After the yell, he had one moment of indecision; then he turned and darted up the track.
Like a frightened rabbit, the mad roar at his heels, the young man tore up the track to an open space on the hillside, up which he clawed and disappeared among the trees.
"What's that woman doing?" Saxon asked, calling attention to an elderly woman beneath them on the track, who had sat down and was pulling from her foot an elastic-sided shoe of generous dimensions.
But there is no other track. Cattle on this side path.
We picked up the track and followed it onward for some distance, but soon the moor rose into a long, heather-tufted curve, and we left the watercourse behind us.
They are for the use of horses, but they are shaped below with a cloven foot of iron, so as to throw pursuers off the track. They are supposed to have belonged to some of the marauding Barons of Holdernesse in the Middle Ages."
It is vain to look elsewhere for tracks in this dry weather, but at THAT point there is certainly a chance of some record being left.
Sheep-marks there were in profusion, and at one place, some miles down, cows had left their tracks. Nothing more.
At last, having collected enough to keep life in him, he departed for Europe, and tracked
his enemies from city to city, working his way in any menial capacity, but never overtaking the fugitives.
So I went to him that night and told him pap was here again, for I found his tracks
in the snow.
How we traveled at a dogged run until we dropped in our tracks. How we were beset by strange and terrible beasts.
No sign of pursuit had developed, and yet we were sure that somewhere behind us relentless Sagoths were dogging our tracks. Ghak said they never failed to hunt down their quarry until they had captured it or themselves been turned back by a superior force.