By Christopher Cloud
Pablo Perez is a 12-year-old child with out 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 break out the bullying.
Pablo’s good fortune alterations after he unearths a $20 gold coin whereas swimming together 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 support 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 consultant, Monroe Huff, and start a treacherous underground event 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 say the treasure as their very own.
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The Sergeant believed that any order that did not come from himself or from Captain Urquhart was an unnecessary order. Venables caught up with Sharpe. ” “India does that,” Sharpe said sympathetically. ” “Not yet,” Sharpe said and wished he was carrying a musket so he could touch the wooden stock for luck. ” Venables scuttled away and Urquhart rode back to the company's right flank without acknowledging Sharpe's presence. Major Swinton, who commanded the battalion while Colonel Wallace had responsibility for the brigade, galloped his horse behind the ranks.
Sharpe shook his head. ” "Suppose it does. Quite right. And they must have sailed from Britain long before you got the jump up, eh? So you'll still be the mess baby. " Old fellow? Quite right, Sharpe thought. He was old. Probably ten years older than Venables, though Sharpe was not exactly sure for no one had ever bothered to note down his birth date. Ensigns were youths and Sharpe was a man. ” Venables shouted in delight and Sharpe looked up to see that a round shot had struck the edge of an irrigation canal and bounced vertically upwards in a shower of soil.
He guessed. “Enough to do the job. ” ' “Yes, sir,” Sharpe said, and knew that he would have nothing to do there. The men understood their duty, the corporals would close the files and Sharpe would simply walk behind them like a dog tied to a cart. " There was a sudden crash of guns as a whole battery of enemy cannon opened fire. Sharpe heard the round shots whipping through the millet, but none of the missiles came near the 74th. The battalion's pipers had started playing and the men picked up their feet and hefted their muskets in preparation for the grim work ahead.
A Boy Called Duct Tape by Christopher Cloud