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

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

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Bankruptcy XXI - The Fogers Arrive * despite the fact that he attempted to stay calm, Tom speedy felt a wild exultation as he considered what lay sooner than him and his associates. To be in a spot the place gold will be picked up! the place they could all turn into fabulously prosperous! the place the floor could be visible lined with the dear yellow steel! this used to be adequate to set the nerves of anyone a-tingle! Tom may not often understand it first and foremost. After many hardships, no little possibility, and after an test at the a part of their enemies to defeat them, they'd ultimately reached their target. Now, as Abe had acknowledged, they can hunt for the gold. but when they anticipated to work out the dear yellow nuggets mendacity approximately able to be picked up like such a lot of kernels of corn, they have been upset. a short glance all approximately confirmed them just a huge volume of ice and snow, damaged right here and there by way of the massive caves of ice. there have been now not such a lot of of the latter as on the first position they stopped, however the caverns have been higher. "Gold—I do not see any gold," remarked Ned Newton, with a disillusioned air. "Where is it? " "Bless my pocketbook, sure! the place is it? " demanded Mr. Damon. "Oh, we've to dig for it," defined Abe. "It's in simple terms whilst there is been a mild thaw that a few of th' pebble nuggets family be obvious. they're below th' ice, an' we have now t' dig for 'em. " "Does it ever thaw up right here? " requested Mr. Parker. "The ice of the caves turns out thick adequate to final without end. " "It does thaw an' soften some," went at the miner. "But a few of th' caves final throughout what they name 'summer' up the following, although it is extra like wintry weather. we are above th' Arctic circle now, neighbors. " "Maybe we will be able to keep it up to the Pole," prompt Ned. "Not this trip," spoke Tom, grimly. "We'll test for the gold, first. " "Yes, an' i am goin' t' start diggin' without delay! " exclaimed Abe, as he became again into the airship, and got here out back with a decide and shovel, a provide of which implements have been introduced alongside. The others his instance. and shortly the ice chips have been flying approximately in a bath, whereas the sunlight shining on them gave the looks of a rainbow. "Look at these Indians observing us," remarked Ned to Tom, as he paused in his chipping of the frozen floor. The younger inventor glanced up towards the far away plateau the place a perimeter of darkish figures stood. The natives have been obviously carefully looking at the gold- seekers. "Do you think that there is any probability from them. Abe? " requested Tom. "Not much," used to be the answer. "They made hassle for me an' my associate, yet i assume th' airship has scared 'em adequate, so that they will not come snoopin' down here," and Abe fell to at his digging back. Mr. Damon used to be additionally vigorously wielding a choose, yet Mr. Parker just like the actual scientist he used to be, had renewed his observations. obviously the gold had no points of interest for him, or, if it did, he most well liked to attend till he had complete his calculations. Vigorously the adventurers wielded their implements, making the ice fly, yet for an hour or extra no gold was once came across. Mr. Damon, after deciding upon evenly at a definite position, could get discouraged, and flow directly to one other.

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