Tom Swift in the Caves of Ice, Or, the Wreck of the Airship (Dodo Press)

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

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Yet i feel he'll deliver a pal with him. " "Who? " "Mr. Ralph Parker. " "That gloomy scientist, who's consistently predicting such poor issues going to ensue? " "That's the gentleman. You met him as soon as, i feel Mr. Damon says Mr. Parker desires to perform a little medical learning within the a ways north, so i have already counted on him as one in all our celebration. good, maybe he will not achieve this a lot predicting this journey. " a bit later Tom and Ned got here to a tremendous open box. They observed relatively a crowd collected in it, yet no signal of an airship. "Guess Andy hasn't arrived," spoke Tom. "No; in all probability he is discovered that whatever is inaccurate along with his computing device, and he's not going to chance it. " yet virtually as Ned spoke, there sounded cries of pleasure from the group, and, a bit later, anything huge and white, with many wing- formed stretches of canvas protruding from each side, was once visible becoming the large meadow from the extensive street that resulted in Andy's residence. "There she is! " cried Ned. "There's anything, at any rate," conceded Tom, as he hastened his steps. "It's a queer-looking aeroplane, notwithstanding. My! he is bought adequate wings to it! " "Yes, it truly is Andy's yes enough," went on Ned "There he's in entrance, giving orders like a major-general, and Sam and Pete are aiding him. Let's catch up with. " They the gang, which used to be thronging in regards to the airship that Andy Foger had made, Tom had a glimpse of the desktop. It was once a kind of triplane, with 3 stages of major wings, and a number of other units of planes, a few desk bound and a few able to being moved. there has been no gas-bag characteristic, yet amidships was once a small, enclosed cabin, which obviously held the equipment, and was once designed to have enough money dwelling quarters. In a few respects the airship was once now not in contrast to Tom's, and the younger inventor might see that Andy had copied a few of his principles. yet Tom cared little approximately this. "Do you think that it is going to cross up? " requested Ned. "It seems to me to be too heavy, and his propellers look too small," responded Tom. "He's received to have the most important motor to make all that bulk fly. " the folk have been crowding in nearer round the airship, for the scoop that Andy was once to aim a flight had unfold approximately city. "Now continue back—all of you! " ordered the bully, with a exhibit of anger. "If anybody damages my airship i'm going to have him arrested! retain again, now, or I will not fly! " "Reminds me of a bit child announcing he will not play if he cannot have his personal way," whispered Ned to Tom. "Hello, Andy, supply us a experience! " "Going above the clouds? " "When are you coming again? " "Bring down a storm from snow! " "Be cautious that you simply do not fall! " those have been the various issues shouted at Andy, for he had few neighbors one of the city lads, as a result of his suggest methods. "Keep quiet—all of you! " he ordered. "Get again. you could get harm while I commence the motor. i will make a flight soon," he extra proudly. "Sam, you return over the following and carry this finish. Pete, you return to the rear. Simpson, you get inside of and support me with the motor. Henderson, you prepare to shove while I let you know.

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