Diary Entry 20

We have taken refuge in the cave. Xu and Palesa claim it is the safest place to be at the moment. They are doing a fine job at trying to keep people calm. I think my adrenaline level is off the scale. My heart feels like it is beating a thousand times a minute. Tony is so brave if he is afraid he isn’t showing it. The meteors continue to fly across the sky by the thousands. Several meteors ranging in size from marbles to baseballs have fallen in and around the Sequoia Tribe village. We were lucky that none of the meteors fell directly on any of the huts. Tony and I barely missed being obliterated from existence when one of the larger meteors fell and struck the ground in front of our hut. It was the first hint in the middle of the night that something was terribly wrong. The explosion was so loud that everyone in camp was knocked out of their beds. We gathered up our things as quickly as we could and went to the cave. There are fires everywhere. For several hours the meteors have been hitting the ground. It sounds like bombs exploding. Everyone is afraid. I am having my doubts that this cave is truly a safe place to be. I think I am feeling closterphobic. If a meteor hits the right spot we could be entombed here.