The passage of columns of soldiers continued unabated throughout the night. And shows no sign of let up today.
At least they ignore us, passing onwards in the disinterested manner of soldiers under orders, orders that have nothing to say about us.
Our neighbor came to lunch and passed the afternoon with us. At his invitation we dined at his house, spending a pleasant evening with him. He told us about our future host, one of the wealthiest men among the exiles. He was successful in extracting all of it before being forced out.
Elijah then surprised him with the question- “Is he not the uncle of Mr. Kagi?”
Our host stammered in the affirmative and even I was impressed.