The lead elements of the army are no longer in sight, but we are still ahead of the main body. Tomas reports that the bulk of it is building up where the way narrows and they have to pare down their marching order.
Still, over time all of it may pass us by.
Elijah is no longer concerned with this possibility. He remains confident that he can protect them for higher purposes.
Come the end of day, I noticed that the Captain seemed a bit downcast. He didn’t deny it when I talked to him about my observation. He went on to explain that he struggles with how to know the right thing to do.
We talked into the night.