I accompany the women in their horse and cart. We make good progress toward the coast, until a large mob surrounds us.

They call themselves "the Committee of Public Supply" and are taking everybody's property. They promise to share everything fairly the next day. I think they're genuine, and this will help those who are starving. And we do need food!

But can we risk waiting for the food and a chance of transport? Or should we ignore our hunger and just keep walking? Or do something else?