He saw that straight flight was futile; inevitably it would bring him face to face with the sea.
If my quarry eludes me for three whole days, he wins the game.
This is a grisly joke.
Samantha thought her friends were being silly and too hard so she and the stranger were the only ones in the chat room.
Then, as he stepped forward, his foot sank into the ooze.
Even so zealous a hunter as General Zaroff could not trace him there, he told himself; only the devil himself could follow that complicated trail through the jungle after dark.