Before he left yesterday, Kip offered to help us contact the authorities.
So, our chores, being all caught up, both Lyle and I ventured back into the western end via the second avenue entrance. This time the guards sent us on our way with an escort. All the way to Kip’s house.
There, Kip disclosed to us that he is one of the authorities that we have been seeking. I was speechless, though Lyle seemed to take it in stride, hardly reacting at all. He just took to posing all the questions he could think of.
For his part, Kip was the gracious host, and soon had explained most things to Lyle’s satisfaction.
And suddenly things became infinitely more complicated.