The staircase around lift cage seems locked in time. A calendar on its wall had just one sheet – “AgAust 1953”, the month and year his Vernian grandfather disappeared.
The calendar – at first it seemed a misspelled month – or is it?
And why just opposite to those two ornamental pieces on the lift-cage?
“Silver” and “Gold”, that’s Ag and Au on the periodic table? Ag-Au-St?
He pulled the golden amulet – didn’t budge.
A pull on the silver ring, and it folded down around the golden amulet.
A ring announced the arrival of an unseen lift– two levers inside marked “Charlie’s Chocolate Factory” & “Center of Earth”.
You can see the other Fictioneer’s take from the froggy link below –