Neither Elijah nor myself believed that our uninvited guest meant us well. He was genuinely surprised to see us when he chanced upon us, but I have no doubt he was trying to head off and ambush us. He has been all smiles and solicitous since then. Meek as a lamb.
But when he thought I was not looking, I saw the wolf lurking.
He has been evasive about where he is going, and simply states that he would like the company as long as we are heading the “same” direction.
When the patrol appeared in the distance, I caught him holding a small hand mirror.
I took it.
Elijah said, “Since you are blind to the good. Be blind!”