Magwich was in shock when Reuben and Quasimo brought him in. Elijah installed him in an upper room and stayed with him while sending us away.
We conferred briefly before setting up a watch rotation. Quasimo took the first.
Reuben filled me in from what he knew.
They had caught up with Magwich in the affluent section. The area was awash in the flood waters from the destroyed reservoir. Some angry residents had taken him for a looter and were pummeling him mercilessly.
Reuben took command of the situation, ‘arresting’ Magwich and taking him off their hands.
It gave me much to think about on my watch.
With Magwich going in an out of consciousness all day we stayed put.