Legend of the Paymaster's Gold

      Jo Shawyer

Legend of the Paymaster's Gold

The Jackson family has moved into an old house on Commissioners Road near London, Ontario, and siblings Sam and Eadie discover that an exciting legend involves their new home. Their neighbour Ben tells them that a skirmish in the War of 1812 took place right in front of their house, and during this fight it is thought that an army paymaster lost a chest of gold that has never been recovered. Sam, Eadie, and Ben decide to "solve" the legend and find the lost gold. But almost 200 years have passed. How will they know where to look? What clues are there to follow? With the help of the Internet, Dave at the library, and some clever sleuthing with maps and a metal detector, they make some progress. But why are all the most likely places to find the gold made off-limits to them by grown-ups?

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