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Huh! " used to be the entire solution given via his buddy. "I am sorry, Senors," went on Tal, "but i couldn't cease Valdez, and the burning of the papers−−−−" "No, you couldn't aid it," interrupted the younger inventor. "But it simply occurs that it brings undesirable success to us. you notice, Tal, the papers during this yellow protecting, informed of an outdated buried urban that the bald−headed professor−−the−man− with−no−hair−on−his−head−−is very fearful to find. it really is someplace lower than the ground," and he waved to the jungle all approximately them, pointing earthwards. "Paper Valdez burn inform of misplaced urban? " requested Tal, his face lighting fixtures up. "Yes. yet now, in fact, we won't inform the place to dig for it. " The Indian became to his spouse and talked swiftly along with her of their personal dialect. She, too, appeared enormously excited, making fast gestures. eventually she ran out of the hut. bankruptcy XX. AN previous LEGEND sixty seven Tom speedy within the Land of Wonders "Where is she going? " requested Tom suspiciously. "To get her grandfather. He very outdated Indian. He understand tale of buried towns lower than bushes. Very previous story−−what you name legend, perhaps. yet Goosal be aware of. He inform related as his grandfather advised him. You wait. Goosal come, and also you pay attention. " "Good, Ned! " all of sudden cried Tom. "Maybe, we are going to get at the song of misplaced Kurzon in the end, via a few historic Indian legend. probably we will not want the map! " "It infrequently turns out possible," stated Ned slowly. "What can those Indians be aware of of buried towns that have been out of life sooner than Columbus got here the following? Why, they don't have any written historical past. " "No, and that could be simply the explanation they're prone to be right," lower back Tom. "Legends passed down from one grandfather to a different return a great many hundred years. in the event that they have been written they may be destroyed because the professor's map was once. by some means or different, even though i cannot inform why, I start to see sunlight sooner than us. " "I want I did," remarked Ned. "Here comes Goosal I think," murmured Tom, and he pointed to an Indian, bent with the load of years, who, led by way of Tal's spouse, used to be slowly forthcoming the hut. bankruptcy XXI. THE CAVERN "Now Goosal can inform you," acknowledged Tal, obviously happy that he had, in a degree, solved the matter attributable to the burning of the professor's map. "Goosal very previous Indian. He be aware of outdated stories−−legends−−very previous. " "Well, if he can let us know how to define the buried urban of Kurzon and the−−the issues in it," stated Tom, "he's alright! " The elderly Indian proceeded slowly towards the hut the place the impatient youths awaited him. "I be aware of what you search within the buried city," remarked Tal. "Do you? " cried Tom, thinking about if a few one had indiscreetly spoken of the idol of gold. "Yes you will have items of rock, with unusual writings on them, outdated guns, damaged pots. i do know. i've got helped white males sooner than. " "Yes, these are the issues we want," agreed Tom, with a look at his friend. "That is−−some of them. yet does your wife's grandfather speak our language? " "No, yet i will be able to let you know what he says. " by way of this time the previous guy, led by way of "Mrs. Tal"−− because the younger males known as the spouse of the Indian that they had helped−−entered the hut.