The Purser took us into their commodious tent where we shared a meal, then turned in for the night.
First thing in the morning he and Elijah went off to a meeting with the many leaders of the settlement, while I stayed with Mary and the children. I caught them up on our adventures and they filled me in on theirs.
Only a couple of days after our parting they had met and joined a large party from the north. This group rejoiced greatly over the message her husband shared with them, and made him their leader upon learning its source was Elijah.
Retha proudly informed me that her brother is famous among them for his prowess with the sling.