Monday, July 30, 2012
The Treasure of the Incas - Henty, G. A.
The Treasure of the Incas was first published in 1903. It takes a while to get used to the older version of English, but this is the kind of book I wish we'd had to read in literature instead of Scarlet Letter and David Copperfield. There are sea adventures, wild indians, jaguars and pumas, and all kinds of adventures. Of course this book is free. Harry and Bertie Prendergast are brothers. Harry must become rich before his girl friend's father will agree to let the pair marry. Harry and Bertie set off for South America to find the treasure of the Incas. The adventures never stop. The dialog seems stiff, but that's the way they talked back them. This book is not for everyone, but I thoroughly enjoyed the story. Highly recommended.