After some time Tanis sees movement, its just some small prey, a rabbit. He doesn't want to take a shot now and risk something bigger fleeing so he lets the rabbit go, lucky rabbit.
After waiting awhile now Tanis begins to think about the rabbit, maybe he should not have let it go. As the sun starts to go down he starts to hear some leaves moving and sticks breaking. His interest is peaked...
Waiting has paid off! Tanis sees the opportunity of a lifetime! The biggest deer he has ever seen moves into the open, stop and looks around. Tanis is shocked when the deer eventually looks in his direction. It makes him pause but he does not hesitate to let the arrow go!
About 300 feet from where Tanis hid lies the deer. It is still breathing slowly. Tanis mercifully finishes off the animal so it suffers no more pain. He immediately begins gutting the deer and preparing it for his travel.
Tanis cannot believe how long he's been out in the woods. "Its definitely time to get back home with this." He says to himself while tying the deer and putting it on his horse.
Tanis spent too much time getting from the woods with the deer on his back to his own home in the village. It was so long that he lost track of time and had almost forgotten his responsibility to the people of the village.