We planned to let a whole day pass before setting off on the road to Damascus. Neither of us wanted to overtake Jezer and fall into his company.
We had just collected ourselves together when an army truck rolled up to the well and accosted us. They couldn’t understand us and we couldn’t understand them.
The man in charge searched us, then dismissed us in disgust. They remounted and sped away north.
The way ahead looked much the same as our route from the south, more rock cliffs channeling our path.
I fell into a discussion with Elijah about our former guest. I supposed that the soldiers were in pursuit of him.
Elijah nodded and said, “His mark was false.”