The air was heavy and fragrant, the wet, solid sand near the ocean welcome after her initial attempt to keep up in the sugary sand higher up the beach.
She popped one water cube but replaced the sugary cube with some hesitation.
All the men save a small crew rowed to the beach of sugary sands.
Shocked, Katie hesitated and then took it, the sugary taste soothing her headache as she swallowed.
She reached into her pocket and pulled out one of the three water cubes and the remaining sugary cube.
A sugary sap is drawn from the trunk in the spring before the opening of the leaf-buds, and is fermented into a kind of beer and vinegar.
Tying her chosen anchor to one end of the rope, she sat to eat her sugary cube, checked again for the monster, and leaned out of the cave.