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Worlds Within Worlds
- Sym learns from Victor and Manfred that the world is hollow. Sounds a bit suspect, right? Like the whole "the world is flat" thing?
- The hollow earth theory is the work of a real dude named Jon Cleeves Symmes. He lived 140 years ago, which is presumably back when people thought the earth was hollow.
- Symmes's Hole, as its called, is the object of Victor's obsession, and after fifteen years of looking, he thinks he's found it. This seems plausible to Sym, who thinks Victor is a genius.
- Manfred, who is a film director, is on the trip to film Victor's journey to find Symmes's Hole—that's how they know each other. Also, it seems they've been planning this for a while.
- Sym describes Symmes's Hole as a portal that leads to an underground labyrinth. Oh sure, sounds legit.
- Victor tells Sym that explorers—including Titus (her Titus)—have been looking for the portal for years. It's just that no one has been successful. Yet.
- Sym is having a hard time believing all this, but if Victor said it, it must be true… right?
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