Mrs. Boot is a witch who takes her family to America in the early 1600s in search of adventure. On the journey across the Atlantic, Mrs. Boot and her family become friends with a Muggle man named James Steward. Once in America, the Boots encounter a Hidebehind in the woods. After her husband mistakes the unfamiliar creature for a Boggart, the Hidebehind kills Mrs. and Mr. Boot. Their two young sons, Chadwick and Webster, survive but are seriously injured.
Mr. and Mrs. Boot’s bodies are saved from being disemboweled by the Hidebehind when Isolt Sayre and William appear and fight off the creature. The bodies are not buried for some time, however (Pm).