Rumor held that there was a fortune in jewels and gold hidden away in a cave, high on a mountain in Asia. Explorers had sought this treasure for hundreds of years, and now a team of Americans felt certain they had found the location. Those who had searched before them told of a frail old man who appeared on the hillside to warn of impending danger if they continued. "Heed the sign," he had implored, "heed the sign." Unfortunately, the American team included no one who could read Chinese; and a moment too late, as searing flames roared from the cavern, they learned that the character painted on the large boulder they had pushed from the entrance said DRAGON.