Only a few hundreds from the villages gathered at ours, prepared to set out. Mei was disappointed that so many were choosing not to go. I came along side to encourage her and remind her that it is always this way. And to remember to rejoice that some have responded to the call.
Elijah led us out, first to the city. There the Captain met us. Thousands were prepared to accompany him. It was obvious the authorities had been holding back more than Raj P.
P was surprised to see in their number a couple of his former jailers.
After a brief discussion about our marching order, Mei led off with her people, then the Captain’s.
Lastly Elijah and me.