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The Cave under Benton Park

by author Jeanne Zehrer

The Cave under Benton Park

Mericulus looked at Jaz, then down at the sidewalk. 
He lowered his nose and sniffed at a deep crack in the pavement.
Jaz looked at him, then down at the sidewalk.  She noticed water from a near by fountain spilling over its concrete edge. Jaz followed the water as it traveled down the sidewalk and trickled into the crack.
She leaned over and put her ear close to the crack.
Jaz could hear water dripping down below the street.
The water drops echoed as they fell far beneath the sidewalk.
“Do you think there’s a cave down there?”
Jaz asked Mericulus.
Mericulus looked at her. He didn’t move.
He just looked at her.


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