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The Lost Army of Cambyses

by Paul Sussman

If you enjoy Indiana Jones movies you'll like this. Fast paced, exciting with villanous villains, a brave young hero and heroine and a likeable Egyptian detective. Refreshingly free of racism and imperialism, too.

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He stayed where he was, gasping for air, until the train was almost level with him, then ducked beneath the crossing barrier and began running beside it, a high concrete wall to his left, the train's huge iron wheels to his right, coming up almost to the level of his chest. He clutched at the handrail beside a door, but he couldn't hold on and had to let it go. The gap between train and wall was getting narrower. Another fifty metres and there's be no more space left to run.

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