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Quartermain was returning home from a bad hunting trip, and he did not want any more adventures. But then he met Sir Henery Curtis and Captain Good, and soon the three of them were on a angerous journey into the heart of Africa,in searching of King Solomon's Mines.
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They were discovered by the fierce Kukuana people and taken
to see the terrible one-eyed King Twala. Soon they were fighting in a war to help the rightful king of the Kukuanas get bak his throne. But can they overcome the strenth of Twala and the evil witch, Gagool? Will they ever find the amazing treasures in King Solomon's Mines?
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Plot & Themes

How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very obvious Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 Exploring into the wild    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   searching for treasure/artifacts Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   explorer Age:    -   40's-50's


Africa    -   Yes Jungles?    -   Yes Jungles    -   lost city Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   dying of thirst, sunburn Forest?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Unusual forms of death    -   frozen    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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