The Great Mouse Reporter ~ Chapter 13
Fievel, Olivia and Vartan traveled deeper into the bowels of the underground tunnels, feeling the walls and trying not to trip over anything. The three of them had to battle claustrophobia, each of them trying hard not to panic in the pitch darkness, where they could not see their own hands in front of their faces. Olivia stumbled over her own feet a few times and had to be steadied by Fievel, who was taking up the rear. As they traveled downhill, the tunnel eventually leveled off, and as they felt for the walls Vartan, being the tallest, felt a cold steel pipe above them.
"It leads through the tunnel," said Vartan, "Should ve follow it?"
"I guess it's our best hint at where to go," said Fievel.
"I really wish we had a lamp," Olivia said, holding tightly to Fievel's hand.
""W-we'll make it, Olivia," Fievel said, "We've still got our other senses to rely on, even if we can't see."
"The pipe turns here," said Vartan, and he led them to the right.
They followed the pipe straight for a lon