the Wet Wild Woods
That night, Best Beloved, they ate wild sheep roasted on the hot stones, and flavoured with wild garlic and wild pepper; and wild duck stuffed with wild rice and wild fenugreek and wild coriander; and marrow-bones of wild oxen; and wild cherries, and wild grenadillas. Then the Man went to sleep in front of the fire, ever so happy; but the Woman sat up, combing her hair. She took the bone of the shoulder of mutton, the big fat blade-bone, and she looked at the wonderful marks on it, and she threw more wood on the fire, and she made a magic. She made the first singing magic in the world.
Out in the Wet Wild Woods, all the wild animals gathered together where they could see the light of the fire a long way off, and they wondered what it meant.
I have drawn a picture of the Cave where the Man and the Woman lived first of all. It was a very nice Cave, and much warmer than it looks. The Man had a canoe. It is on the edge of the river, being soaked in the water to make it swell up. The tattery-looking thing across the river is the Man's salmon-net to catch salmon with. There are nice clean stones leading up from the river to the mouth of the Cave, so that the Man and the Woman could go down for water without getting sand between their toes.