Manx Gold

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  • Short Story
  • 1930

Two cousins eagerly return to the Isle of Man for the reading of their uncle's will. Having grown up hearing tales of buried treasure on the island they are excited when the will reveals their uncle had found it. But where? From The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories and While the Light Lasts.

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Two cousins, Fenella Mylecharane and Juan Faraker, are engaged. When their eccentric Uncle dies they eagerly return to the Isle of Man for the reading of the will. Having grown up hearing tales of buried treasure on the island they are excited when the Will reveals their Uncle had found it. But where?

In 1930 Christie accepted the grand sum of £60 to write this story. It came as a request from the people responsible for boosting tourism on the Isle of Man. The clues were written in a ‘treasure hunt’ format and were published by Manchester’s Daily Dispatch, and distributed in pamphlet form to hotels throughout the island.

It was first published in the US collection The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories in 1997 and later that year in the UK collection While the Light Lasts.

It has never been adapted.

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