The Approach to the Innermost Cave "I tried to guide my raft with the pole but it spun around. I thought the river meant to take me past the Place of the Gods and out into the Bitter Water of the legends.""The current of the great river is very strong—it gripped my raft with its hands."
They are not but they're
The Ordeal"He was a big dog, with a gray-brown coat, as big as a wolf. " "When I went into the dead-house, they kept watch at the entrance—doubtless they thought they would have a fine hunt. "
The Resurrection "I had stepped out of my body—I could see my body asleep in front of the cold fire, but it was not.""I knew that I was seeing the city as it had been when the gods were alive."
They were men
The Reward"I knew then that they had been men, neither gods nor demons.""It is a great knowledge, hard to tell and believe. They were men—they went a dark road, but they were men."
The Road Back"I had no fear going home, though twice I fought off the dogs." "Once I was hunted for two days by the Forest People."
Return with the Elixir '"Father, they were men! I have been in the Place of the Gods and seen it!"' "He was right—it is better the truth should come little by little. "