was difficult for him to hear. There had been a massive earthquake above ground
apparently and it was filtering down to where they were, the moles were looking for an
escape route in fear of
Phil grabbed his stuff and sprinted to the middle of the cavern where the crocodiles
were gathered. He quickly issued instruction for them to pass on a message to get each
group to gather as they had been and get ready to move out, the moles
were looking for
a way out and when they found it he wanted to be ready to move. Within a matter of
minutes there was pandemonium in the cavern. Phil found three moles who were
assisting the groups to form and asked them if there had been any news on a way out
yet, they all three pointed him to a group of moles in the corner who were in the middle
of an animated conversation. He made his way over to them.
"Any news on a way out?" he asked.
They stopped talking and looked at him. Then they quickly conferred with each other
and one of them spoke. "Yes. There is a way out but we are confused," he said.
"About what?" Phil asked.
"Well, we thought we were still in the vicinity of the fires, but it seems we have travelled
a very long way and we cannot understand how this is so. According to one of our
brethren we have joined a series of caves and pathways that will lead us to the great
river," came the reply.
Phil immediately saw this as good news, he didn't need an explanation, just a way out.
on the faces of the moles told a different story though. "What is it, this is
good new is it not?" he asked.