Our path has become easier. More level. And word from Tomas reported that a descent to a mountain valley lies ahead.
Still no pursuers visible behind us. But we can’t shake the feeling that someone is back there.
In a couple instances, Mei dropped behind to observe, but each time the trail remained empty.
She talked most of the time with the Captain.
He later told me that she was fixated on Elijah’s staff. At the first, he recounted the times that he had witnessed great deeds with it in Elijah’s hands, but then he realized she was forming a wrong idea about the two.
So he sent her to Elijah who gladly dispelled the false notions she was forming.