"Wasn't conclusions the ideal vacation place? I wish were still ther- Ahhh!" the Humbug's sentence was cut off as the Humbug disappeared from sight.
"Where did he go?!" Milo asked in confusion. He stopped the car and got out. He too, quickly disappeared from sight. Tock's alarm began to ring, he ran out of the car, and fell, down, down, down. It was a long way down. They all landed in a pile of dust.
"Where are we?" asked Milo. They seemed to have landed in a huge underground cavern, that held a dump yard. Tock's alarm stopped ringing, and they looked around. It was lit up by street lamps. They walked around until they came to an old building with a sign on the top of it that said, "Information Center." They all went in and walked up to the woman sitting behind the desk, she had a large frown on her face.
"Excuse me, but could you tell me where we are?" Milo asked politely.
"You are down in the dumps, you were feeling sad, and that is how you came here." The woman replied.
"Is there any way out of here?" Milo questioned.
"Once you're down here, you're down here." The woman answered curtly.
“Well, thanks anyway.” Milo said, then left. They walked around a giant pile of trash, and for the first time noticed how many people there were.
“I have an idea of how to get out.” Tock said excitedly. “Remember when we were in the Doldrums and to get out all we had to do was think again.”
“Yeah,” Milo agreed, “here we would have to be happy to get out.”
They all began to think happy thoughts, Milo and Tock began to shimmer and float upwards. The Humbug stayed the same. He simply couldn’t think happy enough thoughts.
“Wait for me!” He called.
“Think of conclusions!” Milo yelled.
The Humbug did, and soon began to shimmer and lift of the ground in a wavery floating fashion. Milo and Tock held on to him, and kept him steady.
They were soon back on the road on their way to Digitopolis.