Alana and Joe walked through the thick undergrowth,
looking at the tall trees around them. There was a mist
in the air. The forest was surprisingly shady because the tall trees had
spreading branches on top, which blocked out the harsh sunlight.
walking in front of Joe when she heard a violent rustling of leaves and Joe's
shout for help. She turned around but she could not find Joe. Instead she found
a huge hole in the ground. It was an animal trap. She quickly ran over to the
trap, where Joe's voice seemed to be coming from, and peeped in. The animal trap
must have been set up for larger animals because it was large enough to fit the
two of them. She stepped forward and saw Joe at its sandy bottom. "Are you all
right, Joe ?" Alana said alarmingly.
"I've got a couple of scratches. Other than that, I'm fine," Joe replied. He
was obviously shaken by the fall.
Alana began to search for a way to get Joe out of the trap. She looked around
and saw some creeper plants growing on a tree. Several of the soft, long plants
grew together in a twisted manner. Alana pulled at the plants. They felt heavy
and strong, just like a thick rope. She was glad she had come prepared for the
trip in the forest. She took out her knife and cut a long section of the plant.
Then she dropped one end into the hole for Joe and tied the other end around a
thick tree trunk.
Joe grabbed onto the plant. With much effort, he managed to climb out of the
hole. Then he sat on the ground floor with Alana to eat, drink and rest. they
still had along way to go before they got back to their cabin.