We spent a quiet night at the Purser’s home.
The silence continued into the next day. We took our time searching the house. Here and there we found evidence of their attachment to Hamashiach.
It was Elijah who picked up a scrap of paper that had fallen behind a desk and turned it over to find a note from the Purser’s wife. In it she wrote to her husband that they had left to his mother’s place in the country. I knew from my conversations with him the general direction. And that it was further away than the Captain would allow.
We debated whether or not to return to the ship to inform the Purser.
We decided to press on.