Poor old Ulrich finds himself trapped beneath a tree, alongside his old enemy Georg. Their families have been involved in a long and bitter dispute over this particular plot of land for centuries, and so there's something rather ironic about the fact that they're now forced to be stuck together by a piece of the land that each man claims as part of his patrimony.
Ulrich may not be able to move, but he can still think. And as the men may not be rescued for quite a long while, he has a lot of time to think. Slowly but surely, an idea starts forming in his brain, accompanied by a feeling that the old hatred between himself and Georg's family is dying down.
Something remarkable has happened to Ulrich. He's finally realized that the seemingly interminable feud between the Znaeyms and the von Gradwitzes needs to be brought to an end once and for all. As Ulrich tells Georg, they've been fools for keeping up this endless boundary dispute for so long. It's now time to end this petty quarrel, and to that end, Ulrich offers the hand of friendship to Georg. Georg reciprocates, and their families' feud comes to an end.
Unfortunately, the imminent arrival of a pack of starving, ravenous wolves ensures that the newfound friendship between the two men doesn't last for very long.