From the description of their hotel and journey so far the gentle stone bear thought he had a good idea of which hotel the two lost friends were staying in. The downside was people didn’t take kindly to stone bears wandering around the busy city during the day. It tended to un-nerve them. So the three friends had to wait until early hours in the morning to make the journey across town.
As the stone bear moved silently and surprisingly smoothly through the dimly lit street Bertie leaned back on his back and looked at the stars. The night sky was clear and he was enjoying guessing the consultations when Croc tapped him on the arm. He sat up and felt excited. This was it!!! He recognised the statue in the road which made a mini roundabout. This was their hotel. The two friends looked at each other excitedly.
The stone bear stood very still (something he was very good at) as the two friends climbed carefully down to the floor. It was a long way! “I’ll wait here just incase” he said as they made their way inside.
Bertie and Croc managed to jump in the lift as someone else was getting out. They looked at the buttons and after some effort, and amazing climbing skills on Bertie’s part, they pressed the button for their floor. As the lift pinged open they could see the door of their room. Something wasn’t quite right though…..the door had a small note on it.
Bertie pulled the note down and read it carefully, sounding each letter to make each word. Croc waited impatiently. He’d never mastered reading. Bertie went pale and sat down with a bump. The stone bear must have known, the thought to himself, as he prepared to tell Croc. The note was from the owners of the camera bag, they had carried on to Bergen, hoping that Bertie and Croc were not lost forever and may follow them. They needed to catch a train and fast!