By Pierdomenico Baccalario
Within the fourth installment of the Century Quartet, Italian writer P. D. Baccalario concludes the secret that took 4 towns and 4 awesome young ones to solve.
SHANGHAI, SEPTEMBER 19.
As the equinox methods, Sheng, Elettra, Harvey, and Mistral be aware of they need to come jointly one final time. Armed with just a map and a best that appear to be damaged, a set of outdated cash, and a tile with 4 knives painted on it, the 4 youngsters meet in Shanghai to attempt to make feel of clues that their predecessors couldn't decipher. in the meantime Sheng is haunted through a dream and by means of visions of a tender boy who turns out to appreciate their quest. The visions ship the children all over the place Shanghai, via deserted water ducts and historical tea homes, looking for the Pearl of the ocean Dragon, an historical stone that they're yes is the final piece of the puzzle. yet a germophobic supercriminal who by no means leaves his sterile Shanghai skyscraper will do whatever to profit their secrets and techniques. . .
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Two massive muscular arms enfold you. A great ugly fanged face bears down towards your own. Smack! You have just been kissed by a gorilla, Pip! Collect your wits and go to 64. 57-58 58 57 'Have at you, foul beast of Hades! ' you cry heroically as you launch yourself upon the Thing. Which runs away. Can you believe that? The horrifying Thing just up and ran away! Not so much as a snap in your direction! Excitedly you run after it, still hurling abuse and heroic jibes. Which is possibly a big mistake, as you may discover when you turn to 59.
If the ants kill you, go to 14. If you survive, you may leave by either door. 91 Another 10' x 10' chamber. Doors in the east, north and west walls. Go east to 84. North to 106. West to 129. 92 You have entered a Gallery of Mirrors, 20' wide and a full 80' long. Not ordinary mirrors, of course: not in a place like this. They are all dis- 93 torting mirrors, the sort you get at carnivals where you look in and see yourself as a fat dwarf or a thin giant. Except they aren't exactly like carnival mirrors.
You could try to revive him, of course. A score of 10, 11 or 12 on two dice should do the trick and take you to 18. If you fail, perhaps it best just to creep away quietly, in which case you can take the road west out of the village (10) or try the provisions store (11) or the church (11) or the smithy (17) or make for the wood to the east (41) or even try an innings at pogolfit (58). 28 This corridor goes on forever! Gloomy, dank, smelly and dead straight. ) You follow it with an increasing feeling of dread, noting that the floor seems to be climbing upwards gently as you continue on.