CRASH! I clung to side of the cliff, and watched as a ball of fire the
size of a bus hurtled past me. It bounced down the mountainside as if
it were no more than a pebble before exploding into white-hot
fragments below us.
“If you were wondering if the volcano is active,” said Ellie,
scrambling up to the next ledge, “then that should have given you a
“It’s not safe!” I said, trembling. “We must be mad to come up here.”
“There’s no turning back. The entrance to the Temple of Sorrows is so
close. We can’t give up now.”
Ellie had a determined frown on her face. There was no arguing with her.
“I just hope that treasure map you found was right,” I muttered,
carefully edging along the ledge behind her. “And I hope that this
legendary temple isn’t full of lava, rather than gold!”
“We’ll soon see,” she replied, excitedly. “Look!”
Carved into the rock was a huge door, flanked by massive columns. That
wasn’t all: the door was guarded…