By Josh Lacey
Buried treasure. Ruthless gangsters. An historic clue . . .
Our Captayne took the pinnace ashore and that i went with hym and 6 males additionally, who have been sworne via God to be mystery in al they observed. the following we buried 5 chests jam-packed with gold.
Tom Trelawney was once searching for pleasure. Now he's stumbled on it. along with his eccentric uncle Harvey, he's traveling to South the US on a quest for hidden gold. yet Harvey has a few risky enemies they usually wish the treasure too. Who may be the first to discover the secrets and techniques of the mysterious island?
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One in all them should have pressed a button less than the table, as the elevator doorways slid open. We went as much as the pinnacle ground. The penthouse. via a tremendous wood door right into a lengthy hallway covered with work. “This approach, please,” acknowledged Ricardo. He led us right into a large room with gigantic home windows overlooking the ocean. a guy and a lady have been sitting at an extended desk, a platter of croissants among them. there have been a number of different males within the room too, leaning opposed to the partitions or lounging in chairs. certainly one of them had a pistol tucked into his belt. They appeared like bodyguards or servants, whereas the couple consuming breakfast have been the boss and his spouse. That’s what i'd have guessed, besides, and it grew to become out i used to be correct. Otto Gonzalez was once a small guy, yet he used to be stable and sq., a bit block of muscle. I rarely even checked out his face; all my cognizance was once attracted to the extreme tattoo on his neck: the top of a snake, its mouth open, its fangs raised, snarling below his chin. Otto’s white blouse used to be unbuttoned simply enough to teach a couple of loops of the snake’s tail crisscrossing his thick, bushy chest. For all I knew, the remainder of the snake curled throughout his physique, even down his legs and up back. His spouse used to be thin, blond, and intensely appealing. She didn’t have any tattoos. Or hair on her chest. She appeared like a version and should have been part his age. “Harvey Trelawney,” stated Otto, wiping his mouth together with his serviette. “This is a shock, huh? ” “A great shock, I hope,” acknowledged my uncle, smiling as though he have been greeting an previous buddy. “It’s reliable to determine you. ” “Don’t converse so soon,” stated Otto. His English used to be beautiful reliable, even if he had a wierd accessory, part American and part Spanish. “I need to let you know, Harvey, it's not that i am pleased with you. you've cheated me, my good friend. ” “What on the earth are you conversing approximately? ” “You understand what I’m speaking approximately, Harvey. ” “Actually, I don’t. ” “Oh, particularly? You don’t? Then why do you think that i need to determine you? ” “I’m greatly hoping it’s since you are looking to purchase one other photograph. ” “Another photograph? ” Otto’s face flushed with blood, and he rose out of his chair. “Are you joking me? ” “I concept you loved the 1st one. ” “I love it until i locate it’s a faux! ” “Fake? ” My uncle sounded astonished. “What do you suggest? ” Otto issued a brief order to 1 of his males, who moved quickly out of the room and again a second later with a portray in a gold body. I don’t comprehend a lot approximately paintings, yet i do know what I don’t like, and that i didn’t like this. i believe it used to be alleged to be an image of a lady sitting in a chair, yet she was once all distorted and multicolored and sort of a large number. i'll have performed greater with my eyes close. My uncle ogled the image as though he’d by no means set eyes on whatever so beautiful. “It’s an excellent piece of labor, isn’t it? ” “Wonderful? you're thinking that this is often outstanding? ” “I definitely do. ” “Then you’re loopy. Or you’re mendacity. I don’t understand which. ” Otto gave the wood body a dismissive flick along with his palms. “I convey a guy all of the means from long island to work out this photograph. I inform him, ‘I received an image, i believe it’s worthy ten million funds.