The Tower Treasure Franklin W. Dixon

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Published: 1962

Hardcover

180 pages


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The Tower Treasure  by  Franklin W. Dixon

The Tower Treasure by Franklin W. Dixon
1962 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 180 pages | ISBN: | 6.31 Mb

My thoughts return to Old Mill Elementary School in Wall Township, New Jersey. In the fall of 1976, I was a fifth grader, a fervent Jimmy Carter supporter, and an aspiring detective. I took a short cut home from school through the woods so that I could spend more of my afternoon with Frank and Joe before somebody nagged me about doing my chores or my homework.There were three channels on television-- and a fourth, only if you positioned the rabbit-ear antennas just right.

There were no video-games, internet, social media, or smart phones, so my options were limited to playing outside, cheating at board games, or reading books. (TV was only for weekends and included Sanford and Son, The Rockford Files, and Emergency.)Its funny how some of the early books in this Hardy Boy series were written in the 1920s (50 years before I consumed them), but that did not even register.

I just know that I tried to race through them, in the order they were written, hoping I could hurry up and get to the ever more lurid covers that beckoned.I remember none of the plots. I just remember that these boys drove a jalopy and always had access to boats, freedom, and danger. I also remember one of the few compliments I got from my mother was when I used the word retort in a conversation (because I had seen that word in one of these books and dutifully looked it up in the dictionary).Little did I know that I was developing the discipline of a life-long reader.

What started with the Hardy Boys would culminate in Shakespeare and Joyce. I would now thank Mr. Dixon, but, unbeknownst to me, he had already died in 1977, while I was still devouring his books. The adventure continues.



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