Tasha reached up and grabbed the throttles. With a trembling paw, she pushed them forward, slowly. Below, she could hear sputtering. Then, a whirring noise, that grew faster and faster.
Remembering what Snoopy had said, she slowly moved the elevator wheel back. She then pushed the throttle further forward.
Down in the tower, amid the cheers, Snoopy said, "Tasha, do you read? Over!"
"Snoopy, it sounds like the engines are turning, but I can't see from here."
"Okay, I need you to look at the control panel, and find the altimeter."
"Where is it?"
"It looks like a big dial, and it says 'altimeter'."
Tasha looked around the panel, and said, "I see it."
"Okay. What does it read?"
"Looks like...........400 feet."
" And what color is it?"
"The whole display?"
"Affirmative. That means 'yes.'"
"Red. And it just went down to about 390."
"Okay. Wait a minute. It just turned green."
"Are you sure?"
Seeing the nervous look on everybody's face, Easy said, "What's the matter?"
Ernie turned and said, "The blimp was going down, but now it's going back up!"