What happened to auk 23? and what windfall did it bring when it landed?

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Auk XXIII went high and fast enough that the boys completely lost sight of it but it fell close enough that they saw it land in a tree and they knew it had only flown a little over seven thousand feet.  This was something of a problem, but as soon...

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Auk XXIII went high and fast enough that the boys completely lost sight of it but it fell close enough that they saw it land in a tree and they knew it had only flown a little over seven thousand feet.  This was something of a problem, but as soon as they got to where the rocket had fallen, they forgot about that problem momentarily.

The rocket fell in an area that apparently was full of ginseng and Billy knew that they would be able to sell it and raise money for more rocket fuel and to continue their operations.

Once they dug it up a little bit, they found that the problem was erosion in the nozzle, a new problem for them to figure out and solve.

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