With trembling hands, I made a tiny breach in
the upper left hand corner… widening the hole a
little, I inserted the candle and peered in… at
first I could see nothing, the hot air escaping
from the chamber causing the candle to flicker.
Presently, details of the room emerged slowly
from the mist, strange animals, statues and gold
– everywhere the glint of gold. For the moment –
an eternity it must have seemed to the others
standing by – I was struck dumb with amazement,
and when Lord Carnarvon, unable to stand in
suspense any longer, inquired anxiously “Can you
see anything?”, it was all I could do to get out
the words “Yes, wonderful things”.