The Secret of the Forgotten City (Nancy Drew Mysteries, Book 52)
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Nancy Drew and her friends help find and decipher coded tablets that lead to a gold treasure and a forgotten city in Nevada.
really have to use your imagination on that one.” A few minutes later, however, Ned grinned at one she pointed out. “So you think that looks like a castle among the rocks with a moat around it.” He chuckled. “If I stand up there alongside it, may I be the knight in shining armor?” Nancy laughed and the two went on. They had carefully examined every crevice and hole to see if one of the valuable old tablets could have been hidden in it. They found none and went on, trudging up and down over the
the petroglyphs on the plaque she had found. Then she asked George to walk with her to the kitchen unit. “There’s always someone on duty there, and I think they’ll let me hide this tablet behind some of the food, where it won’t be noticed.” The chef, who was just tidying up, was glad to have his place used for the hidden treasure. “Don’t you worry about a thing, Nancy,” he said. “I’ll be like a watchdog around here.” It seemed to be no more than a few minutes between the time the girls said
Mrs. Wabash said it is supposed to indicate rain, probably heavy rain.” “I see it,” said Bess. “Maybe these poor people were lost in a flood.” “That’s possible,” Nancy agreed. “At one time there must have been plenty of rain because this whole area was very lush and in places quite swampy.” George was skeptical of this. “How can they tell that?” she asked. Nancy said mainly through the trees. “In the Valley of Fire in the desert outside of Las Vegas, there are pieces of petrified trees. They
“I’m not sure where you can find gypsum, but try the lumberyard first. I want a little bit of it.” Ned grinned. “I won’t return until I have it.” The others asked what they could do to help. Nancy’s eyes twinkled. “Want a real dirty job?” she asked. “No thanks,” Bess replied promptly. “I have on one of my best suits, and I don’t want to ruin it.” George gave her cousin a sidelong disapproving glance and said to Nancy, “How dirty is the job and what is it?” Nancy told her she needed some
meantime, Nancy, Bess, and George had followed in Nancy’s convertible. When they reached the old road that led into the mine, Nancy started up the overgrown dirt path. She stopped the car, and they waited. There was a slight jog in the road, so the girls got out and walked ahead in order to see better. “There’s not a sound,” Bess whispered. Presently they spotted their friends coming from the old oak and starting along the road. Suddenly, and without any warning, a gang of boys, who apparently