I am very pleased to have Terri Talley Venters as my guest blogger again with her new release, Copper Cauldron.
“How did you find this place?” Tommy asked.
“A condo developer demolished an old hotel near Disney World. When they dug the hole for the basement, they found an entrance to a cave,” Victoria said.
“I’ve been in a holding pattern waiting for you to arrive. I need a diving partner, and no one will take the risk. The cave dead ends into a hot spring,” Victoria said.
“It’s not exactly undiscovered. In fact someone discovered it thousands of years ago. They left markings. The Ancient Egyptians discovered it before the Spanish did 500 years ago.
“Okay, now you just gave me the biggest hard on. Did you say the Ancient Egyptians were here?” Tommy asked.
“No one has ever found evidence of the Ancient Egyptians in the new world. But we studied Egyptian hieroglyphs together in graduate school. I’m surprised you’re so rusty. I recall feeling furious when you earned an ‘A’ when I got stuck with a ‘B+’,” Tommy said.
“So if the Spanish found this cave in the 1500s, why haven’t we heard anything about the discovery?” Tommy asked.
“I think I know why this place is still a secret. Look here. Our predecessors left warnings,” Victoria said. She shined a light on the cave wall a few yards away from the start of the hot springs. She and Tommy stared at the engravings.