A Boy Called Duct Tape by Christopher Cloud

By Christopher Cloud

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 footwear are held jointly with…you guessed it, duct tape. He can’t get away the bullying.

Pablo’s good fortune alterations after he reveals 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 indicates 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 consultant, Monroe Huff, and start a treacherous underground experience looking for treasure. Their treasure hunt is made extra perilous simply because they're being through 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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43 Swiftly out of the garden and into the unlit road went the group of animals, Badger once more carrying Mole. Toad led the way, hopping more than crawling, and leaving Fox and the larger animals to adjust themselves to a slow pace so that they would all keep together. The animals chose the parts of the roads where it seemed to be darkest, and their luck held as Toad proudly led them through the maze of turnings towards the trunk road. They heard nothing and saw nothing to alarm them. There were no late cars driving home, and no dogs or cats in evidence.

Suggested Rabbit. 'There's always plenty available. We never have to search far. ' `No, no,' Badger shook his striped head with some annoyance. 'It would play havoc with my digestion, and that of the other meat-eaters. Anyway, I wasn't referring to food just now. I was really thinking of how we travel, and where we rest. We must stick together. ' `I'm afraid there seems to be only one solution to the food problem,' said Fox. 'For reasons of health and comfort we must all ensure that we eat the food we're used to — the food we like.

Say no more about it,' answered Badger, as they left the set. He trotted hurriedly back towards the Great Beech. `We'll just be in time,' he muttered to himself. The village clock chimed the half-hour as they joined the waiting animals. Fox wagged his tail as he saw Mole on Badger's back, but kindly passed no remark. `Right, Kestrel, when you're ready,' he called. ' Without answering, the small hawk leapt from his perch, and swooped gracefully over the hedgerow. Tawny Owl flew at his side in case of any difficulty in the dark, and the pheasants behind them.

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