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He back to the arched doorway. "I want the slicing torch from the gear situations. " lots of the gear had survived the destruction of the helicopter. The explosion had thrown the shipment unfastened. Ngai wasn't satisfied. "That will take time to retrieve. " "Then it is going to take time," Garin acknowledged. "If you rush now, you are going to die. " Cursing, Ngai ordered of his males to get the torch. **** Annja stored clicking bones jointly. as soon as it used to be large enough, Roux and Kelly helped her, sorting items for her and beginning smaller sections that she clicked into the larger one. the completed piece was once approximately 3 ft lengthy and three-d. It forked like a plant in a number of components, yet stayed to a critical stalk. whilst Annja pieced the tallest bit jointly, person who had a round assemblage of bones, she knew what the items made. every body was once quiet, it. "There has to be a few mistake," Roux stated after a little while. "That isn't really whatever. " Annja grinned. "Actually, it's. " "What? " Annja touched the tallest piece, the single with the round meeting. "It's a map. " "Impossible," Roux stated. "Not most unlikely. particularly shrewdpermanent, really. i do not recognize that i have ever noticeable whatever love it. " Annja tapped the round meeting. "This is the spiral staircase we got here down. The storeroom used to be atop it. " She traced the hallway within the course they hadn't taken. "There's an go out the following, i'd bet from how it appears, yet I doubt it really is nonetheless practical. If i am orientated correct, this one most likely got here up in LoulanCity. " "We've by no means chanced on facts of a tunnel like that," Professor Hu acknowledged. "That's why i am having a bet it really is not useful. " Annja traced the associated bones the wrong way, declaring the massive meeting that needed to be the chamber they might chanced on. "This represents the staircase we to come back up the following, with one other go out, additionally blocked. And this can be the hallway that led us to this room. " Roux leaned in nearer. "If that is correct, then what is this? " He tapped a line of bones that led from the room at the contrary wall. these bones spiraled round, too, then ended in a line that curved round and went to the larger of the 2 areas within the huge chamber. "That," Annja acknowledged, "should be one other hidden door. " bankruptcy 36 Annja driven herself up, positioned her desktop away, and shrugged into her backpack. pleasure buzzed via her and would not be denied even though they have been in adversarial atmosphere. Crossing to the again of the room, she felt alongside the wall. Roux and Kelly joined her, including their flashlights to hers. "This passageway does not lead out. " Professor Hu pointed on the bone meeting Annja had built. "According to this 'map,' it simply leads into the heart of that giant construction. we want how to break out. " "We have a fashion. " Annja persisted feeling alongside the wall and proposal she detected a crack. "We can return out the best way we got here in. " "Except that Ngai may have published guards," Kelly stated. "Not to say that we might need to get during the huge chamber unseen. and that i do not carry out loads of desire for that.