Luna and Midar discovered to their horror that the cave passage ended in front of them and an apparently bottomless hole opened. A wide plank lay over it, but on the other side there was a rock which they could press themselves past. A large cavern lay beyond the rock.

The children thought that the hole was the opening to hell and it scared them, but Nilgar said that it wasn't at all deep. He had dug it himself and covered the bottom with a thick lager of twigs. However, it was impossible to see this in the darkness. It wasn't so dangerous to fall in, but help was needed to get out and no enemy soldier would survive the Rebel's help!

Luna and Midar made their way over the hole and past the large rock.


"I have a present for you women", called Nilgar.

"Close your eyes and don't open them until I say so".

The children understood that they were the present. The women were overcome by amazement and joy, when they saw the two children standing in front of the fire. They were far more welcome in their new home than they could ever have imagined.


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