Still groggy from sleep, I shook my head in an attempt to think more clearly. I pointed my ears towards the door, but didn’t move from my place deep inside the cave in my Home Place. There were definitely strange sounds from the Other World. Things were being moved. Even with the soft ground in the Other World, I could hear that objects were sliding around. And -- there they were again – strange voices. They sounded deep like Big Guy and Nice Guy, but these were voices I didn’t recognize.
Sure, other creatures had visited from time to time and their voices had seemed strange. But there was always the sound of Big Guy, Nice Guy, or the High-Voiced One mingled among those voices. This was different. These voices were talking fast and I couldn’t hear the sounds of my familiar creatures talking with them. Hmmmm. I decided to remain where I was and try to figure out this puzzling development.