What does "those of" mean in this sentence? What is the difference beetwen two sentences?
- She met those of a large carpetillar
- She met a large carpetillar.
She stretched herself up on tiptoe, and peeped over the edge of the mushroom, and her eyes immediately met those of a large caterpillar, that was sitting on the top with its arms folded, quietly smoking a long hookah, and taking not the smallest notice of her or of anything else.