"Unable to resist my eager desire and wanting to see the great deal of the various and strange shapes made by formative nature, and having wondered some distance among gloomy rocks, I came to the entrance of a great cavern, in from of which I stood some time, astonished and unaware of such a thing. Bending my back into an arch I rested my left hand on my knee and held my right hand over my downcast and contracted eyebrows: often bending first one way and then the other, to see whether I could discover anything inside, and this being forbidden by the deep darkness within, and after having emotions arose in me, fear and desire - fear of the threatening dark cavern decide to see: whether there where any marvelous thing within."

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