Make your camels lie down in this open space," he said, "so that we can easily load them; then we will go to the treasure
To-morrow, at sunrise," he repeated, taking his lamp to retire to bed, "I'll see whether this treasure
be hid in the wall of the garret.
The whole value of the recovered treasure
, plate, bullion, precious stones, and all, was estimated at more than two millions of dollars.
He tarries not for such an obstacle, but, rending it asunder a thousand feet from peak to base, discloses its treasures
of hidden minerals, its sunless waters, all the secrets of the mountain's inmost heart, with a mighty fracture of rugged precipices on each side.
He babbled about incalculable sums, fancied himself engaged in money digging, threw the bedclothes right and left, in the idea that he was shoveling away the dirt, groped under the bed in quest of the treasure
, and lugged forth, as he supposed, an inestimable pot of gold.
They came to take the treasure
away many years ago.
See, my lords," she said, holding the light before her, "those who stored the treasure
here fled in haste, and bethought them to guard against any who should find the secret of the door, but had not the time," and she pointed to large square blocks of stone, which, to the height of two courses (about two feet three), had been placed across the passage with a view to walling it up.
It seems that an old bookworm who has a book and curio shop in Baltimore discovered between the leaves of a very old Spanish manuscript a letter written in 1550 detailing the adventures of a crew of mutineers of a Spanish galleon bound from Spain to South America with a vast treasure
of "doubloons" and "pieces of eight," I suppose, for they certainly sound weird and piraty.
He intended to let them conquer Oz, since they insisted on going first; but he would afterward treacherously destroy them, as well as King Roquat, and keep all the slaves and treasure
of Ozma's kingdom for himself.
By night he would go alone to the treasure
vault, reconnoitering, for he had determined that caution should mark his every move upon this expedition.
It was such a pack of scoundrels that Bududreen led toward the north campong to bear away the treasure
Simon Nishikanta sneered openly at what he considered the captain's inefficient navigation, and continued to paint water- colours when he was serene, and to shoot at whales, sea-birds, and all things hurtable when he was downhearted and sea-sore with disappointment at not sighting the Lion's Head peak of the Ancient Mariner's treasure