The Mildenhall Treasure

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Author  Roald Dahl
Publisher  Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date   September 12, 2000
ISBN  0375810358
Pages  80

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During World War II, a British plowman discovered a hoard of Roman silver while plowing a field in the Suffolk countryside. Unaware of the treasure's value, he was cheated out of the fortune that should have been his by the man who hired him. The 34 pieces of silver were discovered after the war by the authorities and taken to the British Museum, where they reside today. Master storyteller Roald Dahl relates the unforgettable and true tale of the greatest treasure ever found in the British Isles.

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