Part 6 of 7
He entered the castle and followed the smell of his friends down one hallway after
another. The hallways were deserted; everyone was at the banquet. He could hear
laughter and the clinking of glasses coming from far away.
The iguana inched down a spiraling staircase and came to a heavy stone door. It
was too heavy for him to move. “Don’t worry,” he said to himself. “You’ll think
“Ouch! Yikes! Yow!” he cried. For the door had flown open, flattening him even more.
Now he was as flat as paper.
Two rhinos stepped out. “Did you hear something?” asked one.
“No,” mumbled the frightened iguana.
“It must be the wind,” said the other. “Let’s go eat!”
The door closed with a thud and the rhinos stomped up the staircase.
The iguana discovered that by now he could easily slide under the door. He found
himself inside a dimly lit room and gasped.
The far wall was sculpted into the shape of a gigantic rhino head. Flames burned
from its eyes. Its mouth was as large as a house and covered by closely set bars.
It was the rhino prison.
All the Rainbow Animals were crammed inside, and all were looking extremely grumpy.
They brightened up when they saw their new visitor.
“Everyone, look!” yelled the armadillo when he saw the iguana. “The iguana has come
to save us all!”
“Be quiet!” said the dog. “He might get caught!”
The iguana found the keys hanging on a wall and snatched them. Then there came the
sound of footsteps. All the animals froze.
“Lunchtime!” hollered a rhino from the passageway.
“Quick!” said the lion. “Crawl in before he sees you!”