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 exceptional physique, like that of a few huge chicken, sailed alongside, casting a gruesome shadow at the floor lower than. An aged guy, who used to be seated at the porch of a big residence, began to his toes in alarm. "Gracious goodness! What used to be that, Mrs. Baggert?" he referred to as to a motherly-looking girl who stood within the doorway. "What happened?"

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Come on! " cried Captain Weston back. "The hurricane is getting worse. The warship will crash into the submarine in a couple of minutes. Her anchors aren't retaining. i did not imagine they might. " He made a touch for the ladder, and a look confirmed him that the small boat was once within the water on the foot of it. The craft had now not been hoisted at the davits. "Luck's with us eventually! " cried Tom, Seeing it additionally. "Shall I assist you, dad? " "No; i feel i am very well. cross forward. " There got here this type of gust of wind that the San Paula used to be heeled over, and the break of the mast, rolling approximately, crashed into the facet of a deck condo, splintering it. A crowd of sailors, led via Admiral Fanchetti, who have been back speeding at the escaping prisoners, needed to jump again out of ways of the rolling mast. "Catch them! do not allow them to break out! " begged the commander, however the sailors obviously had no wish to shut in with the american citizens. during the rush of wind and rain Tom and his pals staggered down the ladder. It used to be exertions to take care of one's footing, yet they controlled it. because of the excessive part of the send the water used to be relatively calm lower than her lee, and, notwithstanding the small boat was once bobbing approximately, they acquired aboard. The oars have been in position, and in one other second that they had shoved off from the touchdown level which shaped the foot of the lodging ladder. "Now for the improvement! " murmured Captain Weston. "Come again! come again, canine of american citizens! " cried a voice on the rail over their heads, and looking out up, Tom observed Lieutenant Drascalo. He had snatched a carbine from a marine, and was once pointing it on the contemporary prisoners. He fired, the flash of the gun and a blinding chain of lightning coming jointly. The thunder swallowed up the document of the carbine, however the bullet whistled uncomfortable with regards to Tom's head. The blackness that the lightning close out the view of every little thing for a number of seconds, and whilst the subsequent flash got here the adventurers observed that they have been as regards to their submarine. bankruptcy Twenty−One. The get away sixty eight Tom fast And His Submarine Boat A fusillade of photographs sounded from the deck of the warship, yet because the marines have been terrible marksmen at top, and because the swaying of the send disconcerted them, our acquaintances have been in little risk. there has been rather a sea after they have been past the safety of the aspect of the warship, yet Captain Weston, who was once rowing, knew the best way to deal with a ship skillfully, and he quickly had the craft along the bobbing submarine. "Get aboard, now, speedy! " he cried. They leaped to the small deck, casting the rowboat adrift. It was once the paintings of yet a second to open the conning tower. As they began to descend they have been met by way of a number of Brazilians bobbing up. "Overboard with 'em! " yelled the captain. "Let them swim ashore or to their send! " With virtually superhuman power he tossed one giant sailor from the small deck. one other confirmed struggle, yet he went to hitch his spouse within the swirling water. a guy rushed at Tom, looking the whereas to attract his sword, however the younger inventor, with a neat left−hander, despatched him to affix the opposite , and the remaining didn't wait to aim conclusions.

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