Elijah’s declaration that we are to remain here until further notice, has become increasingly uncomfortable. The elite elements of the army below have come to rest and set up camp, filling the plain from side to side.
Tomas won’t leave his lookout position as he is closely monitoring the small foraging groups. Especially those on this side of the plain.
The Captain finally gave up trying to relieve him and has simply joined him. I circulated between them and Elijah all day long.
Returning to Elijah at the onset of dusk, I was surprised to find him sitting and talking with a guest.
Before I could form a word on my tongue, Mawuli sprang to his feet and greeted me.