Tuesday, May 20, 1650
Emmanuel's arrival on the road, along with the two guards, begins a sharing of information. Emmanuel's guards, Tahbert and Everard, have a writ from the Prefect that the guards in Bern should show cooperation with Delfig and Andrej regarding the pursuit of their friend. As the four guardsmen begin to talk, Emmanuel asks a load of questions regarding the scene. Far from falling apart, he begins to walk over the ground himself.
Almost at once he notices something, and calls attention to it. There are two streaks in the blood on the floor of the carriage, and a spattering of blood that follows from the door of the carriage and along the side of the road for fifteen feet. Then it stops, abruptly. This was too subtle to be seen in the torchlight of last night.
It starts a new search of the area by all four guardsmen.