After leaving the safety of the brush pile, Scrooge and Minnie began to quickly but carefully, make their way back to the cabin. Soon they came across what appeared to be the entrance to the cave that Minnie and Launchpad had made their way through not long ago. Immediately recognizing it, and knowing it would lead them back in the right direction, Minnie pointed to the entrance and whispered, “Uncle Scrooge, this way. It’s the quickest way back to your cabin.”
Scrooge, not being so quick to recognize it, replied, “No, it’s pitch black down there. We’ll likely get lost, and…” then suddenly he recognized the entrance as being the one that he had been carried out of while tied up, not long ago, “Also I fear that’s likely old Flinty’s hideout, which is far too dangerous a place for a young lass like yeself,” he 说 nervously. He could not bare the thought of Minnie having to face Glomgold and the 小猎犬, 比格犬 Boys. And though he didn’t want to admit it, even to himself, Scrooge knew that he likely couldn’t offer any protection to Minnie in his condition.
“But Uncle Scrooge it’s the quickest way back to your cabin, and it’s the only way I know we can make it back before Mr. Glomgold, and save the children,” she whispered.
Knowing that she was right, and also knowing that he wouldn’t be able to persuade her to let him go through 由 himself, he nodded, “Aye you’re right, we’ll go that way,” he replied, knowing that it was likely the only way he would be able to save Webby and his nephews.
They began to cautiously make their way into the cave. All the while they were trying to be as quiet as possible, hoping not to alert anyone 或者 anything of their presence. After entering the cavern, they began to very carefully feel their way through the dark cave.
Scrooge, not being very stable on his feet, was having to be extra cautious as he went through the cavern. He tiptoed through the cave, trying not to put much weight on his bad ankle. Unfortunately he caught his foot on a rock, tripped and fell. Then Scrooge’s fall was broken 由 what felt like a hard, flat, wooden surface. “Oomph!” he 说 in a muffled voice, as his face came down.
Minnie heard the noise, and immediately came toward it. “A-a-are 你 alright?” she whispered nervously.
“Um…aye. I’m fine,” he replied, as he shook his head trying to brush off the fall. After answering her Scrooge cringed not wanting let Minnie how much pain he was actually experiencing.
As Scrooge tried to stand back up he felt something on the surface on which he was leaning. Quickly he picked the object up and found out it was a flashlight. Very happy to see that they would have some light, he immediately turned it on. It was a very old flashlight with a dim light bulb. But nevertheless it would provide them light.
“Oh wonderful,” Minnie 说 happy to see they would have something to light their path, as she helped him back on his feet.
“Aye. Now hopefully for better 或者 worse we can see where we’re going,” Scrooge replied, as he shown the flashlight down the cave passage way.
The two of them walked down the narrow cavern, which was lit only 由 the dim flashlight. Minnie tried desperately not to 显示 how frightened she felt. She feared that this could be to late to save her friends. She felt some tears come to her eyes, and quickly brushed them away. After doing that she told herself that this was no time for crying she had to be 《勇敢传说》 and press on. While Minnie was giving herself a pep talk she was fully unaware that Scrooge was fighting back tears also.
They continued still trying not to let the each other know how afraid they felt. But suddenly their thoughts were interrupted. Because, when Scrooge shown the flashlight down the passageway, the beam hit the cave wall. This revealed a smaller side passageway filled with mining equipment, 金牌 nuggets, and much 金牌 still waiting to be mined. He stared at the large masses of gold, completely forgetting what he had been thinking about, for the moment, “G-g-gold!” he stammered, “Beautiful bonny gold!” then he ran toward it.
“Oh my, do 你 think this is what Mr. Glomgold might be after?” Minnie asked.
Scrooge, who was still staring in amazement at all the gold, replied, “Aye, I believe it is,” he paused then added, “And I also believe the nugget me wee Webbigail found must…” he stopped mid sentence suddenly remembering his priorities. “Um… me wee Webbigail and the lads! Come along Minnie let’s get moving,” he 说 embarrassedly, as he started to leave the gold.
But Minnie didn’t follow him because she had noticed something, “Hmm…Uncle Scrooge come look at this,” she 说 pointing at something on the cave wall.
Scrooge came back to where she was standing, “What on earth is it, Minnie? We must keep moving and quit wasting time. I know I got a wee bit distract…”
“Just look,” Minnie said, interrupting him. She continued to point at the large piece of paper on the wall. “It looks like some kind of map.”
“Burst me bagpipes!” Scrooge 说 as he shown the flashlight on the map, and began to exam it. “It’s the map of the old abandoned mine under me cabin!
There must have been some 金牌 left, that they did no know about, when they abandoned it. Then Glomgold must have somehow found out about it and is trying to steal, what is actually, me gold!”
Suddenly, while the two of them stood there discussing the map they had found, Minnie turned and shown her flashlight on the wall. When she did, she saw a terrifying sight that sent chills up her spine, and she started to scream. Scrooge, who was still looking at the map, heard her begin to yell and quickly whirled around and slapped hand over her mouth. “Land sake Minnie! What in blazes did ye see?!” he whispered.
Nervously she pointed at the 墙 where a very familiar looking costume hung. Scrooge immediately saw that it was that one the ghost costumes worn 由 the 小猎犬, 比格犬 Boys. He poked it with his cane and it fell to the ground. “Hmm…looks like old Flintheart has not only been after me gold, but he’s been also dressing the 小猎犬, 比格犬 Boys up trying to scare us away so he can have free range.” As he studied the costume he noticed that there was something very familiar about it, then he spotted a tag sticking out the back of it, “What’s this?” he 说 bend over to read it, “hmm…Property of Glomgold Studio,” he read aloud.
“Glomgold Studio?” 说 Minnie feeling confused.
“Aye,” replied Scrooge, “It appears that Flintheart made one wrong move, and that is, reusing the costumes of his most 流行的 summer blockbuster.”
“Oh, that explains a lot,” Minnie said, “I thought those ghosts looked a little familiar the whole time, but I’ve been so worried, I guess I didn’t think much of it.”
Suddenly they began to hear voices. The voices sounded familiar but they couldn’t quite understand what they were saying. Scrooge paused and listened trying to make out what direction the voices were coming from and what was being 说 由 them. He held his hand up motioning for Minnie to stop talking, not wanting either of them to make any noise as he listened. As soon as he got some idea of the direction from which they were coming, he motioned to continue in that direction.
“Who do 你 think it is?” Minnie whispered, hoping that he wouldn’t say the names she was thinking.
“Shh…” Scrooge hushed her, “Likely it’s old Flinty and the 小猎犬, 比格犬 Boys,” he whispered back to her.
As they followed the voices down through the cavern, the voices began to become louder and much 更多 clear. They soon realized that it was, indeed, Flintheart Glomgold giving orders to the 小猎犬, 比格犬 Boys. “As I 说 before the two of ye will come with me to McDuck’s cabin. And ye three will stay behind and take care McDuck and that spirited young lass that interfered with me plans,” Glomgold commanded.
“Um…right boss we won’t let ya down this time,” 说 a 小猎犬, 比格犬 Boy.
“Nope… course we won’t,” 说 another.
“Aye. Well, I will believe that when I see it. Seeing as how ye have done nothing but let me down so far,” Glomgold replied, much less than enthusiastically.
由 this time Scrooge and Minnie had found Glomgold and his henchmen. They were now hiding behind a very large rock, trying desperately not to be seen, while listening in on the conversation. They listened carefully hoping to get some idea of where Flintheart was going to strike 下一个 and what his 下一个 移动 would be, so hopefully they could be one step ahead of him.
“Now remember what I told ye, there can’t be a single witness!” Glomgold shouted, as he shook his fist in the face of one of the 小猎犬, 比格犬 Boys.
“Um…right…boss…right, we remember,” stammered the nervous 小猎犬, 比格犬 Boy.
“Good,” replied Glomgold, “Then just make sure when ye find McDuck and the young lassie ye completely dispose of them,” he said, laughing. Then he pointed to the other two 小猎犬, 比格犬 Boys, “Now come with me, we go take care the rest of the witnesses at McDuck’s cabin.”
Hearing that Scrooge whispered, “Minnie get out of here as quickly as ye can! Go to me 舱, 小木屋 and warn the other, save yourself!”
“Uncle Scrooge, I won’t leave you!” Minnie whispered back, “We agreed that we were in this together! And you’re in no shape to fight these men on your own!”
Unfortunately their whispering caught the attention of the three 小猎犬, 比格犬 Boys, who had been ordered to take care of them, and were about to go find them. “Well, well looky what’s I found,” 说 a loud voice.
Hearing that, Scrooge and Minnie stopped what the were doing and looked up. Much to their horror they saw they three 小猎犬, 比格犬 Boys standing in front of them. As the two of them stared in shock, one of the 小猎犬, 比格犬 Boys started to laugh, “Boy findin’ ‘em was easier than I’d thought it’d be.”