Bring back what you took
Ivan Yurievich, the father of Roma and Genes, was a scientist - he studied the ancient settlements of people. And so he found out that caves with very unusual cave paintings were discovered in the mountains. No one has ever seen such images before! Of course, Ivan Yuryevich abandoned all affairs and began to prepare an expedition. There was a vacation at school at this time, so the boys asked Dad to take them with him. The locals discovered the mysterious caves after the avalanche - before that, the mountains reliably hid them from prying eyes. Scientists were surprised to consider strange, but well-preserved drawings. Usually, ancient people painted something from their lives, but one drawing did not lend itself to any explanation. It depicted a huge cyclops with its mouth wide open. The people in the picture were tiny. Some gave the giant offerings, while others knelt. Under the monster's feet was a mountain of bones, dead animals, and something else.
While the adults were studying the drawing, Gena and Roma went to explore the cave. Gene looked into one of the crevices, and then put his hand in there and pulled out a handful of white pebbles. These were very unusual pebbles - smooth and strangely curved, similar to unknown characters. Gene put them in his jacket pocket and said nothing to anyone. At night, Gena had a terrible dream. He saw the Cyclops giant take his dad and put it in his mouth. And then he looked at Gena with his only eye and said: “Bring back what you took!” Gene cried out and woke up.
The next day, a group of scientists gathered again in the mountains. But when they climbed the slope, the stone under Ivan Yuryevich’s foot went, and the scientist flew head over heels. During the fall, he hit his head and broke his leg. I had to urgently return to the parking lot and look for a doctor. That night, Gene again had a dream. Now the Cyclops giant grabbed his brother and put it in his disgusting mouth. Then he looked at Gena and growled, “Bring back what you took!” Gene woke up from his own scream and could no longer fall asleep.
The next day, the group went into the mountains without Ivan Yurievich. The boys were not taken with them and they went for a walk along the mountain river. The guys found a bottleneck near the river and decided to cross the stones to the other side. They had already reached the middle, when Roma slipped and fell. Water immediately caught the boy and dragged him along. Roma screamed desperately and clutched at slippery stones, and Gena rushed to the nearest houses for help.
They found Roma in an hour - fortunately, the river carried him to the sandbank. The boy was alive and almost healthy. Only very scared. And at night, Gene again dreamed of a cyclops. But this time the giant walked right at him. He angrily looked at the boy and roared: “Bring back what you took!” Then he lifted it with two fingers and brought it to his huge mouth ... Gena woke up in a cold sweat. Is it really because of those pebbles ?!
Early in the morning, the boy set off alone for the cave. The road to the mountain was difficult, but Gene almost ran - just to get rid of these stupid stones as soon as possible. He reached the cave, found a crevice in the wall, put the pebbles back and, going to the drawing, he said. “I returned what I took! Leave us alone, one-eyed monster! ” Then he breathed a sigh of relief and went back.
A smooth white pebble of an unusual shape rolled in the lining of Genin's jacket, which fell into a hole in his pocket ...