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Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat 1

Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat 1

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Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat, part 1. A science fiction story.
Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat, part 1. A science fiction story.

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TOM SWIFT AND HIS SUBMARINE BOAT
orUnder the Ocean for Sunken Treasurepart Iby VICTOR APPLETON
 
TOM SWIFT AND HIS SUBMARINE BOATorUnder the Ocean for Sunken TreasurebyVICTOR APPLETONCONTENTSI News of a Treasure WreckII Finishing the SubmarineIII Mr. Berg Is AstonishedIV Tom Is ImprisonedV Mr. Berg Is SuspiciousVI Turning the TablesVII Mr. Damon Will GoVIII Another Treasure ExpeditionIX Captain Weston's AdventX Trial of the SubmarineXI On the Ocean BedXII For a Breath of AirXIII Off for the TreasureXIV In the Diving SuitsXV At the Tropical IslandXVI "We'll Race You For It!"XVII The RaceXVIII The Electric GunXIX CapturedXX Doomed to DeathXXI The EscapeXXII At the WreckXXIII Attacked by SharksXXIV Ramming the WreckXXV Home with the Gold
 
TOM SWIFT AND HIS SUBMARINE BOATChapter OneNews of a Treasure WreckThere was a rushing, whizzing, throbbing noise in the air. A greatbody, like that of some immense bird, sailed along, casting a grotesqueshadow on the ground below. An elderly man, who Was seated on theporch of a large house, started to his feet in alarm."Gracious goodness! What was that, Mrs. Baggert?" he called to amotherly-looking woman who stood in the doorway. "What happened?""Nothing much, Mr. Swift," was the calm reply "I think that was Tom andMr. Sharp in their airship, that's all. I didn't see it, but the noisesounded like that of the Red Cloud.""Of course! To be sure!" exclaimed Mr. Barton Swift, the well-knowninventor, as he started down the path in order to get a good view ofthe air, unobstructed by the trees. "Yes, there they are," he added."That's the airship, but I didn't expect them back so soon. They musthave made good time from Shopton. I wonder if anything can be thematter that they hurried so?"He gazed aloft toward where a queerly-shaped machine was circling aboutnearly five hundred feet in the air, for the craft, after Swooping downclose to the house, had ascended and wasnowhovering just above theline of breakers that marked the New Jersey seacoast, where Mr. Swifthad taken up a temporary residence."Don't begin worrying, Mr. Swift," advised Mrs. Baggert, thehousekeeper. "You've got too much to do, if you get that new boat done,to worry.""That's so. I must not worry. But I wish Tom and Mr. Sharp would land,for I want to talk to them."As if the occupants of the airship had heard the words of the agedinventor, they headed their craft toward earth. The combined aeroplaneand dirigible balloon, a most wonderful traveler of the air, swungaround, and then, with the deflection rudders slanted downward, came onwith a rush. When near the landing place, just at the side of thehouse, the motor was stopped, and the gas, with a hissing noise, rushedinto the red aluminum container. This immediately made the ship morebuoyant and it landed almost as gently as a feather.No sooner had the wheels which formed the lower part of the crafttouched the ground than there leaped from the cabin of the Red Cloud ayoung man."Well, dad!" he exclaimed. "Here we are again, safe and sound. Made arecord, too. Touched ninety miles an hour at times--didn't we, Mr.Sharp?""That's what," agreed a tall, thin, dark-complexioned man, who followed

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