George Finn: A Tragic Hero

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Somewhere in the middle of the Alaskan tundra, there is a bronze chest blazoned (#1) with gold and precious gems. The search for this hidden treasure has become a hobby for some, an sedulous (#2) obsession for others, and unfortunately for many searchers a irrevocable (#3) failure. The man behind the treasure is George Finn, a millionaire, former Vietnam fighter pilot, erudite (#4) archaeologist, and affable (#5) art dealer in Colorado Springs, Colorado. When George was about eighty years old, his health began failing due to recurring conditions of influenza. Eventually at the age of eighty-five, George Finn died with a net worth of over one-hundred million dollars. Sixty out of that one-hundred million is buried somewhere in the heart of…show more content…
There is an aura (#10) of mystery surrounding the treasure chest Some people speculate that it is filled with archetypes (#11) of of his many ventures to the old Incan and Mayan insular (#12) ruins of Columbia as an archaeologist. Others have the propensity (#13) to believe that George Finn filled the treasure chest with contraband (#14 N) that he came in possession of from his trips to Vietnam as a fighter pilot. Yet, others repudiate (#15) the whole idea Finn’s supposed treasure. Those that don’t believe in the treasure argue that the clues in George Finn’s poem are inscrutable (#16) and gossamer (#17 Adj); they are simple too vague to be applied to a specific area in the Alaskan tundra. A group of Anti-Finn treasure hunters have even gone as far as to issue a statewide caveat (#18) against looking for the treasure during the winter months, when the sepulchral (#19) weather of the Alaskan wilderness can quickly turn…show more content…
The treasure has attracted celebrities, novices, and even professional treasure hunters; it has been reverberated (#38) across state borders and there is now even an international search for George Finn’s. Most adventurers have an amorphous (#39) plan when it comes to searching for the treasure, but a lot of researches say that the treasure is most likely found in the Alaskan peninsula. Resilient (#40) adventurers return year after year exploring the caverns, tunnel, and mountains of the Alaskan frontier. One day, there will be one lucky soul that finds George Finn’s treasure, but until that day the riddle stands
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