She knew it would be a risk, but she believed it was a risk worth taking. I couldn't agree with her more! Because winning an award money of fifty six billion dollars worth pure diamonds! That's a dream only few wouldn't have had.
It so happened that there was a robbery at the house of Kakarott Bardock, an italian owner of the world's largest diamond mine, who claims, that the diamond stolen from his residence's safe, weighing 2.3 tonnes, is worth $8 billion of solid carbon.
The location of the stolen diamond has been tracked inside a cave, in Mt. Etna, in the Sicily island south of Italy. It is said that the path up the mountain is highly risky and dangerous to take; and the vocanic fumes covering the atmosphere around the 3323m high hill is too toxic to approach it via air. The only possible route is by land, by foot.
Edna Jacoby, the famous dare-devil, from San Marino, plans to go and retrieve the giant rock. The owner of the diamond promises 70% of the diamond to anyone who recovers it for him.
'Wow!' I said, reading the newspaper article.
'I know!' Edna replied excitedly.
'But how exactly do you plan to reach this cave? It says here that the forest around the mountain are too thick and rugged for any vehicle known to man.'
'I'll walk of course!' Edna replied winking.
'Well good luck!' i said sincerely.
'Thanks bro! I'll miss you, and i'll stay in touch via E-mail, but i really got to go now, buh-bye.'
'Take care, bye.' I said with a smile.
Edna left the room with her thick leather, hiking boots, and all of her climbing tools, packed in her ruck-sack. A few minutes later, i heard the closing of a car door and then i heard a her hummer roar to life, and then slowly leave the drive-way.
I couldn't help but imagine $56 Billion in my hand. How stupid could a world-class robber be to get himself caught after such a dangerous maneuver, and such a successful robbery and hiding spot for the most expensive stone known to man? Well, luck for him (or her), who finds it.
Its been three weeks now since Edna had left. and i only heard from her once, three days ago when she told me that she has successfully reached the foot of the mountain. She has left her hummer at a town 30 miles behind her as it was impossible to continue any further with it. It is parked at a public parking in Catania City. She told me that she carried with her enough supplies for 40 more days. So i hope she succeeds in due time.
*[37 days later]*
I was just setting up my dinner when my palm-top gave a loud beep. I knew it was another e-mail from Edna, so i rolled my wheel-chair to my desk as fast as i could. I slided it open and started reading. almost bouncing with excitement.
I was stunned by what i read, pushed a-back to the back-rest of my chair, by the shock of what i read. Horror struck, i scrolled down the message to read the remainder, but it was no good; it wasn't going to change anything. A tear rolled down my hazel eye, as i stared into the word's of my sister; the last words of my sister!
"Edward! I'm inside the cave in which the robbers hid the stolen diamond. The huge rock is just lying there, only feet away, but i am unable to approach it. It's a pity how i came this far, but was unable to achieve my goal.. I've run out of oxygen! And the air around me is too toxic to breathe without an oxygen mask. I underestimated the dangers of this journey. I wish you still had your legs so you could attempt this journey with precautions i lay down for you. I breathe my last gasps at the moment, at the mouth of this killer cave! I hope for you a safe, healthy and happy life!
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