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Action & Adventure - Tom Swift and His Air Glider - Victor Appleton

Action & Adventure - Tom Swift and His Air Glider - Victor Appleton

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TOM SWIFT AND HIS AIR GLIDER
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TOM SWIFT AND HIS AIR GLIDER
Or Seeking the Platinum Treasure
By VICTOR APPLETON
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TOM SWIFT AND HIS AIR GLIDER
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CONTENTS
I
A Breakdown
II
A Daring Project
III
The Hand of the Czar
IV
The Search
V
A Clew from Russia
VI
Rescuing Mr. Petrofsky
VII
The Air Glider
VIII In a Great Gale
IIX
The Spies
X
Off in the Airship
XI
A Storm at Sea
XII
An Accident
XIII Seeking a Quarrel
XIV
Hurried Flight
XV
Pursued
XVI

The Nihlists
XVII On to Siberia
XVIII In a Russian Prison

XIX
Lost in a Salt Mine
XX
The Escape
XXI

The Rescue
XXII In the Hurricane
XXIII The Lost Mine
XXIV The Leaking Tanks

XXV
Homeward Bound--Conclusion
TOM SWIFT AND HIS AIR GLIDER
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TOM SWIFT AND HIS AIR GLIDER
CHAPTER I
A BREAKDOWN

"Well, Ned, are you ready?"
"Oh, I suppose so, Tom. As ready as I ever shall be."
"Why, Ned Newton, you're not getting afraid; are you? And

after you've been on so many trips with me?"

"No, it isn't exactly that, Tom. I'd go in a minute if you didn't have this new fangled thing on your airship. But how do you know how it's going to work--or whether it will work at all? We may come a cropper."

"Bless my insurance policy!" exclaimed a man who was
standing near the two lads who were conversing. "You'd
better keep near the ground, Tom."

"Oh, that's all right, Mr. Damon," answered Tom Swift.
"There isn't any more danger than there ever was, but I
guess Ned is nervous since our trip to the underground city
of gold."

"I am not!" indignantly exclaimed the other lad, with a
look at the young inventor. "But you know yourself, Tom,
that putting this new propeller on your airship, changing
the wing tips, and re-gearing the motor has made an
altogether different sort of a craft of it. You, yourself,
said it wasn't as reliable as before, even though it does go

faster."

"Now look here, Ned!" burst out Tom. "That was last week
that I said it wasn't reliable. It is now, for I've tried it
out several times, and yet, when I ask you to take a trip
with me, to act as ballast--"

"Is that all you want me for, Tom, to act as ballast? Then
you'd better take a bag of sand--or Mr. Damon here!"

"Me? I guess not! Bless my diamond ring! My wife hasn't
forgiven me for going off on that last trip with you, Tom,
and I'm not going to take any more right away. But I don't
blame Ned--"

"Say, look here!" cried Tom, a little out of patience,
"you know me better than that, Ned. Of course your more than

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