This is all unfamiliar territory. I know quite well the lay of the land in the other direction. Many times I have been to the capital where our Queen reigns. Which, no doubt, was why Rumbletwist has chosen this direction. He wants to stay beyond the reach of all authority.
The further I go away from our village the more I slow down. Partly it is the strangeness of something new. Mostly it is the fear of falling into some trap or other.
Last night I could hear something moving around among the trees and brush where I had chosen to rest. I sat and listened until I was sure it had crawled away.
It was an uneasy night.
Thankfully there is only one path before me, so Rumbletwist has to be somewhere ahead.
I may have my eyes on it, but my mind is perplexed with thoughts of how to capture and take him back.