By Victor Appleton
American boys' fiction lower than pseudonym utilized by the Stratemeyer Syndicate who produced Tom rapid sequence, Nancy Drew mysteries, the Hardy Boys, Dave Fearless and so forth.
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Requested Mr. rapid, coming into the store at that second. "News from Africa, dad. Mr. Illingway went to plenty of hassle to get additional information for us concerning the urban of gold, and he sends a greater map. it kind of feels there has been one amongst the consequences of the white guy who died close to the place Mr. Illingway has his challenge. With this map, and what more information i've got, we should find the underground urban. glance, dad," and the lad confirmed the map. "Humph! " exclaimed Mr. quick with a grin. "I do not name very transparent map. It indicates part of imperative Mexico, that is actual, yet it is on this kind of small scale i do not see how you are going to inform something via it. " "But i've got a description," defined Tom. "It turns out based on Mr. Illingway's letter, that you need to visit the coast and strike into the internal until eventually you're close to the outdated urban of Poltec. That was it truly is identify, yet Mr. Illingway says it can be deserted now, or the identify replaced. yet i suppose we will be able to locate it. " bankruptcy VI. "BEWARE THE HEAD−HUNTERS! " 19 Tom rapid within the urban of Gold "Then, in response to what he may perhaps research from the African natives, who talked with the white guy, the way in which is to rent ox carts and strike into the jungle. that is the in simple terms solution to hold our bags, and the dirigible balloon which i'll take alongside. " "Pretty doubtful approach to search for a buried urban of gold," commented Mr. rapid. "But i guess whether you do not locate it you should have the thrill of attempting to find it, Tom. " "But we will locate it! " the lad declared. "We'll get there, you will see! " "But how can you are aware of it should you see it? " requested his father. "If it is underground even a balloon will not assist you a lot. " "It's real it really is underground," agreed Tom, "but there has to be an front to it someplace, and i am going to seek for that front. Mr. Illingway writes that the town is a really previous one, and was once outfitted underground through the clergymen of a few humans allied to the Aztecs. They sought after a safe haven in occasions of warfare and so they concealed their valuables there. they have to were wealthy to have rather a lot gold, in any other case they did not worth it as we do. " "That could be so," assented Mr. quick. "But I nonetheless preserve, Tom, that it is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. " "Still, i'll have a try out for it," asserted the lad. "If i will be able to as soon as find the apparent of the massive temple i will be close to the doorway to the underground urban. " "What is the 'plain of the massive temple,' Tom? " "Mr. Illingway writes," stated the lad, back bearing on the letter, "that someplace close to the start of the tunnel that leads into the town of gold, there's an important flat undeniable, on which the traditional Aztecs as soon as equipped an exceptional temple. probably they worshiped the golden photos there. anyways the temple is in ruins now, close to an overgrown jungle, in accordance with the tales the white guy used to inform. He as soon as bought as close to the town of gold because the substantial temple, yet adverse natives drove him and his social gathering again. Then he went to Africa upon getting a picture from an individual, and died there. So not anyone due to the fact has ever came across the town of gold.