2. Cave In
7. Withered Arm
When he finally emerged from the lip of the caisson, he realized he had come close to being the victim of a cave-in. The heat from the sun that hit his face was as hot as the fire burning close to the hole. He wanted to scream! Had anyone thought the hole mysterious? Did everyone think the hole was elastic and would open and close as needed? This would end up being a tomb, a burial spot, a place to breathe your last breath, like vapor on a steamy mirror.
Suddenly, a face came into view. It was not recognizable as the impish grin drew all attention away from the characteristics and the bright light from the flair blinding him. With a withered arm, the face became a body and the body began pulling him up from the hole. If he kicked at the side, it could cause an avalanche of the unsteady earth. He would thank this Frenchman for his life-saving actions that quickly turned a horrific situation into one of relief!.