In the darkness they often run into trees and other obstacles, or stub their toes on the rocks, but they pay no attention to their bumps and bruises. They are obsessed with one thought--escape.
Their captors, now aware of what has happened, begin to pursue. Finding it impossible to see in the dark, one man uses a remote device to command one of the robots to lead them, since robots can see better than humans, although still not perfectly, in the dark. They attempt to follow the sound of his metallic movement.
Just as suddenly as the darkness came, the moon begins to rise and shine dimly in the sky. But our friends notice that its color is a dark red, like that of blood. It gives an eerie red glow to the darkness, providing just enough light for their captors to see them. Soon, they hear behind them the sound of running footsteps, both human and robot.
"Faster!" urges Walt, "They're behind us!"
At last, they have enough light not to have to hold on to one another. They run as fast as they can, but their pursuers' footsteps can still be heard behind them. The metallic steps of the robot seem very close. Walt motions for the others to follow his lead and suddenly all three duck behind a huge tree. The robot, unable to follow fast enough, crashes into the tree with a bang and breaks wide open in the middle, sending sparks flying in every direction. This gives our friends some advantage, but their human pursuers don't let up. Enabled to see better by the moon's red glow, they pick up their pace.
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