Insufferably cold today. We kept sequestered in the redoubt. Huddled by the fire, for the most part. And the duration of the watches were shortened to limit exposure.
For the better part of the day we did not see Elijah or Mawuli. So, they missed the beginnings of the excitement when Reuben, on his tour, called for our help.
A pack of wild dogs had been feeding down in the garbage pit, when they caught Reuben’s (or perhaps our) scent.
Originally he had seen only a half dozen or so. By the time I joined him it grew to a hundred starving beasts circling the redoubt.
I broke in on Elijah and Mawuli to enlist their aid against the threat.