- AOS Other Nautical Fiction
- By Harry Collingwood
"Buried Treasure!" They were tough times, those years, but there was a story in his family -- they'd been telling it for generations -- that centuries ago, an ancestor of Captain Saint Leger's had found a shipwreck laden with a huge hoard of gold and jewels. He'd buried it, so the story went, in a secret location on an island in the Far East. Young Captain Saint Leger -- broke as he is -- sets out to find the treasure. It's not as easy as it sounds: he gets attacked by pirates, and of course the voyage itself is long and fretful. . . . but they get there, puzzle out the directions his ancestor encrypted, find the treasure -- and then the crew turns on him, intending to steal the treasure! Days are a good English seaman just can't catch a break! But "The Cruise of the 'Esmeralda' is a Harry Collingwood adventure, and you know all has to come out right end the end -- don't you? Gee, we sure hope so.
Author: Harry Collingwood
Title: The Cruise of the "Esmeralda”
First Published by: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
Written specifically for Young Adults: Yes