By T. C. Boyle
All Felix Nasmyth and pals need to do is harvest a crop of hashish Sativa... ...and part one million tax-free cash could be theirs. yet they haven't reckoned on nosy Northern California-style acquaintances, torrential rain, calls for of the flesh, and Felix's inconceivable new love, a wayward sculptress on whose behalf he undertakes a one-man vendetta opposed to a drug-busting nation trooper named Jerpbak. As their deal escalates via crises into nightmare, their desires of simple cash get nipped within the bud.
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In this canoe was a quantity of provisions. There was a chunk of meat among other things, a gristly piece, seeing which Mr. Damon had objected to its being brought along, but the guide had said it would do for fish bait. With a quick motion of his hand, as he sat in the awning− covered stern with Tom, Ned and the others, Jacinto sent the chunk of meat out into the muddy stream. CHAPTER X. IN THE WILDS 33 Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders Hardly a second later there was a rushing in the water as though a submarine were about to come up.
Bless my rubber boots! " "Oh, no! we'll never turn back," agreed Tom. " asked Ned. CHAPTER XIII. FORWARD AGAIN 43 Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders "We've just got to! And when you have to do a thing, it's a whole lot easier to do than if you just feel as though you ought to. " cried Tom, in answer. "We'll pack up what we can carry and leave the rest," added the scientist. Being an experienced traveler Professor Bumper had arranged his baggage so that it could be carried by porters if necessary.
Damon and the guide to sleep on, others, similar, being set up in the tent where Tom and Ned were to sleep. In the middle of the tent the professor had made a table of his own and Mr. Damon's suit cases, and on this placed a small dry battery electric light. He was making some notes, doubtless for a future book. Jacinto was going about the camp, seeing that the Indians were at their duties, though most of them had gone directly to sleep after supper. "Better get inside and under the nets," advised Professor Bumper to Tom and Ned.
Budding Prospects: A Pastoral by T. C. Boyle