A timeless classic, beautifully rejacketed. BACKSTORY: Test your knowledge of the book and its characters, and learn more about water dowsing!
Reunited for the summer, the Swallows and Amazons with Dick and Dorothea launch a prospecting expedition to find the lost gold mine of the high hills above the lake. But the mining camp runs into all sorts of trouble: not only the danger of fire in the drought ridden countryside but also scary encounters with unsafe tunnels. Worst of all is the sinister Squashy Hat, who appears to be a rival prospector and who's certainly a spy -- how can they keep working without him discovering what they've found?