When Angus McCawtup High School is threatened with closure due to earthquake damage, two pupils come up with a bizarre idea that they present to the headmaster. For Professor Russell Sprout the thought of losing his beloved school and having to spend time with his wacky wife was all too much. As far as he was concerned, any idea was a good idea. The boys put it to the professor that they return to Umbadinga to look for precious stones to raise money for earthquake repairs. Reluctantly, Professor Sprout agreed, but he made one condition, that Miss Van Hyre and Mr Fields go with them as responsible adults. Now there's an oxymoron if ever there was one!
Can they get back through the subterranean portal, especially as they don't know how they got through in the first place? What could possibly go wrong? You'll have to join the adventure and find out first hand...if you dare!