The dawning sun didn't reveal anything scary on the brink of our pit.
It wasn't so bad.
|Momentary calm. Little does the pig suspect...|
Finally, when I had run out of things to kill, I returned to the pit. The wild horse and duck were gone, with the dove in their place.
This part of the world seemed to be made of thick forests. Boxter is about as easy to steer through a forest as a semi truck on ice skates would have been, so we stuck to the coastline for as long as possible.
Presently the forest cleared somewhat and my spirits lifted. I spotted a bear and grew curious. "You know, Boxter, bears attack horses always, but never attack humans in the daytime. I wonder if bears attack humans on horses. Let's go closer and find out."
More tromping through the forest, until I eventually checked my watch and judged it was time to stop for the night. There was no good place to stop, just whatever space I could find in between trees with some room to maneuver and build a pit and walls.
I may have gotten carried away building the pit this time.
Finally we were secure, and I began to mine into one of the walls, hoping to strike iron (Iron, though commoner, is much more valuable to find than gold).
"I'm pretty sure I built the walls high enough," I told him. "The bear can't get in. See?"
"That! The bear! There's a bear out there! Bear bear bear bear...."
"The bear can't get us."
"How do you know? Can't you hear it? BEAR!"
"If the bear could have gotten in, it would have done so by now."
"The dove was outside all night last night, and then just before morning it was inside! The bear could be inside next! Panicpanicpanic."
"Look, Boxter, do you mind? I'm trying to do some crafting here, and it's pretty hard when I'm getting pushed across the room by a skittish horse."
"Then doooo something about the bear! Make it go away!"
But there was nothing I could have done about the bear, not without leaving the pit in the dark, and exposing myself to the very real danger of Creepers. Creepers! Brrr... They were probably out there now...