The Story Line
Following Torres' escape from the mission, Monastario and his men ride to the escapee's home hoping to find him hiding there. Diego also decides to visit to tell the family that Torres is safely on his way to Monterey, only to be discover him hiding in the wine cellar. The fugitive had tried to see his family before leaving town, and now Diego must find a way to spirit Torres out from under Monastario's nose.
Several attempts fail, for the capitan is certain that his quarry will appear and refuses to be tricked into leaving. Also, there's Elena, Torres' pretty daughter, to occupy his time. In an effort to dissuade Monastario, Diego serenades Elena, which irritates the commandante. Diego then decides to take sterner measures by knocking Monastario unconscious and sneaking Torres out in the capitan's uniform. He adds insult to injury by tricking Garcia into providing an escort for the fake Monastario, and then helps Torres escape from his hapless escorts.
When Monastario recovers, he begins to suspect that Diego has had something to do with these events until he discovers him tied and gagged in the cellar.