Welcome, fellow travelers.
Nature Boy accepted the honor. He opened the Matchbox Mystery vault, retrieved the secret map and this guide:
Beneath the riddle on the secret map was a question, placed by The Sage:
“For every life lived long enough, he or she will slip then slide into a deep hole and call up for help. ‘Help!’ If ever help will come, always, three hands will appear. The hand of a hustler. The hand of a riddler. The hand of a clown. Which will you choose? Choose wisely.”
Your life is about to change.
No one rushed to volunteer an answer; they all dove into the guide. Before the first flick, some were caught smiling, some were seen looking at the ceiling; one was scribbling on a secret pad.
We ate a delicious curry – actually, they wolfed it down – followed by chugs of ice cream. Then we hit the road – lots of laughter. It was 11:07 pm.
The Journey has begun.