Amazon Adventure (Barclay Family Adventure Ser) by Ed Hanson

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As they waited to be rescued, Paul looked at his children’s faces. ” he asked. Jim was the first to answer. “Well, Dad, I’ve learned something important. ” Aaron was next. “Yeah, me, too. ” Pam said. ” Paul laughed. ” “Maybe, Dad—if you say so. ” 59 CHAPTER 11 Safe at Last The helicopter hovered overhead before the pilot could find a place to set down. Paul ran up to the pilot as he deplaned. It was Ben Warren, a man he’d gotten to know pretty well. “Thank heaven you’re all right, Paul,” Ben said when he saw him.

Jim pointed at swirls of white water churning up the river ahead. ” he yelled. ” Paul shouted. ” In a few moments, the Barclays were gathered in the wheelhouse. “Jim, take some rope and tie it to the cleat on the bow,” Paul ordered. “When we hit the bank, jump ashore and tie the other end to the nearest big tree. ” The boat moved closer and closer to the bank. Paul knew this was a dangerous thing to do—but it was better than going over a waterfall! Now they were very close to the riverbank. ” The Amazon Queen tilted as it tore 29 AMAZON ADVENTURE through the ferns.

Pam let out a scream when one of the tusked pigs floated back to the surface! Now they could see hundreds of small fish tearing at the animal! ” Paul cried. ” Eager to get at the peccaries, the piranha were now leaping out of the water. The vicious little fish were less than a foot long—but their rows of sharp teeth went halfway down their bodies! In less than two minutes there was nothing left of either wild pig. In another minute or so, two more peccaries came running out of the bushes. Heading for the river, they ran right past the startled Barclays.

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