He expected to see pews, an altar at the back with candles and an cross on the wall. But instead he stepped into a large room with a dirt floor and walls and a ceiling that were painted black. Although Adam could see no light source the room was well lit. Along the sides there were tables and chairs. People had gathered around the various tables, some sitting, some standing, in quiet conversation.
Adam saw one empty table so he went and sat at it. In a few minutes a man came and sat with him.
“Hi Adam. I’m Al Easten. I’m on your list.”
“Are you the voice on the phone?”
“No, that’s Murray brother Ben. You’ll meet him.”
“I hope so.”
“So” said Al “a big day, eh?”
Just at that moment the sour faced stranger at the front door came and sat with them.
“This is Jules Isko” said Al. “He’s also on your list.”
Adam and Jules stared at each other for a moment. Finally Jules said “The ram and the unicorn will not appear tonight.”
“Is that some kind of password?” asked Adam.
No” was Jules’s blunt reply. “Have you come here to make trouble?”
“No. I came to find out who I am and what is going on”
“You know what’s going on. You’re responsible.”
“I suppose you think these things happen by accident.”
(To be continued.)