The Rescue (Part 15)
Dave remembered during the escape through the hot and stuffy tunnel that at one point, for a brief moment, there was a gentle breeze blowing across the tunnel at them. That must mean there was another opening somewhere along the inside of the tunnel that neither Phil nor himself noticed. Dave whispered to Detective Gordon about this idea, and Detective Gordon thought carefully.
Detective Gordon gave instructions for Dave to go back down the tunnel, but this time, he was to take a flashlight and Rusty along with him for safety. Dave hesitated, as he did not like the idea of going down the tunnel again, but the thought of his best friend being in danger gave him determination and courage.
Dave went to the part of the cave where he and Phil had crawled out of the tunnel. This time, Rusty and Dave went down together, and with the flashlight, he could finally see inside the tunnel. He was also glad that he had Rusty for company.
After what seemed like an eternity, he came to where he had felt the breeze and there was indeed another opening. He went through the opening and found that there was a second tunnel that led right to the cavern where Phil was sitting. Phil was cold, tired, hungry, and in pain, but was happy to see Dave. There was no sign of the two men at all, but Phil overheard them saying that they would be returning soon to get him, so Dave had to get Phil out quickly before the men came back and caught them trying to escape
下期续 to be continued.