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Episode 24 | 1788 : Dan

Dan is on his second patrol to the Botany Bay area when he's asked to capture a local dog (a dingo) to take back to the colony's governor. The only trouble is, the dog in question belongs to Waruwi, the girl Dan befriended last time he was in the area.


  • First contact [Episode 24 | 1788 : Dan]

    2:15

    First contact [Episode 24 | 1788 : Dan]

    Dan is ordered to capture Waruwi's dingo for the governor. He tries to warn Waruwi that the marines plan to take her dog but is unable to communicate his intentions in time. Waruwi attacks the camp with stones, putting the marines on a state of alert.


  • Governor's orders [Episode 24 | 1788 : Dan]

    2:53

    Governor's orders [Episode 24 | 1788 : Dan]

    Dan tries to compensate Waruwi for the loss of her dingo by taking a number of items from around the camp and giving them to her. Dan drums out the marines as they march to the point.


  • Cat-o'-nine-tails [Episode 24 | 1788 : Dan]

    2:39

    Cat-o'-nine-tails [Episode 24 | 1788 : Dan]

    Dan prepares to endure a flogging after disobeying orders and leaving his post. However, his punishment is abandoned after Waruwi appears with a puppy for the governor.