The Young Trailers
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BeschreibungExcerpt: ... back. They had come so far now that the light of day from the cave mouth could not reach them, and behind them was only thick impervious blackness. Before them, where the light of the torches died was the same black wall, and they themselves were only a little island of light. But they could see that the cave ran on before them, as if it were a subterranean, vaulted gallery, hewed out of the stone by hands of many Titans! Henry held up his torch, and from the roof twenty feet above his head the stone flashed back multicolored and glittering lights. Paul's eyes followed Henry's and the gleaming roof appealed to his sensitive mind. "Why, it's all a great underground palace!" he exclaimed, "and we are the princes who are living in it!" Hart heard Paul's enthusiastic words and he smiled. "Come here, Paul," he said, "I want to show you something." Paul came at once and Hart swung the light of his torch into a dark cryptlike opening from the gallery. "I see some dim shapes lying on the floor in there, but I can't tell exactly what they are," said Paul. "Come into this place itself." Paul stepped into the crypt, and Hart with the tip of his moccasined toe gently moved one of the recumbent forms. Paul could not repress a little cry as he jumped back. He was looking at the dark, withered face of an Indian, that seemed to him a thousand years old. "An' the others are Indians, too," said Hart. "An' they needn't trouble us. God knows how long they've been a-layin' here where their friends brought 'em for burial. See the bows an' arrows beside 'em. They ain't like any that the Indians use now." "And the dry cave air has preserved them, for maybe two or three hundred years," said the schoolmaster. "No, their dress and equipment do not look like those of any Indians whom I have seen." "Let's leave them just as they are," said Paul. "Of course," said Ross, "it would be bad luck to move 'em." They went on farther into the cave, and found that it increased in...
Untertitel: Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Books LLC, Reference Series
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2013
Seitenanzahl: 68 Seiten