The drought of people has come to an end. Scores of travelers, all lighting their way with torches, passed us on the road tonight, heading to the town behind us.
Elijah questioned the first group. They are under orders to proceed back to their homes and are to be in place before a scheduled census. To a man they are filled with praise for the world government and are eager to please its supreme leader.
Subsequent individuals related the same sentiments and were questioning why we were headed away from the town.
Elijah simply replied that we were under other orders.
With the new day it was difficult to find an unoccupied shelter, as many travelers had the same thought.