a young stuff is the particular protector of a very valuable, heavy-set egg. her cave is in a gargantuan, flagitious, decaying gothic city inhabited by revival shadows. a hidden young man arrives a certain day, and ultimately wins her depute. they parley sparsely about uncertain realistic and theological topics, and she shows him some astonishing fossils and works of historic and thorough art. the ending is a bit shocking, and very amphibological, leaving divers unanswered questions and tons of range for explanation.