¨Rainsford´s second thought was even more terrible. It sent a shudder of cold horror through his whole being. Why had the general smiled? Why had he turned back?¨
¨When the general, nursing his bruised shoulder, had gone, Rainsford took up his hopeless flight, that carried him on for some hours.
"These stakes he planted in the bottom of the pit with the bottom of the pit with the points sticking up.With flying fingers he wove a rough carpet of weeds and branches and with it he covered the mouth of the pit. The wet with sweat and aching with tiredness, he crouched behind the stump of a lighting-charred tree.
The narrator states that Rainsford had a cold shudder of cold horror through his whole being. The word choice is showing that he is terrified. ¨His second thought was terrible.¨ If his second thought was terrible it must of not been good.
The narrator states that Rainsford is hopeless. He is close to given up .Rainsford must be determined if he wants to move on. The word choice shows he is struggling.
The narrator describes that Rainsford is tired. Rainsford needs to get some rest. The word choice describes that he is exhausted such as "The wet with sweat and aching with tiredness."
The narrator describes Rainsford's quick thinking. Rainsford doesn't have much time and resources. So he uses his resources around him.The word choice describes that Rainsford is resourceful.
"He caught hold of a springy young sapling and to it he fastened his hunting knife, with the blade pointing down the trail; with a bit of wild grapevine he tied back the spaling."
The narrator describes that Rainsford has won. Rainsford is relieved that he can finally rest. Rainsford is also excited that he survived and that he slept in the most comfortable bed.
" I had never slept in a better bad, Rainsford decided."