I was all for starting off immediately now we know the route we are to take. But Elijah settled me down and explained we still had some waiting to do. He needs to settle the “when” question to his satisfaction. He can’t help but feel that we have something yet to accomplish here. Together.
He did allow one concession. We changed inns – from the one along the river to another near our future path.
Our new abode has a quiet and peaceful courtyard. Perfect for contemplation. Elijah claimed it for his use. I took up my station outside to watch the comings and goings.
Thoughts came and went too.
About the Purser and his family. And the Captain and Tomas.