Rupurt Raleston and his siblings, Richanda and Valerius, return to their ancestral home, Pirate’s Haven. It is the only thing they have left and they believe that there are hidden treasures that will save them from destitution. Amongst these treasures is rumoured to include an ancestral sword, The Luck, which will return them to their previous glory. But as they get closer to finding this hidden treasure, another man has come to claim the ancestral home. A man who says that he is the rightful heir from another branch of the family. Rupurt, Richanda and Valerius must now find proof of their ownership or lose everything – Pirate’s Haven…and any chance they may have for the future.
62,750 words, with a reading time of ~ 3.8 hours (~ 251 pages), and first published in 1938. This DRM-Free edition published by epubBooks, 2010.
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“Once upon a time two brave princes and a beautiful princess set out to make their fortunes—” began the dark–haired, dark–eyed boy by the roadster.
“Royalty is out of fashion,” corrected Ricky Ralestone somewhat indifferently. “Can’t you do better than that?” She gave her small, pert hat an exasperated tweak which brought the unoffending bowl–shaped bit of white felt into its proper position over her right eyebrow. “How long does it take Rupert to ask a single simple question?”
Her brother Val watched the gas gage on the instrument board of the roadster fluctuate wildly as the attendant of the station shook the hose to speed the flow of the last few drops. Five gallons—a dollar ten. Did he have that much? He began to assemble various small hoards of change from different pockets.