It was our first dig as archaeological students. The terrain looked promising, and the three of us set to work under the close supervision of Professor Hamilton.
He was a bit of an odd duck, the professor. A lot of students had dropped his class. Behind those thick lenses, his eyes had a strangeness about them.
We had been digging for three days before we found a skull. We called the professor over as we examined it. Strangely, it was not fossilized. In fact, it didn’t seem to be very old at all. The right upper bicuspid was a gold crown.
It reminded me of the gold tooth Brendan Harper had. He was the archaeological student who disappeared three years ago on a dig. As I saw Professor Hamilton’s shadow looming over me, I felt a sudden chill…
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