Letter to Tacitus

Events

Coming home from lunch

August 24, 79 AD 12 PM - August 24, 79 AD 12:15 PM

We find the Rufus, our new beloved pet.

August 24, 79 AD 12:20 PM - August 24, 79 AD 12:25 PM

The Octavia and Augustus run inside.

August 24, 79 AD 12:45 PM

They were playing in the yard and say they saw a "cloud monster".

Going into town.

August 24, 79 AD 12:46 PM - August 24, 79 AD 1 PM

We wanted to find out what was going on with the mountain.

We get pulled into the barrel vault.

August 24, 79 AD 1:15 PM

A man named Crassius grabs my wrist and says he has safety. I follow him into a barrel vault.

Rufus runs away with Augustus following.

August 24, 79 AD 2 PM

I tried to yell to him, "Augustus", but he was gone.

They close the door.

August 24, 79 AD 2:15 PM

I finally chose for everyone else to live and let them close the door.

I hear whimpering and a scream at the door.

August 24, 79 AD 2:30 PM

Then all at once it stops and everything goes silent.