yogarfield nailed it. come back, your voice is missing.
Squeamish "And as I awoke on the beach - thanking and cursing my good luck for having survived the shipwreck - I looked out before me, wondering where I was. But I did not look long, for there was that *thing*, the *thing* that had destroyed the boat, that had murdered Calvin with its strange, hobbling legs, that had cried 'UKOLO, UKOLO' from the its shuddering sails! And it was lurching slowly - endlessly - towards me!"