Jack Grey wrote:Jack, who still cannot see what is going on (he is lying on his back, feet braced, holding a rope that suddenly becomes less heavy?), feels the weight release from the end of the rope and gets to his feet to look over the edge.
He sighs, and chews on his lower lip for a minute, before turning to Croner and saying, "Well, sir, there are a few possibilities that I can think of... he is inside the pillar, or he is somewhere... else. Requesting permission to stick my hand in and see if I can grab him?"
The rope in Jack's hands continues to stretch taught, but now goes into the gap in the pillar through which the light is pouring. The rope suddenly tugs on you several times, at first rather hard, and then lightly several times.