Tom Swift Among the Fire Fighters; Or, Battling with Flames from the Air

Victor Appleton was once a well-liked writer within the twentieth century, yet Victor used to be no longer a unmarried person. in its place, that identify used to be used as a pseudonym via the Stratemeyer Syndicate to place out the preferred Tom Swift series.

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It was once now not the 1st time, in any respect, that he had long past aloft with Tom. "I occurred to be coming over in my auto," he went directly to clarify, "when I occurred to work out the fireplace down within the meadow. i used to be afraid you did not find out about it. " "Oh, yes," spoke back Tom. "I had Rad and Koku gentle an enormous pile of packing bins, to symbolize, as approximately as attainable, on a small scale, a burning development. I plan now to sail over it and drop the tins of chemical compounds. they're prepared to burst as they fall into the blaze, and that i desire the carbon dioxide set free will blanket out the hearth. " "Sounds interesting," commented Mr. Damon. "I'll pass alongside. " The airship used to be wheeled out of the hangar and was once quickly prepared for the flight. a tremendous cloud of black vapor down within the meadow instructed Tom and Ned that Koku and get rid of had performed their paintings good. the enormous and the coloured guy had poured oil over the wooden to make a fierce blaze that will provide Tom's new chemical mix a serious try. A mechanic grew to become the propeller of the airship till there has been an accumulation of gasoline within the diverse cylinders. Then he stepped again whereas Tom threw at the swap. This was once none of the self-starting kinds, of which Tom possessed one or . "Contact! " cried Tom sharply, and the guy advanced to offer the large blades a last flip that might begin the motor. there has been a muffled roar after which a gentle staccato mixing of explosions. Tom raced the motor whereas his males held the laptop in position, after which, chuffed that every one was once good, the younger inventor gave the observe, and the craft raced over the floor, to bounce aloft a bit later. Tom, Ned and Mr. Damon may well glance right down to the meadow the place the bonfire used to be blazing. A crowd had accumulated, however the warmth of the blaze stored them at a great distance. Then, as the various throng stuck sight of the airship overhead, there has been a brand new curiosity for them. Tom had advised Ned and Mr. Damon, prior to the trio had entered the desktop, what he sought after them to do. This was once to toss the chemical substances overboard on the right time. after all in his perfected equipment Tom was hoping to have a tool wherein he may possibly drop the fireplace extinguishing parts via a trifling strain of his finger or foot, as bombs have been published from plane in the course of the struggle. yet this is able to serve at the moment. closer and closer the blaze the airship approached until eventually it used to be nearly above it. Tom had had a few adventure in bomb-dropping, and knew whilst to offer the sign. finally the sign got here. Mr. Damon and Ned heaved over the aspect the steel boxes of the strong chemical substances. Down they went, unerring as an arrow, although on a slant, attributable to the impetus given them by means of the rate of the airship. Tom and his associates leaned over the facet of the desktop to observe the influence. they can see the chemical substances strike the blaze, and it was once obvious from the way within which the hearth died down that the boxes had damaged, as Tom meant they need to to scatter their contents. "Hurray! " cried Ned, forgetting that he couldn't be heard, for no head phones have been used in this party and the roar of the motor may drown any human voice.

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