By Franklin W. Dixon
Tony Prito enlists the aid of his detective neighbors Frank and Joe Hardy while a sinister stranger calls for that Tony promote him the unusual curio assortment he has simply inherited. whereas the men are discussing this suspicious incident, the stranger, Valez, phones and threatens Tony. that very same afternoon the 3 boys acquire the situations of curios at a freight station just for Joe’s existence to be in danger on their as far back as Tony’s apartment. the following day a seaman claims medallions within the assortment that coincidently move lacking. Did Valez scouse borrow them? And what used to be their value. Unraveling the clues during this fascinating secret takes the Hardys and their associates to a desolate area in Guatemala and immediately into the arms of a gang of harmful thugs.
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There has been a masked guy status along the 1st immense column. He demanded that I quit the Texichapi medallion from Tony’s assortment. ” “Yes? ” Frank acknowledged eagerly because the guy paused. “I informed him that I had no notion what he was once speaking about,” Mr. Scath endured. “Then he pulled out a blackjack and threatened me. I received a piece flustered—tried to struggle him off—and I shouted once or twice, hoping you’d listen me. Then he struck me and that i blacked out! ” “What used to be his construct? ” Frank requested. “Short, skinny. Had black hair. ” Frank whistled. “The blowgun guy or Torres! We’d greater cell the police. ” “If it was once Luis Valez,” Chet exclaimed, “he didn’t return to Guatemala in the end! ” Frank nodded, then referred to as leader Collig and instructed him in regards to the assault. “We’ll be correct there! ” the executive answered. in the meantime, Joe and Tony had searched the full north component of the museum with no discovering the curator’s attacker. The skylight have been checked yet chanced on to be locked at the within. the men went again to affix the others. now not discovering them there, they made up our minds that Chet and Frank should have led Mr. Scath again to his workplace. As they have been approximately to ascertain there, Joe unexpectedly spotted whatever at the flooring. He picked it up. “Tony! ” he exclaimed. “This is a brand new Guatemalan coin! ” “Do you're thinking that the fellow who slugged Mr. Scath dropped it? ” “That’s my wager. Let’s money your curios,” Joe steered. “If the intruder used to be Valez, that’s what he used to be after. ” They went via a gallery containing previous musical tools and jewellery. because the ceiling mild was once grew to become on, the men gasped. The glass have been well faraway from one of many instances. each ring, bracelet, and necklace used to be long past! At that second a siren sounded on the entrance front and the evening bell rang insistently. Joe and Tony moved quickly to the museum place of work as leader Collig strode in with different officials. Frank, who had allow them to in, undefined. fast they have been informed in regards to the twist of fate and robbery, and commenced a radical seek of the construction. however it used to be quickly ascertained that the attacker had escaped. leader Collig acknowledged, “From now on we’ll preserve a protect round the position on a twenty-four-hour foundation. Sampson, you remain right here right away. I’ll ship out a teletype at the lacking jewels and an outline of the intruder. ” Mr. Scath passed a spare key to Sampson, then stated to the lads, “Come again over again and decide up the curios. ” every person however the officer on responsibility left. the subsequent morning Frank and Joe made up our minds to question Eduardo Valez back, hoping he may need heard from his brother. “No, i haven't heard from him because you have been the following along with your father,” the guy spoke back. “Did Luis ever inform you the precise nature of the difficulty he had in his state? ” Frank requested. “No,” the superintendent spoke back. “He did say anything approximately an issue over a buried treasure, yet Luis is this kind of braggart I paid little consciousness. ” “Buried treasure! ” Frank exclaimed. “Did he ever say something approximately medallions? ” “Medallions? ” Eduardo Valez mused. “No, he by no means did. Oh, i'm so unhappy in regards to the entire affair.