Tom Swift And His Undersea Search: Or The Treasure On The Floor Of The Atlantic (1920)

By Victor Appleton

American boys' fiction lower than pseudonym utilized by the Stratemeyer Syndicate who produced Tom rapid sequence, Nancy Drew mysteries, the Hardy Boys, Dave Fearless and so on.

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There are particular ideas and legislation approximately treasure, and it may well ensue that once we received this−−if we do−−it may be taken clear of us. " "I imagine there'll be no trouble in this score," stated Mr. Hardley. "In the 1st position, makes an attempt have been made to get this wealth, and have been unsuccessful. Then it was once essentially deserted, and that i think lower than the legislations the individuals who now locate it is going to be entitled to maintain it. along with the folks who accumulated it jointly did so for an illegal purpose−−that of beginning a revolution in a pleasant country−−and they wouldn't dare declare it for worry of giving their mystery away. " "Well, might be you're right," assented Tom. "We'll make a attempt for it, in any case. " "You say the submarine is sort of prepared? " requested Mr. Hardley. "She can be prepared for an ordeal go to vacation at the top of this week," acknowledged Tom, "and be equipped up for the voyage inside of one other seven days, i am hoping. Then for the nice event! " and he laughed, notwithstanding, fact to inform, he had no genuine liking for his job. The extra he observed of Mr. Hardley the fewer he cherished him. "I shall commence getting my affairs in shape," stated the latter, as he collected up a few papers he had delivered to try and turn out to Tom that the wealth of the Pandora was once more than were meant. "I have many bankruptcy VII. THE TRIAL journey 22 Tom quick And His Undersea seek huge interests," he went on, particularly pompously, "and they wish taking care of; particularly if I adopt something so additional damaging as a submarine journey. " "Yes, there continuously is a few danger," admitted Tom. "But then there's possibility strolling alongside the road. " "Oh, there is no chance with Tom fast! " exclaimed Mr. Damon. "I've been less than the ocean and above the clouds with him, and, bless my rainbow! he consistently introduced us secure domestic. " "And i will attempt to do an identical this time," stated the younger inventor. Busy days for Tom speedy and his neighbors. The strength at paintings at the submarine became evening into day to hurry her of completion, and in due season she was once set afloat within the dry dock basin and officially rechristened the M. N. 1. Mary blushed as she gave the boat her new identify, and there has been a bit cheer from the gang of workmen amassed on the dock. there has been no launching within the actual feel of the notice, considering the fact that because the boost that rite were undergone with for the undersea craft. She have been enormously replaced interiorly and outwardly. Her dermis, or plates, having been doubled and bolstered. For Tom proposed to visit a miles better intensity than ever prior to. as well as utilizing the submarine herself in a look for the gold at the Pandora, Tom had put in on board a few new varieties of diving equipment and likewise a diving bell. If one wouldn't serve, the opposite could, he reasoned. "Well, Tom," remarked his elderly father the evening ahead of they have been to begin at the trial journey, "I comprehend you've gotten virtually rebuilt the development. " "Yes; and that i imagine she's a better craft, too, Father. " "Glad to listen to that, Tom. after all you stored the gyroscope rudder characteristic? " "No, I didn't," spoke back Tom.

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