"You shall live in this small cave with me."
She gave a cry.
The servant instantly appeared at the opening. The white female spoke to her. She left, and in a few moments the leader of the fungi gatherers walked in.
She said something to him; he retired, and shortly returned, followed by about a dozen of the horrible male creatures.
Turning to me, she asked which I would have. I picked two of the smallest and weakest.
Touching them, I said "These."
"Good!" she said; then waving her hands to the others, "Go."
They left at once.
The two I had chosen took up positions, one on each side of me.
I determined I would have another look at the place through which I had fallen into the cave, and see if I could not find some means of escaping.
When do you send to the cave for fungi ?" I asked.
"Soon," she replied.
"I should like to go."
"I will come with you," she said.
Feeling very tired, I signified I should like to sleep.