The Gold of Malabar Author:Berkely Mather While serving time in a prison in Goa, Mike O'Reilly strikes up an acquaintance with a dying old Dutch prisoner named Rokkjer. He entrusts to O'Reilly a gold medal and tells him to take it to a Buddhist monk named Nu Pau in Bombay. He is convinced that O'Reilly will be able to escape and get this done. When he meets the mo... more »nk he is to tell him, "Rokkjer said to keep faith." He makes O'Reilly swear to do this and just as he is about to die manages to get out the following cryptic last words: "Pythagoras, northeast, and the word is try, try, try..."
Rokkjer's body is buried in the cemetery conveniently located just outside the prison walls near an even more convenient cliff. O'Reilly is on burial duty. Guess who manages to dig a grave, bury the corpse and take flight by bravely and stupidly jumping off the cliff in the ocean? O'Reilly survives the jump, a barrage of bullets, and near drowning. Luckily he is rescued by some peasant fisherman and the boat he ends up in just happens to be headed for Bombay. His luck is soon to run out though as his adventure leads him into a treacherous world of greedy looters all looking for the map that will lead to the hidden cache of gold.« less