Their stock of provisions was quite exhausted, and even the shell-fish began to get scarce, so that they had now to choose between starving to death or venturing into the interior of the island, where, perhaps, some huge three-headed dragon, or other horrible monster, had his den. Such misshapen creatures were very numerous in those days; and nobody ever expected to make a voyage, or take a journey, without running more or less risk of being devoured by them.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Quote: Tanglewood Tales
Nathaniel Hawthorne in Tanglewood Tales, Illustrated Edition (Yesterday's Classics):