• Title: Black Diamonds
  • Author: Frances A. Gerard
  • ISBN: 9781534706385
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Paperback
  • Black Diamonds We are in the depths of an underground cavern It is bad enough to be underground but here we are all enveloped in black as well the ceiling is black so are the walls they are made of blocks of coal
    We are in the depths of an underground cavern It is bad enough to be underground, but here we are all enveloped in black as well the ceiling is black, so are the walls they are made of blocks of coal The floor is one great black looking glass It is a sort of pond, polished as steel Over this polished surface glistens the reflection of a solitary light, the light of aWe are in the depths of an underground cavern It is bad enough to be underground, but here we are all enveloped in black as well the ceiling is black, so are the walls they are made of blocks of coal The floor is one great black looking glass It is a sort of pond, polished as steel Over this polished surface glistens the reflection of a solitary light, the light of a safety lamp shining through a wire net A man guides himself over the pond in a narrow boat By the doubtful light of the lamp he sees high pillars, which rise out of the depths below and reach to the very roof of the cavern pillars slender, like the columns of a Moorish palace These pillars are half white and half black up to a certain point only are they coal black, beyond that they are light in color What are these pillars

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