Monstrous Cryptozoological Anthology Episode Two
One Eye Watches The Road
The prows of the longboats held aloft intricately carved figureheads– dragons, wolves, bears.
The lead ship's prow was no different, carved into the head of a raven, its wooden beak open in an infinite caw. Behind that figurehead, with the sole of a leather boot up resting on the prow, was the one-eyed man. He stared out at the coastline as the boats approached, his single eye twinkling with the mischief and mayhem he brought with him wherever he went.
With a smile he turned and gave a short whistle. A shaggy hound –black and huge– padded over to him, eyes expectant and watching the one-eyed man's movements with keen interest.
"Come here, boy," the one-eyed man said. He turned back to the coastline and knelt down as the hound pushed up against him. "See that? That is new land, boy. A new world that we will make ours."
The hound gave a soft humpf of a bark in acknowledgement.
"Yes, yes, there are people that live in this land," th