BABES IN THE WOOD

by George Sterling . from Popular Magazine, Feb. 1, 1914. Two Pleistocene Age children are menaced by a ferocious saber-toothed tiger.   IN the late afternoon of a summer day in the year three hundred thousand (circa) B.C., a boy and a girl were squatted on the limb of a huge tree overlooking a path of a dense and somber forest. They faced in opposite directions, one up and one down the wood trail below them, and kept each a hand upon a large, smooth rock poised on the wide limb that they shared. This rock was of a size patently beyond their ability to have lifted to its position. Continue reading