Elijah and I wandered around the port today trying to converse with people. I noted a higher than usual distrust toward strangers.
In a couple of instances Elijah was able to penetrate their defenses and gain an understanding of their predicament.
After the time of the Glorious Appearing a great many people on this island disappeared. (We know what happened. They don’t.) Those left moved into the vacant properties and businesses, and are plagued by the notion that the rightful owners could return at any time.
We tried to explain the truth, but that made them all the more fearful.
All this was forgotten upon our return to ship at the sight of a warship tied up next to us.