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The Lost City

Joseph E. Badger

Book Overview: 

Bruno and Waldo Gillespie are orphaned brothers living with the extremely eccentric Professor Phaeton Featherwit. One day they set off in one of the professor’s machines to investigate a tornado at close range and accidentally get sucked into it! They are then transported by the tornado and find themselves in a barren, uncharted wasteland wherein lies a city– a long lost Aztec city! Find out what happens next to the brothers and the professor in this harrowing and exhilarating adventure!

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .upon that point, and, rallying as few youngsters would have done under like circumstances, the brothers grasped the weapons supplied their hands, waiting and watching for what was to come.

Once, twice, thrice those savage calls echoed far and wide, but with each repetition losing a portion of their terrors; and knowing now that prowling beasts surely were drawing nigh the camp-fire, the flying machine was abandoned by the trio, all drawing closer to the fire, which might prove no slight protection against attack.

Then followed a period of utter silence, during which their eyes roved restlessly around, striving to sight the four-footed enemy ere an actual attack could be made.

Professor Featherwit was first to glimpse a pair of greenish eyes in silent motion, and, giving a low hiss of warning to his nephews, that same sound serving to check further progress on the part of the wild beast, his short rifle came to a level, then emitted a pecu. . . Read More

Community Reviews

A great Hollywood movie

The reader for this on Libravox is very pleasant, a young sounding voice with some hint of Scotland in it. The written voice of the book is marked by its own historical origins, written by an adeventurer before 1900. His attitude toward Indians or redskins and Aztecs ( In Washington Territory!) i...more

This was a great adventure and I'd recommend it to anyone thus inclined...

After being engulfed by a tornado whilst out in their uncle's flying machine, brothers Bruno and Waldo Gillespie end up in a strange uncharted land of virgin forest which, in it's midst lies an Aztec City! Accompany the bro...more