Elijah with his staff and Mawuli with his sling made short work of the wild dogs. Dispatching fully half of them before the remainder scampered away in a panic.
Things returned to normal after that. The new normal anyway.
As a plus the incident seemed to restore Mawuli’s equilibrium.
And the cold snap ended. Another welcome circumstance.
But it all changed again in the middle of my morning watch. Out on the perimeter the wild dogs reappeared. Everyone responded to my alarm. Thus, we all saw them stop in their tracks, turn and flee.
None of us had time to ponder this as immediately the ground shook and the terrain around us undulated like the waves of an unruly sea.