Tunnel of Gold

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Kregel Publications, Mar 1, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 144 pages
4 Reviews

When Jem Coulter is caught in a miners' riot, he learns the worst: the Midas mine is no longer producing the gold the town relies on to stay alive. Will, the son of the mine's owner, tells Jem the only way to get the Midas working again is to blast deep into the ground. This means a nearby abandoned mine must be reclaimed for an air shaft.

But Jem discovers that Chinese miners, including his friend Wu Shen, are working those old scavenger diggings. Even the arrival of James Carter, co-owner of the Midas, and the his son Chad can't convince the Chinese to give up their claim.

When Jem's father, farmer-turned-sheriff of Goldtown, is ordered to evict the Chinese from their mine or lose his job, Jem is caught in the middle. Then Will comes up with a solution. If Jem goes along with it, Pa can keep his job and the Midas will get its air shaft. What Jem doesn't realize is that Will's risky plan may lead to disaster deep in the heart of the old mine.

An exciting follow-up to Badge of Honor (book 1), Tunnel of Gold will entertain readers ages 8 to 14 with its fast-moving plot and colorful characters, and teach them historical details about life in the post-Gold Rush days of 1860s California.

 

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A rip-roaring adventure for boys!

User Review  - Donnaalice - Christianbook.com

What’s a boy to do? All Jem (Jeremiah) Coulter wants to do is sell his firewood for some spending money. It’s bad enough he has to split his earnings three ways to include his pesky sister, Ellie and ... Read full review

Great for boys...sure to be enjoyed by everyone!

User Review  - tropix - Christianbook.com

When Jeremiah (Jem) Coulter learns that the Midas gold mine has been played out (aka: no more gold!), he's afraid Goldtown will become another ghost town. But the angry miners may not leave much for ... Read full review

Contents

A
5
An Eerie Silence
13
Riot
21
Mine Trouble
35
Cripple Creek
42
Gold Fever
50
Branding Irons
57
Aftermath
73
Taking Sides
88
From Bad to Worse
94
Fight
102
The Belle Mine
110
Wills Big Plan
119
The Price of a Mine
127
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About the author (2013)

Susan K. Marlow is always on the lookout for a new story, whether she's writing books, teaching writing workshops, or sharing what she's learned as a homeschooling mom. The author of the Circle C Adventures series and the Circle C Beginnings series, Susan enjoys relaxing on her fourteen-acre homestead in the great state of Washington.

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