Stirring to his feet after a spell, Tanis sipped at the left-over tea on his
desk. Gathering up an oil lamp, a pick-ax, and a note pad he fired up a Camel, and
strode out of his tent. As he head toward the pit he signed the 'AH OKAY' in the
general direction of the ever animated Mahmud, who waved affirmation, and continued to the
edge of the abyss. The pit called to him.