The Book of Buried Treasure

The Book of Buried Treasure
Being a True History of the Gold, Jewels, and Plate of Pirates, Galleons, etc., which are sought for to this day

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The Book of Buried Treasure by Ralph Delahaye Paine

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1911

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320

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The Book of Buried Treasure
Being a True History of the Gold, Jewels, and Plate of Pirates, Galleons, etc., which are sought for to this day

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"No, they think they will, but they generally forget the marks or else they die. Anyway, it lays there a long time and gets rusty; and by and by somebody finds an old yellow paper that tells how to find the marks,--a paper that's got to be ciphered over about a week because it's mostly signs and hy'roglyphics."

Hunting lost treasure is not work but a fascinating kind of play that belongs to the world of make believe. It appeals to that strain of boyishness which survives in the average man even though his pow be frosted, his reputation starched and conservative. It is, after all, an inherited taste handed down from the golden age of fairies. The folk-lore of almost every race is rich in buried treasure stories. The pirate with his stout sea chest hidden above high-water mark is lineally descended from the enchanting characters who lived in the shadow land of myth and fable. The hoard of Captain Kidd, although he was turned off at Execution Dock only two hundred years ago, has become as

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