Released in 1911, this is often the adventures of Tom quick one of the diamond makers and Phantom Mountain.

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Requested Tom, as he similar the proof in regards to the stowaway. "He hadn't arrived as much as an afternoon or so ago," responded invoice. "I bet he is nonetheless touring. Farley is likely one of the heads of the gang," he extra, "and a deadly guy. " As invoice led the way in which towards the cave, taking a direction that the adventurers had by no means suspected ended in it, he defined that the cavern was once a wide one, able to protecting a military. "But there is just a small a part of it utilized by the diamond makers," he extra. "They paintings in a small recess, close to the summit of the mountain. The little cave, the place i'll take you, opens off from it by way of an extended passage. And, other than that you will be pretty well at midnight, you can be fairly cozy. There are tables, chairs, and a few bunks within the position. i will get you a few lighting, and lots of nutrients. " "But, when you are noticeable casting off nutrients, will not the others suspect anything? " requested Tom. "I do pretty well as I please," stated invoice. "I cross and are available whilst i love. All i am purported to do is to observe my aspects of the mountain, play the ghost, and provides caution whilst anybody is coming. occasionally I depart black and white messages, just like the one I wear your tent. these fellows repair 'em up for me. i have instructed 'em approximately you, notwithstanding i did not understand who you have been, and so they imagine you've long gone, for the 2 males on shield on the rear front so stated. occasionally I remain out at the mountain for a few days at a time, whilst the weather's sturdy, and do not return to the cave. these occasions I take foodstuff with me, and so in the event that they see me making off with a few offers they're going to imagine i will camp out. " "It does not glance as if we might ever get right into a cave close to the pinnacle of the mountain, going this way," acknowledged Tom, as they marched alongside. "We're taking place, rather than up. " "That's the key of this trail," defined invoice. "We move down in a kind of valley, after which pass up a fine looking stiff position, after which we are on an instantaneous path to the doorway I advised you approximately. it is a steep highway to climb, yet i suppose we will deal with it. " And a troublesome climb the adventurers did locate it. the line was once nearly as undesirable because the one alongside the sting of the chasm, yet they controlled to barter it, and at last stumbled on themselves on a pretty strong path. "We'll quickly be there," invoice guaranteed them. "After you get within the little cave, the place i will cover you, i will need to depart you for a spell, until eventually i am getting my ghost rigging fastened up back. yet i will see that you've lots of food and drinks. " a bit later their consultant got here to a surprising halt, and peered round anxiously. "What's the problem? " requested Tom. "I was once simply seeking to see if any of the lads have been about," he responded. "But i assume not—it seems to be alright. the doorway is true the following. " They have been on a facet of the mountain, close to the summit. lower than stretched an impressive scene. a good valley lay at their ft, and so they may possibly glance off to many far-off peaks. the most path to Leadville, and the single to the cost of Indian Ridge, used to be in sight. without warning Tom, who were utilizing a small yet strong telescope, uttered an exclamation, and focussed the software on a speck that appeared relocating alongside at the path less than.

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