Reinforcements arrived during the night.
A very large group of Bedoin heeded the call and came to aid the Sheik and myself.
We sat in the tent and made our plans late into the night.
At dawn, we sent out a scout to gather information so we could finalize our plan of action.
He just arrived back at camp with news.
Nic's bunch has left.
They abandoned everything and melted away into the night.
Their camp is totally devoid of men.
The Bedoin stated that he thought they had left right after dark had fallen.
They lit a fire and melted away a few at a time.
The Sheik says he will try to pick up their trail and deal with them.
I will continue on towards the mountain with my load of vipers and scorpions.
Keep a sharp watch my friends.
You never know where Nic or his men will pop up and try to destroy all your hard work.
One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.
Larry the Caravan Master