But the Meat-Eaters, who lived across the divide in the Big Valley, stood together, hunted together, fished together, and fought together.
When some of the Meat-Eaters tried to climb the tree, Boo-oogh had to show himself in order to drop stones on their heads, whereupon the other Meat-Eaters, who were waiting for that very thing, shot him full of arrows.
"Next, the Meat-Eaters got One-Eye and his family in his cave.
Of the ten Meat-Eaters, each man had had the strength of ten, for the ten had fought as one man.
But in the end we agreed to add our strength together and to be as one man when the Meat-Eaters came over the divide to steal our women.
"We set two men on the divide, one for the day and one for the night, to watch if the Meat-Eaters came.
He came of a breed of meat-killers and meat-eaters
. His father and mother lived wholly upon meat.
Beyond the fire, yellow-green spots of flame appeared, moved restlessly about, disappeared and reappeared, accompanied by a hideous chorus of screams and growls and roars as the hungry meat-eaters hunting through the night were attracted by the light or the scent of possible prey.
The conversation and Bradley's assurance that the creature was not of supernatural origin helped to raise a trifle the spirits of the men; and then came another diversion in the form of ravenous meat-eaters attracted to the spot by the uncanny sense of smell which had apprised them of the presence of flesh, killed and ready for the eating.
Preying continually upon the herbivora were the meat-eaters, large and small--wolves, hyaenadons, panthers, lions, tigers, and bear as well as several large and ferocious species of reptilian life.
(We Folk were meat-eaters
, as well as vegetarians, and we were adept at catching small game.) The puppy ate the meat and thrived.
The trophies that these Kro-lu left to the meat-eaters
would have turned an English big-game hunter green with envy.