There were signs of a recent occupation when we reached the village at the edge of the wilderness. But we didn’t realize just how much until we set out this morning.
One entire building was filled up with dead bodies, our attention drawn to it by a swarm of buzzing flies. A makeshift hospital I assumed, but Mr. Kagi called that into question when he observed that all of them wore the uniform of the army of the North. A detail that bore a more sinister connotation.
While Tomas and the Captain ranged ahead, picking a way for us off of the beaten path, Elijah walked with Mawuli.
Mr. Kagi and I marveled at the depth of the lad’s understanding.