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By W. E. Johns

A lifeless murmur, like far away thunder, reached their ears and taken Biggles to his toes with a hurry. 'What is it?' he gasped.-At the 1st sound Dickpa had leapt for the flashlight. 'Quick,' he snapped, because the ground of the cave sagged sickeningly. 'Get out - it's an earthquake! Ah - stop!' he screamed. a trip to Biggles' uncle, Dickpa, lands Biggles, Algy and mechanic Smyth in a perilous event searching for an old Inca treasure hoard.

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They are not coming this fashion, thank goodness. they're trying to find us, without doubt, yet they're going back off the river now, i believe. we might larger come again ourselves, and speedy, too. ' Dickpa took a rapid go searching the paintings they'd performed. 'Yes, i believe so,' he answered. 'We've just a couple of extra mins' paintings the following and we will have a gap sufficiently big to let us to get in. it really is rather greater that it's going to be left because it is till now we have coped with this new improvement. ' 'All correct, let's escape then,' back Biggles. 'I shan't suppose chuffed until eventually i think the Condor below my ft back. we will need to disguise her from aerial remark in destiny, even though that is not tricky in a spot like this. once now we have performed that, we will get back the following and pass on operating quietly. they may not be more likely to see us; we will be likely to see them. ' 'It turns out a pity,' stated Dickpa, having a look reflectively on the most sensible of the cave, which they can now see. 'So close to and but to this point. good, it cannot be helped. we would besides go away the instruments the following; there isn't any have to hold them forwards and backwards. ' A cache used to be quick made up of the gear they'd introduced with them and so they set out on their trip again to the desktop. Biggles climbed up at the financial institution of the circulation and surveyed the rolling prairie abstractedly. 'What are you taking a look at? ' requested Algy casually. 'Oh, i used to be simply wondering,' spoke back Biggles. 'Wondering what? ' 'As an issue of truth, i used to be thinking about if it was once attainable to place the laptop down here,' spoke back Biggles, removal a bee from his ear. 'This new improvement is a bit a boneshaker. Who might have suggestion they would do this kind of factor? i'm wondering what kind of pilot they have. ' 'They'd don't have any hassle in getting a pilot with the computing device, fairly if the chance of treasure used to be mentioned,' declared Dickpa, major the best way in the course of the shallows at the fringe of the circulate. 'But come on, we will need to placed our greatest foot ahead or we will be stuck in the dead of night. it truly is no shaggy dog story groping your manner during the wooded area after darkish, i will be able to guarantee you. i have had a few of it. ' With their very own path to keep on with again and unencumbered with the instruments, they reached the sting of the woodland belt in solid time, and, following the trail that they had minimize within the morning in the course of the woodland, have been capable of sustain a gentle velocity. 'I shan't be sorry to get back,' admitted Algy, mopping the perspiration from his face. 'Gosh, is not it sizzling? yet for those confounded flies this may be a truly great position to spend a vacation. imagine what a set of butterflies you may make,' he went on, pointing to a cloud of massive brilliant-coloured butterflies that rose from the trail in entrance of him. 'Well, right here we are—' begun Biggles as they emerged into the clearing, yet he stopped useless, staring. The others coated up beside him and stood silent; there has been no use for phrases. The Condor had long past. Dickpa was once the 1st to get over the surprise of this extraordinary discovery. He darted ahead and peered up and down the river.

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