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  • ISBN: 1-59087-1413
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Page Count: 370
  • Publisher: Robinson Books

Treasure of the Incas: A Story of Adventure in Peru (G. A. Henty)

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In this unusual Henty tale set in nineteenth-century Peru and its uncertain political climate, Harry and Bertie Prendergast arrive in Lima in search of Dias, their guardian’s faithful muleteer, hoping he will set them on the path of long-lost treasure. Dias consents to guide them on their adventure, which includes attacks by natives and also brigands, a capture by partisans, and a search for gold in streams and behind a waterfall.

Finally, despite the fears of Dias, they explore a hidden, and supposedly haunted, castle in which, according to legend, is hidden the treasure of the people who came before the Incas. Although this legend is found to be false, the young men discover the unexpected, and their trip back to England is one of high suspense.

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Treasure of the Incas

A Story of Adventure in Peru

In this unusual Henty tale set in nineteenth-century Peru and its uncertain political climate, Harry and Bertie Prendergast arrive in Lima in search of Dias, their guardian’s faithful muleteer, hoping he will set them on the path of long-lost treasure. Dias consents to guide them on their adventure, which includes attacks by natives and also brigands, a capture by partisans, and a search for gold in streams and behind a waterfall.

Finally, despite the fears of Dias, they explore a hidden, and supposedly haunted, castle in which, according to legend, is hidden the treasure of the people who came before the Incas. Although this legend is found to be false, the young men discover the unexpected, and their trip back to England is one of high suspense.

About the Author

British writer George Alfred Henty, who came to be known as G.A. Henty, began his storytelling with his own children. After the evening meal, it was his habit to spend an hour or more telling the children a story that he would resume the next day, and the next, until complete.  Some of his stories took weeks to tell!  A friend was present one day and watched the spell-bound reaction of all the children present.  He commended Mr. Henty that he had an exceptional gift, and suggested that he write down his stories for the enjoyment of others beyond his home. Henty took the counsel, began to write, and the result was over 144 books!

Besides these came shorter stories for numerous British magazines. He quickly became known as “The Prince of Story-Tellers” and “The Boy’s Own Historian.” One of Mr. Henty’s secretaries reported that he would quickly pace back and forth in his study dictating stories at a pace that the secretary could barely keep up with writing.

Henty’s stories revolve around fictional boy heroes, pictured during fascinating periods of history, amid all the true events and personalities of the times.  His heroes are smart, devoted to their country, and often find themselves in situations of great danger.  They participate in the conflict of international wars, cross oceans, conquer tyranny and bring freedom to empires, a experience a wide range of other exciting adventures.  In short, Henty’s heroes live through tumultuous historic eras meeting leaders of those times.  Every reader of Henty books will come to a greater understanding of the cultures of many nations in eras across the centuries!

Table of Contents

  1. How it Came About
  2. The Start
  3. At Lima
  4. A Street Fray
  5. Among the Mountains
  6. A Tropical Forest
  7. An Indian Attack
  8. Defeat of the Natives
  9. A Signal Star
  10. A Fresh Start
  11. Brigands
  12. Prisoners
  13. Letters from Home
  14. The Castle of the Demons
  15. Investigations
  16. The Search Begins
  17. At Work
  18. Disappointment
  19. The Treasure
  20. Home
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