Or maybe thinking has nothing to do with it. Maybe I just need to re-read the story because you have just reminded me of that part. I'm currently reading that story right now, I just haven't got to that part. I simply forgot about it, but the part I am on now, of course there's no mention of it so I figured he just didn't know about it.
I haven't read Elfquest in over 5 years. And before that, I didn't read it 500 times since it first came out to memorise everything. I've only been a fan since '94