One plus about this jungle – we do pass other travelers, and thankfully none of them are officers of the global government. They are either merchants or peasants traveling to or from the metropolis.
Elijah queries each one upon encounter about Hamashiach. But so far all have hurried on, expressing no curiosity by asking any questions in return.
One merchant even became belligerent, and would have struck Elijah except that he clearly saw that Elijah’s staff was bigger than his.
With a snarl he continued on towards the metropolis.
I am sure he fully intends to report the encounter to the authorities.
But we should be through this jungle and well on our way before anyone can get up a pursuit.