Overcome by the loss of the Solaris, our friends decide to go to Zia's village. But in order to get there, they will have to go through the fort of Tumbes, where Pizarro and his soldiers are stationed. In the fort, they must find an ancient priest, Pacha, who is the only living man to know the way to Zia's village. Learning from Gaspard that the children are fleeing through the underground drains, Pizarro remembers the Inca temple under the fort where he is holding an old man prisoner. This man, at lest 100 years old, had been to the Cities of Gold but refused to tell the Spaniards his secrets. The governor set his men off in pursuit of Esteban and his friends. Meanwhile, the young adventurers have found Pacha who, seeing the pendants of the Sun does not hesitate to show them the way. The old priest calls upon his ancestral learning to summon up the sun witch melts the god of the temple, represented by an enormous pillar of ice. In this temple also, Tao explains, "there is a huge ... Written by
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When the characters are walking through the desert, they pass several saguaro cacti. Saguaros are not native to South America. See more