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Treasure map on wrinkled, tanned parchment paper. The edges are crinkled and slightly burned. But make no mistake, the location of riches is distinctly marked with the ink of a red X, still vibrant and popping off the page, after all these years, this message in a bottle discovered on the shores of a desolate beach town on the coast. The boys cannot believe what they have found. Incredulous their whole day has shapeshifted to deal with this particular moment. They gather in a circle, around this ancient artifact with their mouths open and their eyes wide. What have they found? After the shock has worn off, the start devising a plan to find this buried treasure. Bobby starts ordering everyone about. He’s the one who found it after all. The realize that part of the map looks like the northern end of the island, just past the pier. They race to their bikes parked right outside the dunes and begin to ride the 9 miles northward.