We have left the patrol and our false friend far behind. The latter whimpering about being abandoned and blind on the mountain path. I was sure that his friends would soon rescue him.
We came about to our original heading and pressed on. And we saw no one in pursuit the rest of the day.
Elijah and I conversed as we went along.
More and more there were signs of the drought deepening. This underlined the importance of convincing Sy and Jordan to bring their people into the safety and security, and yes, to an abundant supply of water offered in the hiding place.
I then finally told him about my dream. The dream of the rising tide of blood.