"-You must have a look at it all yourself," said Heinz that evening when he came back from his reconnaissance trip. "I have found a wonderful spring, and three caves near it will do splendidly for our temporary residence, better anyhow than this windy tent. When I think of that rain starting."


There were the caves, three of them together, one bigger than the others, under the slope of a hill. -

-- Our house - said Heinz tersely.

Three big dark openings gaped at us.

-- You forgot to close the doors yesterday.

I remarked, taking refuge in facetiousness to hide my feelings. For really these dark holes did not look inviting, and the switch from Cologne and Amsterdam to caveman life on Floreana was a little disconcerting."