A Boy Called Duct Tape
Pablo Perez is a 12-year-old child with no a lot going for him. His classmates have dubbed him “Duct Tape” simply because his tattered discount-store shoes are held jointly with…you guessed it, duct tape. He can’t get away the bullying.
Pablo’s success adjustments after he unearths a $20 gold coin whereas swimming along with his sister in a river close to their domestic. Pablo later buys a $1 treasure map on the county reasonable. The map exhibits the path to the “lost treasure” of the infamous outlaw Jesse James. Pablo can’t aid yet ask yourself: Is there a hyperlink among the map and the gold coin?
He is set to determine, and he, his 9-year-old sister, Pia, and 13-year-old cousin, Kiki, rent an ill-mannered cave advisor, Monroe Huff, and start a treacherous underground experience looking for treasure. Their treasure hunt is made extra perilous simply because they're being via the evil Blood brothers, who wish the treasure for themselves. The Blood brothers will cease at not anything to assert the treasure as their very own.
Treasure, suggested to be worthy thousands of bucks. the positioning of the treasure, without doubt, is locked perpetually within the rugged Ozark hills of southwest Missouri.’” Kiki placed the newspaper apart. no one spoke a be aware. eventually, Pia requested the query we have been all considering. “Could that twenty-dollar gold coin be from the Jesse James treasure?” A small gazebo shaped the hub for the Outlaw Days competition. An eight-piece brass band sat within the gazebo enjoying Civil struggle songs. round the gazebo, in a big.
That phantom map of yours. Remember?” “Oh, convinced. I forgot,” I acknowledged, digging round in my backpack for the one-dollar treasure map. whilst i discovered it, I unfold it out at the floor prior to the hearth, then checked out Monroe and grinned like somebody who’d been stuck dishonest on a technological know-how try. Monroe gazed on the map for the longest time. “What type of loopy map is this?” he growled, his eyes gleaming with anger. “It’s a section of vacationer trash!” I drew in a very good breath of air. “That’s the thing,.
Gallery. The rock formation resembled an immense eight-layered cake. It didn’t glance all that deathly. “Is this what the map intended by way of the dying Cake?” Kiki requested, peering down the tunnel and into the chamber. “Could be,” Monroe acknowledged, lengthening his stride. “It doesn’t glance very, uh … deadly,” Kiki saw, sketching it together with her mild. “Awesome,” Pia stated, her headlamp tracing the terraced knolls. “I believe Kiki,” I acknowledged. “I don’t see whatever lethal approximately it.” each person studied the loss of life.
Gave her cousin a hug. “I was once so scared you were.…” “Yeah, me too.” Pia became and squinted at me in the course of the flames. “I are looking to cross domestic, Pablo. I leave out Mom.” “Yeah, I pass over her, too,” I acknowledged. It used to be the 1st time on account that we had started our treasure hunt that I’d considered mother, and the concept that i'd by no means see her back stuffed me with a heavy unhappiness. “I’m with Pia,” Kiki stated in defeat. “I’m prepared move domestic, too.” “As quickly because the water drops we’ll head out,” I stated. “Which way?” Kiki.
Gripping the free fabric within the seat of her pants. He stepped over to the river, paused, after which tossed Pia into the center of it, shouting, “Swim to the sunshine, Pia!” The quick water carried her away. “Are you loopy, Monroe!” Kiki screamed, rushing to the river and throwing herself in. “I’m coming, Pia!” she shouted, her fingers digging in the course of the water. I leaped into the river a moment later. “Hold on, Pia!” The surprising kick back of the water sucked the breath out of me and it took a number of.