A foot above the water level there was a solid floor, a landing of sorts that ended with a steel door with a glowing keypad. To be directed into the middle of nowhere, and crawl through a hole barely big enough for a grown adult, only to find a high technology lockup was a bit like Alice waking up in Wonderland.
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