A suspenseful story by Andrew Joyce. Visit the Ape’s site for the wonderful resolution to this tale.
He stumbled upon the treasure quite by accident. He was exploring the vicinity when he happened upon it. His first thought was: This cannot be real. He approached gingerly. Someone might be playing a trick on him. Maybe he was being observed. But no one sprung from a concealed location, no one yelled for him to halt his advance; it seemed safe to move forward. When he arrived at the treasure, he bent down to touch it, just to make sure it was real. After one touch, he fled to better-known and safer environs.
That night he could not sleep for thinking of what he had discovered. He thought and thought of ways he could explain it to members of his tribe. If he suddenly showed up with the treasure, anything he said would be suspect. One does not find treasure of this sort every day. No, he would have…
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