On a South American jungle expedition to a fabled lost city, the Quest party comes under attack from deadly traps and natives with blowguns. With their porters frightened off, Dr. Quest presses on, having come too far to turn back (not knowing that Montoya, their head guide, orchestrated these attacks). Once at the lost city, they find themselves watched and discover a naive man staked out for death. For the boys safety, Benton decides to leave at dawn, but before they do, Jonny stumbles upon a secret treasure chamber. Now it's clear they've been hounded by Montoya and Perkins, a pair of tomb raiders seeking ancient treasure. With the treasure found, the raiders no longer need to worry about just scaring the Quests away. With assistance from the native they rescued earlier, the Quests escape and paddle for their lives down a crocodile-infested subterranean river with the armed raiders close behind. Written by
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The tropical forests of equatorial South American are hot and humid throughout the year, with an average temperature of 80.7 degrees Fahrenheit and only a few degrees of difference between night and day. Humidity, for the unaccustomed, can be oppressive, yet Jonny is sleeping soundly in his tent, in a sleeping bag and while fully dressed. See more
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