I had much to ponder as Elijah and I plodded along. What was left that would fit the description of Mei’s words? Perhaps Damascus? But we would not know anything from that quarter until we heard from Jezer and Reuben.
Somehow I don’t feel they are there.
I contented myself with interceding for the Purser and his family and their charges, wherever they might be.
Shortly after we came across a shepherd and his flock. The aged man told us a story about a large group of people away off deeper in the desert. Our excitement was squelched when he added they were in uniform.
The sighting was repeated by the next encounter, a traveling merchant.
What do we do?