Elijah awoke first, and came and roused me. We collected Tomas and the Captain and departed our captors.
Both soldiers were in a deep, sound sleep.
Outside the crevice I had to hush our puzzled companions until we were further down the trail.
Later to my explanation the Captain said it was like one of the passages he had read to me recently. I concurred.
We looked for the army but the pass below was empty. Elijah told us it was imperative for us to catch up to them.
We picked up the pace, but I was not convinced it would make any difference. Another path at a fork looked to suffice and we took it despite its radiation warning.