Tomas and I left camp before sunup to get a bearing on the army. We didn’t have to go far before catching sight of them spread across the horizon. Already there was movement and the clatter of preparations.
We reported our findings to Elijah and the Captain. I floated the estimate of a million men making up their force. Tomas thought their number to be less, but concedes they will pick up more on their way and will then probably surpass a million.
When we set out, Elijah held us to a path that paralleled their line of march on the right. There is much more cover to that side.
Elijah believes within three days we can pass them by.