Something from Aunt Lin's past showed up later that afternoon: not a painting, but a man. At first, their conversation was boring. Then talk turned toward the years Aunt Lin and the man, Ying, had spent in a remote Fujian Village.
Do you remember our treasure hunt?
When Mia woke up the next morning, Aunt Lin's bed was empty. Mia crept into the stillness of the living room, and her stomach began to tighten.
Be quiet Mia!
Aunt Lin? Aunt Lin!
But Mia couldn't be quiet. Aunt Lin was gone.
Mia pulled a picture frame from beneath a spiral bound notebook. She flipped the painting over and saw something sketched on the back.
༄ 彡༺ ༺༄彡
It's a treasure map. Zhu Yunwen's treasure map.
Suspicious that Ying has something to do with Aunt Lin's disappearance, Jake and Mia go to visit Ying, hoping he knows where Aunt Lin has gone.
Didn't he tell you he'd be away? I saw him in the parking lot last night loading a suitcase into his van.
Are you looking for Ying? I'm his neighbor.
Yes, our aunt is an old friend of his.
Mia and Jake solve the first riddle on the treasure map, and it leads them to the Thousand Buddha Pottery Pagoda.
Yay! One down. Three more to go.
Look, I think i just found the next clue!
The next riddle leads Mia and Jake to the house of a man named Zhang Jing who lives in Sanfang, Qixiang.