Fiona didn't think that Katherine's neck was likely to be any stronger than her own, so she declined this offer. She shone her torch down the steps. "They look perfect," she said. "Very stout, really, but I'll go carefully." She went very carefully and, followed by the others, reached the bottom - a sort of small landing. On the right was a wooden panel; before them more steps descended.
From THE MOOCHERS, Chapter 10, The Hoard Again.