CAMPBELL'S KINGDOM by Hammond Innes
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CAMPBELL'S KINGDOM

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The long shot of man against man- and some spectacular natural barriers, as Campbell's Kingdom, 7000 miles high in the Canadian Rockies, imposes its landscape of austerity and inaccessibility, its legend of failure, its promise of oil. For Campbell, who had been branded as a swindler and who had died trying to prove that there was oil in his mountains, leaves his kingdom to a grandson-Bruce Wetheral- who has only two months to live. Determined to redeem the faith and the name of the old man, Bruce refuses the offer to sell the kingdom, refuses the facts (falsified) of a seismological survey, makes the ascent to the top where with two other men- they decide to drill. The legal and physical opposition they override, the little money which peters out as interest lags, the victory- when they strike oil- which is obliterated by flood waters, all this provides its high charge of hazard and desperate enterprise. From the S E P as Nothing To Love, and guaranteed entertainment.

Pub Date: Aug. 18th, 1952
Publisher: Knopf