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This weeks chapters open with Mike and Chanthra on the road to the next town, Pak Chong, for several hours already when Mike hears shots and goes ahead to investigate. He sees a party being attacked by a large group of men and charges down on them firing his pistols.
Those with the coach are suspicious of him and his pistols. Chanthra arrives and helps the Governor's daughter who has been wounded. Mike sees to the wounded soldiers while she is busy.
Before they all set out again for Pak Chung, there is some disagreement about how the injured men will be moved, and about the bodies of the dead soldiers.
At the hotel in Pak Chung, Mike pays for the guards room as their Captain isn't concerned about them. Later the dead are moved to the Wat. Later still that evening Mike and Chanthra go to the Wat to pray with the guards. On returning from the Wat they are attacked, but Mike drives the attackers off with his pistol.
They proceed to Si Khiu, the next large town in the morning. They again have a room in the hotel there near the Governor's daughter. The guards stay at the Army post there. Chanthra takes Mike to buy sandals before they dine with the Governor's daughter.
The next morning, Mike is preparing the horses when the coach arrives wit a different driver and guards. Sonsri is upset and the Captain tells the new soldiers 'Seize that woman' when Chanthra joins her.
Enjoy these chapters, more next week.