At length the camels were loaded with as much as they could carry, and nothing remained but to seal up the treasure, and go our ways.
The next thing was to divide the camels, and to charge them with the treasure, after which we each took command of our own and marched out of the valley, till we reached the place in the high road where the routes diverge, and then we parted, the dervish going towards Balsora, and I to Bagdad.
The whole value of the recovered treasure, plate, bullion, precious stones, and all, was estimated at more than two millions of dollars.
Well they might rejoice; for they took by far the greater part of the treasure to themselves.
I have another treasure
here which I must not lose, but I can arrange that it will still be here when I return for it, and then Barunda's uncle can come back with me to assist me if assistance is needed.
My fault lies in the fact that we concealed not only the body, but also the treasure
, and that I have clung to Morstan's share as well as to my own.
A moment later he stood within the treasure
chamber, where, ages since, long-dead hands had ranged the lofty rows of precious ingots for the rulers of that great continent which now lies submerged beneath the waters of the Atlantic.
And just because your heart isn't set on a great buried treasure
of gold, you are harder to deceive.
He did not mention the mutiny or the chest of buried treasure
"To-morrow, at sunrise," he repeated, taking his lamp to retire to bed, "I'll see whether this treasure
be hid in the wall of the garret."
The report of the treasure
went down indeed among the people who lived in the country from age to age, but none knew where the chamber was, nor the secret of the door.
"They came to take the treasure
away many years ago.
"Unfortunately," said the governor, "I know beforehand what you are about to say; it concerns your treasures
, does it not?" Faria fixed his eyes on him with an expression that would have convinced any one else of his sanity.
An inhabitant of Bagdad, Asiatic Turkey, meets with a dervish, or Turkish monk, who presents him with a vast treasure
and with a box of magic ointment, which, applied to the left eye, enables one to see the treasures
in the bosom of the earth, but on touching the right eye, causes blindness.
Without fear of any further danger, he packed up all the treasures
of the castle into great chests, and gave his brothers a signal to pull them up out of the abyss.