We took the Captain’s usual advice and gave wide berth to the hunters’ village. Yet time after time Tomas had to adjust our way again as village after village cropped up across our path.
The whole process moved us steadily away from our desired compass point.
Finally, Tomas brought us all atop one hillock to see rings of villages between us and a city at the edge of the prairie.
I looked to Elijah and he nodded.
I knew this city was our next stop. But then we debated how to get there.
Did we dare enter one of these villages? They were more than likely responsible for the attack we had overheard.
And had they driven out the Hamashiachites?