"The Lost Love Letter of Captain John Smith" is the 45th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple.

Moat Crossing

In this Moat, both players from each team cross the water simultaneously by laying their four boards upon two parallel bars, continually adjusting them as necessary to cross the entire pool.

1st Red Jaguars 0:51
2nd Orange Iguanas 0:58
3rd Green Monkeys 1:06
4th Blue Barracudas 1:10

Steps of Knowledge

In the mid 1600s, the Algonquian Indians captured the governor of Jamestown, Captain John Smith. He was carried struggling into a clearing, and thrown upon a great boulder before Chief Powhatan. Four men held him down, and the executioners lifted two great rocks to crush him. Suddenly, there was a shriek and sound of running feet. Pocahontas, the daughter of Powhatan threw herself over the head of the captive.

"Do not hurt him father, I love him!"

Powhatan spared the life of the Englishman, John Smith. All winter long, Pocahontas visited her boyfriend at Jamestown, bringing the colonists' food and warning them of danger. All of them were grateful except one: Prunella Pemberwick, who had a crush on John Smith herself. Legend has it that when Smith was suddenly called back to England, he left a love letter for Pocahontas, but Prunella threw the letter away and told Pocahontas that John Smith had died.

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Temple Games

Land Ho! (Boat)

The Jamestown settlers sailed all the way across the Atlantic to plant the English flag in the New World. Derrick and George fortunately did not have to go that far. When Kirk gave the signal, they had to push their boat off and row it down to the island on the other side. There, they had to then hop out of their boats, plant the English flag, and pull themselves back to the dock and climb onto it. If either player touched the floor, he would have been disqualified. The player to plant the flag and make it back to the dock or the team furthest along in 60 seconds won. Derrick made it back with 42 seconds of spare time, awarding him a half pendant of life.

Food for the Winter (Cubbyhole Web)

The first winter in the New World was a difficult one for the colonists. Their crops failed and they had little to eat. When Kirk gave the signal, Whitney and Tatiana had to scramble up to an opening in the wall, punch through the cover, grab the corn inside, climb back down, place it in their scale bowl. The heavier ears of corn were at the top while the lighter ears of corn were on the sides. The player with the most corn by weight in 60 seconds won. Tatiana had more food in her bowl, awarding her a half pendant of life.

Jamestown to Windsor (Slingshot Wall)

In the early 1600s, English settlers started four colonies in the New World: (1) Jamestown, Virginia (2) Plymouth, Massachusetts (3) Odiorne's Point, New Hampshire, and (4) Windsor, Connecticut. When Kirk gave the signal, Derrick and George had to climb the wall to the first location while their partners Whitney and Tatiana had to load a marker in their slingshots and shoot it at them. When either male player caught it, he had to place it on the colonies, climb to the next one, and wait for the next marker. The first team with one marker in each location or the team furthest along in 60 seconds won. Both teams failed to get to Windsor, so they tied with three marked colonies each, leading to a tie.


Olmec: "Did the Jamestown settlers come from France, England, or—?" Derrick correctly answered "England", sending him and Whitney to Olmec's temple.

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won Tiebreaker
Red Jaguars Won Lost Tied 1½ Pendants Won
Orange Iguanas Lost Won Tied 1½ Pendants Lost

Temple Run

This team really had some trouble in Medusa's Lair, however, the team players didn't seem that horrible - it was the tough placement of temple guards that got the team in the end. The half-pendant was revealed to be on an inactive actuator in the King's Storeroom at the end of the run, and Whitney's passing-up of the pendant cost them dearly. The Red Jaguars could have quite possibly gotten to the Lost Love Letter if they noticed the half-pendant.


Winning Team Red Jaguars
Contestants Derrick Kujak & Whitney
Result Triple Seizure (0:26 left)
Pendants of Life
Artifact Location The Dark Forest
Temple Guard Locations

The Throne Room

Medusa's Lair

The Shrine of the Silver Monkey

Half Pendant Location The King's Storeroom

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Legends of the Hidden Temple Lost Love Letter of Captain John Smith

Legends of the Hidden Temple Lost Love Letter of Captain John Smith


  • This is the longest Red Jaguar triple seizure with 26 seconds remaining. This was also the only Red Jaguar triple seizure with under an minute remaining.
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