I was wary about leaving before the arrival of the Purser and the second group, especially since no word has come from them. And the fact that Jezer and Tomas had not returned from their latest run only heightened that concern.
Elijah, however, was insistent that we pay a visit to Reuben. I was about to protest – when he gave me that look – and I knew I was not to worry.
It was an easy trek to Reuben’s hometown. It’s a forlorn place, not much standing. We shall have to bypass it with the larger groups.
Reuben and Elijah’s pupils greeted us and so did most of the surviving citizens of the village. They all desire to come with us.