The doomsday vault 末日地窖
Mark and Kathleen were at a museum when they were asked to take part in a project.
"We're making a doomsday vault," a professor told them. "Nothing will be able to harm this vault. If the earth is destroyed, aliens will be able to look in the vault and learn about us."
"What do you want us to do?" Mark asked.
"Come back tomorrow with something to put in the vault."
Mark and Kathleen were very happy. They went home and thought about what to put in the vault.
"I'm going to donate this jade necklace," Kathleen said.
"I'm going to donate these flower seeds. Even if all the plants in the world are destroyed, the aliens will be able to have flowers," Mark said.
The next day there was a long line of animals waiting to put things in the vault. Mark and Kathleen were last in line.
"It's so exciting!" Kathleen said.
When they got to the front, Mark put the seeds in and turned away. Kathleen went to put the necklace in, but she dropped it down a crack outside the vault's door. As she bent over to pick it up, she bumped her head and fell into the vault. Nobody had seen her fall…
(MICHAEL KEARNEY, STAFF WRITER)
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