Hobie Noble, an Englishman, was outlawed and fled to Scotland. A traitor tried persuade him to come to England. He failed, but learned where he was going, and sent word. Hobie dreamed that he was attacked and woke. He and his men tried to escape, but the men found and defeated them. Hobie was taken prisoner and carried off, to many comments that he had freed Jock o the Side. He refused to confess to any crimes, and said he would rather be a prisoner than a traitor.