Come morning we had second thoughts about our decision to stay put. The rear guard of the world government forces were in our view, but they had halted to stave off multiple attacks by small units of the army of the East.
The danger, we realized, was that these small units in their efforts to flank the retreating army may come across our position.
Elijah ordered us to return to the area of the restored well. From there we could retrace Sy and Mawuli’s route to our next jumping off point.
We passed the other well on the way and found it no longer protected. We ignored it and continued on.
And that is how we encountered Mei’s comrade, Lung.