Again over night we were treated to a display of lights somewhere ahead in the direction of Babylon. But this time there came the sound of explosions. Muffled and distant.
We all were eager to press on this morning.
Mei took up the advance with Mawuli. And she acted the go between, and brought us word that a huge force was now in view, filling the horizon from east to west.
We hurried to their position.
We stared in amazement as the mass seemed to increase in size before our very eyes.
And Sy was first to understand that this army before us was in retreat.
The Captain called attention to a motorcade that appeared to be fleeing before them.