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?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Publication Date: 06/09/2001
- Category: Adventure
- ISBN: 9780099427193