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Children's LiteratureThe second title in the "Cape Hatteras Trilogy" features sole survivor, Teetoncey (aka Wendy Lynn Appleton) recuperated from injuries sustained aboard the Barbados to New York chartered craft that ran aground in the stormy seas of North Carolina. She and her parents were returning from the island after selling inherited holdings, storing their fortunes in two chests now obscured in the sandy shore. Tee is determined to remain with the O'Neal family, hiding out in a variety of sites and temporarily avoiding extradition ordered by the British consul. In January, the month with lowest tides, Ben and his friends put their heads together to excavate the silver for the exiled girl with visions of wealth for themselves. They amass a bevy of tools and information—study the atmosphere, check barometers, read books, develop engineering techniques, gather moving equipment, and prepare menus. Their only reward is a piece of iron and the wrath of Widow O'Neal. Another storm penetrates the coastline raising the ghost hulk of the Malta Empress. Again the widow interferes but this time it is to derail the government's confiscation of the money, cutting the ropes as the treasure strongboxes dangle from the bow, dropping them to the bottom of the sea. A reference map locates sites described in the story and the first chapter of Book 3 entices readers to continue into the third title of the "Cape Hatteras Trilogy," Odyssey of Ben O'Neal. Originally published in 1975, the new editions features fresh jacket art that will attract readers searching for mystery, light humor, seaside history, strong characterizations, and intrigue in a fast-paced, exciting adventure novel that has male andfemale protagonists. 2004 (orig. 1975), Harcourt, Ages 9 to 12.