I still heard barking in the distance on the way and kept my attention directed to it. It appeared to gain on us, then passed off to our right. And was silent.
When I saw mounting clouds to the west, blocking out the stars, I guessed the reason behind the actions of the trailing animal. I called Elijah’s attention to the coming storm. He concurred that we needed to seek shelter.
But there was none. All we could do was watch and pray. And to our amazement the storm front veered to the south and passed by.
So another night march and still no well. Elijah remains unperturbed. We continue to keep rested each day, despite our rounds of watching.