First Edition. Adventure novel intended for young adults. "An American from Paradise City, Nevada, has reached China on a trip around the world. While there he meets an English officer, who, with his nephew, Frank Armitage, agrees to accompany the American on a journey of exploration into the interior of China. They are captured by a band of Chinese robbers and held in a hidden mountain cave for an enormous ransom. Frank, the only one of the three who can speak Chinese, escapes, and disguised as a Chinaman, starts out on a perilous trip across the mountainous country to obtain help. While on his way he is captured by another robber and held prisoner in an opium den". Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, shallow chipping at spine ends and flap corners.