Pigeon Post
Arthur Ransome

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Pigeon Post2.jpg (7140 bytes) Nancy and Peggy Blackett (the "Amazons") want to discover gold to keep Captain Flint, their Uncle Jim, nearby where he can be of use to them rather than roaming the world working in mining operations. They enlist the Swallows and the Callums in a plan to discover gold on High Tops above the lake. A mysterious stranger seems to be a rival searcher. There are some great bits with Dick using his scientific habits to try to make things work and some wonderful explorations of the character of the people of the lake country and the lively optimism of young minds. (tm)  $14.95