Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat; Or, Under the Ocean for Sunken Treasure

By Victor Appleton

There has been a dashing, whizzing, throbbing noise within the air. an excellent physique, like that of a few tremendous poultry, sailed alongside, casting a ugly shadow at the flooring less than. An aged guy, who used to be seated at the porch of a big apartment, began to his toes in alarm. "Gracious goodness! What used to be that, Mrs. Baggert?" he known as to a motherly-looking lady who stood within the doorway. "What happened?"

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I have obvious such males as Mr. Berg ahead of. i am afraid, i am greatly afraid, the sight he had of the pretend map I made will not do him a lot sturdy. good, I claim, it really is previous 4 bells. Let's visit breakfast, if you happen to do not brain me asking you," and with that the captain started out up the seashore, Tom following, his rules all a whirl on the unlooked− for consequence of the interview. bankruptcy Ten. Trial of the Submarine Tom felt one of these aid at listening to of Captain Weston's ruse that his urge for food, sharpened by way of an early breakfast and the ocean air, got here to him with a hurry, and he had a moment morning meal with the unusual sea captain, who chuckled heartily while he considered how Mn Berg have been deceived. "Yes," resumed Captain Weston, over his bacon and eggs, "I sized him up for a slick article once I laid eyes on him. yet he obviously misjudged me, if i'll be approved that time period. Oh, good, we may perhaps meet back, once we safe the treasure, after which i will convey him the genuine map of the site of the spoil. " "Then you may have it? " inquired the lad eagerly. Captain Weston nodded, prior to hiding his face at the back of a wide cup of espresso; his 3rd, incidentally. "Let me see it? " requested Tom fast. The captain set down his cup. He seemed conscientiously concerning the lodge dining−room. there have been numerous site visitors, who, like himself, have been having a past due breakfast. bankruptcy Ten. Trial of the Submarine 32 Tom quick And His Submarine Boat "It's an excellent plan," the sailor stated slowly, "when you are going into unknown waters, and do not are looking to depart a wake for the opposite fellow to stick to, to maintain your charts locked up. If it is all an identical to you," he additional diffidently, "I'd quite wait until eventually we get to the place your father and Mr. Sharp are prior to showing the true map. i have no objection to exhibiting you the single Mr. Berg saw," and back he chuckled. The younger inventor blushed at his indiscretion. He felt that the inside track of the hunt for the treasure had leaked out via him, even though he was once the single to get at the path of it by means of seeing the thing within the paper. Now he had approximately been accountable of one other holiday. He learned that he needs to be extra wary. The captain observed his confusion, and acknowledged: "I know the way it really is. you are wanting to get less than approach. i do not blame you. i used to be a similar myself whilst i used to be your age. yet we will quickly be at your house, after which i will let you know all i do know. enough now, to claim that i think i've got positioned the destroy inside a number of miles. I bought at the song of a sailor who had met one of many shipwrecked staff of the Boldero, and he gave me necessary info. Now inform me concerning the craft we're moving into. a whole lot is determined by that. " Tom infrequently knew what to respond to. He recalled what Mr. Sharp had acknowledged approximately no longer eager to inform Captain Weston, till the final second, that they have been entering into a submarine, for worry the outdated seaman (for he used to be previous in element of carrier even though now not in years) would possibly not care to chance an under−water journey. accordingly Tom hesitated. Seeing it, Captain Weston remarked quietly: "I suggest, what sort is your submarine? Does it move through compressed air, or water energy?

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