We depended upon Mawuli to lead us around to one of the last remaining approaches to the hiding place. Besides the difficulty of negotiating the terrain of the route he had another problem to deal with.
Small groups of soldiers kept impeding our forward movement. It was apparent these men were no longer organized patrols, and all were moving in one direction. Up to Jerusalem.
We were halted waiting for one such group to pass, when Mawuli led a guest back to us.
We crowded around Mei, overjoyed to see her.
Then it fell to me to break the news of the deaths of the Captain and Tomas.
Hiding tears she put on a brave face and led us in.