A treasure hunt! Su Pin, Shanti, Rachel and I could not wait to get
started on the hunt. According to the map, the treasure was hidden
in a cave on Pebble Island, a small, uninhabited island close to the
We set off for Kampung Lintang at dawn and landed further north of
the village. To get to the Black Hole Cave where the treasure was hidden,
we had to go around a hill.
It was Shanti who stumbled upon the Black Hole Cave. Feeling
hot and tired, she leaned back against a creeper-covered 'rock' and fell
through the mouth of a cave! We crawled into the cave to search for the hidden treasure. There it was - something stuffed in a small crack
in the wall! I pulled out a scroll and unrolled it carefully. It was an old
Chinese painting. `Is this all there is to the treasure?' asked Rachel. All
of us were disappointed.
The next day, we showed the scroll to our history teacher, Encik
Adnan. After examining the scroll, he said, `This looks like a painting of
the Princess Hang Li Po. If it is as old as I suspect, then it is indeed a
The four of us looked at one another with shining eyes. What a
thrilling and unexpected turn of events!