"Before us was a great excavation, not very recent for the sides had fallen in and grass had sprouted on the bottom. In this were the shaft of a pick broken in two and the boards of several packing-cases strewn around. On one of the boards I saw, branded with a hot iron, the name Walrus - the name of Flint's ship.
All was clear to probation. The cache had been found and rifled; the seven hundred thousand pounds were gone!"
I totally dig this MOC! (Yes - that was a terrible pun... sorry.) But seriously, this is very nice! That tree is spectacular, but I love how you made the diorama a fairly large one, because of the details it allowed you to include. Love that book... love your MOC.
This is a lovely scene! I especially like the tree. I really want to make a tree but i don't have any brown slopes like the ones you've used and they're really pricey on bricklink. Anyway great creation you deserve more comments!