"When I saw The Beat as beat, I sought to fashion my own drum."
At sunset on the fourth day
There were three of them now, their shadows stretching across the sand to the base of the curious fortification. It stood as tall as ten men and was built of what looked like timbers but rang like stone when they struck it. The question was whether to keep moving south. They could also turn back toward the raft but that would mean passing by the burial mounds, one for every day's journey so far.