How draining it can be to expend oneself all day in the instruction of another. Or in this case more than one “another.” But seldom is anything more rewarding, especially when you sense their hunger for illumination.
All this as a partial explanation for my late rising this morning.
I went in search of Elijah and found him huddled with Reuben and Magwich. It took a moment to catch the gist of their conversation.
Magwich was panicked about the imminent arrival of the commander of the military camp surrounding us. And Reuben sought to encourage him that all would work out.
I volunteered to accompany Magwich as his “model” prisoner.
All ended well, as it was merely a courtesy call.