- My friend and I rode hand in hand, silently for the most part. I wasn't sure what to say. Freedom from Nu-reeh had been such an overriding goal, I hadn't stopped to think what problems may lie ahead.
- It never had occurred to me that my men would be judged harshly by their peers.
- The air was bitingly cold on my face when light suddenly shone ahead of us. We passed out our narrow passage into a larger cave. There appeared to be a flat, black lake with a large circular island in the middle. A series of big camp fires lit the island and surrounding area. In the dim light I could see small openings all around the lake. It was like a hub with spokes running off from it.