By Carolyn Keene
Terry Scott, a tender archaeology professor, seeks Nancy’s assist in unearthing a mystery of antiquity that can simply be unlocked by way of 3 black keys. whereas on an archaeological day trip in Mexico, Terry and Dr. Joshua Pitt came upon a clue to buried treasure. The clue was once a cipher carved on a stone pill. earlier than the professor had time to translate the cipher, the pill disappeared – in addition to Dr. Pitt! Terry tells Nancy of his suspicions of the Tinos, a Mexican couple posing as scientists who vanished an analogous evening as Dr. Pitt. Nancy and her associates keep on with a tangled path of clues that result in the Florida Keys and eventually to Mexico during this suspense-filled tale that may thrill readers.
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Bankruptcy XV The invaluable Fisherman NANCY winced. Terry had no correct to the obsidian key? Who had a correct to it if Professor Scott didn't? If Dr. Anderson in simple terms knew that the major used to be now not toes from him, he could suppose much more disgruntled and suspicious than he used to be! “Terry Scott has not more correct to it than Dr. Graham and that i have,” Dr. Anderson endured in an indignant tone. Nancy breathed more straightforward. Smiling, she stated, “Perhaps now not. yet an individual has to maintain it. ” “Well,” the professor acknowledged testily, “Terry Scott is performing effective secretive in regards to the complete factor. Why didn’t he tell me that he was once going to Mexico? ” Nancy attempted to maintain her voice calm and unruffled. “As you recognize, Terry is on go away from his sessions at Keystone this 12 months. if you and Dr. Graham are busy together with your educating, he obviously feels that he must be attempting to clear up the traditional secret. ” “He’ll make sure that he appropriates the honour and the dignity, too,” Dr. Anderson complained bitterly. “I’m certain that’s no longer his goal, Professor,” Nancy stated, assuring him that Terry’s major crisis used to be the disappearance of Joshua Pitt. either she and Terry have been worried the surgeon used to be being held a prisoner. Dr. Anderson didn't agree. He nonetheless had a sense that the aged professor used to be attempting to find the treasure through himself. “Anyway,” Nancy went on, “I’m convinced that once Terry learns whatever yes, he’ll inform either you and Dr. Graham. ” “That outdated fuss-budget! ” the professor scoffed. Nancy laughed. “You understand what i feel, Dr. Anderson? You’re all jealous of each other. discuss Terry being secretive! I’ll guess instantaneously you will have a mystery you’re no longer telling both Terry or Dr. Graham. ” A gradual flush got here to Dr. Anderson’s face, and Nancy pressed her virtue. “For example, this journey to Florida. you've got selected that spot for the sector journey since you imagine that something—or someone—is hidden there. Haven’t you? ” The professor was once taken all of sudden. He became to look at her, a startled glance in his eyes. “For a woman your age, you appear to comprehend loads of solutions. ” He sighed. “I may well besides admit the reality. i think the treasure can be buried in Florida, and Dr. Pitt and Juarez recognize this. ” “Why? ” Dr. Anderson advised her that in Juarez Tino’s name on him at Clifton, the fellow had ac cidentally dropped a touch. He had pointed out the truth that the traditional Indians of Mexico and Florida had very much in universal of their nation of civilization. “I’m convinced he didn’t determine that out himself,” Dr. Anderson acknowledged. “He obtained it from Pitt. instantaneously I suspected he’d been with Pitt in Florida and was once double-crossing him. ” “Did you accuse him of that? ” Nancy requested excitedly. The professor nodded. “Juarez swore he hadn’t been close to Florida. yet I knew he was once mendacity. ” “Wouldn’t he let you know whatever approximately Dr. Pitt? ” “He was once so livid at me for guessing it, that he raised his rate. That used to be whilst I threw him out of my workplace. ” “I can’t blame you for that,” acknowledged Nancy. “And it matches correct in with a idea of mine. ” She informed approximately Terry and the Wangells and the trick at the black piano keys.