A Boy Called Duct Tape
Pablo Perez is a 12-year-old child with out a lot going for him. His classmates have dubbed him “Duct Tape” simply because his tattered discount-store shoes are held jointly with…you guessed it, duct tape. He can’t get away the bullying.
Pablo’s good fortune alterations after he reveals a $20 gold coin whereas swimming together with his sister in a river close to their domestic. Pablo later buys a $1 treasure map on the county reasonable. The map indicates the path to the “lost treasure” of the infamous outlaw Jesse James. Pablo can’t support yet ask yourself: Is there a hyperlink among the map and the gold coin?
He is decided to determine, and he, his 9-year-old sister, Pia, and 13-year-old cousin, Kiki, rent an ill-mannered cave advisor, Monroe Huff, and start a treacherous underground event looking for treasure. Their treasure hunt is made extra perilous simply because they're being through the evil Blood brothers, who wish the treasure for themselves. The Blood brothers will cease at not anything to assert the treasure as their very own.
A Boy known as Duct Tape through Christopher Cloud To My father and mother All characters showing during this paintings are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual individuals, residing or lifeless, is solely coincidental. for info approximately permission to breed decisions from this publication, or to only say “Hi” to Christopher Cloud: chris@ChristopherCloud.com disguise layout: Dana Sullivan images: Bruce Watkins Copyright © 2012 by means of Ron Hutchison All Rights Reserved electronic versions.
a few type of homeboy? Goonies from the St. Louis ghetto say yo, now not a few 7th grade dweeb from Hillbilly Hollow.” Kiki hit Jimmy with a combative smile. “Are you taking notes, homey?” “Yeah, good … whatever,” Jimmy acknowledged, his tongue tied in a knot. “Yo! Whatever!” gigantic puppy growled, giving Kiki his most sensible evil eye. Regaining his teach of idea, Jimmy gestured at my duct-taped footwear. “What’d I let you know, mammoth puppy? He’s obtained adequate duct tape on his footwear to circle town square.” That.
Voice quivering. “No.” Monroe’s face was once clouded, and that i may possibly inform from the tone in his voice that it wasn’t a trick. Monroe caught his head round the nook a moment time, flashed on his headlamp for an quick, then jumped again back. He set free a massive sigh. “What?” I croaked, a softball-sized lump in my throat. In an ordinary voice, Monroe acknowledged, “It’s a portray I saw.” “A painting?” I requested, a number of the panic draining from my head. “Yeah.” Monroe stepped round the nook and walked into.
Dozens of gold watches and gold marriage ceremony bands, bracelets made of darkish crimson stones and necklaces from bottle-green gem stones, pearl jewelry, and dozens of alternative items, together with a hoop with a crystal-clear stone as titanic as a walnut. Kiki held it as much as the sunshine. “What is it?” Pia requested. “Diamond ring,” Kiki acknowledged, taking a look shocked. “Maybe ten carats.” “Put it back!” Blood growled. “Now!” Kiki obeyed. The previous steamer trunk, its lid open large within the shadowy darkness, took at the photograph of a few style.
anticipated Pia could get well absolutely and shortly stroll like every different nine-year-old. She was once nonetheless donning a tender forged. mother took the package deal within the place Pia and that i have been wrapping Christmas provides within the lounge. The package deal used to be addressed to Pia. whilst my sister opened it she famous the article within. “Little Pia!” she cried. It was once the woodcarving Monroe had stumbled on that day within the Room of Ghosts many months sooner than. Monroe had named the statue Little Pia, after which crammed the traditional carving.