In Chapter 19, Daniel and a group of boys attempt to free Joel from a passing Roman caravan. Unfortunately, the boys are no match for the experienced Roman soldiers. At the beginning of the raid, Samson follows the group and rolls a massive boulder down into the valley, successfully breaking up the Roman forces. Daniel then attacks and overpowers a Roman soldier in order to reach Joel. While Daniel is freeing Joel, he is lifted from the ground and thrown against a rock. Daniel gets knocked out and wakes up to learn Samson saved his life. Daniel learns Samson threw him onto the rock and then freed Joel with his bare hands. Unfortunately, Samson is critically wounded by a spear and taken prisoner by the Romans. Kemuel then tells Daniel that Samson will not live to see the galleys.