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Cruise of the Esmeralda

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Author: Harry Collingwood (William Joseph Cosens Lancaster)
Published: 1894
Language: English
Wordcount: 105,618 / 299 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,077
Added to site: 2008.06.18 21265

tention to other matters, he set himself to the task of seeking for the particulars relating to the buried treasure. But though he patiently examined every document and scrap of paper contained in his father's desk, and otherwise searched most carefully and industriously in every conceivable hiding-place he could think of, the quest was unavailing, and the particulars have never been found, to this day!"

"It is very curious," I remarked, when my mother had brought her narrative to a conclusion--"very curious, and very interesting. But what you have related only strengthens my previous conviction, that the document or documents no longer exist. I have very little doubt that, if the truth could only be arrived at, it would be found that Richard Saint Leger kept the papers concealed somewhere about his clothing, and that they were buried with him."

"No; that was certainly not the case," rejoined my mother; "for it is distinctly stated that--probably to obviate any such possibility--Hugh Sa



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