio Jose Martinez, the elderly priest of Taos. Informed
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