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BEN ARCHER AND THE WORLD BEYOND

CHAPTER TWO - DARK KING

 

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It became harder for Ben to think. How long had he been under water? His air tank only allowed him an hour of swimming.

Listen to me. I came to give you a message.

The first octopus wasn’t impressed.

Th-the dark king will dec-cide.

I’m not here for your dark king. I’m here to tell you something…

Ben stopped mid-sentence, because both eight-armed mollusks moved aside and clung to the abyss wall like spiders. Ben’s blood chilled as he heard them say:

Th-the dark king is-s-s already here.

Their rubbery bodies gave way to the ocean darkness. Ben blinked frantically, trying to make out the powerful beast that had entered into the outer vision of his mind. Whatever was out there deserved utter apprehension and reverence.

And then he saw it. Like a black submarine, the shadow of a great white shark streaked before the gloomy ocean.