Mawuli had slipped away from Sy and Reuben only two days out from the redoubt. He eluded their attempts to retrieve him and followed after us. (He promises to apologize to them at their next encounter).
Mawuli asked after the rest of our party, and when he learned what they were doing, he went out to join them.
The Captain came in shortly after, thankful for the respite.
In the morning I delivered some food and water to Tomas and Mawuli. I was gladdened to find Tomas fast asleep while Mawuli kept the watch on the troops below.
The Captain traded places with me throughout the day. Come my evening turn, Mawuli was quite agitated.
The boy had spotted Stan.