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July 21, 2013
“RILKINS?”

— “Laverpush?”

“That you?”

— “Down here! The throat! Western wall, I think.”

“Good grief, man!”

— “You’re at the vent?”

“I daresay yes! What are you doing down there?”

— “Fighting my way down the conduit to the ... to the large magma chamber. Dear God.”

“What a harebrained scheme!”

— “What’s that?”

“I say, you’re harebrained!”

— “I’m inclined to agree.”

“How far down are you?”

— “I’ve no idea. I dropped my [unintelligible].”

“Climb back up! Can you?”

— “I’m to the first dike!”

“This is all rather rich for me. I’m for the lodge. Say, climb back out of there, will you? Rilkins? Rilkins?”