Rule110 wrote:moody7277 wrote:pelrigg wrote:Edit 2:
It's been said one reason for The 40 being missed was because they're such a small nomadic tribe. Maybe their tents blend into the surroundings because the material is dusty, or just because they didn't color the original hides.
Guess it's just my cynical mind, but I thought it was that, when the Beanies asked the people in the hills about anyone else around, they "forgot" to mention Cuegan's tribe due to the hill people's antagonism.
My even more cynical mind suggests the possibility that the other 38 don't like Megan and Cueball. Maybe after telling them, "Go down to the beach and build salt castles for a while," they packed up and left.
Edit: Good plan to stay on the route they know for descending the shelf. Not every ridge would offer a passable way down.
You're not the only one. Back on page 1152 I wrote "They might even have told the Hill People, but the Hill People don't like the Shore People (The Forty) and so spitefully didn't tell the Beanies about the Shore People and didn't tell the Shore People about the coming catastrophe..."
(I'm not surprised you missed this; posts were coming fast and furious at that point.)
<edit to add> Ooh, pope! Um come up with possible ways their plan will run into problems, and solutions for those problems.