"Indian camp" is story about a doctor, who brought with him his son, Nick, to show how he could help an Indian woman to bear a child. They went to the camp by boat. Doctor''s younger brother went there in another boat. The bouts were rowed by Indians, and the youngest of them rowed doctor''s brother, uncle George. After beaching they walked through woods. The young Indian led them all to the logging road with lantern. At dawn they arrived in the Indian camp. It was the camp of bark-pillers. The woman, who needed help, had been trying to have her baby for two days. She made noise crying. Almost all people of the camp were around the shunty, where she was lying, and all old women had been helping her without result. the doctor ordered to boil some instruments to make operation, and told his son about what was happening with the Indian woman. When his son asked doctor to give the woman anything to make her not to cry, the doctor said, that he did not have any anaesthetic, and that her crying is not important for him. The woman''s husband, who lied on the upper bank, rolled over against the wall, when the doctor was talking with his son. The operation was held after doctor thoroughly washed his hand with a cake of soap and instruments were boiled.
Three Indians and uncle George held her still. She suffered from pain made by the operation, and bit uncle George''s arm. He called herr bad names, and the young Indian laughed at him. Doctor''s son stood at the bed and held the basin to help his father. He did not look at the operation. With doctor''s operation the woman had a child, and after operation she was pale and weak. the doctor wanted to look at her husband, who was too silent by the end of the operation, and found him died from throat cut from ear to ear. His son saw that. They went back without uncle George, who was very upset and walked somewhere. the doctor rowed himself. He regretted of involving his son into these circumstances. The boy asked his father about women''s having trouble and people killing himself. Nick felt quite sure that he would never kill himself.