CHAPTER FIVE HUNDRED and NINETY
Standing in Maughold’s workroom, Katy stood very still. She could hear the skeleton creak its way through the catacomb. She closed her eyes and tried to remember the map.
Paddie’s aunts and uncles had made him a map of this place so that he would no longer have nightmares. Paddie’s bedroom was tucked under the eaves of the house. The map hung over the bed. Katy had seen it a thousand times.
She was too scared to remember it now. She shivered with fear.
Opening her eyes, she saw that a light was coming from the tip of this sword she was holding. She bent over to look. The sword was projecting the map from Paddie’s room onto the floor of Maughold’s workspace.
“Thanks,” Katy whispered to the sword. “Where am I?”
A red dot appeared. The sword also had a suggestion. A red line went from where Katy stood to a hidden compartment under Maughold’s workspace. In tiny script, it said “Sword of Truth.”
“Paddie,” Katy said.
She scrambled under the workspace. After a few minutes of pushing, the sword in her hand lit up the position of the latch. Katy pressed on the spot and it shot open.
“Katy!” Paddie said in a whisper.
He grabbed his friend and pulled her inside of the compartment. He closed the compartment.
“We can rest here for a while,” Paddie said.
“Do you think we’ll go home again?” Paddie asked.
“Ever?” Katy asked.
Paddie thought for a moment and nodded.
“I think that we’re on the Isle of Man,” Katy said. “Where Fin lives. Auntie Tanesha will tell Fin and they will come to rescue us.”
“Even though we’re back in time?” Paddie asked.
Katy had no idea if they would be found so she didn’t say anything. The children held onto each other and waited for whatever was next.
Denver Cereal continues on Monday…
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