The sunset captured the
lads as they reached the docks. The inns were full and ships were still
arriving. Most traders were forced to sleep on board due to overcrowding.
“We need to find the people who are preparing to leave the island. They
won’t be here, but perhaps down at the sea. I doubt if they want anyone to
see what they’re up to. Obviously the people who work in the library are
preparing to leave,” Leith said.
“Hey! There are some
Lemurians. They look just like the ones we saw at Mt. Shasta. So the
Lemurians and the Atlanteans did know each other existed and they even
traded with one another.” Fraser pointed to a ship. The Mu lined up
against the railing.
“They’re trading amber
from Lemuria for marble from Atlantis. If I go back to Mt. Shasta, I’m
going to ask them about their history. I hope the ship leaves before the
destruction. There are a lot of people from other countries,” Sandy said.
They left the safety of
the outer wall and walked across the sandy beach to the sea. “There they
are!” Duncan ran towards them.
The men and women loading the boat stopped when they
saw Leith and the lads approaching. A withered old man stepped forward to
greet them. “Greetings. My name is Zimon. I am a seer. Have you come to
Leith shook the man’s hand. “Can I speak to you
alone?” The man nodded and followed Leith. “Stay here,” he said to the
other lads. “Zimon, I am from another place and another time, thousands of
years into the future. I know who you are and what you are doing. You’re
right. Tomorrow will be the last day Atlantis exists. It will be
completely destroyed and buried under water.”
Zimon stared into Leith’s eyes. “You speak the truth.
I have seen you in a vision. You’re here on a special mission, sent by the
“That’s true. Apollo sent us.” Leith showed him the
“The arrow of Apollo.”
Zimon closed his eyes and squeezed his grip on the arrow. “It is all true
then.” He handed the arrow back to Leith.
“You are going to have to
trust me on this. It’s really important that you listen to me. There are
things you need to take with you. I see you have ten boats. Fill them with
all the books and scrolls you can. You must get everything from your
libraries,” Leith said. “There are several things I’ve seen here that you
also need to take. Take peacocks, orchids, wisteria, roses, parakeets,
hummingbirds, butterflies, flamingo, kingfishers, grapes, wine, and your
knowledge of stained glass windows. It is because of you that future
generations will have these things.”
“You speak of quite an ordeal, young man. What is your
“I am Leith Wallace. My friends and I also have a job
to do before we leave Atlantis. I believe the most important reason we’re
here is to get you to take these things. This is important. If a woman
named Norindal comes, do not allow her on your boats. That will only
happen if I fail my job, but just in case, please; do not let her on your
“I understand.” They walked back to the crowds. Zimon
called a few men over and they headed back to Atlas. “They will bring the
books.” He called a few women over and sent them to find all the items
Leith had mentioned. Leith and the other lads were given a tour of the
docked ships and were invited to spend the night with them. Everyone
seemed anxious to hear about the future.
“You need to head north when you leave here, veering
to the east slightly. There you will find an island. You must build a
library and put all your books there. They will be safe from weather and
mankind until we discover them. You will find safety there and you may
live the rest of your life in peace. The island is called Iona, at least
in my time.” Leith sat at the table and nibbled on sliced pears.
“We will do as you suggest,” Zimon said. “What of
Lemuria? We had a mind to head there.”
“I’m sorry to say that Lemuria will be destroyed also,
if it hasn’t already been. You will find no safety there.” Leith handed
the pears to Duncan.
Leith, Duncan, Fraser and Sandy fell asleep in the cabin of one of the
ships. All night long they heard the ships being loaded with animals,
birds and other items.