Tomas found a way up to a part of the range that opened onto a high tableland. It made our going much easier. Though we did lose track of the army moving down below because our trail led far away from the edge.
We were all alone except for the high flying birds of prey. One in particular kept a wary eye on us as he circled on a thermal overhead. As we continued forward, without faltering, it lost interest and caught another thermal that spun it away from us.
Along the way I recited the Word to the Captain to help him internalize it into his being. And he in turn read aloud the Gospels of Yeshua to me.