The road has disappeared under the sands of a desert. This fact has gone a long way to explain the absence of an army on the march behind us. They must have taken another route.
We stood there briefly to consider our options. The Captain and Tomas volunteered to continue on upon whatever track there might be ahead. Elijah set a time limit for their foray, and at its expiration they were to return here.
Elijah and I found a cooler spot and there turned our attentions to things of the Spirit.
By the time of their return we were all in agreement that our way ahead lay through the desert.
They had found a well on a caravan route.