Ramon is thrilled to finally be allowed to work alongside his father and the other pearl divers. Anxious to prove himself, he goes in search of a legendary large pearl, with the help of a native fisherman. To take it, he must risk the wrath of the manta diablo, who lives in an underwater cave. Is the manta diablo just a scary story to frighten children? Or is it a gigantic beast that will take revenge on those who disturb its territory?
Note: This book does not connect to pirates in any way.
This book contains challenging vocabulary and somewhat slow pacing, compared to more modern outdoor adventure books.
"Not only did he brag about these things, but many of them were tattooed on his body. There was a picture in red and green and black ink of Gaspar Ruiz fighting an octopus that had a dozen tentacles."
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