We saw a column of dust rising at the far end of the plain across the river from us. The army had to be marching somewhere below that smudge splitting the blue of the sky.
We discovered the point at which they must have crossed yesterday, where their trail disappeared at the water’s edge. I surmised they must have had boats or pontoon bridges.
It was much too deep for us there.
I knew from my time reconnoitering that a better place lay around the bend.
We found a derelict boat upon which the Captain and Tomas made repairs and we crossed without getting our feet wet.
Elijah wants to overtake the army, but none of us will ask why.