The side passage you have taken is mercifully brief. With any common sense at all, you should realize that you are not lost yet and head to the west immediately. Before you can think to move, however, a lion approaches you. He is glowing like pale moonlight. You reach out to touch him, but pass right through him with only a chilly sensation colder than the ordinary chill of the cave. "I must find him," the spectre says. "I must." He passes right through you and into the wall of the cave, leaving you once more in total darkness. You shiver and head west.