"What on earth is this thing ? " Asks Margo
" No idea " Saffy replies while studying the post " seems to be some sort of counter ? "
" I think it spells Allebara !!" says Margo feeling pleased with herself
" What's a Allebara ? " questions Saffy
Margo's smile vanishes " Oh I don't know , do you ? "
" No "
"Well what ever it is , they ran out of time to fill in the last A at the top " states Saffy
" Maybe they could not reach and have gone to get a ladder ? " Margo mutters
The girls ponder the letters for a while longer.
Giving up they turn away " Let's go ask the others if they have heard of a Allebara " Margo starts walking
" It could be each letter is for a different word " Saffy says thinking out loud
" Oh yes " Margo likes that idea " A could be for Apple or Ant or Apache or.. "
The girls walk back to the house saying all the words they can think of beginning with A ....