While viable, it was not worth the risk of going into Town. The townspeople would recognise him and would very likely report his arrival for fear of reprisal.
So far, he had time and distance going for him. Whatever solution he found needed to increase his odds for survival. I need to add to the distance, which further reduces their chances of finding me—
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