The Child of the Cavern

Author: Jules Verne

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Engineer James Starr received a letter from a former employee of his, Simon Ford, inviting him to the old Dochart mine in Aberfoyle.

James Starr had mined the area 10 years ago, which he considered empty, but at the same time he received another letter with no return address, threatening him not to return. Starr decided to go to Aberfoyle, where he was met by Harry Ford, Simon’s son, who took him to the mine, where the Ford family lived. The next day they go out to explore the mine, showing Starr that the old mine had a new, much larger shaft.

Soon the mine prospers and creates a subway town, the New Aberfoyle, however the tranquility of the mine is disturbed from time to time by strange occurrences.


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