The Recruiting Matter – Mission to Save Eleanor – John in the sewer under Smith’s House


A new entry in The Recruiting Matter – Mission to Save Eleanor. John is in the sewer under Smith’s house next to the drilling machine. Felicity sent the word that action had started in the street. John has started the drill and Michael let him know that there are only two people in the basement now.

More tomorrow

John – in the sewer under Smith’s house

Felicity came back at a trot. Rachael was behind her. Felicity said, “Liam sent the word to start.  I swear the sky just opened up.”

John nodded and said, “That’s our cue.” He turned a crank on the contraption which turned over the engine. The motor quickly took hold and the drill bit began to spin. Rachael took her spot to monitor the screw and conveyor belt and the cleaning process.  John watched the pressure gauges on the machine, pulled a lever and the drill bit touched the wall. Weak mortar and ancient brick flew to the sides and gravel poured off the conveyor as the tungsten teeth bit into the wall. A loud squeal of metal rattled through the tunnel as the drill turned quickly. The drilling was barely started and the bit was already six inches deep.

Michael shouted over the din, “There are only two figures in the room. One is moving around the other.  There was a third, but he left before we started.”

John wondered how Michael knew it was male and then thought better.  The drill was in over a foot now. Michael had said the wall was three feet thick, but the ancient brick was no match for the power driven drill teeth.  It had been three minutes of drilling and the bit was in two feet. They would be through shortly.

 

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