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A Hidden Treasure, Darkly It was a dark, misty night; the mild breeze of summer rushing past him, carrying the foul scent of the small river nearby. However, the smell did not seem to bother Tom in the slightest because he knew tonight he was about to unravel a mystery that had puzzled many citizens of The Drive for decades. Strange as it was for a street to be called The Drive, even stranger was the fact that there was no house number 3 as the houses surrounding Sarah's house were numbered 2 and 5. Although some just accepted the fact that this was simply a numbering mistake, others stayed curious and curiosity was what got Tom interested. Desperate to talk to Sarah, he ran, slashing through air like a bullet, down The Drive and came to a halt at house number 4. 'Sarah!' whispered loudly Tom, panting uncontrollably, as he threw an unnecessarily large stone at her window. 'Tom!' muttered Sarah. 'What are you doing here? It's past midnight!' 'Sarah, we don't have much time,' said Tom with excitement and fear dripping down his face now. 'What are you talking about?' but before Tom could open his mouth to say a word, she too seemed to catch on but didn't look as excited as Tom. ...read more.


They got deeper and deeper into the village, but the road kept on going, full of twists and hard stones crackling under their shoes. The houses on either side of the road were now covered in so much moss that they looked like giant hedges with doors and windows. Tom and Sarah had both noticed the horrible yellow eyes staring at them though the many windows as they went past, but they did not dare to stare back or even speak of them. Eventually they got to the end and were now facing an enormous door. 'Does it say anything about this door in the book?' asked Sarah hopefully. 'Yeah, it's under "Tests of Mortality" but it doesn't say what we have to do,' Tom answered looking slightly worried. 'It's our only way forward,' sighed Sarah. The door creaked open and let them through. It was cave-like and they found themselves stood on a platform suspended in mid-air with nothingness eagerly waiting underneath. A mysterious red glow shining out of the dark rough walls onto the platform, closely resembling blood made Sarah very uncomfortable as she had a phobia of blood. 'We need to get out of here!' cried Sarah. 'This is a test designed to make you uncomfortable,' said Tom calmly as he wrapped his arms around Sarah 'Come on, we'll be ...read more.


The tunnel was just a narrow version of the cave, but filled with water. It was so narrow that Sarah had to swim behind Tom and there was no way they could swim along side each other. The potion was starting to wear off and the effect was showing on Sarah. She fell to the bottom of the tunnel and was helped up by Tom. He tried speaking but only bubble came out of his mouth. 'Must be close now' he told himself. He couldn't swim as fast because he had to help Sarah who was dragging his feet down. With all his might, he gave it all he could and finally saw the end of the tunnel and there was something shining in the distance. *** Sarah regained her awareness of the surrounding with a shock. 'Its ok, we're safe now,' said Tom looking both hopeful and exhausted. They were out of the water tunnel and back on the village road, only this time they weren't the only ones on this road. The mossy houses were replaced by market stalls with many busy shoppers looking around at the strange items on the stalls. An old man with a goatee, wearing black, velvet robes suddenly appeared out of the crowd and spoke in a calm, welcoming voice 'You have done well, but your journey is not at an end'. ...read more.

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