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By Franklin W. Dixon

Tony Prito enlists the aid of his detective buddies Frank and Joe Hardy while a sinister stranger calls for that Tony promote him the weird curio assortment he has simply inherited. whereas the men are discussing this suspicious incident, the stranger, Valez, phones and threatens Tony. that very same afternoon the 3 boys acquire the instances of curios at a freight station just for Joe’s lifestyles to be in danger on their as far back as Tony’s residence. day after today a seaman claims medallions within the assortment that coincidently cross lacking. Did Valez scouse borrow them? And what used to be their value. Unraveling the clues during this intriguing secret takes the Hardys and their buddies to a desolate sector in Guatemala and immediately into the fingers of a gang of risky thugs.

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You’ve made a true good friend of that Indian. ” Joe got rid of his rainy outfits. the nice and cozy breeze quick dried them. After placing them again on, he stated, “All set? Let’s head for the treasure spot of Texichapi. ” “‘The valley of evil,’” Chet quoted dolefully. The 4 rode towards where, which, based on the stranger on the buying and selling heart, had the ability to forged an evil spell. After making incorrect turns, they ultimately got here to a space which seemed like the map at the medallions. “It’s attractive right here! ” Tony exclaimed. “Not windy and chilly like that Indian stated. And it definitely is cheerful,” Chet remarked, looking at the brilliantly coloured birds within the timber. Small clumps of spruce stuffed the valley, and because the mules moved silently over the pine-needled floor, the lads breathed within the crisp air. “There’s a tremendous stand of mahogany timber forward! ” Frank acknowledged excitedly. “And that’s the spot indicated at the map by way of the opal. ” Eagerly they advised their mounts towards it. achieving the grove of huge bushes, Frank took a pad from his pocket and once again sketched the entire strains from the medallions, together with the best position of the opal. “Right here's the place we commence digging,” he introduced and marked the precise region. Then he tore the paper into small bits and scattered them within the breeze. through the subsequent 5 hours the men dug with no interruption. not anything got here to gentle. ultimately, drained from the heavy paintings, they have been approximately to surrender for the day whilst Tony’s choose hit a difficult floor. It had struck rocks prior to, yet this time there has been a touch diverse sound. “Fellows,” he acknowledged excitedly, “start shoveling right here! ” operating furiously the crowd progressively made out the form of a stone step, then one other top into the earth. “This is the start! ” Joe cried. “Let’s rather dig! ” Into the nightfall, then after a night’s leisure, throughout the subsequent morning, the quartet endured their excavation paintings. After uncovering a dozen steps with a carved balustrade, they got here to a stone of a special style. “This isn’t a step,” stated Frank. “It’s a slab laid throughout whatever. ” They determined to pry the slab unfastened. This proved to be a backbreaking task, yet finally they controlled to upend the stone. under it have been extra steps, nearly freed from earth. Their hearts pounding, the lads beamed their lighting fixtures forward and descended. “I think as though I have been jogging again throughout the centuries,” Frank commented in a whisper. In a number of moments he and his partners chanced on themselves status within the anteroom of a tremendous development. “This should have been a palace! ” Joe cried excitedly as his mild picked up carved columns, benches, and partitions. Silently they made their means via richly carved reception rooms, altar rooms, and at last reached the tremendous throne room. Chet broke the stillness to exclaim, “Wowee! What a treasure! ” The frescoed partitions and throne have been of good gold! “Look at these chairs! ” Tony gasped. The carved seats have been inlaid with varicolored woods. Opals and dear jade topped the backs of every. Emeralds and rubies glistened from their settings within the golden throne.

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