The text in the moldering book had led him to this spot. The hired men had dug for days in the rocky soil.
When the cracking sound had filled the air and the men had screamed to be lifted from the pit he began the chant which was written in blood in the book.
The floor of the pit collapsed and the men fell. Down, down into blackness they fell, their screams fading with distance.
He leaned over the edge to see faint fiery winged forms rocketing upward from below, his sacrifice had been accepted now Hell could enter the world of men.