The Search for the Silver City

A Tale of Adventure in Yucatan

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Author: James Otis (James Otis Kaler)
Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,007 / 192 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 946
Added to site: 2007.05.03
mnybks.net#: 16762
Origin: gutenberg.org

Two lads, Teddy Wright and Neal Emery, embark on the steam yacht Day Dream for a cruise to the tropics. The yacht is destroyed by fire, and then the boat is cast upon the coast of Yucatan. They hear of the wonderful Silver City, of the Chan Santa Cruz Indians, and with the help of a faithful Indian ally carry off a number of the golden images from the temples. Pursued with relentless vigor at last their escape is effected in an astonishing manner. The story is so full of exciting incidents that the reader is quite carried away with the novelty and realism of the narrative.

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uestion about our being under way; but we sha'n't see the sea to-day."

"Why, we are on it now."

"If you have forgotten your geography as soon as this you'll be obliged to do some mighty hard studying when we get back to school. The Sea Dream must go through the sound before we reach the ocean, and most likely we shall make harbor at Martha's Vineyard to-night."

"Of course I knew about the sound; I had forgotten, that's all," and Teddy looked just a trifle ashamed at having displayed so much ignorance.

Never had the boys made their toilets more quickly. Both were eager to be on deck in order to extract the greatest possible amount of pleasure out of this first day of the cruise, and when they finally emerged from the companion-way an exclamation of surprise and delight burst from Teddy's lips.

The yacht was steaming at nearly full speed over waters as placid as a pond, and here and there were craft of all kinds darting back and forth like active fish.

"I tell you there

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2007.07.17
Roy
***..

Good story of adventure and danger in the Yucatan. A little wordy at times, but in general a good read.


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