Although reluctant the boy threw the stone in order to obliterate the pondering beast on the inside of the cave. The beast, instantly bored, finally decided to defend his home after the second stone whizzed past him. To keep a stone war from transpiring, the wise beast threw the humans third stone back in hopes of revealing his presence. The boy backed away in fright, finally believing what his friends had said of the beast. He fled and vowed never to speak of his experience. The beast’s eyes followed the fleeing human with sheepish satisfaction.