Long Claw (UN-B-0281)
Although it never uttered a word, I clearly understood it's warning - to cease my research immediately.

From what I had already discovered I knew this was no idle threat, pursue my study and our next encounter would not end so amicably.

For short time I was tempted to continue, certain that with my background I could evade the creature's attention long enough to finish my research and claim the riches.

Fortunately, I was persuaded by colleagues to abandon my research, thus avoiding all but a cursory visit from the Long Claw.

But history is littered with those not been so wisely counselled, and have gambled their lives on a chance that they could outwit or outrun the guardian. To date no one has.

Hamilton Jackson - 04/12/2004


Long Claw