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The Radio Boys' Search for the Inca's Treasure   By: (1889-1964)

The Radio Boys' Search for the Inca's Treasure by Gerald Breckenridge

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THE RADIO BOYS SEARCH FOR THE INCA'S TREASURE

[Illustration: The radio outfit paralleled an army field outfit in a number of respects, including the umbrella type of aerial.]

THE RADIO BOYS' SEARCH FOR THE INCA'S TREASURE

by

GERALD BRECKENRIDGE

Author of "The Radio Boys on the Mexican Border," "The Radio Boys on Secret Service Duty," "The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards," "The Radio Boys Rescue the Lost Alaska Expedition."

Frontispiece

A. L. BURT COMPANY Publishers New York

THE RADIO BOYS SERIES

A Series of Stories for Boys of All Ages

By GERALD BRECKENRIDGE

The Radio Boys on the Mexican Border The Radio Boys on Secret Service Duty The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards The Radio Boys' Search for the Inca's Treasure The Radio Boys Rescue the Lost Alaska Expedition

Copyright, 1922 By A. L. Burt Company The Radio Boys' Search for the Inca's Treasure Made in "U. S. A."

CONTENTS

I OFF FOR TREASURE II A TALE OF OLD III A COUNTRY FESTIVAL IV HO FOR THE ENCHANTED CITY! V RADIO INVADES THE MONASTERY VI A SENDING STATION BUILT VII THE EXPEDITION GETS UNDER WAY VIII JACK HAS A MISHAP IX SURPRISED IN THE FOREST X IN THE HANDS OF THE INCAS XI INTO THE MOUNTAIN XII IMPRISONED IN THE ACROPOLIS XIII THE FEAST OF RAYMI XIV PRINCE HUACA FRIENDLY XV BEFORE THE COUNCIL XVI RADIO A LINK TO THE PAST XVII THE FIGHT ON THE PARAPET XVIII ARMED AGAIN XIX TREACHERY XX FRANK PLANS A MIRACLE XXI TO GO OR NOT TO GO XXII INTO THE INCA'S COURT XXIII THE OLD AND THE NEW XXIV THE MIRACLE WORKER XXV A VOICE WARNS THE INCA XXVI THE MOUNTAIN SPEAKS XXVII THE DOOMED CITY XXVIII CONCLUSION

THE RADIO BOYS SEARCH FOR THE INCA'S TREASURE.

CHAPTER I OFF FOR TREASURE

"This is a wonderful land, fellows, full of legend and story, vast mountains, vast rivers, vast jungles, unexplored territory and unconquered tribes."

It was Jack Hampton speaking, and he leaned on the rail of a coastwise steamer, as she came to anchor in the open roadstead of Valparaiso.

"I wonder what lies ahead," said Frank Merrick, leaning beside him. "We ought to get some adventure out of this, besides mere civilized travel."

Even Bob Temple, the most matter of fact of the three chums known as the Radio Boys, felt his imagination stirred.

"Remember what that commercial traveler said last night," he interposed. "I mean, about the old days of the Spanish Conquest of South America? He certainly was filled with stories of treasure, of Inca treasure, wasn't he?"

The other boys nodded, their eyes shining. Indeed, Juan Lopez, the young commercial traveler, who had taken a fancy to the boys, had told them glittering stories as they sat on deck under the Moon. Then they fell silent, their eyes on the strange scenes about them.

Although a great world port, and second only to San Francisco in importance on the Pacific Coast of the Western Hemisphere, Valparaiso is not a harbor as harbors go, lying open to the sea. Great numbers of ships lay about them offshore, freighters from all the world. And tugs and lighters kept coming and going in a continuous bustle between ships and shore.

As their train for Santiago, whither Mr. Hampton was bound on business, would leave in an hour, there was little time for sightseeing. Mr. Hampton, who knew the South American cities from former visits, on one of which he had taken Jack with him, assured them there was little in Valparaiso of historic or picturesque interest.

Nevertheless, the boys kept their eyes open during the trip through the narrow but noisy bustling business quarter which occupies the flats between the shore line and the thousand foot cliffs behind upon which residential Valparaiso is situated. Ascensors took them up the sheer cliffs, and then followed a four hour journey by train to Santiago... Continue reading book >>




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