From what we knew of von Schoenvorts, we would not have been surprised at anything from him; but the footprints
by the spring seemed indisputable evidence that one of Caprona's undeveloped men had borne off the girl I loved.
Had he had the necessary knowledge and the wit of eye-observance, he would have noted that the footprint
was smaller than a man's and that the toeprints were different from a Mary's in that they were close together and did not press deeply into the earth.
And after they had gone a good many miles, one of them found peculiar footprints
near the edge of a river; and they knew that a pushmi-pullyu must be very near that spot.
Further away towards the dimness, it appeared to be broken by a number of small narrow footprints
Here they soon came upon numerous footprints
, and the carcasses of buffaloes; by which they knew there must be Indians not far off.
of Barrymore that his master's footprints
When I went upstairs with him he pointed to several footprints
upon the light carpet.
And when, also, the monk at the church of San Sebastian showed us a paving-stone with two great footprints
in it and said that Peter's feet made those, we lacked confidence again.
As they hurried on, they had not taken notice of certain large footprints
and fresh tracks of some living creature marked here and there in the damp soil.
In the soft mud on the bank of a tiny rivulet he found footprints
such as he alone in all the jungle had ever made, but much larger than his.
He walked along the meadow, dragging his feet, rustling the grass, and gazing at the dust that covered his boots; now he took big strides trying to keep to the footprints
left on the meadow by the mowers, then he counted his steps, calculating how often he must walk from one strip to another to walk a mile, then he stripped the flowers from the wormwood that grew along a boundary rut, rubbed them in his palms, and smelled their pungent, sweetly bitter scent.
If you don't think it's lonesome wandering all by yourself through savage, unknown Pellucidar, why, just try it, and you will not wonder that I was glad of the company of this first dog--this living replica of the fierce and now extinct hyaenodon of the outer crust that hunted in savage packs the great elk across the snows of southern France, in the days when the mastodon roamed at will over the broad continent of which the British Isles were then a part, and perchance left his footprints
and his bones in the sands of Atlantis as well.