Around the world under water; or, The wonderful cruise of a submarine boat

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Around the world under water; or, The wonderful cruise of a submarine boat

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'' N Latest and B est Stories are in This No. 40. { COl\lPLETE.} }<'RANK TOUSEY. PlJRLISAER, 3! & 36 NORTH MOORE STR EET NEW YoRK. New York, June 2!, 1893. IsSUED vVEEKL\'. { )'HICE } 5 C JCN1.'8. Vol. II Ente1ed acc01ding t o the Act of Cong r ess, in the y e w l893, by FRANK TOUSEY, in the of the Libnwian of Congress at D. C Around tho World un.der or. The Wonderful Cruis e of a Submarine Boat. By NONAME."

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AROUND THE WORLD The subscription Price of the FRANK READE LIBRARY by the year is $2.50: $1.25 per six months, post-paid. Address FRANK TOl!SEY, PUBLISHER, 34 and 36 North Moore Street. Box 2730. the World Under Water; O _R,. The Wonderful Cruise of a Submarine Boat. By "NONAME," Author of "Across the Continent on'Wings; or, Frank Reade,.Jr.'s Greatest Flight," "Frank Reade, Jr.'s 'Sea Serpent;' or, The Search for Sunken Gold," etc., \ltC. CHAPTER I. A S CIENTIFIC DEBATE, IN the year 18.:_ there was held in the rooms of the American Scien tific Institute in New York 11 gathering of learned suvanta and men of knowledge. Nearly every principal city in the country was represented. It was a vast aggregation of knowledge and brains, and lhe row spectators enjoyed a mento.l treat such ns had never fallen to their lot before. The evening was occupied with various lectures, addresses and de bates, all of them of a mighty thrilling nature, for the subject of the congress was: Tbe IJed of the ocean. Its formation, material, extent and how best to accomplish its exploration." It be understood t hat sucb a subject could not necessarily be a dry one. Ip fact, it was a very wat11ry discussion, and at times the water was very hot, especially ;vb en Prof Filipini Giorza expressed it his tirm opinion that the maelstrom was f o rmed by the bo1ling of a vast !Ub marine geyser two miles llelow th,e surface of the sea. This provoked some discul!sion, Dr. Seabright Van Bulow taking a n opposite stand. In fatt, the argument w:ent so far that much p e rsonal abuse 'was used, until the president silenceq the discu s sion by r a pping to order aud fining each member liberally who was in the squabble. As' soon as order was restored the original debate, which concerned the bottom of the sea, was returned to. Prof. ValenJ;ine Vose, who bad until now been silent, arose and ad dressed the meeting. Tbe professor a tall, fine-looking man of possibly sixty years or ageo. He was tbe distinguished author ; or several high class works upon geology, 1\nd his opmions were certainly entitled to respect. "Mr. President-gentlemen!" be began, "I believe the object of our assembly here to-night is to cons1der the a easibility of making an extended research of the bed of the ocean for the interests of science and geology I" "That is one of objects!" interrupte:l Dr. Van-Bulow. Prof. Vose bowed. "I accept vour amendment to my speech," he said politely. "Let It go at that: Why not tben discuss this matter without further delay!" That is right'!" "Go ahead!" No more quarreling!" These cries and others filled the air. Pro'!. Vose cleared his throat and then continued: "I believe that. it is qu i te pos R ible to auccessfully carry out this plan and make a thorough ex{:lorationl" There was a deep silence. A pin could almost have been beard to drop'in the ball. Finally a voice said i In what manner do you believe that this can be done!" "Very simply!" replied Vose, means of a submarine boat!" A submarine boat?" A buzz of surprise filled the hall. Was all report true that this man Vose was a literal and dangerous crank. Everybody looked keenly at him. One man asked: "Have you a submarine boat at your commo.r:d, Prof. Vose?" The learned geologist looked steadily at his interlocutor and elec trified thJ meeting by replying: "I have." The reply created a sensation. Everybody crowded nearer ;1gog with interest. ' A submarine boat!" Something new!" "Who ever heard the like 1\fight as well talk of flying in the air!" "AIIof which beer: solvell!'' replied Vose quietly "Gentle men; I am not talking idly, I can back up every word I utter with positive proof." You can!'' cried Van Bulow. ''Yes .. "Well, we are obliged to call upon you t o do it!" [ can and will. Perhaps you have not all heatd of Mr. Frank Reade, Jr., the young Amencan Inventor. W ell, be it is who has solved this great riddle of submarine navigation.'' "A:10ther Verne!" laughed o. memb e r. Vose gave him a cqntemptuous glance, then gazing out over the audience, be said: "If Mr. Reade is here will be please step forward I" From the crowd a t all and straight young man advanced. He was a distlnguisbedlookiug youth and would have attracted general a t t e ntion anywhere. His features were a trifle dark, but clear cut and handsome. There was a distingue a i r about him wbicb. proolo.im. e d hi.m more than ordinary. As he turned and faced the crowd, his d e meanor was modest and una ssuming, though the tiash of his eye was as keen as a dart. Gentlemen, allow me to introduce to you Mr. Frank Reade, Jr., the inventor," said Professor Vose. He will be glad to answer all questions iu regard to his submarine boat.'' The young inventor faced the audience or distinguished men, and said: Gentlemen, Prof. Vose bas interested me greatly in this subject of exploring tbe bottom of the ocean In fact, it bas been my pur pose for some years to undertake a like feat for my own gratitication. I have invented and already built a submarine boat, m which I pro pose to take a trip around the world, under water.'' The young inventor paused a moment. The excitement was intense. Many thought that the was crazy. Few could believe that the matter of submarine navigation bad been solved. But that it had been, and1 in a masterful way, the reader shall speedily learn. Do you really mean to say that you have built & submarine boat, Mr. Rende!" asked one of the scientists. The young inventor nodded his head. Have you made a trial with it!" with some sarcal!m. I haTe!" This is quite wonderful. I suppase you understand that if you have really accomplished this feat you have made rame and fortune!" "I have already made fame and fortune!" replied Frank, with dignity. "I am not trying to foist anything upon this society. In deed, I have been persuaded as a favor to Prof. Vose to mnke you an offer that a committee or two from your society may accompany me if they choose upon my submari:le tour. it is of no con sequence to me at all whether they accept or not. I start in two days, so it will be necessary to take immediate action. I am not in pur suit of any reward nor pecuniary compensation whateTer, save such as I mav find o.t the bottom of the sea." 'With thls manly and pointed declaration the young inventor Btf!P ped down from the platform. His words had one excellent effect. 'l'hey right nobly to bring the carping listeners to their senses. At once Prof. Giorza arose. We all wish to humbly lleg the gentleman's pardon if we have offended him!" he declared; the American Society would never be guilty of an impolite act. But e will understand surprise at such an astonishing declaration as he bas made!" "l will speak for my friend," said Prof. Vose, "he Is telling you the absolute truth. His home is in Readestown, and you

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' AROUND THE WORLD UNDER WATER. 3 all have an invitation to be on hand the day or the launch. As a n::ember of this club I make a motion that Mr. Reade be thanked for his kind offer, and that a committee or two he appointed to accom pany him!" The motion was greeted with cheers. It was warmly s e conded and unanimously passed. A l.iallot showed that Prof. Vose and Dr. Van Bulow were elected t o accorupan'i' the submarine navigator. Both gentl e men were deli g hted and the envied of their copatriots. They shook hands warmly with Frank Reade, Jr., and said: "We will be on hand Thursday witll all or our effects ready for the. start.'' ''Who will go besides us?" asked Dr. Van Bulow. My two s ervants, Barn e y O'Shea, an and Poorp, a negro," replied Frank. "They will be my crew. With a few more words the meeting a dJOUrned sine die. His needless to say that not a member of the society but was mightily inter e sted In the venture. All envied two savants who were going with Frank R e ade, Jr. The news of the intended tour a round the world under water spread over all the country like \vildfire. The press took it up and everybody read the thrilling accounts. Many regarded it all as a hoax, !Jut tile memi.Jers of the American Society were all on hand at the launching. A short time was devoted to au inspection or the Dart, as tbe boat was called. In all their Uvea they bud never seen so peculiarly constructed a craft. It was unlike anything they had ever seen before. The hull was long, narrow and rakish, and built somewhat on the model of a light gove rnment cruis&r, with a great steel ram in front. Tbe bull was mad e of finely rolled steel, neatly plv.ted. There were decks forward and aft, and a narrow bridge running amidships from stem to stern, with a railing. But from a poin t just aft of the ch a ins and forward of the rear d e ck there rose to considerable height a dome-shaped structure or plated steel. ;,;. This was perforated in some places with windows and dead eyes. The lower part was the cabin, but the upper section was a vast reservOir of air or water, whichever should be admitted. The pressing ol an electric key in the dynamo room or the pilot house would open a vast valve,throwing instantly a huga volume o f 1 sea water into t!Je cllamber. This would at once sink the boat. To raise it it was only necessary to open another valve, which ex pell e d tbe water by pow e rful h y draulic pressure of tons weight, and caused tbe bo a t to rise like a bubble. Three hollow steel masts arose from tbe decks and the center of the come. There were gangways, neat little bridges, and upper and lower
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4 AROUND 1.'HE WORLD UNDER WATER. Connected with this floor was a contrivance made of rubber and elastic steel wires. This was bell shaped, and when compressed lay fiat against the hull or tbe boat. But when expanded and the boat rested ten feet from the bot tom, it would settle down, and the edges would cling tenaciously (by means of a 8pongy contrivance heavily charged with eleci.riclty) to the bottom of tl.!e san. Sq tightly would they cling in this manner, that hy pumping out the water in this curiously contrived diving bell, any one could safely waUr on the bed of tho ocean. This was used often. Wbenever a specimen was S!Jen, ox: there was to make an examination of tbe ground, this curious arrangement was easily em ployed. The savants were rapidly acquiripg a perpect knowledge of th'll phmt and animal lire of the ocean depths. Whenever Frank Reade, Jr., or Barney or Pomp wanted to goout exploring, however, they employed a far ditrerent means. Frank was the inventor of a peculiar diving suit, which did notre quire pump nor .Jife hose. Ac. air-chamber with a chemical generator was worn upon the uack, and connected with the gave a supply of air wLich would last for hours. Amidships there was a door and a vestibule by which entrance and exit was made while the boat was submerged . The vestibule remained tilled with water until needed. Then a pump drove tlle water out of it, and the diver entered. Closing the door behind btm hermetically be aumit:ed the water again, and then walked out into the ocean. He returned in the same way. Two curious characters aboard the Dart were Barney and Pomp. Both were fond or playing practical jokes upon the other. Tllough the best of friends tbey frequently were found in a wrestle. It was bard to tell wllich came off victor the greatest number of For every joke tbe darky played upon the Irishman be got back again with compound interest. "Begorra, av yez think ye'll iver git the best av Barney O'Shea, it's a mishtake yez will be afther moking," the Celt would say. "Don' yo' fool yo'sef," said Pomp, with a vtg n rous tossing of his woolly bead. "Yo' ain smaht enuff dis chile will square wif yo' an' don' yo' fo'git itl" Prompt in their dutit!S, fearless in time of danger, and greatly Ge voted to him, Frank placed great value upon the services of his two servitors. The Dart made good progress the first day under water. Inde,ad, the rate of speed was at times terrilic. Tne Dart outstripped all the big fishes with ease. It must have been a surprise to them to see tbis curious blazing monst er g_o rusbing through their bttberto unexplored haunts. Strange and wonderluJ were the scenes revealed at tbe bottom of the ocean. To describe them all would be the work of a lifetime. At times the boat halted, that the scientists might do some work. For the first day very little of interest occurred beyond tbis. But the second day a thrilling atrair took place. Frank was in the pilot-house, Pomp in the galley, Barney in the engine-room, and the two scientists in the cabin, wben a great warq ing cry from Frank's lips rang tbrougb tho sbip. Instantly everybody was aroused. What had happened? CHAPTER HI. THE GIANl' WHALE. FRANK READE, JR.'s warning cry had b.rought all into the pilothouse. It was instantly seen that there was good cause for alarm. A great cry went up. Bejabers, it's kilt we are!'' cried Barney. "Mah goo
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.AROUND THE WORLD. UNDER W .A.TER. I His surmise bad proved correct. Up came the whale Just at the spot where the Dart had been. The monster had calculated well, but his adversary llatl dodged hhn. Up came the monster, sending a column of high in the air. It was evidently surprised at the disappearance 'of its foe. Indeed, so taken aback was the monster that it made no further effort to change its position. It remained motionless like a tloatiug island in that spot for some minutes. It was Frank's time. While the whale was endeavoring thus to recover from its surprise, the young in'ltentor was engaged iu preparing a hot reception for it. Into the water Frank quickly placed the electric torpedo. This time the distance was not so gr4(at. Forward glided the tor pedo and straight for the whale. The next moment the whale s\lonted. 1 Frank feared for a moment that the monster would change Its posi tion, but it djd not. On glided the torpedo. All on board craned their necks and watched with interest. The next mom9llt the torpedo struck the whale. There was a shock, an upward current of blue !lame, and the whale seemed to fairly leap out or the water. That was all. Silently the huge body drifted astern with the wind. 'l'he deadly invisible current had done its work. The danger was removed. The battle was won. The superior scieuce aud brains of man had triumphed over brute force and mighty power. It was a thing think ppon. Frank shut on tile current and drew torpedo ln. "Whew!" exclaimed Prof. Vose, wiping the perspiration from his brow, "what a wonderful thing il! electricity." Frank now ordere
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6 AROUND THE WORLD UNDER WATER. Barney was forced to be content with blackguarding his p11rsecutor outside the door. He utter e d all sorts or threats. Shure, yez'll niver dare to come out, yez black divil!'' he cried, excitedly. ''I'll have the heart av' yez fer tll!s !' "Huh! ir yo' don' let me out yo' don' get' no suppa.h!" retorted Pomp, wllo knew well enough that he had the best of the situation altogether. Barney, however, was determined to get square with his friend. He preteP did not strike tbe Dart.'' You are right.'' I fear that our boat would have !JeeD< reduced to !\toms.'' I certainly would.'' Tbe monster bart disappeared, but of course there was no certainty but: that he might come back. Indeed, at tbat moment the commotion began once more. Just in time they saw the danger, and Van Bulow cried: "Great heavens! there comes the beast again. Look out for him!" But the admonition was not needed. Frank was already in tbe pilothouse . With a quick movement he once more tllrew back the propeller lever. The Dart shot forward. The eel had evidently discovered the cause of ita injury. It was coming for the boat witb vengeful intent. The eel i8 known to be an aggressive fish, and will combat anything in the water. It evidently fancied the submarine boat to be some species of lisll -a denizen of the deep like itself. There was no time to get out a torpedo. The eel was coming lil'e a tlasll. But the Dart leaped forward. Tbrougb the water tbe submarine boat tore at a furious rate of speed. The eel was in pursuit. And now ensued a race as novel and strange as was ever put on record. But it coutd not la s t locg. As speed)' ns the submarine boat was, the eel was more speedy. It gained quickly upon it. Frank saw that a collision was certainly inevitllble There was no possible way to avoid it. The young inventor was for a moment tbrilled with horror. He saw that there was no way but to fight the eel. It was now carrowed down as to the question of the best way to fight the monster. His mind was quickly made up. Fra nk knew full well that if the eel should strike the boat in midwater, it would be disastrous for them. Instantly be adopted a plan of action. He allowed tbe boat to descend until it struck the bottom of the sea. It rested in a bed of saud. The eel was go,ng so fast its huge slimy body glided complete ly over the boat, For a moment there was a fearful shock, a grinding and {!:rnani[jg, and it seemed as If the fate of the submarine b:>ut was sealed. Dut the stanch little vessel witbstood tbe fearfuL weight placed upon H. It rested safely in the sand and the eel was once more out or sight in a twinkling. F rank!" cried Van Bblow from below decks "Well,'' replied the young inventor. Do you think: we are in the safest kind of a position!" "Why not!" Had we not better go to the surface!" "No .. '' Will not the creature have a better chance at us here?" "I think not!" replied Frank with conviction, he must certainly descend to our level to get at us. I! he gets upon the bottom I'll find a way to baodl e him." W e have confidence io your ability, Frank." "I glad to bear you say that!" Frank had no doubt that tbe e e l would return. He under s tood well enough the peculiarities of that representati v e of the tinny tribe. Sure eno ugh, the monster did return, but he came in a different manner tlli s t i me. S lowl y bis huge body was seen wriggling through a gr o wth of s e a gras s ju s t abead. He was upon tbe bottom and gliding toward the boat with the sin nons motions of a serpent. His head with its double row of s harp teeth was slightly rai sed. Frank had hastily rigged one of the torpedoes and now had it ready at a forward part. lt was but a-m o mer.t's work to launch the projectile. By means of the wire it w as amfed strai g ht for the eel's head. The re a s urpri s e in s t o r e for tbat eel.

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THE WORLD UNDER W.A.TER. Barney in the dynamo room bad his band upon the button. He only waited word from Frank to let th\1 current on. Meanwhile, the young inventor bad been watching the eel earnestly. He let the projectile glido forwaru toward the monster. The eel saw it coming, and from that moment its actions were pe culiar to say the. least. To Frank's surprise it began to slowly retreat, its sinuous body makwg a wriggling motion. Ne.t.rer drew the torpedo to the eel. Suddenly the eel paused. 'l'ben swift as lightning it. darte(\ its head forward. Tbe result waR thrilling. The eel's jaws closed upon the torpedo with a sudden sharp snap. Then Franl' cried out to Barney. The latter let on the currenz. There was a terrific shock, nj.l into the water went the wriggling body of tlle eel. Tben it &auk like lead and lay mouonless upQn tbe bottom. It was tbe end. The eel, like the giant whale, bad been unable to withstand the force of the deadly electric current. "Hurrah!" cried Vau Bulow, wildly, "we have got rid of foe!" You are right!" said Frank. "But," said Prof. Vose, With surprise, "if "Ve have to encounter such monsters as these every step of the way, I fear we shall make very little progress in our trip around the world. That is true," replied Frank, if you gentlemen persist in thrusting a lance into every one or them you see.'' Everybody laughed at tb1s. The eel was closely examiced. The diving shield was lowered, and the two scientist once more descended upon the bottom of the ocean. The eel was found to be or the Conger species and a literal mon ster. A close and accurate description was taken of .it for scientific pur poses. Then the Dart once more resumed its journey. Frank now reckoned that they bad covered nearly nine hundred miles, and that they were far out into the Atlantic. They bad occupied about four days in making this di&tance. This, by calcalation, showed that it would take at least four months to accomplisb the entire trip. The circumference ol the earth is given as 25,000 miles. Frank decided that faster time must be made. He now changed his course toward the equator and the Cape of Good Hope. The plunged f.grward now at a faster gait, and the next thousasd miles was made in less than three days. Nineteen hundred mites now brought them to the Shallow Sea, so called, which really consists of many miles of sand-bars far below t!te surface. The color given to tbe surface of the sea, however, was so decep tive that the mariner inevitably used to get out hiS lead line for soundings, only to lind perhaps two hundred fathoms beneath him. The Shallow Sea covered several hundred square miles, and was in deed a curious freak of nature. The snnd had massed itdelf into various shapes, and in many cases had solidified into a kind of stone. These assumed fantastic shapes and colors. Indeed, in no part of the ocean were such beautifully colored fish seen as here. Also here dwelt the giant crab, tbe discovery of Van Bulow and Vose. It was sale to say that no man on land bad ever seen one of these monsters. And, inJe.,d, it was quite likely that no other living men had ever seen their like. They were in shape and appearance very much like the ordinary crab, only of a fearful gigantic size. Indeed, one or :hem venture(i to attack the Dart, but Frauk man. aged to get out of the way very quicldy. Th!!S far the trip bad I.Jeen a glowing success. Nineteen hundred miles had been covered, and all were in good health and spirits. The stores did not seem to have depleted noticeably, there was still plenty of chemical for making oxygen, noll was well. But thrilling adventures were in store. Suddenly as the Dart was making its way over the sand wastes of the Shallow Sea, o. great cry went up from Barney, who was in the pilot-house. Shure, wu 1 yez luk at the loikes av this, Misther Frank!" he cried, wildly "Phwat do yez call it anyway?" Frank sprang up into the pilot-bouse. What is tbe mntter, Barney?" be asked, sharply. "Wud yez only look fer yersill, Mistber Frank," replied the Celt, pointing away into the watery wastes. CHAPTER Vl. AN ACT OF INJU STI CE. FRANK did look for himself, and beheld a most astonishing spectacle. There thrust deep into the sand at a spot some hundred yards dis tant, and plainly visible by means of the search-light was a spar, and to it was bound tigh tly the figure of a man. There he hung, a ghostly spectacle, the victim of-what! Was it a storm which bad dismantled some ship, and sent his body to the bottom lashed to this spar. Else how could it have got fiere?. Certainly hijman beings could not have placed him in this position. It was somewhat curious that the spar should have sunk even wilb the weight of his body. But it transpired later that it was a section of a steal mast to wbicll the unknown victim was bound. Frank at once turned the Dart in that direction. Tbis was an ocean mystery which he I.Jelieved 1t was well worto while to inveRtigate. As. the submarine boat drew nearer it was seen With some surprise that the were perfect, and that the body bad not as yet been troubled by tile fisll. This was evideuce that it bad not been long in the water. "What do you make of it, Frank?" asked Van Bulow, With interest. "I !Jaraly know," replied the young inventor. "It is very likely poor victim of a shipwreck." Do you believe it!" "Why, what else can it bA?" "Well, it strikes me that he is the victim ol an execution." "Let us investigate." The Dart wus DOW quite near the unhappy He was seen to be a young man of remarkably intelligent features, and dressed in a seaman's garl.l. His sightless eyes and drawn features were evidence of the pain he must bave sal:l'erea. 'l'be Dart rested upon the sand, and Frank gave orders to Barney and Pomp to bring diving snits. This was,.ctone, and then Frank and Barney each donned a suit. They stepped into the vestil.lule and closed the door. In a few momeats it was filled with water, and then the oater door was opened and they walked out and stood upon the ocean's bed. It .required some moments for them to get accustomed to the pres-sure of tbe vast body of water. Then both advanced towarevond description. "It was murder beyond a doubt. The crew were piped to quarters and great excitement for a time reigned. Of course some person on board bad committed tbe crime. I was horrified, as was the rest, but never dreamed of the possibility or tlle crime being charged to me. Imagine my surprise when the guard advanced and arrested ni Without explanation I was thrown into solitary confinement. "As innocent of the crime as an unbora babe, I would not believe that they could convict me. But it waEl shown at the trial that the blood marks had beeo traced even to my cabin !Joor.

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8 THE WORLD UNDER "In my bunk was found secreted a bloody kn!re. I was convicted and sentenced to deatH. Certainly the formation of the ocean bed here was all in keeping with the topography of the land. And I am now awaiting the twelve days' lapse of tim11 to sutler the penalty of this crime, of which befbre God I am not gcilty. "Oh, wiiHbe Almighty permit so unjust a thing? Will hll not at j the lost moment interced e for me! It was easy to imagine peaceful and fruitful farms one time flour ishing upon these hillsides or in these valleys. Tbere w11re vast for e sts, us lifelike as could be in their coral dressing eave lor the existence of leaves. I cannot Imagine who the r&al assassin is and why be should have fastened the crime upon me. Doubtless it. was lor self-proteC(tion. My blood will be upon his head. I hove a presentiment that it was a brutal sailor, who had acquired batrea for the second officer and wreaked his awful re venge in this manner. "C!!rtoinly it is a terrible thing . I have six: days left in which my innocence may be God grant that the truth will out. "June lOth. Only two more days of respite I have been kindly used. There is a certain amount of sympathy for me. But I can hardly !lope for pardon. The officers of the ship hod no other recourse blit to declare me guilty. "June 12th The last day bas come. All hope is fled. Oh, God! most I die? It is an awful thin g to think or. Were I guilty, I could face fate with composure. But to die in this manner is dreodlul to tbiqk of. I am counting the D)inutes. In a short while ( will be In eternity. I must make my peace with God. I hear the tramp of the dea. th guard on deck. What lolly for me to write this. I shall place it in my uosorn, and no mortal eye will ever see it. Yet it comforts me. Now I must put asicle my pen. These a;11 the last words. The guard bas come. I go!" Thus' Pnded the journal. For a f a w moments after Frank finished reading it a deep silenc e resteu upon the party. :\ "Poor fellow!" saiu Van Bulow, finally, with a sympatHetic sigh. "No doubt he was innocent declared Prof. Vose. "lt is a pity.'' All agreed to this. But the best that could be done for the unfortunate man ball been done He was buried peacefully ip the bed of the ocean, there to wait t he final call or the great trump and to meet his accusers. The Dart was once more on its w ay. Frank preserved the written statement of the d e ad man. It was his purpose to sooner or later sen<1lt to the British govern ment for investigation. The Shallow Sea was finally left behind and Jl,nally one day Frank reported that they were hardly eight hundred miles otf the African coast. "Now," be declared, "we should be on the alert for a great dis eovery." What may that be?" asked Dr. Van Bulow. It will particularly interest you, gentlemen, It is of course eqsily rem em be red by you that ancient records l!peak of a wonderful .At! an tis." "Indeed!" repli e d:Prol. Vo 3 e, "I remember th a t well!" Very good! I t Is near this very part or the world that the great Atlantis was supposeD to have taken its final plunge." The two it is needless to say were at once interested. Indeed they became agog with interest and could hardly contain themselves. The Dart had been traveling rapidly and therefore was in the high-er stratum or water. Frank now slackened speed and let the bo a t descend. The Dart proceeded slowly now, as was the case when engaged in exploration. The bottom of the'sea here presented a different aspect Indeed those on board the Dart bad never seen anything like it. There were vast forests or trees which seernell strangely like the natural growth on land. But examination proved that they were covered with an incrusta tion of coral and were doubtl e ss thus preserved. "Upon my word," cried Van Bulow, "I verily believe that was au original forest, and that this was really once part of the m a iuland." "or course it was," Jeplied Frank, with conviction. "There Is no doubt or it. See the bills and valleys, with every indication of a one-time fruitful land.'' The scientists were convinced. It may be proved," cried Vose, that the lost Atlantis is no myth after ail, but a genuine reality." "I think I can prove il to you," said Frank. "We will explore this well." "Atlantis Is descriJ.Jed as having been a very powerful nation, with many big cities and a powerful navy." Yea." '!All in one night and day it was overthrown and sank into the ocean. "Just as Europe or America may do some day when the forces of Nature get to work." It was a strange thing to think upon. CHAPTER VII. THE ATLA N T EAN. C ITY, THE Dart now went ahead slowly. Tlie search-light's glare was lhrown here and there, and everywhere in !act, to illuminate objects. Of course tbey were draped with sea grasses and marine growth. The bed of the ocean was thick witll kelp and sea-shells. There were ail manner q l forms of marine life, sb!jll fish and fish of all kin!ls, ol unknown specie s lurking in the cavernous depths. Sights were reveale:l which were easily calculated to be not at !ill ben e licial to weak nerve$, But finally all thi8 passed away, and. narrow clifls of rising high in the w .ater were upon either side of the Dart. Of cour s e the boat could have gone over these, but Frank preferred to go through the pas s So tue D art w e nt on slowly and steadily. Soon beyond the pass the search-light s glare revealed an astound ing A white, glittering object was seen, and Barney firat catching sight of it, cried in amazement: "Be me sow!, it' s a house!" A s tonished, all saw that this was so. The next moment the Dart cleared the l And there before them were the paved streets of a mighty city, all done ; n white '!ural. 'l'be searcblight's powerful glare showed up lines of mammoth and costly buildings of sLone, long avenues, aud spires, and domes, and minarets all 10 a wondtJrful stylll of architecture, the like of which did not on land. It was a veritable city onder the sea, and a more beautiful sight our explorers had never bafore witnesseu. "A city!" gasped V a n Bulow. "The lost Atlantis," said Vose. As far as the eye could reach extended tile wonderful white city of the deep. Ever y buildiog was as white as driven snow. But this could be easily understood when it was reasoned that the Hale coral msect had done this. ln th" countless centuries which had elapsed since this city had figureu as a living c imter of humanity, the coral insecLs had accomplished a great work, Frank l e t the Dar t ris e a bit, and all gazed with utmost wonder ment upon the wonderful city. "'l'hllre is no city like that upon land cried Vo s e. "You are right," agreeu Van Bulow. London and Paris are nowher e ' "It seems strange that no better record of tb1s wenderful people is to be obtained." "It is mllre than strange," said Frank Reade, Jr., "but such is a fact. How e Ter, let us e xplure the city while we are about it." Nobody demurred, and the D tut drifted down into the main street of th e town. As fur as the eye could reach, it extended in vast avenues and stre ets. The houses were all massive and adorned with porticos, balus lrad es, b a lconys, and all the w o nderful adJuncts or an opulent style of archi t ecture. "It is evidefit that the Altanteans were a people given to luxury and weal t h," said Van Bulow. I have never seen liner architecture." "Nor I!" or c o urse, It was out of the qu11st1on to attempt a thorough ex ploration of the-city. 'l'bis would take an imm e nse amount or time and patience. So Fmnk selected o n e of the l argest of the buildings, and said: Let us e xplore tbia !" So the Dart was s afely anchored. The diving suits were brought out. B u rney and Pomp, much to the1r chagrin, were this time forced to remain aboard the boat Frank bad decided that the two scientists should accompany him. Of course this was erni nen tly lit and proper lor the research would be of most value to them. So Vose and Van Bulow proceeded to don their diving armor. I t was the first time that thbY bad ever had on and the experi ence was at once stra nge and nov el. However, th e y ente red the vestibule and Frank turned on the water. 'l'h e place was quickly .fille d and then opening the door .. acb walk ed out. A moment later, climbing down from the Dart's deck they stood up o n the coraJ pav e ments. Each was armed with an ax and a sharp knife.,as w e ll as coils of pliable but stout wire. These w e re to be u s ed in case of an emergency. Down the coral street at the bottom of the sea they walked. It was a Btran ge and mo s t novel experi e nce. Yet everyth iog was curiously life-like. The water was as pure and clear a s crysti ll. Indee d as they walked on they could not help looking up at the windows about in instinctive e x pectation of seeing some person looking out. What had become of the people iu this Atlanfean city!

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AROUND THE WORLD UNDER WATER. Drowned past a doubt, and in the lapse of time not even the dust I Nothing more of Interest was found, however. of their bodies was now to be found. If there had been any ioore furnishings or any human beings in the It was a f<>rceful subject to reOect upon. . place at the time of Lho; overthrow, there was no trace or them there The large building which Frank had singled out he reckoned to now. have been a ball of debate or congress. They bad probably long since crumbled to dust and passed away The s teps l e a d ing to it were as perfect as the day the city went into nothingness. down into the depths. It was decided to return to the street and continue the 'surch furThe young inventor led the way into the place. tber. . "!r They stood in a vast ball, high arched and grand. This was done. Tbis woulu have been shrouded in darkness but for tho electric The huge electric light of the Dart made the street as tight as day burners on their helmets. for a d!staLce ur two miles. There were benches and forms, all stationary, though little crabs The three explorers started down the street. and sea spiders bad made homes in nooks and crannies, and now reThey were walking side by side when a starLling,..thing happened. treated unceremoniously to their lairs at t.his Intrusion. Chancing to pass an open window suddenly long arms sbol 011t The scientists looked about with great curiosity. and enveloping Van Bulow he was whisked instantly out or sight. The place was thoroughly explored. Into the house he was pulled and his astonnaed comrades turned But nott an object of any kind was to be found. to find tLat he had disappeared. Only the stone or which the Atlantean city had been built was left. Frank Reade, Jr. was overcome for a moment with horror, Of course in that vast lapse of time brass or steel implements would But he was the first to recover himl!elf. He made quick action. have rusted and passed away. Then he started into the house with his ax upli(te
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I 10 .AROUND THE WORLD pNDER WATER. gen was brief, and as soon as were exhausted the Dart would be obliged to return to the surface. This would, or course, defeat the purpose of going around the world under water. So a reluctant adieu was bid to the Atlantean city. There w no te:ling "!'hat vast fortunes yet awaited there. But Frank was anxious to accomplish his feat of making a trip around the world under water. Farewell, Atlantis," he said. I wit! return and explor11 you unotber time." Then away went the Dart 1;1pon a new course. This time she ran in nearer to the coast of Africa, and thence due wulli. One day Frank said, with an air or gratification: "We have reached the Cape or Good Hope. In twenty-four hours we shall be in the Indian Ocean : This announcement was received with a cheer by thll others. The Dart was now at a rapid rate twenty fathoms from the bottom, and one hundred from the surface. Of course this fast running required constant attl!ntion in the pilot bouse. At times a mighty mountain or crag would loom up to view. Then there was need to either go around or over these obstacles. To run into one of them would have beec fatal. And still the Dart kept on at that same rate or speed. Thus far she had made the surface but once. Now, bOWI\Jer, an incident occurred which changed the programme. Frank bad announced that the boat was near the Mauritius, when 01: e ton bound to Calcutta.'! There was a moment's silence and then the bai! came back. What craft is that?" The Dart, Frank Reade, Jr.'s submarine boat!" was reply. This seemea to create much astonishment aboard the brig. A submarine boat." "Yes.'' "Do you mean to say that you can travel under water!" "Yes." What are yon doing in these seas!" We are making a voyage around the world under water in interest or science.'' "Well, I never!" bawled the English captain. What will yoa Yankees get up You beat everything!" "We are bound to be ahead,'' replied Frank. "But for our com-ing you wonl
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' .AROUN D THE WORLD UNDER WATER. 11 Frank ran north until near the Chagos Islands, and then cut clue east lor Batavia. He finally reached that archipelago, and threading the shallow straits, ma d e lo r the Caroline Islands. In this route Borneo lay a trille to the north, and the Dart now enwred a sea which was unrivaled lor its great beauty. It was not deep. But the water was clear and limpid, and the bottom bright and sandy, with coral reefs, sponge plants and shell tis!l of every descrip tion to please the eye. Some of tlte shells were of the most gorgeous description. N e ver had tha voyagers seen anything to equal them. The two scientists secured all manner of wonderful specimens lor their cabinets at home. '!'he y were now in Lhe wonderful region of the most costly pearl fisherills in the world. S uddenly a s the Dart was slowly wending its way through the coral reefs it came dir e ctly nndet a lleet of pearl tishers. 'l'he bottom w a s rich In the pearl oyster, and Frank brought the Dart to anchor and sent the search-lights' raya into the depths. A wonderful sight was revealed. Tliere in the sand s were a dozen of the native divers groping about on their hands and knees. Tli.,y were visible only lor a moment or two, returning to the sur lace quickly for air. But others cume down in their place and so the tisheries went on. Those on board the Dart watched the atfair with interest. The divers could not see the Dart, for the electric light ulinded them. Tha y doubtless attributed the great light to increased radiance of the sun. Of course they never dreamed of such a thing as the presence of a submarme boat in their mtdst. "They are wonderful divers!" said Van Bulow, as he watched them, they can remain under water a marvelous lenfatti of time!" "It is indeed wonderful," declared Vose. "How would like to capture one and bring him aboard!" "We can do that!' declared Frank. "Barney, bring out the div ing armor!'' All right, sor!" Everybody was greatly enamored of the scheme. ... Only one thing was against it. This was th e possibility of a strug gle upotl the part of tbe captured diver, and that he might die before he could be got aboard the submarine boat. However, Frank was willing t:> take the risk. Bnrney and Pomp brought out the diving armor. Frank bad decided to take Barney and Pomp with him the two scientists signifying their willingness to remain aboard the Dart, But before the armor could be donned a strange thtng happened. SudElenly a. shndow fell athwart the glass dome and penetrated in to the cabin of the Dart. Frank glanc e d aloft and gave an exclamation. He sprang into th!l ptlot-housfl. He understood at once what it meant. A craft of some kind was just overhead and might throw out an anchor. If this should descend with crushing weight upon the Dart, the re sult might be serious. But before Frank could start the boat the anchor descended. Fortunately the young inventor saw it just in time, and realized that it would not strike the bo a t. It was a kedge and fell bck of a coral reef some yards awa,r. "Hello!" cried Vose, excitedly. "Do you know there lB a shtp anchored above us, Frank?" I know it," replied the youpg inventor. "What do you think of that!" "Let it stay there!" "Why?" All the better. They will send down a diver very soon, and then we ca n catch him.' 'l'his was true enough as were bound to admit. Frank had no doubt that the craft was one of the pearl fishing schooners, and that divers would aoon descenu. His surmise proved correct. To be prepared for the emergency, with Barney and Pomp, he en tere:l the ve s tibule and filled it with water. Then the three men walked out and clambered down from tbe Dart's deck. And just as they did so, they saw a naked form descending through the water. It was one of the native divers. Down he came almost at their feet. In a moment Barney and Pomp seized him. The fellow was apparentl y amazed beyond all power of description. He fought like a veritable demon. Bu\ he was overpowered quickly and dragged toward the Dart. Just as the railing was reached it was seen that l:e was overcome by the water. There was no time to lose. Frank Instantly seized him by the hair of the head, and pulled htm aboard the Dar t Into the vestibule they all rusbetl and the door was closed. The valve opened and the water pumped out. llut the nat ive diver lay limp and insensible in Frank's arms. He was copper colored and a well.formecl man, being evidently a Malay. Efforts were quickly made to resuscitate him. H!) finally began to show signs of life and then came to. When he finally opened his eyes and looked about him an expres sion of terror settleu upon his face. He opened his mouth and let out a wild yell which was ea'l'-split tlng. "Hold on, you fool!" cried Frank, forcibly. "What ails you!' We won't hurt yon." The Kanaka's VIsage changed at sound of the words, and he gave a quick, eager glance from on11 face to another. "You Inglismanl No hurtee Matto!" "No,'' replied Frank, kindly. We won't hurt you. This is just a li t tle joke or ours, that is all.'' The native s fears seemed to subside. CHAPTER X. RODRIGUEZ THE RED. BuT he looked about him with a puzzled air. "Where I be!" he asked, incoherently. "Me no see you before. We be under water!" "Yes," replied Frank, "we are under water.'' The Konaka looked mystified. "This ship under water too?" "Yes.'' ..But-me no understand. Ship dive like man!" replied Frank, "this is a ship which can travel uoder wateras well as on the surface." "Go up top when want to!" "Yes.'' "An' dive too when want to!" "Yes," replied Frank. The Kanaka clasped his hands. "Funny!" he exclaimed. "How you do It! How you get air?" "We manufacture it," replied Frank. "We make it with cbem icals." The Kaoaka shook his head. It was all a mystery to him. But his cour a ge had returned. He was awed witb the splendor of the Dart s cabin as well as plE"ased. "No have seen ship like this he declared. "Come here under watert" "Yes." "Ftsh for pearl!'' "No,'' replied Frank, "but if you want to see your comrades : come here." Frank led the way to the plate glass windows of the Dart. A wonderful view of the ocean's bed was spread to the view of the astonished diver Just at that moment down came one of the divers from his schooner above. The fellow descended and struck the bottom not twenty feet from the Dart. He saw the vessel at thut moment. The effect was thrilling. For a moment he crouched upon the sands in surprise and terror, then up he went to the surface like a shot. Matto, the K a naka, laughed at this immoderately. "Berry funny!" he cried. "Be see under water boat. He '!raid." "So were you at tirst," said .Frank. Mallo looketl about apprehensively as if he had not quite recovered from his rear as y et. Frank then touched the electric lever which exhausted the reseP. voir and the bo!lt began to rise. For a moment Matto was alarmed. He fell down upon his knees with a terrified prayer of supplication. But the next instant the t>oat shot up into dayli g ht. Its appearance among the lleet of pearl fishers created a panic. All pulled up anchor to spot, fearing an attack. But Frank ran a white llag up which seemed to quiet their fears and then the young inventor appeared on the bridge with Matto ana hail ed one of the schooners A parley ensued, and then a boat came and took Matto off. The pearl fishers now swarmed about the submarine boat without fear and in amazement. They were evidently very favorably impressed with the wonderful craft. A number of the captains came on board and Frank entertained them. Some hours were spent this way, then the Dart cast off and took a dive beneath the waves. Once more she was on her under water journey. From the i s land of Borneo a course was set for the Carolines. Here a landing was made to secure a supply of fresh water. This was the tirst landing made, and all were glad to get ashore and stretch their legs. Soon, howe ver, the Dart was crawling along the bed of the sea to-W!Ird the Gilbert Islands. They were now not far from the equator, and a rise to the surface revealed f e arful hot weather. But at the depth at which the Dart was, all was as cool and com fOitable as could be wished for.

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12 AROUND THE WORLD UNDER W ;A.'I'ER. The Gilbert Islands lay 011 the northeast, when one day Barney in the pilot-house sighted a strange scene. "Shure, Mistber Frank!" he cried, wad yez jist coom up an' take a look at the loikes av this." What is it?" asked Frank as he sprang into the pilot-bouse. Shure, sor, an' it looks like two ships, one fastened to the other." At a glance Frank suw that this was eno11gh. There, at the bottom of the aea, lay r.wo ships side by side. TheY. were in a fair state of preservation, though plainly of the most ancient type. They looked like old Spanish galleys, as indeed they were, with the "long tier or guns still frowning from their sides. They were lashed togethel' with chains, and it was evident had gone down in a terrible sea figllt. Frank comprehended the situation at a glance. He allowed the Dar& to run alongside the two ships; Then be surveyed them. One of them was a richly laden merchant ship, and the other no had been a pirate vessel. Coming together in mid-ocean, they had been lashed together, q.ud fought unUI in a sinking couditfon, when one ship dragged the other down. It was a fearful thing to think of, and the explorers on board the Dart regarded the spectacle with iutere s t. "Some poor souls went to eteruity with that trip," declared Von Bulow. "You are right," agreed Prof. Vose. I have a stroug desire to explore those vessels and learn their names." So have I.'' The two scientists looked at Frank. The young inventor nodded Lis bend. "Very well,' : he said, "you sh11ll have the privilege, if you like." The diving suits were brought out and donned quickly. Barney and Pomp were to remain aboard the D a rt. Soon the .three explorers were making their way over the bottom of the sea to the two sunken ships. As Lhey drew nearer Frank deciphered upon the stern of one the name "Mary Isabellu. A. D. 1640." The other bore the name" Buena Vista," without a date. Reaching the Mary Isabella, the three divers clambered over the rail. The decks pre s ented a wild scena of confusion. Despite the more th a n two centuries that the ships had laid at th e bottom of the sea, however, things were in a rQmarkable state of preservation. Cordage and kegs of powd11r were piled up in h e aps. Dismantled cannon lay on the decks, splinters of rotting wood, broken spars, and even shreds of sails yet preserv e d. But the ghastly sight of all were the human bones scattered from one end of the sllip to the other. Cutlasses and carbines lay about by scores, just as they had fallen from the bands of t h e drown victims The (1Xplorers counted fully two h undred human skulls. This showed that the pirate bad c a rried a strong crew. Near the cabin stairs lay the body or rather skeleton of a giant framed man. Across the skeleton lay a huge sword, with a handle of ivory and gold. This had tarnished and corroded somewhat in the lapse of time But, Frank, picking it up, was able to read chisel e d in the white ivory: RODRIGU EZ THE RED, Capitan la Mary I s abella, A. D. 1 6 48.'' A deatb's head and cross bones were under the name. Frank held t!Je weapon in his bands with a strange thrill. He knew well enough what that meant. Many a life had been taken by that cruel b!a:le. Many a poor wretch had begged in vain for mercy beneath it. Rodriguez the Red was a noted pirate of thoPe times. 'l'his then was bis ship, this hls sword, his bones, and hi!! miserable Qnd. It was a thrilling subject to think upon, and Frank was deeply im pressed. He hung the sword e t his belt, determined to preserve it. Vose and Van Bulow bad desc e nded mto the cabin. Here an awful scene was rev e ale d Beyond the main cabin, in the hold of.tbe ship, was a terrible spectacle. In shambles, with iron fetters at wrists and ankles, were half a hundred sheletons, many of them being women. These, no doubt, were prisoners captuted by the pirate, and held for ransome. Their awful rate was a terrible thing to think upon. The explorers gazed upon the scene for some moments with horror. Then they passed on, e xploring other parts of the ship ( The galley, the forward c a blu, the forecastle, the powder mag11zine all were viilited \ Then it was left to Van Bulow to make a wonderful discovery. Near the magazin e he found a se a led door. This was exammed, and it was concluded this must be the entrance to the treasure chamber of the pirate ship. At once the explorers proceeded to batter it down with their axes. This required some timll', but it was finally accomplished. A dark chamber was revealed beyond. Into it they passed. There were several iron-bound chests. rhese were piled each upon the other or conroe the explorers fancied them filled with treasure. There seemell no good reason why they should not be filled with gold and jewels. A blow of an ax dashed one of them open. It was empty. A second was found to be the same A third contained a handful of moldy silver coin. This was the sum total of the pirate's treasure. Whether there was more on board or not it was not easily guessed. Undoubtedly, however, the pirate chief had exhausted his s t ore of money, and had counted upon making up for lt from the capture of the Buena Vista. It was much the custom of pirates in those days to bury their trea sure upon desert isles. Possibly Rodriguez had done this. However it was, certamly, there was nothing of value on !>oard now. The explorers left the Mary Isabella and 1ts uncanny relations. 'rhey were decided to go aboard the Bue na Vista. F1 ank, however, did not anticipate finding money aboard the mer. It wus probably heavily laden with merchandise which had not yet been converted into gold. But just as they were about to board the Buena Vista, Barney tlaebed the search-light from the deck of the Dart. CHAPTER XI. IN THE SOU TH ATL.!.NTIC. THis was the danger signal and Frank stopped, even with his hands upon the rail or the galley. He turned and made startled signs to Van Bulow and Vose. All started for tlle Dart With all h'l s te. They ran rapidly, and reaching the rail, climbed Into the vestibule. They were not a moment too soon. Even as they did so Frank saw what the cause of Barney's alarm was. A strong submarine current bad set in and was rocking th e Dart; vwlently. In fact, barely had the explorers clambered aboard, when the sub marine boat was picked up like a feather and whirled away in a surg mass of water. Frank and the two scientists mannged to get off their armor and reach the interior. Barney was in tbe pilot-house at the wheel ., Frank was quickly by his side. Tlle Dart w n s ueing whirl e d wit h fearful speed through tbEi' deep. There was mos t fearfo! dang e r of a collision with some object, and Frank took the wheel from the Celt's band. Barne y pointed to the barometer. "Begorra, Mistber Frank," he cried, "I felt it coming ; an' shore I med up me m o ind it was a cyclone we'd be afther ha-ving!" "That is right, Barney, said Frank. The younl inventor knew that a typhoon was raging upon the sur face of tile sea, aqd the dept b h e re was not so great but that the Dart would be involved in the current. It was imppssible to say wbnt might be the outcome of If the Dart could reach deeper water it might descend below the level of disturbance, If not, it would be whirled nobody kaew what distance. There wns also a possU.ility of becoming engulfea in a tidal wave and burled to destruction. It was a time of awful peril. And Frank and his companions had been lucky to get aboard the Dart In due season. If they bad failed to do so, the Dart would have left them. It would have then been like looking for a needle in a haystack for Barney to have even tried to lind them. Away like a race horse the Dart was whirled. But it could not last forever. Suddenly Frank became convinced that there was deeper water under them. Accordingly he let the Dart descend. Down shot the submarine boat. It was a correct guess. There happened just here to be a deep sink and down into it the Dart In a few moments it was in still water and they were saved. The commotion in the waters overhead was something frightful. It lnsted until the typhoon had passed and then subsi d ed. All was quiet once more, and it was now s afe to ascend. The Dart was soon under way and making good sp e ed once more. The re was no thought of returning to the wre cked ve8sels. lnd el!d, thi s would have been hardly possible, for the fact that their locality was unmarked, and to find tllem woald have taken much So the Dart r e sumed its journey across the South Pacific. Keeping still to the eastward, Frank ran the Dart thro u g h a trans parent body of 11ntil iu the vicinity of Gnlopagos Islands.

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L AROUND THE WORLD UNDER W .A. TER. 18 These are dead on the equator aad westward from Peru. Here ha shaped his course due southward and ran at full speeq,, un til one day, upon taking his btmringe, he discovered LbaL they were just off tlle entrance to the Straits or Magellan. Into these the Dart made Its way, and not a great while later, ma1e the Falkland Islands. Once more the submarine boat was in the South Pacific. But tlle water here was cold, and the bed of the ocean muddy and cheerless. The voyagers were giM to get away from the uninviting seas, and make the Equator once more. They were now near to having completely encircled the glolle. It was like entering upon the bomestretclt and all were feverish with anxious baste. They hau been out thus far not quite three months. But it seerued an eternity. Indeed, it was almost ad if they had always Jived at the bottom of the sea. They longed for a change and the privilege or once more setting foot on America's fr11e soil. Indeed, the confinement or three months on chemically purified air bad not been witllout its injurious effects. The countenances of ali were gllastly white, nod it was safe to say that a mucb longer confinement would have been very detrimental to health, So tbe Dart was put under full pressure. But the exciting incidents or the trip were not by any means over. One day Pomp had his turn in the pilot-bouse. Barney was working liard below decks, Frank was in his stateroom and Van Bulow aild Vose were engaged in a scientific discussion. Suddenly tlle darky saw a peculiar object far aheau. It looked hke a vast black mountain, but as he strained his be saw tllat it was really tlle hull of a huge vessel lying at the hot tom of the sen. The darky at once beaded the Dart toward it. His curiosity was aroused. Be shouted down the gangway to Frank. "HI, Marse Frank!" be cried. Jes' yo' cum up yere one minnit!'' Frank beard the call. Be at once complied. Be came tumbling up the gangway and reached the pilot-bouse in 4nother moment. What is the matter?'' be asked of uarky. Pomp poiuteu at the sunken ship. Look at dat, sail!" Frank's face fell. They were daily passing sunken wrecks without a thought or paus ing to bestow attention upon them. Tlle young inventor was out of patience. What on earth do you mean by calling me up here for thD.t, Pomp," be cried. Why there is nothing remarkable about thM wreck!'' Don' yo' say dat, Marse Frank. As suah as yo' is bo'n dere am a live man climbing around on dat wreck7" Frar.k gave a start. A Jive man7" "Yes. Nonsense!" "It am a lac', sah!" "More likely it is a big crab crawling over it." "No, sa b. It am a man, I tell yo'! Look for yo'se!." Frank did look. Be saw that the dark.y was right. A man was certainly climbing over the rail of the sunken ehip. Be carried a.n ax in his hand and also a lantern, the gleam of which was plainly seen. What was more tlle stranger wore the suit of o diver. Well, upon my word you are right, Pomp!" declared Frank. I reckon be am a diver, sah." "Yea.'' Wbatebaer am he doiu' dere, sab? Am dat a treasure ship!" It is possible," replied the young inventor. "At any rate we will .find out." Frank seized the lever of the search-light nod turned the current on The blazing light made all in the vicinity of the wreck as light as day. There were seen to Lie really three of the divers. Their life lines, even, could be distinguished. They were certainly engaged in exploring the wreck. Frank at o9ce correctly dlvined that they were after treasure. Be regarded them attentively a moment, an(! considered tlle feasibility of making their acquaintance. "I'll tell you what we'll do, Pomp," he declared wilh inspiration. "Well sah?" "We'li just put on our diving suits and walk np there and make their 1\cquaiotance." "A'right, Marse Frank!" cried Pomp, witli alacrity. Barney was called into the pilot-house at once. Frank explained the situation to him and said: Now I want you to stay here Barney and watch for my signals. Pomp and I are going to visit the wreck. or course we do not know that they are friendly people." All roigbt, sor," agreed Barney. "I'll do jist as yez say, sor." .Barney and Pomp at once prepared the diving armor. Pomp and Frauk donned it and made ready to leave the Dart. Van .Bulow and Vose were botll anxious to accompany tllem, but were unai.Jie to do so, as Frank did not deem it safe. Leaving the Dart, Frank and Pomp started for the wreck. The divers did not note their approach and seemed busy in overhauling a bundle or something in the sands. Suddenly a thrilling sight was beheld. One of the divers bud stooped to pick QP an obJect, whe n his com panion struck him a terrible blow with a hatchet. The @tricken diver staggered to his feet. He warded off a second blow and clinched with his assnilant. Then followed a terrible str)lggle. Two of the divers seemed determineq to take the life of a third, for what reason or purpose could not be guessed. "My God!"thought Frank Reads, Jr.; they will kill him!' He made startled signs to Pomp. At once the darky pulled his ux from his belt, and together with Frank started to. tile rl'scue. Rapid progress was out of the question; out Frank pressed for ward. To shout would have been of no avail, as his words could not have been heard a fo,)t away, The be&et diver was making a bold and plu::ky fight. But of course the odds were by fnr too great. He was qu1ckly overpowered. His two foes were raining blows upon his helmet. Suddenly one of them saw Frank and Pomp coming. Tbey were seen to instantly pull the 1i!e lines. In another moment they were pulled upward and out of sight. t The third diver Jay upon the white sands by the hull or the wrecked vessel. He might not be alive. CHAPTER XU. THE DIVER'S STORY. So thought Frank Reade, Jr. But he hastened to his side. Be had .Burney the signal, and tbe Durt was quickly com ing to the spot. Frank instantly supported the head of the injured diver. He saw that be was still alive, but that tile life line was cut, and he was drowning rapidly. Barney had seen the whole affair, and understood it. Be knew that quick work must be made. Tbe Dart was quickly on tile spot. Frank and Pomp hall picked the injured man up and rushed for the vestibule. There was need of extreme baste. All was done in a twinkiirlg. The door was thrown open, and they were quickly in the vestibule. The water was expelled, 11nd the rescued diver lay gasping in Frank's The young inven tor quickly removed his helmet, and ga'Ve him a1r. Then be was taken inside the boat and placed upon a couch. Arliliciol was resorted to, and every known means used to bring the unfortunate man back to life. Slowly he reviveo, and soon wa. s able to look about him. There were cuts and bruises upon his body from tbe lllows given him. But Frank had carefully dressed these, and found tbat none of them were serious. Soon he bad revived sufficiently to talk. Wliere am I?" he exclaimed, in good English. What is all this?" "You are on boaru the Dart-submarine boat," said Frank. A submarine boat?" "Yes.'' "Wonder of wonders! To what government does it belong?" It is owned by a private party : "Who?" "I am the man. My name is F'rank Rende, Jr." A ligllt of comprehension broke across the man's race "You are that young Yankee inventor who is so famous!" he cried. "I am an inventor." "I have beard or you and your air-ships and submarine boats. So this is one of them?" Yes, this is the Dart!' "Well, it is a dandy." "It .is a good boat." "But what are you doing away down here lb these seas!'' "We' are on our way home." "To the United States!" "Yes.'' Where have you been, if I may nsk?" "Certainly. We have been almost around the world." The diver whistled. "And' all under water?" ''Y-es." ";Whew! what a record! But you happenea along just in time to save me." "Yes." "For which I am thankful. I shall never forget it." "That is all right." ".But doubtless you would like to know who I am." "I would," replied Frank .. I <'

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) \.../ 14 .AROUND THE WORLD UNDER W A 'l'ER. "Well, I am Herbert Smith, or New Or!Eians, Louisiana." "Ah!'' "01 course you haye never heard of me. But I am well lmown in that locality. 1\fy business :n this part of the world was the recovery <>fa million dollars in gold from the wreck of yonder ship. That ship was the steamer Virgo, of the Argentine 8ervice. "Sheo sailed six years ago lor New York with all that coin on board and was lost at sea. been for six years.,engaged in locating ber. "I have spent tilly tllousand dollars, or nearly ten thousand dollars a year in the quest. At last I succeeded. There she is, and the coin is now safely aboard of her. It is a vast treasul'e and well worth striviug for. "But unfortunately for me, I was induced to take into partnership t\vo meJ.1 whom I now know to be rogues. They are brothers, Martin and James Henry. We 'found the wreck by repeated diving in different latitudes, using my yacht, the Fancy, manned by a trusty crew." And they tried to murder you so that the treasure would be all theirs," said Frank, quietly. "You saw that witb your own eyes, did you not!'' "Yes." 1 ' They meant to killllle!" "Certainly." they even now believe me dtad." "I daresay." 1 They will tell the crew that I was devoured by a sea monster of some kind. Then they will try to get away with the gold coin." "That is what they will do very likely,'' agreed Frank. "Now,,!! in my case, what would you do!'' "I shoUld remain quiet right here until you are fully recovered.'' "But--'' "Wait a moment. When you are recovered, I will do all in my power to help you recover that treasure, and also to overtake and punish your foes." Smith gave an inarticulate cry and seized Frank's hand. "You don't menu that!" "Yes, I do." "You are too kind to me!" "It will be a pleasure, You may remain on board this boat until America is i! you desire!" God bless you!" Smith seemed overcome for a moment. Finally lie aroused himself and said in a faltering tone: "You are more than kind to me. Let me tell you my story." I will be glad to liaten !" 1 have a mothllr and sister at home dependent upon me. My mother is aged ami my sister is a cripple. My father is in prison falsely charged with forgery. lle has not the money to procure a new trial wllicll would clear him. It is for tllese ends that 1 am working, that 1 desire this fortane. It is not !or myself!'' Frank listened kindly. Then he t.ook the wounded diver's hand and said: J "Rest easy where you are. We will see that you g&in your ends!" "God will bless you." Then tlle wounded man sank back and slept soun(lly for some time. The voyagers all came forward and looked upon his handsome face. "He is a noble fellow I'll wager my life," declared Van Bulow. "He is a man or heart and deep relinemeut," said Vose, emphatically. "However that may he," said Frank, forcibly, "he has been in the bands of a set of villains. If I can help him out of it I surely will." It was decided while Smith slept to visit the wreck. U the million dollars in coin was really there it should be removed to Lhe Dart. Then when Smith should nwake he should tlnd himself homeward bound, with his trensure safe in hill possession. A trip was taken to the surface first of all. Frank was determined if the Fancy was still tllere to capture it and also the two would-be murderers. But to the surprise of all the yacht was gone. Only a distant speck on the horizon was to be seen of her sail. The villains evidently did not dare to descend into the ocean depths either from superstitioua fear or some other C!lnse. A trip was next made to the wreck of Virgo. Frank and Barney thorougilly explored the ship from one end to the other. In the treasure room the gold coin was found. But there was no amount as Smith had declared. Instead of a million barely one hundred th:lUsand dollars was found. W!Jat had become of the balance was a mystery never to be solved. The money was removed to the Dart in canvas bags. 'l'hen, after making another long search, the submarine boat went again on its way. Frank Reade, Jr., now beaded the Dart for home with all speed. Tlle two scientists, Van Bulow and Vose, were well satisfied with the result of their labors. They had gained much material or value, and were returning with enough to malte of them lions in scientific circles. Barney and Pomp were tired of the long trip under water. "Bejabers it will seem good to git a sprtg av good old shamrock agio!" declared Burney. "The soight av a green lield wud surely par'lyze mel" "Hub! I jes' want one mo' whack at a good possum stew,'' said Pomp, smacking hts lips. Ali for Frank Reade, Jr., he was thinking of a wonderful n .. w inven which he should proceed to perfect as soon as he reached Reeadsto wn. And Herbert Smith was very willing to get home. In fact tlle new passenger was llanlly able to realize his good fortune. "I don't understand llow that inillion in gold coin to a hundred thousand dollars," he declared, "but that is a large enough fortune for me. I am satisfied." I hope t!Jat you will overcome all your troubles," said Frank. I shall," replied Smith, confidently. What will be your lirst move?" Make my motner and sister happy and comfortable." And then!" "Secure my father a new trial and see that he is cleared!" After that?'' "I shall pitch in for mysel!,'' the young man's eyes twinkled, there is a pretty Mary Joues w!Jo is waiting lor me. She is as true as steel." Frank smiled happily. I have taken a great interest in you, S!IIith !'' he declared. "I !Jope you will prosper and be happy!" 'fhank you!'' St.ill the Dart kept on her northward way. lt was evident tllat the party had all been under water quite long enough. All were beginnicg to feel a trifle sick and the boat itself was show ing the wear and lear of the trip. Frank could have risen to the surface and gone along much faster But he preferred not do this. As lie said, the cruise had thus far been made under water. It was worth somethinng to say that oue had been around the world under water and he wanted the credit for it. So the Dart kept on just the same. CHAPTER XIII. HOME AOA!N-TIIE END, IT was a joyful day when Frank announced that the Bahamas lay j nat to the nor h wurli, and tlley were making in for the Florida coast. The spirits of all arose greatly. But Frank, however, l;ept cool and cautious. He knew that even on this last stretch serious things might happen. And WIIB proven true. Even as the Florida coast was sighted and Frank made it only one hundred miles to St. Augustine an incident of thrilling sort occurred. Frank was in the piloL-l10use wheu suddenly tlle boat gave a lunge forward an!! came to a d
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All h:v.l been a w ai tin g the return or t he D a r t. t hei r soci ety. Herbert S mith started a t o nce for h o me witb his At 1ts appearo.o,ce the boom of cann o n .burst the a i r. The en t reasure. . t.bQ.siasm a n d excitement was g reat. T he D a r t wa s p l a c e d upon a speci a l train anrl shipped to R eadesTbe wonderf ul tri'p aronull the w orld under water w a s e nd e d town for repairs. A few days later Frank Reade, Jr., aud Barney It had been a success ai'Jd P o m p were home again. From one end of the continent t o the other the wire carried the 'l'here they were satis!Je d to remain for a time. B u t the young in "' news The c rew of the wonderf ul submarine boat came in for ventor had new and daring plaus, intended to eclipse even these por. ou ovnt ion. trayed in this story o r a submarine boat, or a trip a r o u ud the wor l d Dr. an B ulo w and Prof. Vos e returned to New York to report to under water. [THE END.] The nflxt number ot the FRANK READE LIBRARY will contain another thrilling story, entitled-" FRANK READE, JR. S CHASE 'l'HE CLOUDS." BOARDING HOUSE. -oBy "BR.ICKTOP." -o-P rofusely illustrated by 'l;HO:ItfAS WoRTH. This book illustrates the Comic side of Life, full of funny Ad ventures and Novel Situations, abounding in Joke s and Original Sayings, Price 10 cents. For sale by all newsdealers, or we will send it to you upon re ceipt o f price. Address FRt\NK TOUSEY, Publis h er, P. 0 Box 273 0 34 & 36 North Moore S t New York. OUR SERVANT GIRLS. :o:-By .. .o. This book cannot be surpassed for Fun, Interesting Situations, and the huiLorous side of Home Life. Abounding in illustrations by 'l'HOMAS WORTH. Price 10 cents. For sale by all newsdealers or we will send it to yo u u pon re ceipt of price. Address FRANK TOUSEY Publisher, P. 0 Box 2730. 3 4 & 36 North Moore St., New york. -use:t-u.1 a:n.d. I:n.str-u..cti ve :Books. 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