And right gingerly he crept out or his cave
and descended to the ground.
I lay facing the opening of the cave
and where I could see the short stretch of trail which lay between the cave
and the turn of the cliff around which the trail led.
The bones of dead men lay man high upon the broad floor of the first cave
, and over all was a putrid mush of decaying flesh, through which the apts had beaten a hideous trail toward the entrance to the second cave
Gathering a number of stones into a little pile beside the mouth of the cave
I waited the advance of the Sagoths.
It would be complete, how- ever, as soon as the messenger dispatched with the great news to the cave
should get the word to her husband.
But the arrows of the invaders were taking a much heavier toll than the nooses of the defenders and I fore-saw that it was but a matter of time before Hooja's forces must conquer unless the brute-men changed their tactics, or the cave
men tired of the battle.
We found a tiny cave
in the rock bank, so hidden away that only chance could direct a beast of prey to it, and after we had eaten of the deer-meat and some fruit which Ajor gathered, we crawled into the little hole, and with sticks and stones which I had gathered for the purpose I erected a strong barricade inside the entrance.
Till the animals that have entered your cave
come out again I prefer to remain in the open air.
Consequently, no boatmen would consent to pass the cave
at night; the peasants shunned the place, even in the daytime.
Now while he lay and wondered, the mouth of the cave
was darkened, and through it entered that same lad who had done battle with the lioness and been overthrown by her, bearing a dead buck upon his shoulders.
Well, if you come to think of it there are eighteen cave
openings on the hill-side above us.
And verily, we spake and thought long enough together ere Zarathustra came home to his cave
, for me not to be unaware that we ARE different.