The Prophesy Book remained silent as to where Sinead might find the shackled Mother Earth. She and the two dwarves stood contemplating the key that lay in her hand. Then Dorrin spoke:
‘The key is the key! See the picture on the bow.’ He traced a calloused finger over the head of the key.
Alric nodded. ‘It’s the Cavern of Stalactites! Come, my lady.’
The dwarves each lit a torch from the dying flames of the forge and hurried down the passage next the spring. Sinead strode behind them. It was not long before it opened out into a broad cavern, the roof decorated with sharp stalactites. At the far end was a bridge leading across an inky lake.
The dwarves came to a halt.
‘We must leave you here, my lady,’ said Alric.
‘We may not cross,’ added Dorric.
They both bowed deeply and scurried off without another word.
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