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Cats and Rivers: Chapter Nineteen
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CATS AND RIVERS
With Shilling in his pocket and Lilyglade flitting at his side, Garadun made his way past the green dragon's enormous corpse and over to the cave mouth. Shilling sniffed, made a face, and sank a little lower in his pocket. Garadun shared a look with Lilyglade, and then they crossed the threshold and began their descent into the depths of the earth, the soft light given off by Dûrgaläd guiding their way.
The cave floor was at first a mix of rock and hard-packed earth, but gave way to solid stone after not too long. The stench of chlorine was bad and got worse the deeper they went, mixed with other foul odours. The tunnel twisted as it went down, then eventually levelled out somewhat. They entered a large cavern, the floor of which was carpeted in bones from all manner of creatures – the remains of the dragon's meals. Down the centre the bones were crushed and broken into small bits, marking the beast's passage