By Victor Appleton

There has been a speeding, whizzing, throbbing noise within the air. a superb physique, like that of a few tremendous poultry, sailed alongside, casting a ugly shadow at the flooring lower than. An aged guy, who was once seated at the porch of a big residence, began to his ft in alarm. "Gracious goodness! What used to be that, Mrs. Baggert?" he referred to as to a motherly-looking girl who stood within the doorway. "What happened?"

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Where has been too conscientiously guarded given that Berg and Andy as soon as sneaked in. i feel it used to be simply an twist of fate, yet i've got considered a plan wherein such injuries should be refrained from sooner or later. It wishes an easy machine. " "Better patent it," instructed Mr. Sharp with a grin. bankruptcy 13. Off for the Treasure forty three Tom speedy And His Submarine Boat "Maybe I will," responded the younger inventor. "But now not now. we've not time, if we intend to get outfitted out for our journey. " "No; I may still say the earlier we all started the better," remarked Captain Weston. "That is, for those who do not brain me talking approximately it," he extra lightly, and the others smiled, for his diffident reviews have been just a topic of behavior the 1st act of the adventurers, after tying the submarine on the dock, was once to continue with the loading of the meals and offers. Tom and Mr. Damon regarded to this, whereas Mr. speedy and Mr. Sharp made a few helpful adjustments to the equipment. day after today the younger inventor connected his equipment to the pump valve, and the loading of the craft was once persevered. All used to be in readiness for the gold−seeking day trip per week later. Captain Weston had rigorously charted the direction they have been to stick with, and it was once made up our minds to maneuver alongside at the floor for the 1st day, in an effort to recuperate out to sea prior to submerging the craft. Then it'll sink less than the outside, and run alongside below the water till the damage was once reached, emerging every now and then, as wanted, to resume the air offer. With enough shops and provisions aboard to final a number of months, if helpful, even though they didn't anticipate to be long gone greater than sixty days at so much, the adventurers arose early one morning and went right down to the dock. Mr. Jackson was once to not accompany them. He didn't care a few submarine journey, he stated, and Mr. rapid wanted him to stay on the beach cottage and defend the malls, which contained a lot useful equipment. The airship used to be additionally left there. "Well, are all of us prepared? " requested Mr. quick of the little social gathering of gold−seekers, as they have been approximately to go into the conning tower hatchway of the submarine. "All prepared, dad," replied his son. "Then let's get aboard," proposed Captain Weston. "But first allow me take an remark. " He swept the horizon together with his telescope, and Tom spotted that the sailor stored it fastened on one specific spot for your time. "Did you spot whatever? " requested the lad. "Well, there's a boat mendacity off there," was once the reply. "And a few one is staring at us via a pitcher. yet i don't think it concerns. most likely they're in basic terms attempting to see what kind of a wierd fish we're. " "All aboard, then," ordered Mr. rapid, and so they went into the submarine. Tom and his father, with Captain Weston, remained within the conning tower. The sign was once given, the electrical energy flowed into the ahead and aft plates, and the development shot forward at the floor. The sailor raised his telescope once again and peered via a window within the tower. He uttered an exclamation. "What's the problem? " requested Tom. "That different ship−−a small steamer−−is weighing anchor and looks heading this way," was once the answer.

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