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          E. Nesbit / Young Adult
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New Treasure Seekers; Or, The Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune

NEW TREASURE SEEKERS


THE STAIR WAS OF STONE, ARCHED OVERHEAD LIKE CHURCHES.]


NEW TREASURE SEEKERS


Or The Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune


by


E. NESBIT Author of "The Treasure Seekers," "The Would-Be-Goods," Etc.


With Illustrations by Gordon Browne and Lewis Baumer





New YorkFrederick A. Stokes CompanyPublishers


TO ARTHUR WATTS (OSWALD IN PARIS) FROM E. NESBIT


_Montparnasse, 1904._


NEW TREASURE SEEKERS





CONTENTS


PAGE THE ROAD TO ROME; OR, THE SILLY STOWAWAY 15


THE CONSCIENCE-PUDDING 37


ARCHIBALD THE UNPLEASANT 62


OVER THE WATER TO CHINA 88


THE YOUNG ANTIQUARIES 113


THE INTREPID EXPLORER AND HIS LIEUTENANT 136


THE TURK IN CHAINS; OR, RICHARD'S REVENGE 161


THE GOLDEN GONDOLA 185


THE FLYING LODGER 209


THE SMUGGLER'S REVENGE 236


ZAIDA, THE MYSTERIOUS PROPHETESS OF THE GOLDEN ORIENT 262


THE LADY AND THE LICENSE; OR, FRIENDSHIP'S GARLAND 287


THE POOR AND NEEDY 311


LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS


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THE STAIR WAS OF STONE, ARCHED OVERHEAD LIKE CHURCHES _Frontispiece_


DORA DID SOME WHITE SEWING 19


THEY LAUGHED EVER SO 34


AND HE WAS AWFULLY RUDE TO THE SERVANTS 69


THE OTHERS CAME UP BY THE ROPE-LADDER 73


SO OSWALD OPENED THE TRAP-DOOR AND SQUINTED DOWN, AND THERE WAS THAT ARCHIBALD 75


"WHAT ARE YOU STARING AT?" HE ASKED. "NYANG, NYANG," JANE ANSWERED TAUNTINGLY 83


WHEN FATHER CAME HOME THERE WAS AN AWFUL ROW 85


IT SEEMS THE SAILOR WAS ASLEEP, BUT OF COURSE WE DID NOT KNOW, OR WE SHOULD NOT HAVE DISTURBED HIM 94


WE WENT ROUND A CORNER RATHER FAST, AND CAME SLAP INTO THE LARGEST WOMAN I HAVE EVER SEEN 99


IT WAS INDEED A CELESTIAL CHINAMAN IN DEEP DIFFICULTIES 103


ON THE SIDEBOARD WAS A BLUEY-WHITE CROCKERY IMAGE 107


OSWALD LISTENED AS CAREFULLY AS HE COULD, BUT DENNY ALWAYS BUZZES SO WHEN HE WHISPERS 117


IT WAS NOT TILL NEXT DAY THAT HE OWNED THAT THE TYPEWRITER HAD BEEN A FIEND IN DISGUISE 123


THE STATIONMASTER AND PORTER LOOKED RESPECTFULLY AT US 127


HER VOICE WHEN SHE TOLD US WE WERE TRESPASSING WAS NOT SO FURIOUS 131


THE LUNCH WAS A PERFECT DREAM OF A.1.-NESS 137


OSWALD DID NOT STRIKE THE NEXT MATCH CAREFULLY ENOUGH 145


WITH SCISSORS AND GAS PLIERS THEY CUT EVERY FUSE 157


"HI, BRIGANDS!" HE EXCLAIMED 167


IT WAS RATHER DIFFICULT TO GET ANYTHING THE SHAPE OF A TURKEY 173


WHEN THE DOOR WAS SHUT HE SAID, "I AIN'T GOT MUCH TO SAY, YOUNG GEMMEN" 179


THE FIVE OTHERS 191


OSWALD SAW THE DRIVER WINK AS HE PUT HIS BOOT ON THE STEP, AND THE PORTER WHO WAS OPENING THE CAB DOOR WINKED BACK 201


HE LOOKED AT OSWALD'S BOOTS 203


HE FETCHED DOWN HALF A DOZEN PLANKS AND THE WORKMAN 218


"HOW MUCH?" SAID THE GENTLEMAN SHORTLY 222


"THEN I'LL MAKE YOU!" HE SAID, CATCHING HOLD OF OSWALD 232


A COASTGUARD ORDERED US QUITE HARSHLY 244


SURE ENOUGH IT WAS SEA-WATER, AS THE UNAMIABLE ONE SAID WHEN HE HAD TASTED IT 259


"I SAY, BEALIE DEAR, YOU'VE GOT A BOOK UP AT YOUR PLACE" 265


ALICE BEAT THE DONKEY FROM THE CART, THE REST SHOUTED 272


"WE'VE GOT MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS," SAID NOEL 280



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