Claudia gets persuaded to go to a gladiator fight. As soon as the fight starts, Claudia realizes that she made a mistake coming here but she stays to the end. Luckily the slave who was her friend did not fight and risk his life.
YAY, I won
I am going to run away. do you want to come?
The slave manages to escape from the fighting. He told Claudia that he was going to run away and find his sister. The slave asks Claudia if she wants to come but Claudia doesn't go.
No. I can not bear to leave my family behind.
In Pompeii there is an earthquake and a volcanic eruption. Claudia's family decide to leave and find another place to live. In the end, they come across an empty room in a safe place and decide to live there. That is when that book ends.