We kept a revolving watch through the night. No sign of our neighbor. The Captain even checked inside his house twice via the tunnel.
Foul play is a possibility, but the likelihood of that seems low. It is more likely that he is just visiting a fellow exile whom he mentioned also lives in the country on the other side of the city.
Although that possibility portends well in light of what we want to ask him, Tomas volunteered to actually go there and scout it out for us.
We gave him our blessing and set him on his way with the farmers going to market.
The three of us remaining behind alternated between the house and the peaceful causeway.