The Guardians of the Hidden Scepter - Book 1

  • CHAPTER 1

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    Two flashlight beams cut through the darkness of the museum, leaving me no choice but to drop down below the stone sarcophagus.

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    Amber

    “Dorothy,”

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    I whispered urgently.

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  • I watched as Ms. Holcomb’s silhouette ducked behind a long glass display case.

  • Crouching low, she hurried over, and the two of us stared at the doorway, holding our breath.

  • Heavy footsteps echoed across the solid marble floor as one of the flashlight beams scanned in our direction.

  • Just two minutes earlier, I had accidentally collided with a brass stanchion surrounding one of the exhibits.

  • I’d sent the whole thing crashing to the floor.

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    Shortly after, we heard the sound of the museum’s night security guards charging up the hallway in our direction.

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  • The guards grumbled to each other as they surveyed the room.

  • If their flashlights dropped even a few feet, they would spot us for sure.

  • I reached for Dorothy’s hand, but she withdrew, holding her finger to her lips in silence.

  • After taking an extra minute to secure the area, the two guards exited, continuing on to other exhibits in the museum.

  • Dorothy waited a few moments longer before she broke the silence.

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    Dorothy

    “Doesn’t that just drive you crazy, Amber?”

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    She peered over the display case and removed some flecks of dirt from the sarcophagus with her shirtsleeve.

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    Dorothy

    “Had we really been here to rob the museum, we could’ve made off with quite a deal of stuff.

  • They seriously hire buffoons for security.”

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    My chest throbbed as I tried to catch my breath.

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