Copies of the following letter are delivered to all the residents of the park (except, of course, the Mouse and Cat):
I am beginning the work of which I have spoken before regarding excavation. If you wish to assist, the site is in a grassy area not far from the Treehouse in Adventureland.
Sallah surveyed the patch of land thoughtfully. His initial impulse had been to mark it off into a grid, but he quickly realised that would be pointless in a non-archaeological dig.
There was a large pile of tools nearby -- shovels, picks, rakes, hammers, buckets, a wheelbarrow -- scavenged from the set of the Indiana Jones Adventure and the Jungle Cruise. Also some pieces of lumber, in case they needed to shore up the sides of the hole. There was also a lot of rope; this would be placed around the waist of anyone who was down at the bottom of the pit in case they needed to be dragged out quickly.
He'd also moved one of the refreshment carts near the excavation area. It wouldn't do to have people get hungry or dehydrated, after all.
The plan, as he saw it, was to start digging at the center and then work outwards; the part in the middle of the area would thus be the deepest at any given time, and the walls of the hole would slope downwards.
Sallah took a deep breath, picked up a pick, and went to work.((Note on play: When your character shows up, RP it by starting a new thread. Sallah will ask him or her what they'd like to do, and he'll set them to work appropriately. Feel free to chat amongst yourselves while you dig. At some point, I expect the Mickey Cops to either shut down the operation or tell us what we find in the pit. ^_^))
((Oh, and Sallah really doesn't mean to be ... well, sexist. You can take the man out of Egypt 1938, but you can't take Egypt 1938 out of the man, and as much as he likes and admires women like Marion Ravenwood, he still believes that the really hard manual labour is a man's job. However, if any of the females want to convince him, by all means feel free.))