Shadows Of Guta (Excerpt 136) Door
Several minutes pass as Stephen attempts to concentrate on easing his nervousness. Opening his eyes, he looks up, and realizes that directly in front of him, is an iron door. On the wall, there is an arch in the design of the stone along the top to match the doorway, and a thin row of small individual windows run across it. Standing up he walks to it and peers out the small panes of glass to a suspended walkway inside the conservatory.
Pushing the door open, it squeaks slightly from lack of use. Stepping from the hall through the doorway, he finds himself on a narrow suspended landing and immediately smells the earthen scent of the conservatory garden. The gurgling of the waterfall and brook is very loud here and he realizes he is standing directly over the source. What amazes him most is that he is on the second floor but the trees of this confined garden still extend upward to possibly the fourth floor of the manor.
“No way,” he says to himself while looking up at the towering height of space.
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