In the novel The Crystal Man, in Chapter I, there is this sentence:

He was not entirely at peace with society: there was something in his life or in his present errand which he desired to conceal.

Please can anyone explain what "present errand" means? And how can I rewrite this sentence using other words, but with the same meaning?

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Present errand here simply means current task.

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