|TIME:||Thursday – July 31, 1879 – 07:30 AM|
|LOCATION:||Grand Junction, CO [MAP]|
|POSSE ROLE-CALL:||Allen Jabour with his flock (Bernard Ackeley, Ed Green, Nathan Green, Henry Noyes, Anne Wilmarth)|
Sterling was awakened in his hotel room by a messenger boy. He was presented with the following telegraph:Sterling quickly got dressed and hurried over to the telegraph office to send the following response:Over the past several days, Brother Allen and Yang Li had become concerned about the alien slime armor they both wore under their clothing. It seemed to be slowly drying out and losing flexibility, yet still had a strong adhesion to their skin. They worried that it could eventually harden and affect their breathing. Brother Allen sought the opinion of a local Grand Junction doctor while Yang Li trusted Jonah to help him. Both the doctor and Jonah felt that the slime could not be removed without taking a layer of skin with it. Brother Allen paid the doctor to try various chemicals to remove the slime, but none worked. Yang Li went the simpler route and had Jonah help him cut the slime off. It was a very painful, but successful, procedure. Afterwards, Jonah bandaged Yang Li’s torso and applied some ointment that eased his pain. Instead of going through a similar process, Brother Allen decided to continue to wear the slime for the time being.