He could see the other trail, only forty yards or so away on the other side, but in between was about a four-hundred-foot-deep gap.
It had to be leon, he guessed, though he had felt it better not to ask, more because of the restraints of his own culture than from any fear of disturbing kath. I imagine he knew better than to interfere.
He was very carefully dressed, and momentarily exultant over the success of his ruse, but he was uneasy, too, and wary, and inclined to regard the house as a possible trap.
Alice opened the door and walked into the room, rigid as a prisoner.