Treasure Seekers of the Andes, Or, American Boys in Peru

Treasure Seekers of the Andes, Or, American Boys in Peru

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...be so much, sefior," said he, naming a price somewhat less than the first. "I'll give you so much," said Darry, and named a price not more than half of the original. "Let it be so, but heaven spare us from starving to death!" murmured the shopkeeper, and wrapped the article up. "Will you have something to go with it?" he went on, waving his hand towards his other goods. "I'll see," said Darry, and began a closer inspection of what the shop, or rather stall, contained. The boy from Chicago had picked out several souvenirs, and was in the act of paying for his purchases, when there was a commotion on the street. A man ran past, followed by two Peruvian policemen, dressed like soldiers, and a crowd of a dozen others. "Well, I never!" gasped the boy. He paid his money, received his change, and hurried from the shop. The crowd was just turning the corner, and he went after it. As Darry was a good runner, he had no difficulty in catching up, and soon he was directly behind the two policemen, who were shouting to the man in front to stop or they would shoot him. Then the man in front tripped over a stepping stone in front of a church, fell flat, and a moment later the two policemen pounced down upon him. "I don't think I made a mistake," said Darry to himself, and came a little closer. Soon the man who had been captured was allowed to rise to his feet. Then he turned his face towards Darry, and the boy recognized him as Dan Markel. CHAPTER XVI AN UNEXPECTED EXPLOSION WHAT the trouble was, Darry at first could not imagine. The policemen and the man with them talked volubly in Spanish, and Dan Markel tried to answer them as best he could. In the...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236961188
  • 9781236961181

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