By Willard Price
Hal and Roger Hunt crash-land into the center of a pioneering day trip to the unmapped areas of the best jungle on the earth: the Amazon. And while their project to discover the uncharted territory of the Pastaza River is going off course... it is the survival of the fittest.
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The place was once the little tapir? the top of its leash was once nonetheless tied to the thwart. Roger the leash all the way down to the river’s aspect and right into a pool in the back of an incredible rock. there has been Nosey, having the time of his existence. He rolled and dived and snorted like a child sea lion. Roger allow him take pleasure in himself. one of the rocks have been the battered hulks of 2 dugout canoe. there has been not anything to teach no matter if the canoeists were Indians, or different adventurers whose try to discover the Pastaza had ended at this element. John Hunt additionally observed the wrecks. ‘Hal,’ he stated weakly, ‘you took that fall like a veteran. And by the way, thank you for pulling me out. ’ yet Hal, within the hot convenience of the sunlight, used to be quickly asleep. bankruptcy 10 secret of the Vampire Bat there has been no longer a lot sleep that evening. The camp had viewers. no longer Jivaro Indians — even though they have been part anticipated. The viewers have been of a way more unusual and scary variety. Roger, already lined with mementoes of his bout with the military ants, back proved to be an appetizing morsel. a few individuals are possessed of a chemical composition that draws hungry creatures. Roger regrettably belonged during this team. they'd now not been of their hammocks greater than an hour while Roger woke. He couldn't inform what had awakened him. there has been a mild ache within the immense toe of his correct foot. He placed his hand on it and felt anything rainy. He grew to become on his flashlight. His hand used to be smeared with blood, and so used to be the toe. The blood persisted to pour out of a gap approximately an 8th of an inch in diameter that used to be as smartly bored as though it have been made with a gimlet. ‘Hey! Ym being eaten alive,’ he yelled. Hal woke from a dream that cannibals have been creating a meal of his more youthful brother. He was once a bit disgusted while he observed the outlet. ‘You most likely reduce your foot on a thorn. ’ ‘Don’t be a dope. There aren't any thorns right here. in addition to, why does it stick with it bleeding? ’ Dad spoke from his hammock. ‘Listen! ’ someplace above used to be a cover of thrashing wings, hundreds and hundreds of them. by surprise Hal remembered the bats of the caverns. ‘Oh, no! ’ he exclaimed. ‘This is simply too solid to be real. ’ ‘What’s strong approximately it? ’ retorted Roger, sopping blood together with his handkerchief. they have to be vampire bats. The London Zoo can pay thousand money for one. ’ ‘I needs to see that,’ acknowledged dad, suffering to get out of his hammock. ‘Stay the place you're. I’ll carry it to you,’ and Hal took carry of the pedal specimen and approximately dragged Roger out of his hammock which will convey dad the punctured foot. ‘What am I, a guinea pig? ’ wailed Roger, yet nobody was once paying a lot cognizance to his proceedings. contemplate it, dad,’ Hal cried. ‘If shall we purely get one! You take into account what Dr Ditmars informed us— the single he obtained was once the 1st ever exhibited within the Bronx Zoo. And it died after just a couple of months. And the London Zoo hasn't ever had one. ’ ‘Bandage his toe until eventually it stops bleeding,’ dad acknowledged, Then wear iodine. You’ll live,’ he guaranteed Roger. ‘But how are we going to capture one? ’ puzzled Hal. ‘Of direction shall we wait till one bites Roger back after which seize it.