The Swallows, Amazons, and friends search for gold in the Lake District Hills--camping out, evading dangers, and staying in touch via homing pigeon.
Nancy and Peggy Blackett receive a letter from their Uncle Jim who's on his way home after failing to find treasure in South America. When they hear a tale about a lost gold mine in the Lake District hills, Nancy and Peggy decide to find the mine as a surprise for their uncle. The children comb the nearby hills, while being shadowed by a mysterious figure they dub "squashy hat." Undeterred by drought, sudden brushfires, and the continuing presence of Squashy Hat, the young prospectors persevere in their quest--with surprising results (aided by Dick's knowledge of chemistry).
Friendship and resourcefulness, dangers and rescues: Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons
series has stood the test of time. More than just great stories, each one celebrates independence and initiative with a colorful, large cast of characters. Pigeon Post
(originally published in 1936) is the sixth title in the Swallows and Amazons
series, books for children or grownups, anyone captivated by a world of adventure, exploration, and imagination.