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Posted by Magnus Smith on June 25, 2018 at 00:31:29 user Magnus.

In Reply to: NUGGET of GOLD posted by Ed Kiser on June 24, 2018 at 07:56:56:

The miners knew that Captain Flint was not due back home for several weeks. He was still on the other side of the world, or on a slow boat. There was no hurry to run home with a single pinch of gold dust as proof. Why not stay and do the job properly?

I haven't checked my book, but I bet it was Nancy who put forward the idea of a big solid lump of gold, wanting to impress. She would not be happy with half-measures!

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