The Story Line
Monastario has a new plan to capture Torres. He claims a captured Indian was part of a plot to raid the mission, telling the prisoner that he will kill him and his family if he tells the truth. The fake confession gives Monastario the excuse to use his soldiers to occupy the church for its "protection". Hoping to drive Torres out of his hiding place, Monastario sends his men to surround the mission with orders not to let any food or water into the church.
Zorro tries to foil the plan by sneaking food to the prisoner but instead he narrowly escapes being caught himself. He then decides to use psychology on the soldiers by telling Garcia a tale about the ghost of a mad monk that haunts the mission. That night, Zorro and Bernardo scare away the soldiers by impersonating the "ghost". Monastario is left alone when his men flee, seemingly under attack by Indians just as he had predicted in the faked confession.