Drawing completed - 28 APR 2009
The tre' Basement
"I think this is painful enough," Ignatius suggested. "Any punishments would be pointless at this juncture."
There was an uncomfortable silence.
"I still can't believe you never knew, Ignatius," Slide said.
"Oh, I didn't say I never knew," Ignatius admitted. "And the fact is I didn't - at least not for certain. As a child, I overheard a conversation that I have only fully come to understand scarcely an hour ago which suggested something of the sort. But it is true - my parents never told me anything about it.
"Now that we have that out of the way, let's get down to the business at hand. Gina, Sandra - could you please open the cabinet? We'll go in and see if we can find . . . "
"I have no idea how to open it," Gina interrupted.
"Nor I," Sandra added. "Our parents specifically did not tell us how to open it."
"Oh dear," Ignatius stated. "So, none of you knows how to open it?"
They all shrugged.
"Do you remember anything of what you saw?" asked Ignatius.
Sandra and Gina looked at each other.
"Well, it was some time ago," Sandra recalled. "I think I was ten at the time, if that. But, we went in. There's a staircase down . . . or up . . . down? Can't remember, anyway, at the other end, there's a cabinet."
"Much like this one," Gina added.
"Except we're inside the cabinet. We walk out and there's this enormous room, filled with all sorts of rubbish."
"Also much like this one," Gina commented.
"And maybe it's because I'm bigger now, but it seemed . . . " Sandra paused, unsure of herself. "The box seemed so much . . . bigger than it is now."
"Everything seems bigger to me," Gina mentioned.
"Anyway, after about, oh, a minute, we walked back," Sandra completed her tale.