These were the drinking-places of the Folk that lived in the caves.
From the edge of the forest I saw the caves in the bluff, the open space, and the run-ways to the drinking-places.
Late in the afternoon my horse, which had been standing with dragging rein before the cave, started slowly down the trail, evidently in search of food and water, and I was left alone with my mysterious unknown companion and the dead body of my friend, which lay just within my range of vision upon the ledge where I had placed it in the early morning.
And then something gave, there was a momentary feeling of nausea, a sharp click as of the snapping of a steel wire, and I stood with my back against the wall of the cave facing my unknown foe.
When Woola had left us Thuvan Dihn and I, hiding in the seventh cave, discussed and discarded many plans for crossing the eighth chamber.
This huge fellow roamed restlessly about, nosing among his companion and the abhorrent litter of the cave.
As I backed along the ledge I soon was past the mouth of the cave, where I no longer could see those fearful flaming eyes, but an instant later I caught sight of the fiendish face of a Sagoth as it warily advanced beyond the cliff's turn on the far side of the cave's mouth.
The thing was an enormous cave bear, rearing its colossal bulk fully eight feet at the shoulder, while from the tip of its nose to the end of its stubby tail it was fully twelve feet in length.
The Judge and some friends set Tom to talking, and some one asked him ironically if he wouldn't like to go to the cave
As we descended the cliff we disturbed a great pack of large hyena-like beasts--hyaena spelaeus, Perry calls them--who were busy among the corpses of the cave
men fallen in battle.
At last my captors led me into a great cave
in the mouth of which a fire was burning.
Tradition says that during several centuries the spirit of the unfortunate girl sang nightly from the cave
at midnight, but the music carried no curse with it; and although many listened for the mysterious sounds, few were favored, since only those could hear them who had never failed in a trust.
I know that the bones of my son lie in the cave
, for I have seen them in a dream; but, alas
Well, it is marked as a forked cave
, and in the darkness we passed the fork before the torches were lit.
Ye long for the worst and dangerousest life, which frighteneth ME most,-- for the life of wild beasts, for forests, caves
, steep mountains and labyrinthine gorges.