“Great, all-knowing cave, I ask you again. What is the meaning of life?”
Deep inside a vertical tube, two teenagers tried not to snicker. “Throw a coin into my throat and I shall tell you.”
She had but one shilling, throwing it into the abyss. It landed upon a pile of clothes strategically placed to dampen the sound of impact, a way to add an aura of mystery.
“I have lost my daughter to the fever,” a woman’s voice cried out.
“Your daughter, pure and innocent, is now among with God where she is happy and loved. Her spirit will live among us forever.”
Joyful with the knowledge her daughter hadn’t died in vain, she sauntered away, singing, “My Bonnie lies over the ocean.”
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