I have lived with the creatures for four days now, and it is apparent that they do not intend to hurt me. Lit by only a beaver-skin torch, I am typing this on batteries. The largest of the great man-beasts, Gwow-Teh-Kwah, has the best knowledge of tools. It appears as though one of his ancestors named this cave, to be used to develop primitive tools. To illustrate the extent of their technological capacity, the eldest ape-man has a chair which both reclines and rocks. His name is Gruhn-Tai, and he remains the patriarch of the creature clan.
Although they are unaware of my attempts to communicate my experience with the outside world, the mother (Kwee-Oo-Bai) remains distrustful of my intentions. Her mate, Gwow-Teh-Kwah, seems largely oblivious to any threat on my part. He has the size advantage, by a clear foot and a half.
Most of their time is spent in hunting and gathering, generally wood for the fire, and herbs and plants. One night the young girl Bigfoot, Pree-Tah, mixed an herbal mixture or potion which left me feeling dizzy and disoriented. It was explained to me that Gruhn-Tai was feeling depressed after the loss of his mate, Gloan-Twee, nearly a year ago.
The name Gwow-Teh-Kwah means "loud bender of tools," and his proficiency has been shown to me in a crib built for little Beh-Nunu. These creatures are very human-like, but they show their beastly tendencies late at night. With a deafening roar, Uncle Gree-Tow-Fwee signals the beginning of sleep: "Gwah-Ree, Gwowba-Gwowba-Spree-Too-Maaaah!"
At the sound of this, all pull up their pika pillows and prepare for the long starry night. The cave has a small "sky-hole" which means that the stars can be clearly seen. Cousins of the Bigfoot, the Yeti, have supplied this tribe with pika for several years now. In return, the Bigfoot trade cottontail rabbits.
In the deep night, contented "Gwows" and mews are heard. Tomorrow a new day of stalking begins, and their isolated lives continue in harmony and peace. If only humanity could learn from these so-called "lower" species, this world might not be so ravaged by wars and unrest.
And so I end this account of life with the man-beast, hoping that others would learn by my example.