Mark tensed. Here’s the moment he was waiting for. He gripped the scepter hard to make sure it was really in his hand. It was. Then he started to look around the room casually. Where could he hide it?
“What is it?” his lordship was asking Jennifer in an urgent voice. Both of them were standing only a few feet away.
A surge of disappointment rushed over him. Other than the raised platform and the torches on the wall, there was nothing else in here.