Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders; Or, The Underground Search for the Idol of Gold

Victor Appleton used to be a favored writer within the twentieth century, yet Victor was once now not a unmarried person. as a substitute, that identify was once used as a pseudonym by means of the Stratemeyer Syndicate to place out the preferred Tom Swift series.

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Good, this is not so bad," saw Ned, as he made himself cozy in his canoe. "How approximately it, Tom? " "Oh, no. yet this is often purely the start. " a cover were prepared over their boat to maintain off the hot rays of the solar. The boat containing the exploring occasion and Val Jacinto took the lead, the luggage craft following. on the position the place it flowed into the bay on which Puerto Cortes used to be outfitted, the flow used to be large and deep. The advisor referred to as anything to the Indians, who elevated their stroke.

Now i'll express you why i think we're approximately over the traditional urban of Kurzon. " "Over it! " cried Mr. Damon. "Bless my gunpowder! What do you suggest? " and he seemed down on the earthen ground of the tent as if awaiting it to open and swallow him. "I suggest that town, like many others of significant and South the USA, is buried lower than the refuse of centuries," went at the professor. "Very quickly, if we're lucky, we will be reckoning on the civilization of enormous quantities of years ago−−how lengthy not anyone is familiar with.

Yet as he gone through the woodland the jaguar had dropped on him, bearing him to earth. "But you stored my existence, Senor," he stated to Tom, shedding on one knee and attempting to kiss Tom's hand, which our hero kept away from. "And now my existence is yours," further the Indian. "Well, you'll higher get domestic with it and look after it," acknowledged Tom. "I'll have Professor Bumper come over and get dressed your scratches in a greater and extra cautious manner. The bandages we wear are just transitority. " "My spouse she make a poultice of leaves−−they treatment me," acknowledged the Indian.

To avoid wasting you the difficulty of wading via loads of medical aspect, which i do know you do not care approximately, i will inform you that the tale is set a queer idol of strong gold, weighing many kilos, and, as a result, of significant price. " "Of reliable gold you assert? " requested Ned eagerly. "That's it. received in your banking air already," Tom laughed. "To sum it up for you−−notice i exploit the notice `sum,' that is very acceptable for a bank−−the professor has obtained at the song of one other misplaced or hidden urban. This one, the identify of which does not seem, is within the Copan valley of Honduras, and−−−−" "Copan," interrupted Ned.

Tom and Ned kicked outdoor the bat the previous had killed of their tent, after which either went again to their cots. however it was once a few little time sooner than they fell asleep. they usually didn't have a lot time to relaxation, for an early begin has to be made to prevent the poor warmth of the center of the day. "Whew! " whistled Ned, as he and Tom arose within the grey sunrise of the morning while Jacinto introduced the breakfast which the Indian cook dinner had ready. "That used to be a few evening! If it is a pattern of the wilds of Honduras, supply me the tameness of Shopton.

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