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What had happened in the last seven hours I still did not know; nor did I know, though I was beginning to guess, the relation between these mechanical colossi and the sluggish lumps I had seen dis- gorged from the cylinder.
Stanfield sprang upon him, plunged his knife into his throat, and allayed his raging hunger by drinking his blood: A fire was instantly kindled beside the carcass, when the two hunters cooked, and ate again and again, until, perfectly gorged, they sank to sleep before their hunting fire.
It continued to advance until at the foot of the hill, when it turned, and made into the woods, having probably gorged itself with buffalo flesh.
Then she climbs to safe foothold and hangs, while other gorged bees hang on to her in a cluster.