They were violently shaken and then the dog slunk back to balthus' side, his jaws crimson.
Most of the frontiersmen were like balthus—more of the settler than the woodsman type.
balthus admired them and their leader and felt a pulse of pride that he was admitted into their company.
balthus faltered in his stride, and clammy sweat beaded his flesh.
The woman started to shriek a warning, but balthus stopped her.
Conan started convulsively, and balthus almost let go the poles.
balthus glared almost paralysed, his brain refusing to credit what his eyes had seen.
balthus saw the women and naked children scurrying to the huts.
balthus had heard it too—a wild scream that broke at its highest note.
There was a hideous sibilance in it—balthus turned cold at the implication.