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By Ian Stewart   September 2008

Colorado Smith’s success with the skull of Duggery had left his confidence at an all-time high. He was ready to brave the defences of the city of Pigtrotl, legendary home of the Oinca kings. The streets of Pigtrotl were rumoured to be studded with diamonds the size of ostrich eggs.

But now, just outside the city, as Smith and Brunnhilde swung from his rawhide whip a thousand feet above a lake infested with giant alligators, Brunnhilde had the sudden worry that the quest was one reckless throw of the dice too many.

Smith brushed aside her doubts. “My pockets are…

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