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Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 25. The Rescue--Conclusion Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 25. The Rescue--Conclusion

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 25. The Rescue--Conclusion
CHAPTER XXV. THE RESCUE--CONCLUSIONDown to where the small raft was moored ran Mr. Parker. He was followed by some of the others. "We must put off at once!" he cried. "Half the island is gone! The other half may disappear any moment! The steamer can not get here on time, but if we put off they may pick us up, if we are not engulfed in the ocean. Help, everybody!" Tom gave one more look at where his wireless station had been. It had totally disappeared, there being, at the spot, now but a sheer cliff, which went right down into... Long Stories - Post by : masterepsmolder - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 591

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 24. 'We Are Lost!' Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 24. "We Are Lost!"

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 24. 'We Are Lost!'
CHAPTER XXIV. "WE ARE LOST!"There was little more sleep for any one that night. They sat up, talking over the wonderful and unexpected outcome of Tom Swift's wireless message, and speculating as to when the steamer would get there. "Bless my pocket comb! But I told you it would come out all right, if we left it to Tom!" declared Mr. Damon. "But it hasn't come out yet," remarked the pessimistic scientist. "The steamer may arrive too late." "You're a cheerful sort of fellow to take on a yachting trip," murmured Mr. Hosbrook, sarcastically. "I'll never invite you again, even if... Long Stories - Post by : masterepsmolder - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 1386

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 23. A Reply In The Dark Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 23. A Reply In The Dark

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 23. A Reply In The Dark
CHAPTER XXIII. A REPLY IN THE DARKThe young inventor looked out of the wireless shack. Down on the beach he saw the little band of castaways. They were gathered in a group about Mr. Jenks, who seemed to be talking earnestly to them. The two ladies were over near the small building that served as a kitchen. "More food supplies needed, eh?" mused Tom. "Well, I don't know where any more is to come from. We've stripped the WHIZZER bare." He glanced toward what remained of the airship. "I guess we'll have to go on short rations, until help comes," and,... Long Stories - Post by : masterepsmolder - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 687

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 22. Anxious Days Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 22. Anxious Days

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 22. Anxious Days
CHAPTER XXII. ANXIOUS DAYSAfter the first few minutes of watching Tom click out the messages, the little throng of castaways that had gathered about the shack, moved away. The matter had lost its novelty for them, though, of course, they were vitally interested in the success of Tom's undertaking. Only Mr. Damon and Mr. Fenwick remained with the young inventor, for he needed help, occasionally, in operating the dynamo, or in adjusting the gasolene motor. Mrs. Nestor, who, with Mrs. Anderson, was looking after the primitive housekeeping arrangements, occasionally strolled up the hill to the little shed. "Any answer yet, Mr.... Long Stories - Post by : masterepsmolder - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 970

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 18. Mr. Jenks Has Diamonds Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 18. Mr. Jenks Has Diamonds

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 18. Mr. Jenks Has Diamonds
CHAPTER XVIII. MR. JENKS HAS DIAMONDSStunned, and well-nigh paralyzed by the suddenness of the awful crash, and the recurrence of the earthquake, the castaways gazed spell-bound at one another. Succeeding the disappearance of the end of the island there arose a great wave in the ocean, caused by the immersion of such a quantity of rock and dirt. "Look out!" yelled Tom, "there may be a flood here!" They realized his meaning, and hastened up the beach, out of reach of the water if it should come. And it did. At first the ocean retreated, as though the tide was going... Long Stories - Post by : masterepsmolder - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 2252

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 17. A Mighty Shock Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 17. A Mighty Shock

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 17. A Mighty Shock
CHAPTER XVII. A MIGHTY SHOCKTom Swift turned to gaze at Mr. Barcoe Jenks. That individual certainly had a strange manner. Perhaps it might be caused by the terror of the earthquakes, but the man seemed to be trying to hold back some secret. He was constrained and ill at ease. He saw the young inventor looking at him, and his hands, which had gone to his belt, with a spasmodic motion, dropped to his side. "You don't really mean to say, Parker, that you think the whole island is undermined, do you?" asked the owner of the RESOLUTE. "That's my theory.... Long Stories - Post by : masterepsmolder - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 3284

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 16. An Alarming Theory Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 16. An Alarming Theory

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 16. An Alarming Theory
CHAPTER XVI. AN ALARMING THEORYFor a few seconds, following Tom's announcement to his two companions, neither Mr. Damon nor Mr. Fenwick spoke. They had arisen from the beach the shock of the earthquake had thrown them, and were now staring toward the other band of castaways, who, in turn were gazing toward our three friends. There was a violent agitation in the sea, caused by the fall of the great cliff, and immense waves rushed up on shore, but all the islanders were beyond the reach of the rollers. "Is it--do I really--am I dreaming or not?" at length gasped... Long Stories - Post by : masterepsmolder - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 3432

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 15. The Other Castaways Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 15. The Other Castaways

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 15. The Other Castaways
CHAPTER XV. THE OTHER CASTAWAYS"Well, we're all alive, at any rate," announced Tom, when the bright sun, shining into his eyes, had awakened him. He sat up, tossed aside his blankets, and stood up. The day was a fine one, and the violence of the sea had greatly subsided during the night, their shack had suffered not at all from the slight shock in the darkness. "Now for a dip in old Briney," the lad added, as he walked down to the surf, "I think it will make me feel better." "I'm with you," added Mr. Fenwick, and Mr. Damon also... Long Stories - Post by : masterepsmolder - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 2488

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 14. A Night In Camp Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 14. A Night In Camp

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 14. A Night In Camp
CHAPTER XIV. A NIGHT IN CAMPThe rumbling and roaring continued for perhaps two minutes, during which time the castaways found it impossible to stand, for the island was shaking under their feet with a sickening motion. Off to one side there was a great fissure in the earth, and, frightened as he was, Tom looked to see if it was extending in their direction. If it was, or if a crack opened near them, they might be precipitated into some bottomless abyss, or into the depths of the sea. But the fissure did not increase in length or breadth, and, presently... Long Stories - Post by : masterepsmolder - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 864

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 13. On Earthquake Island Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 13. On Earthquake Island

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 13. On Earthquake Island
CHAPTER XIII. ON EARTHQUAKE ISLANDMingled feelings possessed the three adventurers within the airship. Mr. Damon and Mr. Fenwick had crowded to the window, as Tom spoke, to get a glimpse of the unknown island toward which they were shooting. They could see it more plainly now, from the forward casement, as well as from the one in the bottom of the craft. A long, narrow, rugged piece of land it was, in the midst of the heaving ocean, for the storm still raged and lashed the waves to foam. "Can you make it?" asked Mr. Damon, in a low voice. "I... Long Stories - Post by : masterepsmolder - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 3303

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 12. A Downward Glide Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 12. A Downward Glide

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 12. A Downward Glide
CHAPTER XII. A DOWNWARD GLIDEThey sat in the cabin of the airship, staring helplessly at each other. Occasionally Tom rose to attend to one of the machines, or Mr. Fenwick did the same. Occasionally, Mr. Damon uttered a remark. Then there was silence, broken only by the howl of the gale. It seemed impossible for the WHIZZER to travel any faster, yet when Tom glanced at the speed gage he noted, with a feeling of surprise, akin to horror, that they were making close to one hundred and fifty miles an hour. Only an aeroplane could have done it, and then... Long Stories - Post by : masterepsmolder - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 3219

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 8. Andy Foger's Revenge Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 8. Andy Foger's Revenge

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 8. Andy Foger's Revenge
CHAPTER VIII. ANDY FOGER'S REVENGEDuring the following week, Tom was kept busy over the airship. He made many important changes, and one of these was to use a new kind of gas in the balloon bag. He wanted a gas with a greater lifting power than that of the ordinary illuminating vapor which Mr. Fenwick had used. "Well," remarked Tom, as he came from the airship shed one afternoon, "I think we can give it a try-out, Mr. Fenwick, in a few days more. I shall have to go back to Shopton to get some articles I need, and when I... Long Stories - Post by : masterepsmolder - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 2457

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 7. Making Some Changes Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 7. Making Some Changes

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 7. Making Some Changes
CHAPTER VII. MAKING SOME CHANGES"Well, what do you think of it?" asked Mr. Fenwick again, as Tom walked all about the electric airship, still without speaking. "It's big, certainly," remarked the lad. "Bless my shoe horn! I should say it was!" burst out Mr. Damon. "It's larger than your RED CLOUD, Tom." "But will it go? That's what I want to know," insisted the inventor. "Do you think it will fly, Tom? I haven't dared to try it yet, though a small model which I made floated in the air for some time. But it wouldn't move, except as the wind... Long Stories - Post by : masterepsmolder - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 2830

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 6. The New Airship Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 6. The New Airship

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 6. The New Airship
CHAPTER VI. THE NEW AIRSHIPFor a brief instant after the stopping of the motor, and the consequent sudden dropping toward the earth of the monoplane, Tom glanced at Mr. Damon. The latter's face was rather pale, but he seemed calm and collected. His lips moved slightly, and Tom, even in those tense moments, wondered if the odd gentleman was blessing anything in particular, or everything in general. Tom threw up the tilting plane, to catch more air beneath it, and bring the BUTTERFLY in a more parallel position to the earth. This, in a manner, checked the downward flight, and they... Long Stories - Post by : masterepsmolder - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 1663

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 5. Vol-Planing To Earth Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 5. Vol-Planing To Earth

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 5. Vol-Planing To Earth
CHAPTER V. VOL-PLANING TO EARTHFor a moment after Mr. Damon's announcement Tom did not reply. Mr. Swift, too, seemed a little at a loss for something to say. They did not quite know how to take their eccentric friend at times. "Of course I'll be glad of your company, Mr. Damon," said Tom: "but you must remember that my BUTTERFLY is not like the RED CLOUD. There is more danger riding in the monoplane than there is in the airship. In the latter, if the engine happens to stop, the sustaining gas will prevent us from falling. But it isn't so... Long Stories - Post by : masterepsmolder - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 1933

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 4. Mr. Damon Will Go Along Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 4. Mr. Damon Will Go Along

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 4. Mr. Damon Will Go Along
CHAPTER IV. MR. DAMON WILL GO ALONGAt first Tom was greatly frightened at the sight of Andy's pale face. He feared lest the bully might be seriously hurt. But when he realized that the fall from the carriage, which was a low one, was not hard, and that Andy had landed on his outstretched hands before his head came in contact with the earth, our hero was somewhat reassured. "I wish I had some water, with which to bathe his head," Tom murmured, and he looked about in vain for some. But it was not needed, for, a moment later, Andy... Long Stories - Post by : masterepsmolder - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 2616

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 3. Tom Knocks Out Andy Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 3. Tom Knocks Out Andy

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 3. Tom Knocks Out Andy
CHAPTER III. TOM KNOCKS OUT ANDY"Do you want me to come in and help you?" asked the young inventor, of Miss Nestor. "Do you know anything about hiring a cook?" she inquired, with an arch smile. "I'm afraid I don't," the lad was obliged to confess. "Then I'm a little doubtful of your ability to help me. But I'm ever so much obliged to you. I'll see if I can engage one. The cook who just left went away because I asked her to make some apple turnovers. Some of the girls who are coming are very fond of them." "So... Long Stories - Post by : masterepsmolder - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 1528

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 2. Miss Nestor's News Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 2. Miss Nestor's News

Tom Swift And His Wireless Message - Chapter 2. Miss Nestor's News
CHAPTER II. MISS NESTOR'S NEWS"When do you think you will go to Philadelphia, Tom?" asked Mr. Swift, a little later, as the aged inventor and his son were looking over some blueprints which Garret Jackson, an engineer employed by them, had spread out on a table. "I don't exactly know," was the answer. "It's quite a little run from Shopton, because I can't get a through train. But I think I'll start tomorrow." "Why do you go by train?" asked Mr. Jackson. "Why--er--because--" was Tom's rather hesitating reply. "How else would I go?" "Your monoplane would be a good deal quicker,... Long Stories - Post by : masterepsmolder - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 993

Tom Swift And His Undersea Search - Chapter 23. An Undersea Collision Tom Swift And His Undersea Search - Chapter 23. An Undersea Collision

Tom Swift And His Undersea Search - Chapter 23. An Undersea Collision
CHAPTER XXIII. AN UNDERSEA COLLISIONUnder the warm, tropical sun the submarine floated idly on the surface of the calm sea. She had risen from the depths, her hatches had been opened, and now the crew, the owner, and his guests were breathing free air. The men were taking advantage of the period above water to wash out some of their garments, hanging them on improvised lines stretched along the deck. For Tom Swift had said he would remain above the surface all day. Some slight repairs were necessary to the electric motors, and they could be made only when the craft... Long Stories - Post by : Elizabeth - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 1914

Tom Swift And His Undersea Search - Chapter 22. Studying Currents Tom Swift And His Undersea Search - Chapter 22. Studying Currents

Tom Swift And His Undersea Search - Chapter 22. Studying Currents
CHAPTER XXII. STUDYING CURRENTSThere was no question about Tom's statement. They had approached close to the side of a small, sunken and wrecked steamer, and in her side was torn a great hole. In the light from the submarine it could be seen that the plates bent inward, indicating that the explosion was from outside. "What are you going to do, Tom?" asked Ned, as he saw his chum move the engine room telegraph signal to the stop position. "Going to investigate," was the answer. "We might as well take the time. We may learn something of value." "Do you think... Long Stories - Post by : Elizabeth - Date : May 2012 - Author : Victor Appleton - Read : 1638