Elijah was holding out for my inspection an item that he brought with him from his hideout when the leader of the guards interrupted us.
The poor man was beside himself as half of his command was laid up with fevers. As they were the ones that had accompanied us yesterday he wanted to know how we were faring. After we assured him that we were hale and hearty, he begged us to help the sick.
We went immediately.
When we reached them, those attending them were down ill also. Elijah sent me to fetch water while he tended to their needs.
Upon my return all were back on their feet and thirsty. And none any longer bore the mark.