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The Last Days of Pompeii

Author David Macphail


cooperation, family, honesty, solidarity

It is August AD79 and Marcus and his father, Felix, are on their way to Pompeii, when they are warned of strange omens and signs, and the volcano Vesuvius is looking menacing. Soon after they arrive in the city, Felix is promptly arrested and his valuable silver is stolen. When the volcano erupts and threatens to bury the city, Marcus must try to recover the stolen silver and free his father before the whole city is covered in ash and lava. Will he succeed?