Well, here we are in a cramped, very narrow passageway. I’m sure it hasn’t been used since the princess lived here. No sign whatever that anyone else has been in here. That can be a good thing, or not. Is there a way to get out of here? We can’t go back, so, we go ahead. We walk slowly looking carefully for any traps that might be in here. This place really is a maze of rooms, hallways and now secret passageways. I wonder what we will find? We find a dead end, almost. There is a small, crawl through door, which slides upward, with a lot of effort. It leads to a small empty room which has another one of these small crawl through doors.
Off we go through this door which leads to another small room, with some empty and very dusty, boxes. But there is some stairs going down, barely wide enough to walk on. At the bottom of the stairs is another narrow passageway which goes only a short distance, then turns and goes down some more narrow stairs. At the bottom of the stairs is a narrow door, which is open, and leads into a fairly large well furnished room. Obviously it was meant for someone to live in, or hide in perhaps. But again, no one has been here for a very long time. Thick layers of dust cover everything. There are candles so we light them and it makes the room much brighter.
This would be a great place to hide the jewels, Sophia said excitedly. That is possible, I agreed. Meow!=Let’s look around! But after looking around the room quite thoroughly we uncovered nothing at all that might help us. Certainly no trace of any jewels. There is another narrow door in here as well. We can’t go back, so we may as well keep going, I suggested. Everyone agreed, even Muffin. I open the door and another one of those heavy wood doors slams down, shutting off the way we just came in. That definitely means we have to keep going ahead. Meow!=I’m getting really worried! We’ll be okay Muffin, just keep those big eyes open. Meow.=I will.
We had to walk sideways down this passageway which I didn’t like too much. I wouldn’t want to get trapped in here. We get to the end and it turns off to the left and…a dead end. Completely. The we heard that familiar noise as another wood door shut off our only way back to that room. This is not good. Now what do we do?, asks Rossana. I’m not sure, but look around, maybe there is a hidden door in here somewhere. Meow!=Look here! I had to look close but there was a small rock right near the floor that seemed to be sticking out a bit. I push it with my foot and a large rock slid down to give us another small crawl through door. We had to squeeze through this one though but we all made it.
But we didn’t enter a room this time…
To be continued.
Steve and Muffin.
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