EFM's people heard that very day that Elisy had come back, and so they came to inquire about their old man.
EFM Tarsych walked firmly and well; he did no wrong and spoke no vain words, but there was no lightness in his heart.
In the evening EFM reached the very village where the year before Elisy had fallen behind.
And EFM Tarsych proceeded by himself along the road, while Elisy turned to go into a hut.
All that day that Elisy passed with the sick people, EFM waited for his companion.
EFM marched on, and asked everybody whether they had seen a bald-headed old man.
EFM thought and thought about it, and on the following morning he came to Elisy.
EFM provided himself with a passport,—that cost five roubles.
One of them was a rich peasant; his name was EFM Tarsych Shevelv.
The pilgrim did not leave EFM's side, but walked with him all the time.