Tuesday, June 3, 1650
Taking up the combat in the middle ...
Delfig returns to his playing, and sure enough the horrid creature flashes back into visibility. It has gone off the road, and stands in the woods about ten feet from the road's edge, amid a group of aspen. It is grasping a tree for support, and will look at its own hand as though to understand that it is visible.
Andrej is slightly closer to it than Serafina, and both have their weapons drawn. Emmanuel will come scuttling out from beneath the carraige, dragging rope and holding a bag of flour the size of a bread loaf. Avel, if he is here today, is about twenty five feet behind the creature (in the woods), and up until this time unobserved. (We may assume he is fighting with himself as to whether to take action or not).