I learned today that Seth is a time traveler. He comes from the past. I wouldn’t have believed it, but I learned that Dr. Philo is from there too. Seth might try and pull something over on me, but I don’t think Dr. Philo would.
I guess my uncle learned how to open a door in time. There are a number of people from that time living here. I always thought people of the past were like cavemen or something. Now I find out that they were smart.
Suddenly my whole life feels like quicksand. Everything I thought was true isn’t; everything I thought wasn’t true is. I don’t know how much more of this I can take.
I have been going down to the basement to a swimming pool Uncle T built. Philo insists that I swim to get stronger. I don’t mind; so far Ben and Seth haven’t tried to dunk me.
Today I had to go down to the cabin to meet with the social worker. Boy would she be surprised if she knew what was really going on around here.
Anyway, when I got back up to the Cone, I couldn’t find the boys. I looked everywhere. Finally, I found them down in the pool. That is when I saw something strange.
When they went under water, they had a bubble of air around their heads. It was weird. I watched them for a while before I let them know I was there. Sometimes you learn interesting things if people don’t know you are around. That was when I learned Seth was really different!
I don’t know the whole story yet, but I am going to find out.
We had to give our report on the Delaware Indians this evening. It was kind of hard. I finally had to admit that maybe my dad didn’t know everything.
It is hard to realize that your parents are human and can be wrong — wrong about important things. It makes me wonder how many other things they were wrong about.
I am spending tonight in my own room. It is kind of strange. Before I came here, I never shared a room with anyone. Then for the last several weeks I have had to share with Ben and Seth. I didn’t like it at first, but now that I am in my own room again, I find that I miss them being here.
This room has wider doors; I will be able to get my chair through easier. It also has two beds in it like Ben and Seth’s room. For the first time since coming I feel a little isolated, I don’t know if I like that feeling.
This is the strangest place I’ve ever been. I am now living at the top of the volcano where my uncle really lives. After this mornings incident my uncle is setting me up in a room of my own that has wider doors for my chair to fit through.
I get a feeling there is more going on than they’re letting on. I have seen several more of these strange people in this place. The first was Mara, she was taller than my uncle, and looked older than Polly. Even though she was all I got the feeling that she was a woman of authority or power just like Philo is.
Speaking of Philo, he told me that he had a surprise for me. It turned out to be a thing called an MNT which stood for multi neural transceiver. It is a device that will let me walk, but I’m not sure how it works.
I had hoped once you put it on that I would just be able to stand up and walk. That wasn’t the case! I had to practice, practice, practice before I could even come close to standing and walking. By the end of the day I was exhausted.
I woke this morning in a strange room by myself. Ben and Seth were gone. For a while I just looked around. It was a six sided room. There were two beds built in the walls, across from each other. There was a set of glass doors on one wall. The sun was shining in through the skylight in the ceiling. There’s a pool of water set into the floor next to a door going into the bathroom.
I suddenly became aware of the fact that I needed to go to the bathroom NOW. It took a lot of effort to get into the wheel chair. I almost ended up on the floor.
Once I was in it I rolled to the bathroom door. It was too narrow for my chair to go in. By this time I really had to go bad! What a stupid place. The only thing to do was to slide out onto the floor and drag myself to the toilet.
Well I slid out okay, I hit the floor hard. That was it, I didn’t need to go anymore. I hate it here. I was able to slide the door out from the wall and close it. I really hate it here. It is the worst place in the world.
Ben came to the door, and I yelled at him to go away. The last thing I needed was to have him see that I had peed myself. I can see it now, him pointing and laughing at me.
Uncle T came and I finally had to let him in. My face was burning hot. He didn’t make fun of me. In fact all he did was help me get cleaned up and carried me back out into the bedroom and put me in my chair.
How am I going to survive here. I can’t even get into the bathroom!
I don’t know what is going on. Someone broke into the house last night. Ben and Seth got me out of there. They took me to a secret elevator. I mean who has an elevator in a log cabin, let alone a secret one!
When the door finally opened we were some place strange. It was a huge room. All kinds of strange machines and tables with projects on them.
They took me to another elevator and to the strangest bed room I have ever been in. They told me it was where they really lived. What did they mean really live. I mean they live in the cabin, don’t they?
I couldn’t sleep. Both of them fell to sleep right away. I lay there staring at the ceiling. It is round with a giant sky light in it. I could see the stars and moon shining through it.
I think I have ended up in a strange place.
I don’t get it. Ben and Seth didn’t dunk me. I would have in their place. I mean I know they don’t like me. I was so scared when I was carried to the water. I thought for sure I was going to drown. When Philo told me I had to go in, I thought I could talk my way out of it. I mean I always have in the past. But I took one look at him and knew that if I did, I would regret it.
Once I was in the water, I was surprised. I was scared, not that I would let them know, but Ben seemed like he really cared. Why would he, he hates me, at least I think he does.
I guess we are going to go every day. Maybe it won’t be so bad. I mean they do have to cary me. Philo would be mad at them if they dropped me.
I went in the water in a cave! This is a weird place.