We set out immediately to answer Reuben’s call. Mei had caught us up on the problem (she did not return with us, but will guide the Purser and the last group out).
My heart was heavy at the news of a traitor among Reuben’s charges.
Providentially Quasimo had returned, so he accompanied us. (He will see us and Reuben’s group through the dangers ahead). He kept quiet while Elijah and I discussed the options.
First thing on our arrival, Reuben insisted we hold off till this morning to allow tempers to cool. One man in particular is consumed with vengeance and was stoking the others’ indignation.
Our decision was unanimous. We’ll leave the traitor incarcerated when we move out tomorrow.