"The Cave of Death"
Valley of the Dinosaurs #8 (Charlton)
Greg and Digger go missing near the dark
and ominous Cave of Death.
As soon as Greg learns that a nearby cave
is forbidden and deadly, he decides to go exploring inside it.
When he and Digger are noticed as missing, Lok and Katie go in
search of them and Katie wisely surmises exactly where Greg
went. They find the boy and his dog inside the cave, being
menaced by a monstrous blind, white lizard. Katie distracts the
lizard while Lok drags Greg and Digger away, then Katie flees
with them. All's well that ends well.
"The Cave of Death" is a 1-page
text story appearing in
Valley of the Dinosaurs #8.
The narrative refers to the Cave of Death as "eerie, ominous and
spooky". These words are all synonyms of each other!
Katie and Lok are forced to go deeper into the cave in search of
Greg and Digger, "mile after endless mile". That's pretty deep
to go into a cave in a short time! Wouldn't even an adventurous
boy like Greg have turned back before going so far in when no
one knew where he was?