By Willard Price
Considered one of Willard Price's event tales featurin Hal and Roger Hunt. the men are in India to enquire infrequent, appealing and unsafe creatures for his or her zoologist father. in addition to dealing with tigers, cobras, bears and elephants, they tackle an idle sponger who thinks animals are for taking pictures.
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There’s nonetheless one other Yeti yet a lot higher, with flaming eyes and the teeth a backyard lengthy. ‘And then there's the ninety-foot monster that needs to be the lord superb of all Yeti. ’ ‘Are there any woman Yeti? ’ Hal requested. ‘Yes. We name them Yetini. they're variety to our kids, yet they consume our cats, canine and pigs. ’ the lads stored taking a look approximately for a Yeti - and hoping they'd see one. Hal acknowledged, The shopkeeper advised us that the Yeti are invisible. ’ they'd be invisible to the shopkeeper. yet they are often obvious via the lamas, and infrequently via solid humans such as you. A lama within the subsequent monastery observed one. He used to be woke up via the sound of heavy respiring and scratching and a truly undesirable odor. He appeared out of the open window and observed the Yeti. He provided up a really loud prayer and the Yeti shrank away. the subsequent morning the footprints can be obvious within the snow, like a man’s footprints, yet a lot better. ‘A Yeti can swap its measurement - small one second and large the following. One might slash to the scale of a beetle and never glance a section harmful. He might look forward to anyone to return alongside, then within the short while he may develop into a massive ogre. He might grab the passer-by and devour him up, outfits, bones and all, and go away now not a hint at the back of. ‘Sometimes,’ acknowledged the Sherpa, ‘a Yeti is variety to a guy. a definite lama misplaced within the mountains used to be fed every day by way of a Yeti, Then sooner or later the lama realised that he had now not been fed for numerous days. He went looking out and located the Yeti useless in a cave. ’ Vic was once quaking with worry. He saved peering approximately. He took off his darkish snow-glasses so he may see larger. The sunlight reflecting at the snow used to be very painful and he right now changed the snow-glasses on his nostril. They wouldn’t rather assault us, may they? ’ he acknowledged. ‘Oh, in fact not,’ acknowledged the Sherpa. they could push us over a cliff, make us fall right into a crevasse, bury us in an avalanche, provide us snow-blindness, lock us in an ice cave, torture us with dizziness, and when you observed one you'll die of fright. ’ Hal had a suspicion that Temba was once kidding. He observed that Vic was once taking all of it as gospel fact. Vic was once as loopy with dread as though he have been already within the lengthy claws of a Yeti. ‘Go easy,’ Hal acknowledged to Temba. ‘He’s scared to loss of life. ’ Now they have been all too busy to contemplate Yeti. From each facet got here the sound of operating water. lower than the recent sunlight snow used to be melting, inflicting hundreds and hundreds of streams and cataracts and waterfalls. a number of the falls have been so excessive that the water changed into mist ahead of it accomplished its drop. they can now not steer clear of the streams. in the event that they couldn't hop over them, they'd to plow through. The streams have been shallow, but deep adequate to arrive above their boot-tops. They stumbled on a bunch of animals having loads of enjoyable sliding down the snow, then up over a snowdrift. ‘What are they? ’ Roger requested. ‘Otters,’ acknowledged Hal. ‘There couldn’t be otters means up the following at 11 thousand toes. ’ Temba stated, ‘You’d be shocked. There are shrimp in those streams at fifteen thousand, spiders at seventeen thousand. right here at 11 thousand, we have now birds, musk deer, wild canines, blue sheep, wolves, bears, pandas, gazelles, antelopes and ibex - let alone the Yeti.