The authorities had given up their recent strategy, and no longer attempted to locate us. Instead they hit on the idea of making us come to them. They wanted us to surrender in exchange for the remaining widows and orphans in their control.
Neither Meesa nor Jezer were amenable to letting us act on that offer.
I was of the same frame of mind, but none of us knew what Elijah’s thoughts were on the matter.
For he had not been appraised yet about their demand. He had sequestered himself late yesterday.
And such we thought was still the case.
Then all of a sudden we answered a knock at the door and Elijah entered, widows and orphans in tow.