by Lurie Park
Chapter 5: Adventures of Olivia Berns
| The cave was mystical. It's entrance was similar to a wide-mouthed leviathan with sharp jaws. Everything seemed to be odd. Small ancient paintings were carved on its wall. Olivia was a little scared but she went on moving inside. She wanted to explore more.
She had nothing with her but a torch whose batteries were dying, and a wooden stick, which she had picked from the ground to protect herself. As she moved deeper and deeper the eerie sounds became clearer.
"Your destination is just a few metres away . Keep walking", her inner voice cried. But she was so tired of walking and walking that she rested on a black rock there.
The next day when the students reached that part of Athora, Anne and Jack went on searching Olivia. Jack took her to the place where he last saw Olivia. After searching for more than three hours, Anne lost hope. She thought that Olivia must have been eaten by some animal.
Jack was quite practical. He kept on searching for her deep in the forest. Covered by tree vines and leaves, he finally founded a massive cave. He wondered if by any chance Olivia was in there. He entered the cave along with Anne. It was really a dark cave with huge carvings on it.
Anne was frightened to go deeper, but she fostered some strength and went inside.