Before Elijah and I left camp this morning we settled in our minds and spirits what our course of action would be if refused entry into the city. I thought through some additional contingencies, chief of which was the possibility of our separation, which indeed was what they attempted to do.
We had checked the harbor for our ship prior to making our appearance at the open gate. Knowing that our ship had not arrived was key to our response to their dictum.
So when the guard of yesterday informed us that only Elijah would be allowed entry, we declined the offer and left.
However, we do plan to remain in the vicinity for the immediate future.
Be patient always.