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From zone to zone; or, The wonderful trip of Frank Reade, Jr., with his latest air-ship
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Senarens, Luis, 1863-1939
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Latest and Best Stories are Published in This Library ... T0 69 {couPLET } FRANl{ TousEY. PUBLISHER. 3! & 36 NoRTH MooRE STREET, NEw YoRK. { JJticE } Vol. ID E. New York, January 13, 189!. ISSUED WEEKLY. 5 CENTS. Fintered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 189!, by FRANK TOUSEY, in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D. C. From Zone to Zone; or, THE WONDERFUL TRIP OF FRANK READE, JR., WITH HIS LATEST AIR-SHIP. By "NONAME." )

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2 FROM ZONE '1'0 ZONE. The subs cription Price
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FROM ZONE TO ZONE. 3 That night the press of tile country resounded with exciting reponsl He was not thinking or his own safety, hut of those al.10ard the of the meeting, and the proposed attempt or Frank Reade, Jr., to ship and their prospy black as ebony and jolly as a genial DutchBut Lucille had been happy even in the monotonous routine of ship man. life. One was known as Barney O'Shea and the other as Pomp. Now, however, wben the prospect of being compelled to spend an'l'hey bad been in the employ of l!'rank Reade, Jr., for many years other winter in frozen latitudes confronted him Captain Hardy wished and were much devoted to him. devoutly that he had left her at horne. The air-ship as revealed to the visitars was indeed a wonderful this prospect, so dreadful, might have been averted, haa they machine, started a month earlier for home. In shape it was long and narrow and built after the lines of a mackBut striking a school of whales, the temp\.ation to till every barrel ere!. The hull was or thinly rolled platinum, coute:l with bullet proof aboard had caused the captain to linger. steel. In an ordinary season, however, he would yet have succeeded in 'l'he shell thus formed could easily be lifted by four men, despite getting beyond thfl circle. its huge proportions. But It seemed as if the fates themselves held the north wind in Along the sides of the shell were slides and a coarse network their hands. It had grown in fury for weeks. which could be let up or down so as to inclose the hull or make it And now the cold bad b11gun to set in. open at will. Pack ice even st.owed itself, and the rigging was frozen at times, In these slides were round port holes for observation or to 'fire at so that a block or stay could hardly be moved. au enemy through. The bow of the air-ship was sharp and carried No wonder the captain was anxious. a ram. The stern carried a pair of strong propellers. "We must bend every sail!" ha declr.red, "Unlesswe get out or In the stern also was the after cabin and galley, the quarters of the here this week, it is winter quarters, and--" crAw, Barney and Pomp. He did not tinish the sentence. \ Midway in the hull was tile cabin and engine-room The cabin was Something lil' e a groan escaped his lips. small, but fitted up exquisitely in leather and plush. But every day tlJe wind grew stifl'er, and the Albatross le.oored The engine-room belll tl!e powerful electric engines which formed harder. the motive power or the air-ship. It was certain that she would never make the nortbern seas. A These were Frank Reade, Jr.'s special invention, and the secret of gloom settled down over ship and crew. tbeir construction he would not betray to anybody. The sailors, brave fellows all, could not help a murmur. Upon the prow of tbe air-sbip was tbe wheel-house, and also a Many of them thought of their homes in the far North where dear migilty powerful search-light, capable or penetrating the darkest ones were awditing them. Alas! it looked as if they would never see night for a distance of two miles. them agair;, Now let us turn to the elevating power of the famous inve[ltion. Day by day the vessel lost headway. Gas was not employed in any shape. A much_ stronger and safer Then one day the hlack clouds shut in from the north and there medium was use11, as 'the reader will agree. came nn ice storm, the like of which they had never seen before. There were three tall musts rising from the upper deck of the airThere was little use to attempt to face the wind now. slnp. All they could committee took itR ds so severe as to have almost precludE.>d a human being living in the open air a moment. But there were many of these spells, and fortunately they were not of long duration. At times the thermometer would go up with a rush and the air be come quite mild. At such Limes they dared to venture away from the ship. Hunts were organized, and as game came out !rom the mam land to roam the 1ce pack there was always a chance of shooting something-. Foxes nud rabbits, or Arctic hares were common. Occasionally an elk was seen, or a of reindeer. Seals were plenty, rather difficult to hunt, and great Hocks of ducks a1Hi' geese at times llew over.

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FROM ZONE TO ZONE. The party were getting along amazingly well, when one day a fear ful, thrillinl; catastror;he occurred. Of course none of the ship's crew had ever penetrated further south, and knew nothing of the Antmclic continent. That it might he inhabited was possible, but there was no record. In tl:e Arctic Esquimaux !ive11 contiguous to the pole. But in the Antarctic human IHe had never been found existent. Yet was no evidence that it did not exist. One day Captain Hanly and Jack proposed to go on a seal hunt four miles away toward the open sea. They took two of the seamen-Jerry Mains and Adolph Sturgeson: witb them. This left Second Mate Alhe1t Stearns aud aix seamen aboard the craft. Of course Lucille remained aboard. It was a fatal day. Arrived at the sealing grounds, the first catastrophe occurred. It, was one never to be forgotten. A seal was lanced by Sturgeson very near the edge of the pack. The creature was killed as the sailor believed. But as he ventured near it auddtmly it turned and attacked him. Before Sturgesou could get out of the way it had fastened Ollll of its tusks through the cal! of his leg. He was held a prisoner, and the agony was so intense that be shrieked for aid. He was seoen by all three of his companions. "My God!" cried Jack Wallis, with the utmost horror. "PoQr Sturgeson is done for!" Don't say that!" cried Captain Hardy, with anguish. "Save him!" Jerry Mains was the nearest. Seeing his companion in such deep trouble, he at once started for him. Out over the pack he ran. The seal still hanging to his victim, was backing to the edge or the pack. A moment more and he would slide into the water. Mains reached the spot the next moment.. With a blow he 1\illed the seal, and then grasped Sturgeson's hands. But at that moment a fearful thing happened. The section of ice upon which they were suddenly snapped and broke away from the main pack. It tlrifted out into the black water. All might have been well even then, had it not been for a phenomenoq. a!most al'l'ays certain to occur. There w(!re huge, top-heavy peaks on the ice lloe, which causell it to unbalanced. Suddenly it rocked violently, and then with a mighty vortex or waters, keeled ovor and turned bottom side up, the heavy part of the berg sinking. An awful cry of l10rror escaped Captain Hardy ancl Jack Wallis. My God, they are lost forever!" crtetl the young mate. This wns certainly true. The two unfortunate men never rose. The bed of the deep Antnrc tic was their llnal resting place. There was no more seal bunting that day. The grief and horror of the two survivors can well be imagined. There was nothing to do but to return to the Albatross and report the mishap. So bnck toward the ship they started. But as they came in sight of it,
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FROM ZONE TO ZONE. 5 This was that they had neglected to take sufficient ammunition from the ship with them. But a few more rounds of cartridges TlE HOLLOW )fOUNTAIN. And now our adventurers made an appalling discovery. I CnAPTER IV. )jft. CERTAIKLY the appearance of the volcanic mountain was unusual With blaucheu faces they looked at each other. I in the t>Xtreme. What diu it mean! "My boy," said Captain Hardy, steadily, "I fear it Is all UJ> with II Had internal tires l.mrued it out and made of it a hollow cone? It us!'' certainly looked very much so. ;.. It looks so, captain;: But now another startling thiog wns seen. Into the vast cavity a What an awful fate! large body of men were seen to I.Je rushing. "At least we will die game!" "It is the home ol the hari.Jarians!" cried Prof. Gaston in amaze. Wallis shut his lips tig,I.Jtly and resumed tile tiring. Be made every ment. "More and more wonderful!" shot tell. But presently he found that he had but three cartridges 'l'he aerial voyagers gazed upon the spectacle in she!!rest wonder. left. Into the mighty aperture rushed the Antarctic natives. In a few And the barbarians were every moment growing bolder. A baudmorner.ts not one was in sight. to-hand combat would be sure to be fatal. The air-ship now rapidly settled down at the toot of the volcano. A few moments more and they would certainly have overwllelmed There was one resolute purpose in the minds of alt. the two b.rave men, bad it not been for an intervention. They were determined to invade the curious dwelling-place of tbe And thiS came from a most unexpected quarter. natives. It was a moral certainty that the white prisoners Lucille Suddenly, what seemed like a holt of lightning dropped and Mnrk Vane and Alvan Bates were therein coufiued. from the sky, and right among the barbariaas. Thi3 the case, there was sutlicient excuse for the invasion for There was a fearful explosion. it was necessary to rescue them. 'l'ons of ice aud snow rose to htght of fi(ty feet in the air. The air-sllip descended until on a level with the cavernous opening. Dozens ol the barbarians were toru Ill shreds. It could easily have sailed into the place, but Frank was afrnid that As touojeu, .Jack and Captain Haruy looked up, 11nd beheld a sight colhslon with the roo! might damage tile wings or rotascope. tbe hke or wl!Jch they had never seen before. So he dij not venture to enter. "Great Neptune!'' gasped the captain "A ship sailing in the But geLLing down on a level, he turned the rays of the search light air!" into the place. 'l'his reveaiP.d a curious si,gl;t. This was what it seemed. A mighty open space, or perhaps it might be culled cavern, occuBut in place of snils were flapping wings. The hul! was of ditl"er pied several acres in extent, and all roofed by tl:e shell of the vol-ent sbape. It was a ship, but not one Intended for sailing the seas. cano. Tbnt it was not a auperr:atural apparition was evident, for at the But in the center or this vast underground area, was what looked rail were four men, all of them shouting encouraging words. like a lake of molten gold as it lay under the gleam of th'3 search Keep up, friends!" came down from above. We will help you." light. Ahoy!" gasped Captain Hardy, in amnzement. "Who are you?" However, Frank saw that it was nothing of the kind, but a vast "Tills is Frank Reade, Jr.'!!. air-ship tile Dart. We are Ameri bnsm (l( boiling lava. cans!" A stream ol the boiling liquid ran down into tile tasin from an "And so are we," replied Hardy. "I've commanded many a good oritice in the mountain wall. ship in my life bat I oever yet saw one thaL sailed in the air." Tile walls of the immense cavern were of hardened lava apparently. At this the aerial voragers laughed. It was certainly u queer freak of nawre. Wait and we will descend!" they cried. But this was not all. Then tile Dart settled until it at:ghted upon the ice. At the The Antarctic "'atives bad entered the place, but none of them were rail four men were stand mg. in sight. One was a tall hapdsome young man, another was short and wore Frank was in a position whence he could easily view the whole in a!asses, one was an lrisllmun and the fourth wns a negro as black as terior of the place. ; coal. But an explanation of their disappearance was easily obtained. The reader, of course, them as Frank Reade, Jr., Barney Juat beyond Lbe lava basin there was a dark, cavtlrnous opening and Pomp nnd the scientist, Prof. Gaston. which nppen:red to trend downward. They had left home some six weeks vrevious and bad enjoyed a lirat Frank understood it all at once. elnss trip of eight thousand miles or more. "1 have it!'' he cried; this ia only one of many caverns in this One thing was certain. Tbey had arrived in the nick of time to volcanic range. The whole region here doubtless is honeycombed by save the lives of Captain Hardy and Jack. the action of currents of lava. Doubtless tbeh retreat is deep down Stories soon exchanged. Frank Reade, Jr., listened with deep In the howels of the earth." interest to the story of t!Je whalers. Captain Hardy heard this with dismay. When he was told about Lucille's capture by the Antarctic naLiVIJS Then we can never hope to them out!" be said. That will hll was at once arousea and crlell: not be possible." "She shall be rescued and have no fear, Captain Hardy!" "On the contrary, I believe it is possible," said Frank. "God bless you, sir!" cried the overjoyed captain. Of course, you You do!" have it in your power to do so with your air-shtp!" "Yes." I believe so. At least we will try." "How will you do it?" Antarctic natives!" cried Professor Guston, at once interested. Easiest thing in the world. Simply track them right into their "Well, that settles one important point, don't it, that the South Pole den." regions are inhabited.' Captain Hardy shrugged his shoulders. "It does!'' agreed Frank. "And yonder are mountains and a vol "You cannot go there with your air-ship,'' he said. cano." "Very true!" The scientist was, how ever, just now interested in the barbarians. Bow then do you propose to go?" A visit was made to the spot where the electric bomb had exploded. On foot.'' Some of the primitive weapons or the barbarians were secured. "Mercy! a handful of men like us will stand no show with such a Reveral of them had escaped mutilation and a look was taken at myriad of foes, however insufficien!ly armed.'' their features. Bow many of the natives do you reckon there are?'' asked Franli:. "or t!te Aryan type!" declared Prof. Gaston, "barbarians in every "At least several thousand.'' sense of the word. The shape of the skull precludes anything but The young inventor was silent. Be realized that there wns logic in low intellect.'' Captain Hardy's words. The remninina or survivirl"' barharians had vanished. But he was not to be defeated. Where they h:_d oone was of a mystery. Certain it was "Barney," lie said, "go down and fetch up those long Linck boxes they were not in sight anywhere. in Lhe !onyard cabin." It was decided to follow their trail as well as possii.Jle through the "All r01ght, sor!" snow. The Celt disappeared at once. 'rhls was not difficult. When he returned he had two of the boxes on his shoulder. They It was well defined and hroad. were marked in plain black letters: For some ways the air-ship kept on. "PLAIN ARMOR." Then the volcano and its attendant peaks drew nearer. To the surprise of all it was seen that the slopes of the volcanic mountnin were devoid of snow. What was more, there actually seeme1l to be vegetation upon it. But this wns prohably in the form of Arctic mosses and whictJ grow in very barren placas nod even under the snow. But as the air-ship now rapidly drew nearer to the volcano, a start ling discovery was mnde. "Look!" cried Jack Wallis in amazement. "The mountain was hollow!" Indeed, the appearance of a mighty yawning cavity in its side seemed to warrant this assertion. The volcano looked like a walnut shell cut in halves, with its side cut open. "Armor!" Captain Hardy. "Is that what you have there, Mr. Reade?" "That ia it," replied Frank. Mercy on us! I supposed the days of armor and knighthood bad gone by.'' Neither have as yet,'' replied Frank, quietly. "I have four suits of this armor. and it is my own manufacture. Did you ever see any thing better?'' As Frank said this he took from one of the boxes a shirt of mail. The finest of steel meshes, intricately woven, and all as pliable as cloth. Such was the wonderful armor. There was a suit from bead to foot, including a helmet, with visor and skull cap. Truly it was W(IDdP.rful workmanship.

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\ 6 l!'R0:\1: ZONE TO ZONE. "It. is bullet declared Frank. "Nothing ordinary can penetrate it." "Wonderful!" cried Jack Wallis. "Why, with armor one man could holtl an army at bay," "That he could," agreed Frank. "They might fire volleys at him. TI.Jey could not kill him." The sails of mail were carefully examined and admired. '.Then Frank said: "Yuu get into one, Wallis, and you, Captain Hardy, int.o the other. Pomp will remain with the machine. Barney, don th1s suit of mail and at once "All right, replied the Celt, who proceeded to obey. Then yon propose to wear these suits of mail in attacking the natives!" asked Hardy. "Certainly," replied Frank. "Thus equipped we can clean out tile country. Ah, there is great work ahead for us!" All were, of course, enthusiastic over the prospect. It Is needless to say that they were soon ready. Over the rail they went and stood upon Lhe volcanic ground. Pomp elevated the air-ship a few hundred feet for safety's sake, after they bad gone. Then the four rescuers entered the bollow mountain. As they did so, they noted a peculiar vibration and at times a dis tant jarring, jolting sound, as 1f machinery were at work beneath them. And doubtless it was, but not machinery made !Jy human hands. 'l'he internal fires there, no doubt caused the tremulous motion. l:ldeed, the atmosphere was charge:i with wavlls or heaL, which was evidence enough in itself of that. Entering the hollow mountain, the four mail-clad men skirted the !alee of molten Java. The heal from this was something not exactly pleasant to bear. They did not venture too near the edge. Upon every hand was visible evidencea of the great struggle of the volcauic elements In ages past. It was a wonderful sight, and Prof. Gaston made the best of it. He declared: "I am the most fortunate man io America to-day to be enabled to be llere. This is a wonderful experience!'' As the bad not a suit of armor on, it was decided that he should remain in the outer cavern where be. would b_e very much safer. He was anxious to search for specimens, and at the same time was not cle9irons of an encounter with the natives. Leaving Pro!. Gaston in the outer cavern, Frank Reade, Jr., arid his tllree companions boldly entered the subtermnean passage wllich led presumably to the stronghold of t ,he Antarctic natives. 'l'o their sUlprise the passage was hardly a hundred feet in length. Then they emerged upon a scene be like of which none ol them ban ever before beheld. It was womlllrful. They emerged upon a .long gallery, from which they looked down into au internal craLer full two hundred leet deep. A mighty basin it was, covering acres with small islands of rock in a vast lal'e of lire and Ia va. Great sheets of burning gas at times leaped a hundred feet in to the nir. Yf't certain draughts of ail made the gallery secure against the fril!;btful heat. For some while our explorers gazed upon the scene with wonder. Upon my word!'' exclaimed CajJtaiu Hardy. "Inferno could not be worse than that." You are rtaht," agreed Frank. Certainly it is akin to it." Begorra, niver want to fall down there!" cried Barney, with a shiver. Shure it's moighty quick yez would come to not hing." NolJody was disposed to contradict this logical statement. But Jack Wallis was impatient. If we are to save the captive,s I tbiuk we bad better move,'' he said. Everybody agreed to and they no1v pressed forward along the gnllerv. For a hundred yards this foll(lwed a winding way, and sud denly a startling view burst upon the rescuers. Daylight was visible just ahead, and now they emerged into a nar row aud deep valley right among the p13aks. 'IV bat was the most striking was that this valley was as green as au emerald, which, indeed, it seemed like in a rough setting of mighty jagged heights. Vegetation flourished in this peculiar valley. There were larches, cedars and spruces, aud a peculiar sort of grass interspersecl with moss turfed the valley. 'rhis was the home of the Antarctic people. Truly it was n remark able spectacle. For many weeks none in the party bad gazed upon aught but the white of snow and ice. 'l'be green valley now seeme(l to partly blind them, and, indeed, it was some while before any could tal The words batl barely left his lips when there was a startling sound in his rear. Instantly from behind rocks and shrubs a score of armed barbarians sprung forth and rushed upon our a! venturers like an avalanche. Swinging their battle axes they looked formidable indeed. The while men bad barely time to prepare for dllfense, so sudden and swift was the murderous attack. CHAPTER V. TilE ALBATROSS RELEASED. FRANK READE, JR., saw at once bow useless it was to attempt to treat with the borde. It was folly to think of such 11. thing. Murder was in their hearts and the only way to wipe it out was to give them battle. So the young inventor cried: Look out, friends! Stand by and don't let them get to close quarters." 'l be barbarians hurled their javelins with vengeful aino. Some ol them went true to the mark. But the points being only of lliut or fish bone were easily turned against the armor of the white men. So that the white men in tllis respect held a great advantage. They tired almost point blaol;; with their Wincbesters. Several of the natives dropped dead. But this md not them. Charging with such blind fury the battle could not help but be brought to close quarters And here it seemed for a moment as Jl the barbarians would win. With their heavy battle cluhs, which they swung alJOve tbeit beads with fearful Ioree, they tlealt terrible blows. The armor resisted the point of the ax, but the concussion was something Iii ely to prove almost as fatal. The guns of the white men were but frail guards. The only way to do was to keep up a running fire and retreat be fore the terrible blows. This scattered the fighters, and at the same time n1ade the outlook bad for the white men. ludeed, for a time it began to look serious enough fur them. at this moment Frank Reade, Jr., chanced to glance upward. He saw that the air-ship had drifted over the peaks and was now above the valley. Even as he looked he saw Pomp at the rail. Instantly Fmnk signaled to him. The astute darky was not long in grasping the situation. Prof. Gaston was now on board with him, having !Jeen picked up by Pomp. "Golly!" gasped the darky, "I l!one fink lh.t Marse Frank am In a bad scrape. Jes' yo' hoi' on, dar, Marse Gaston. l'se gwine to dem chaps pretty quick!" ','Mercy on us!" cried the profeasor, "our men are in great clan ger." Dat dey are, sir!" Pomp rushed into the cabin and brougl!t out a dynamite bomb, an invention of Frank Reade, Jr's. Tllis be droppell right in the midst of the barbarians. Instantly there was a terrific explosion. Full a dozen of the wretches were I.Jiown into eternity. Then the air-shiJ) to descend. The l:mri.Jarians seemed to have acquire1ln fearful terror of the air ship At sight of it now they lleat au inglorious retreat. Up the valley they rushed in headlong hastt!. The Dart descended until within one hundred feet of tbe ground. "All right, Pqmp!" cried Flrank, hold right where you are. We are going to invade that big stone building. Be ready to give us "A'right, Marse Frank!" replied Pomp, readily. The victorious explorers now charged the barbarians' settlement. They d esorte!.l their houses and lied incontinently. Reaching the massive stone structare they dashed through a high arched doorway and found themselves 111 a long J)assage. This proved to be a perfect labyrinth, but finally the rescuers came out in a high walled room in the center of the structure. And here, sittmg upon the stone floor and uonud hand and foot, were the three prisoners. Lucille was palo but brave, and at sight of the rescuers ga.ve a great cry of joy The next moment her bonds were cut, and she wn.; in her father's arms unharmed. It was a joyful reunion, ancl among the happy ones was Jack Wal lis. The looks given each other by the young lovers were of the warm est deacl'iption. The air-ship bad descended now, and Prof. Gaston was exploring the huts of the !Jarbarians. "A strange race!" he declared. "Uulike any.oother on the face or the earth." He collected much valuable data and many specimens. Then all returnell to the deck af the air-ship. The gratitude of the Albatross' people to Frank Reade, Jr., was or the most intense description. o We can nevPr forget your kindness," they declared. "But for )

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FROM ZONE '1'0 zoNE. your aid we would never have effected the rescue, and we should all have met death." But what are your plans now?" asked Frank, with interest. We must return to the Albatross!" And then--" ,. Winter here and with the first thaw in the spring sail for home!" But yon have no crew!" "1'hat is true!'' r e plied Captain Hardy. We shall be short handed. Yet if none of us die in the meanwllile tile four of us could sail the ship home!'' "Yet it will be a terrible experience for you to pass the winter upon the scene of tllat fearful said Frank; don't you think tile ice pack could be broken up?" "Ah!" cried Captain Hardy, eagerly. "If we could have made headway agamst the wind for only two miles more we suould have been in the open seu!'' "So I thought," said Frank. "You are right in the edge of the pack. It sllould not be difficult to get a channel through!" But Captain Hardy shook his Lead. "Too much ice!'' If you could reacll the open sea you could get north, couldn't you?" "Oh, yes, the current bas already set northward!" replied the cap tain. Then llave courage!" cried Frank, for I will pull you out of the hQ}e." 'rhe captain was amazed. "You?" u Yes.'' But-bow!" Wait and you shall see." The au-ship took its tlight from the volcanic valley, leaving the t(>r rifled barbanans to themselves. As straight as the birds could .flY Dart returned to the spot where tlle Albatross was nipped m tile ice. Then a descent was made. The first move was to reverently bury the victlms of the massacre and restor e things to order aboard the ship. Then Frank took a quick and comprellenstve survey of the ice pack. He saw that the Albatross lay between two ridges or block ice. It would take a century to rlig a channel through with pick and shovel. But this was not what Frank proposed to do. He carefully obtained Lhe lay of the ice puck. Then Barney and Pomp begun driliing lioles four feet deep in the ice. A line or holes were drilled at intervals of ten feet, the whole distance of two miles to the open sea. Then dynamite hombs were placed in them, and connected with a wire aboard the air-sllip. Frank pressed tlle electric key, and a terrific explosion followed. Tons or ice rose in the air, and was burled aside. A literal channel was mace the entire dtstunce or two miles to tbe open sea. It now only remained to clear this of ice. The crew or the Albntrass cheered with delight at the prospect. The ship lay in the channel freed of ice. But now to the gratification or every one, the ice began to move out of the channel of its own accord. The reason ror til is was that the Antarctic current had set to the northward, and was carrying it along. In a very few hours the channel was wholly clear. It now only remained to get the s)lip out of it and into tb(> open sea. As there was not seaway in the channel, sail could not be made. But Frank solved the problem. A line was carrted from the ship's bow a mile ahead and the air ship wall and anchored tirml) Then the electric engines were set to work and one of the propellerd was utilized as a drum to wind tlle line up on. The engines of t11e air-ship, though delicate, were powerful, and in a very short time the ship had been towed to the end of the channel. Here sail was made an stomacll. 1'he Celt was propelled across the cabin floor like a stone out of a catapult, and landed with a terrilic crash clear under llis own bunk. For a moment he was stunned nod utterly unable to tell wllere he was or what had happened. Pomp dill. "You know it is n com monly accepted b lief that the r(>gion nhout tlle South Pole is very op!Jn and warm. 'l'hat iu fact ice does not exist there at all!" "I he!i .. ve that is true!" declare
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8 FROM ZONE 1'0 ZONE. "The Polar ccuntry!" cried Gaston with excitement. "Surely it is a wonderful discovery. Is it inhabited?" The air-ship slowly sailed over t.lle mountain peaks. Suddenly Gas ton poiuted to a tall one and declared. 'l'hat is the South Pole, or at least it is exactly upon the spot where the pole should be!" 6ver the Antarctic country the drifted. There was a most remarkable change in the atmosphere. In place or the stinging cold there was a soft mildness which bore a strange resemblance to furnace beat. Hundreds or miles in area was the feni!e country of the South Pole. Various animals were seen, but in :.II the three huncred miles of sailing across the fertile and warm area, our voyagers saw notlting of human beings. However, Gaston declared. It is but a small part we have explore < as yet. They may exist in some other section, Our sole obJect now is to locate the two poles. Some other time we may IJe able to more extensively explore each. Eb, Mr. Reade!" "That is agreeable to me," I'ltraight to the northward the course was now held. No incident worthy of record occurred. The same unvarying mon otony of Ice and snow continued for many days. Then there cnme a noticeable change in the atmosphere. The sun became visible above tpe horizon. And as the air-ship sped on, the ice and snow began to disappear and the open sea came into view. Still northward the air-ship sped, until Kerguelen Land was sight ed. Due north was Australia. Not having any desire to go thither, Frank changed the course of the air-ship to the north west. This brought tbem over tempestuous sea3, and in thPse latitudes tl:e air-ship encountered a terri tic storm. It was the means of nigh causing tbll wreck of the Dart. The voyagers were all in the cabin at dinner. The wheel had been lashed, nod the Dart was traveling at a fair ra1 !' or speed. Suddenly something like a11> explosion brought every man to his feet. The next moment they were hurled about the c:ibin like PUPIJets. My God!'' cried Prof. Gaston in mortal terror. "'l'hll air-ship is falling!" "Steady!" shouted Frank. "We must reauh the wl1eell" But all was utter darkness. It seemed as if ten thousand fiends bad the Dart iL hand and was tossing it about like a puppet. Caught in the arms of the storm, the air-sltip was whirled aloft to dizzy lteights, and no douht would have been torn to pieces had it not been for a favorable accident. Frank; Reade Jr., had been hurled to the lloor of the cabin and was unable to f01 a moment stand on his feet. None of the others l.lould reach the pilot-houRe. Indeed, it was lucky that none of them reached the deck. Tbey could not have remained there a moment. The horror of the situation can easiiy be Imagined when it is re membered titnt all was utter darlmess and the voyagers were groping about the cabin in the most fearful of uncertainty. "My God," gasped Frank, in ut.ter horror, "we are lost!" There was no expectation but that the riggmg would ue wrecked and they would be dashed into the Blla. A fearful death by drowning would be certain in that event. But a lucky accident snved tlte alrship and the lives of all on board. The !earful shock o(tbe wind tad caused the rotaecope lever to fir open. In a moment the full current was on. Tlte rotascope revolved for all it was worth. This steadied the air ship and caused it to shoot upward with fearful rapidity. This saved the day. Up, whirling higher and higher went the Dart. Suddenly the wind ceased, sunlight was all about, and the air ship rode in quiet air. But she was shooing upwnrd with frightful velocity. Frank sprang out on the decl<. He saw how things were at once. Far below thundered and bellowed the :Jiack clouds of the storm. The air-ship had risen above it. The joy of the aerial voyagers knew no bounds First, though, Fronk made a careful examination of every part of of the ship. To his amaz-ement not a thing was broken. All safe and souml!" he cried joyfully. I tell you it was a narrow escape!" "Luck is with ue !" declared Prof. Gaston. As soon as possible Frank checked the llying rotascope. If be had not done so the air-ship would soon have reached au alti tude where would be painful to IJreathe. I As soon as the storm had passed the Dart was once more allowed to descend. No other incident worthy of note occurred until one morning Barney from tlJe pilot-house shouted: "Lan
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FROM ZONE TO ZONE. 9 Now the lion was just opposite. Frank raised his rifle and took very careful aim. He made the beast's side just back of tbto shoulder the mark, hoping to reach the baart. Tben he pulled the trigger. However, a movement upon the lion's part caused the ball to strike in the shoulder. Tue animal leaped in the air and came down facing the covert from which the shot had come. "Look out!" cried !<'rank. "fie's coming! Take careful aim!" There was need of this. With a roar whicll was deafemng, the lion made a forward spring. But be never reached the covert. Barney anli Pomp tired almost In the same moment. One or both bullets struck a vital part, for tile heast rolled over upon the ground and lay motionless. "Wburroo!" yelled Barney, delightedly. "We've killed the baste!" And he was about to dash out of the covert, whtm Frank clutched bis arm. Hold on!" cried the young inventor. Yis, sot-.'' "Don't be reckless. There may be a mate to that fellow near." The warning was well. limed. Indeed, a frightful roar was heard, an l from another thicket a second lion hounded forth. This wns too much for Barney. He subsided at once and W!LS sub missive us a lnmh. The second lion seemett fiercer and larger than the lirst. The beast remained for some moments stationary, but roaring and lashing its tail. Then suddenly it began to advance until quite near its mate's side. The scent of the blood was enough. With long stndes the monster came straight for the covert where the bunters were confined. Frank had just time to shout: Look out! He is coming!" When the beast was upon them. The three rilles cracked almost at point-blank range. But what was most sir;guiar was the fact that not one bullet took effect. The lion came on and straight over tue pile of bowlders. It bad alrtlady become evident that the hunters might expect a close encounter. Thia was a thrilling exigency to face. Whurroo!" shouted Barney, wildly. "Luk out fer yersilves ivery wan! Shure the baste is roight here!" This was the truth. The next moment the lion was over the bowlders. Again the hunters tired. But either the bullets went wide or did not strike a vital part. The lion came on just th.J same. He struck Barney full force. The Celt went down as if struck by a thUl:derbolt. The lion, however, was unable to check his momentum. He slipped anrl slid on the rocks for some yards. The quick pres ence of mind of Frank Reade, ,Tr., saved the day. The young inventor raised his rille quick as a flash and tired again. This time the bullet went to the mark. It took effect in the lion's vitals, and the battle was quickly over. The huge beast tumbled in a heap. Barney was Instantly upon his feet. "Begorra, I niver got such a basting as that afore,'' he grumbled, rubbing his arm. Shure, the cratber nigh kilt me." We can con!!ratuiate ourselves upon a very lucky esca11e.'' dtl clared Frank. "There little chance for us. If the lion had closed bis jaws upon any one of us it would have heen a HeJ ious matter. It was decided to strip the noble beasts of their skins, and then re turn to the air-ship. The bunt had proved a glowing success, and all were well satisfied. It did not take Barney and Pomp long to tlay the lions. They were magnificent skins, and would make beautiful r.obes, when properly Jressed. Upon returning to the Dart, Prof. Gaston was found busily arrnng ing some botanical specimens. He listened to the account of the lion hunt with interPSt. "There are plenty of sportsmen in America," he declared, "who would give a large sum for the sport you have just enjoyed, could they purchase it. You are fortunate." As nothing was to bo f{ained by lingering longer in the vicinity, Frank caused the Dart to rise and the journey was resumed. Once more the air ship was speeding over the African wilds. The next Arc tic Ocean and locate the North Pole inside of a month. Then we can go borne." After a most successful trip!" declared Professor Gaston, er:thusi astically. "Do not say that ns yet," said Frank. "We have reached thfJ,. end of our journey as yet!'' "Still you do not apprehen1 any serious times in locating the North Pole, do you! Are not nil of the natives friendly?': "Possibly!" replied Frank, but there are very many perils to con sider. At any moment some accident might happen to the air-ship and we would then be in n bad lix." Ugh! don't speak or it!'' said the professor shrugging his should era. I don't hi\e to thinl!. of it.'' Bamey and Pomp were for a time very busy in overhauling the machinery of the Dart. Some of the bearings bad to be replaced and there were many little repairs that cccupied a couple of clays. Then ail rested from their labors on the third day, which was the Sabbath. A quiet day was mado of it and the arrangement was that the was to be made the next morning. Barney was the first abroad was quickly made acquainted with an incident whicll thrilled him greatly. The river was but a few yards distant. H'l walk eel down to the shore to get a bucket of water when he beard a cry for help. It was rendered in a foreign longue which he did not understand. Barney looked up in amazement and saw drifting down on the cur rent of the river a raft upon which was a half naked man. A fearful specimen of humanity he was and Barney gazed at him in stupefaction. "Mither av mercy!" he gasped. Phwativer can it be?" Indeed there was good cause for Barney's borritled remark. The occupant of the raft was a powerful-framed man, evidently a Russian, with full beard and long straggling locks. His face was ghastly white and he clung feebly to the raft and waved his arms wildly. Above his waist be was naked, and to one wrist was fastened a manacle. He was evidently nigh starved and halt dead from exposure. Whist there!" shouted Barney. "Who the mischief are yezT'' The man replied, b:tt it was in the Russian tougue whl::h the Celt did not understand. CHAPTER VIII. THE ESCAPED EXILE. BuT the Celt saw from the fellow's actions what be wanted, and that this was a rope to assist him to get ashore. Now Barney had not one at hand, but he shouted: Howld an an' I'll get a rope. Shure I'll help ye!" And away went the whole souled Irishman back to the air-ship. The raft was drifting very slowly so he had plenty of lime. But when he reached 1he Dart his lirst move was to sound the alarm. Very quickly ail hands were.on deck. What's the matter?" asked Frank, who came up with his rille in his hand. "Shure, sor, there's a poor divil out there on a raft as wants help!" criecl Barney. "On a raft?" "Yes, sor.' "Dear me!1 exclaimed Prof. Gaston. "Let us hasten to his relief." Frank Reade, Jr., was only half dressed, but he (hd not wait to c:>mplete his toiit>t. He went over the rail like a tlash and with Barney rushed down to the river. The Celt bali brought a long rope with him. The raft had drifted nearer the shore. Frank had a smattering of Russian among his varied accomplish ments. nne! he shouted to the fellow: Who are you, and llow came you here!" "I am Nicolas Nafetodi, good sir," was the reply. Oh, give me food, but for the love of God do not tnke me back to t .bat fearful prison!'' All!'' cried Frank, "then you are a convict?" to exile for a crime of which I arn not guilty!" replied the poor fellow. Have upon mel" You are right we will!" cried Fmnk, who was well familiar with the peculiarities of Russian justice. Have courage, my friend!'' "Bejabers, hang on to the rop'l!" Barney swung it aloft and sent it circling out into the river. It fell with accuracy across the raft. The exile grasped it and in a few moments tbe nfl was pulled to the shOre. He staggered up the river bank. Certainly be was an object of pity at that moment. Wretched, dis beveled and pallid he looked a fit subject for a hospital. The voyngers would have been heartless indeed to have refused hi:n aid, For aught they knew he might be a hardened criminal. But Frank Reade, Jr., tool a good look at his face and decided vastly in his favor. There were honest lines in it which he knew could not belie the owner's nature. I (

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D \ \ 1. 10 FROM ZONE TO ZONE. So Nicolas Nafstodi was led to the air-Rhip and Pomp procured food for him. He ate ravenously and then being mucil refresiled told ilis story. It was indeed a pitiful one. "My father," he said, "was a well-to-do merchant in St. Peters burg. I was favored with of money from an inh6ritance and formed tile acquaintance of many wealthy youths of my own age. I will not make the story long but suffice it to say that I had with one who belouged to the nobility, We loved Olga Nanarovitch the daughter of Prince Nanarovitcb. She favored my suit nnd from that hour Count Pietro Valdstedt was my sworn foe. "In an uuwary moment I was decoyed into the bouse of a Nihil:st. Before I could take my departure, the descended upon the place, and I was taken with the rest. I was thrown into prison. Nanaravitch hired villains to swear to forged evidence against me. My trial was in stlcret, and I was not allowed the assistance of friends. "I was banished for conspiracy against the Czar. It was tile vilest wrong ever done any living man. But I had uo redress. For eight loHg years I have been a slave at convict labor, with chains to bind me, and almost starvauou as my rewar!!. "I have endured tortures until a month since I managed to escape. I made a raft and drifted down the Lena. I knew not-I cared not-where it took me so long as it was away from that hated priaon. But even now I lmow that tha houuds of the prison are alter me. They have crossed the country to intercept me, and may be upon me at any moment. Before God I pray you, if you have not hearts of stone, do not give me up to them! "I am innocent or the crimes charged agniust me as God in heaven knows! I beg of you to have mercy upon me!'' 'fhe fervid appeal reached the heart or every one of the voyagers. Frank interpreted the story to them, and then taldng the poor wretch's hand, said: "They shall never take you while we live. We believe your story and will aid you The poor fellow burst imo tears. He fairly embraced Frank in hiS joy. "Surely there will be a reward for you up tilere," be said devoutly, pointing upward. You will not be punished for helping the poor convict." Barney procured some decent clothes for the escaped exile. Tllen Frank said: "Now in what way can we best give you aid! What are your plans or desires!" I wish to get back to St. Petersburg," replied Nicolas. But will you nllt fall again into the bands o! the law!" "Ah, but I will not be there an hour before I will have the neces snry evidence to clear the slain from my name.'' Do you believe that?" "I know it.'' "Then upon my word!" cried Frank, "I will take you back to St. Petersburg in my air-ship!" The Russian exile looked imrprised. "How?" be asked. Frank repeated the assertion. Nicolas lookM mystified until Frank explained to him the workings of the famot;.s air-sl!ip. l'be Russian listened with wonderment. Indeed be was almost in credulous. "And you have come across Siberia in that?'' he asked. "More than that. Completely arouud the )VOrld!" replied Frank. Nicolas drew a deep breath. "You Amencans are wonderful people," be declared. Anything is possible to you!" "1 suppose your love, Olga, is lost to you by this time," declared Frank. "The other fellow ilas proba3ly won her.'' Nicolas drew himself up. "Ah, you do not know the depth of Russian love!" he declared. "Olga is still true to me. Only three months ago I heard from her, and that she was spending her fortune to get evidence to clear me.'' "Noble woman!'' rtlplied Frank. "I trust she will succeed.'' But if I could only he there myself!" cried the exile, with tion, 1 would surely succeed." "You shall go there!" declarecl Frank. "I give you my word for it.'' But at that moment the ex1le gave a sharp gaSl>ing cry and retreat ed to the side of the air-sl!ip. "My God!" he gaspeq. Nictjolas defend me! There are the human ilounds that seek my life!" He pointed to the west, where the plateau merged into the plain. The voyagers beheld a thrilling Bight. A body of moan:ed men were approaching at full gallop. They rode tleet Kighis ponies and were dressed in the uniform of the Siber ian police. For a moment the voyagers stood watching the horsemen. Tuen the words of the exile aroused Frank Reade, Jr., to action. For the love of God, do not deliver me up to my enemies!" the Russian cried. "I will be your slave if you will save me!'' "I don't know whether they can make an iAternational atrair out of this or not," cried Fran'-. "I don't want to create war between this barbarous country and Am<'!rica, but by my soul I shall not allow them to take this man away! Barney, go into the pilot-house." The Celt instantly obeyed. The others armed themselves with Wiochesters. Thus they stood by the air-slap's rail as the Siberia::; police Clune up. "What ho!'' critlll the leader, a tall bewhiskered fellow, reining io his horse at Pight of Nicolas, there is your mau, guards! Seize the dog anti iron him!" The fellow spoke in the Russian language. Every word was olain to Frank Reatle, Jr. Tbe unfortunate exile cowered by the air-ship's rail. The guards would have seized !Jim, but Frank said, quietly: Stand firm! Aim!" Barney was in the door qf the pilot house with ills rille at his shoul der. Frank, Pomp and Gaston each ilell1 a rille auned at the foe. ,,\ At this the guards halted. "Back!" thundered Frank, in Russian, "or every dog of you dies!'' For a moment the Russian captain sat his horse like a statue. Tllen he cried, in amazement: "What? Yon
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FROM ZONE '1'0 ZONE. 11 It was but an hour before noon. The little incident hall taken up several hours of t;me. But it was decided to resume the journey at once. There were many miles to cover before reaclliug the pole. 'jhe air-ship since its overhauling was all in first-class shape. :n rose into the air as buoyant ll,ll a bird and sailed away to the north ward. All were extremely glad that there had been no collision with the prison guard. Lives would have been lost, perhaps some of their own number w o uld have been killed and the utl'air been most serious for all parties. The reprieve come just in the nick or time. The couriers were entitled to great credit for hunting the prison captain up so promptly. Eve ry day now the distance across the .Arctic was lessened. Fur suits were in order-for the cold was most bitter. "Begorra, it's a sticker to me shure!" cried Barlley in perplexity, "howiver can it be so much colder at the Nortll than at the South Pole?" "It is no colder!" replied Prof. Gaston. "Phwat's that, sor!" I say it is no colder.'' "Well, l'm shure it is!'' "Nonsenset" declared Gaston, "the thermometer will not agree with your statement. But I think ;nyself that one feels t.he cult! of the Northern frigid zone more than Lllat of the Soutll.'' "Well, sor!" cried Barney, n'>t to be outdone in an argument. "What's that but being a bit colLier!'' "You may be colder!" laughed the professor, "but the weather is not.'' "Shure tbin, phwy is it that l am so mucb colder?" protested Barney. "A peculiar state of affairs which gives two d1llerent colds. The atmosphere at the South Pole is a trifle more mild. lt is a volcanic region, and \)er!Japs that may account for it. It is true that the Arctic cold tS more penetrating. Yet the thermometer averages the same!" Barney did not attempt to argue the subject further. He was satisfied, and now turned Ills attention to Pomp For several days be bad been itching for an opportunity to get square with the darl!:y for the result of the last practical joke. The Celt did some deep studying, and finally c<.njured up a racket which he believed would settle accounts with the darky in good shape. The Irishman succeeded in abstracting what was called an invisible wir e from Frank's private locker. This was a very thin but immensely strong, steel wire, or about the size of cotton thread. But it was capable of couducting just as powerful an electric current as one five times the s1ze. It answered the Celt's purpose to a dot. At once he proceeded to work his pians Pomp was very methodical in the most of his hnbits. In retiring he haes. Down into one of them went his Coot. The next moment he went sailing up in a convulsive leap, and struck the partition overhead. Golly-massy-whoop la-whoo-I'se done killed. Sahe dis chile!" lie yelled wildly. Wha' am de mattah!" The shoe flew ofl; aud Pomp was instant.Jy relieved. He was wide awake now. He knew that he had reCieVell a tremendous wck, but he could not tell whether 1t. had struck him in the feet or h i s head. He imagined that the Hre had caused same pnrt of tile of his bun!> to become charged. Could he have seen Barney at that moment in the engine-room he would have been enlightened. The C e lt was doubled up into a round ball, laughing lor all be was worth silently. '' Fo' massy sakes, wha' am mah shoe?" sputtered Pomp. But he saw it at that moment and reached Cor it. H"ppily his hand did not strike the invisible wire. Again Pomp's foot went down into the shoe with great force. Once again he was literally lifted in the air. This time the shoe stuck longer, and he went flopping over the floor in literal agony. Out of compassion Barney shut otl the current. "Begorra, it's square I am wid him now!" he muttered. "Shure, he'll niver thry to play a thrick on me again!'' Pomp had now recovered from bb secoml shock. He put his band down to the shoe and felt the invisible wire. In a moment he hlld it in ills hands, and as hP followed it a com prehension CJf a!! burst upon him. There was r.o fire; it was only a neat joke of Barney's, and now he beard the haw-haw or the Irishman in the engine room "Great 'possumst" he reflected, sagely, "dat l'ishman hab done goL de bes' olJ me dis time. Bu> I ll bet mah life he don' do it agen!" Then he crevt slowly and sc.rrowfully back into his bunk. Barney met Pomp tl.te next morning or: the engine room stairs, but nollling was said There was a twinkle in Pomp's eyes, however, w!1ich boded no good The air-ship now had reached the frozen seas. Vast fields of ice, densely packed, extended as far the eye could reacll. The cold was something frightful. 'l'o add to the discomforts a blinding snowstorm began its sway. For hours the Dart battled with the blinding snow. Then Frank de cided to tinct a good p!ace and watt until the storm was over. Much damage was being done to the wings and rotascope by the !1eavy snow. So the young inventor selected a spot under the cover of a mighty berg or peak of tee which rose into the air for a height of full a hun dred feet. This kept off the b1 unt or the storm, and here the air-ship rested safely. The electric beating apparatus was taxed to its fullest capacity, for the cold was something frightful. All remained closely domiciled in the cabin. Frank had the rota scope and wings folcled up so that the wind could not damage them. And here in the gloom of the Arctic night, the voyagers waited lor the storm to cease. Barney and Pomp were in their usual cheerful mood, and did much to keep up the spirits or the party witl1 filidle and banjo. Irish melodies and negro songs were blended, and even Frank a sentimental song. for he was possessed of a beautiful tenor voice. 'l'he storm for a long time. Indeed, it seemed as if the air ship nnst be finally buried in the fearful white drift. But at length the temperature began to rise, and Barney suggested a little trip outside. Shure I haven't used me snow-shoes yet," he declared. "And here is a most ilegant opportunity.' All agreed with the lively The snow-shoes were brougltt out and all donned them. Then the thickest of furs were worn. For the cold was most bitter, and unless warmly clad, life could be supported but a very short time. Opening tile cabin door, the voyagers walked out upon the snow clad deck. It was a wild and scene which was presented to them. CHAPTER X. BARNEY'S DISAPPEARAN CE-FIGHT WITH BEA&S. As far as the eye could reach all was onA vast snow bank. The winl rioting ha
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12 FRO M ZONE TO ZONE. All the party had long pike poles with iron tips to prevent sliding in\o any hole or dangerous pit. Barney was just in a mood to refute any dare that Pomp might of fer; so he cried: Bejallers, I'll go ye!" .'( A'righ t, I'ielJ!" Away went the two jokers at full speed across the snow. 'l'hey reached the slope a few moments later. The slide was fully a hundred yards in length, and was quite steep and slippery. Frank looked anxious. 1 fear they arll rash," be said. If one of them should fall he break some bones." But Prof. Gaston laughed. Have no fear,'' he said. "They will make it all safely. It is fuu for them.'' The two jokers were now on the brow of the descent. They were cbuffing each other in a friendly manner. Am yo' ready J'ish!" cried Pomtz. Begorra, 1 am!'' Then jes' follow me.'' With their pikes thrust deep into the ice behind, and acting both as rudder and support, they began the slide. The surface seemed as smootiJ as polished glass. Down thoy shot a\ lightning speed. It required but a few brief seconds to cover the distance. But before it was covered a tlmlling incident occurred. Suddenly, and when half way down, there was a crackling sound, nod Barney threw up his arms and disappeared. Pomp went on down to the end of the slide. A cry or horror burst simultaneously from the lips of Frank Reade, Jr. and Prof. Gaston "Yy soul!" cried the young inventor. "My fears are realized! .Barney is lost!" They lost no time, lmt started at once for the spot. Reaching tile root of the slide, Frank saw the explanation of Bartley's disappearance. There, in the surface of the slide, a yawning hole. The ice in this spot was thin, and had covered a ptt, into which the unlucky Celt llad fallen. With the aid of his pike, Frank crawled to the edge of the hole and looKed in. What he beheld gave him an awful, horrified Chill. "My God!" he cried wildly, "Barney has gone to his death!" Don't say that!" cried Gaston, with horror, can we not pull him eut or that awful hole!" "No," replied Frank, sadly. "Barney i3 beyond earthly aid!" Fy this t.ime Pomp and Gaston were l.ly Frank's side. A glance in to the bole was euoug!J. It was a deep circular opening extending downward for twenty feet. At its bottom was a surging hoiling mass of icy waters. It was into the ocean that Barney had dropped. Doubtless before tbiA he !Jad been carried under the vast field of ice ftnd was beyond earl.hly aid. For a moment the thtee explorers looked a1 each other in utter hor ror. 'l'hen Pomp beguc to wail in sorrow. "Fo' cle good Lor', am de l'ishmau done gone an' drownded?" he criel!. Den dis chile am lei' all alone. Boo, boo, boo! He was jes' tie bes' frien' I eber harl. Wha' am I gwine t.o do now!" Indeed all were deeply affected. Pomp was inconsolable. was kept at the hole for a reasonable time in the faint hope \hat the Celt would reappear. But he did not. Sorrowfully the three explorer3 now returned to the airship. But before they reached it tltey were confronted with new and start ling incidents. The Dart was half buried in the snow at the foot of the big berg. As Frank and his companions cow came in sight of it they pausea, overwhelmed with horror. There, just. claml.lering over the rail, were a numl>er of fur-clad forms. Ar tirst the explorers thought them buman beings, hut a closer glance showed that they were huge white bears. Six of the monsters were boarding tile air-ship in the coolest pos sible manner. "Great neavens!" exclaimed Prof. Gaston. "What does that mean, Frank?" "It looks as if the bears had taken possession of our property,'' declared the young inventor. "Can they do any harm?" "Certainly. We must tackle them at once." The prospect of tackling the six monst ers was by no means a pleasant one: The whit'l bear is lwown as a powerful and savage beast and not easily handled. But tltere was no alternative for the adventurers. They must certainly regain the air-ship. It was not easy to say how long the bears wcuhl remain on board or what damage they might do. "Forward!'' cried Frank. Reserve your fire until at close quar ters." This command was obeyed. When near the rail lire was opened with the Winchesters. One of the bears tumbled in a heap with three bullets in his carcass. Frank's plan was to tackle one hear at a time and t!re at him until he succumbed. woulll have been all very well had the bears re mained inactive. But this they did not seem disposed to do. At sight of the wJ:ite men they C!l.me to the attack at once. The white bear is a huge unwieldy monster, but nevertheless snp pie and quick in action. The live remaining bears started for the explorers pell mell. They were evidently hungry and regarded them as lawful prey. Look out!" shouted Franlt, Separate and lire as rapidly as you can." These were followed. Pomp retreated as fast as his legs could carry him with two ol the bears after him, On even ground the darky might ltave distar:ced tllem. But on the snowshoes he found it hot work to keep out of reach of their paws. Once overtaken, his fate would ,l.le sealed. Knowing this, lw sped on with all speed. There was no chance to tum and fire, until he had gained at least a reasonable distance. The darky was all pluck, however, and kept on at a rupill pace. Finally be managed to gam a pinnacle of ice which projected upward from the plain. This he believed was his opportunity. Quick as a Uasu he dodged behind it. Then he drew aim at almost point-blank range, and fired at the first bear. Tile bullet took et!ect in tlte brute's brain through the eye. It stag gered back and then dropped in a heap. A yell of plt>asure escaped the darky's lips. He was about to draw back the hummer an:! throw a second cartridge into the rille barrel, when he saw with horror, that there was not another cnrtritlgll in the chamber of the repeater. He had just time to dodge the surviving bear around the ice pin nicle Round and round he went, the bE.ar at his heels. The predicament was a comical as well as a serious one. "Golly! wlt
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FROM ZONE 'fO ZONE. ]3 CHAPTER XI. AT THE N O RTII !'OLE. THIS was quickly done. Pomp was an adept at the busiue 3s, aud soon the six pelts were away on board the air-ship. Tbeu it was dec1ded to ascend and continntJ the journey to tbe Pole, We ought to locale that very much sought spot in two days more declnretl Frank; "then we are bomewnnl bound." Somehow the sound of the words "homeward bound had begun to have a powerful charm for the explorers. The lime they had been absent uud the thrilling experiences which had been theirs were certainly suffiment to satisfy the most fastidious seeker of wild adventure. Surely it will seem good to see home once more," declared Gas ton, warmly. And think of the honor winch aiVoits us!" Pomp now lacked the co-operation of Barney In clearing the snow from the deck of the air,ship and its rigging. But Frank and Gaston lent their services in this. Soon the deck was quite clear and Hhipsbape. Then the rotascope was raised an d the wings expanded. Tbe machinery was tried to see that no harm bud come to it. Then all was in readiness for the start. But just as FranK was about to enter the pilot.house a wild cry escaped Pomp's hps. "Fo' ue Lor' sakes, Marse Frank!'' be screamed, "jes' cast yo' eye ober vender." Fra'nk did so. The sight wbicb rewarded his gaze wus a thrilling one. Painfully clambering over an icy ridge near were two men. As they reached its summit and were in full view of the air-ship oue or them shouted: Belt>! help!" "Great heavens!" was Frank's wild cry, "that is Barney!" Barney!" gasped the professor. "Yes, back from the dead!'' "Massy sakes, it am his ghostisl" cried Pomp, in terror. Don' go ohPr dere, Marse Frank." Don't be a lool!" crie1l Frank, angrily. co.me along, both of I your' Gaston followed Frank instantly. Barney it was, and but just alive. The Celt wns covered witll a coating of ice. The man with him, was shrunken to a shadow, with pale cadaverous features. He could hardly creep along and blood marked his cours9 over the snow. "Barney!" cried Frank, rushing up to the spot, "thank God you are alive! How did you come here, and who IS this!'' "Begorrn, Mlsther Frank, it's a long swim I haul" rep!ietl Barney. "An' it's nigh dead I am wid me wet clothes. Shure we'll tell ye1 all about It whin we get warm!" "Help us for the love of God!'' said the pallill wretch in a whisper. Nothing more was said until the two exhausted men were helped aboard the a1r-sblp. Then Barney was undressed and thawed out, and both were given hot drink and food. Th'l Celt's story was brief and succinct. "Shure whin I fell into that bole,'' be dezlared. "Fer a toime me henrl was under wather. Then:r cum up into the air an' all was dark. "I felt mesilf being carried along by the current, an' thin all be came loight agio an' I kern out into daylight wanst more. I was car ried about a moile below here, to a big open basin av watber. I cloimbed out, an' shure there in the ice I saw the hull av a big ship. "l\Iasts nor riggin' there was none, only the bull. An' wbin I wint up to It this gintleman crawled out an' spoke to me. Shure he kin tell his story betther than me." "Golly, but I am done glad fo' to see yo' safe agin, I'ish!" cried Pomp, With eyes. "8bure an' it's glad I am to be wid yez wanet agln!" replied Bar ney. Tbe Arctic refugee now began in a weak, quavering voice to tell his story. Three years I have passeJ in this cursed clime!" he declared. All !las been solitude !ike unto death. Oh, God, tlie horror of that lime! "Three years ago our brig the Valiant, in command of Alexander Bent, was nipped by the Ice ami drifted hither, after many months of futile attempt to liberate her. I was the llrstmate, James Spencer, and I am to-day the only survivor. Within six months from the nipping of the ship, every mem ber of the trew of men, save myself were dead. A fearful dist!ase struck us, and all bad it but me. I prayed to have it, but Fate ordered oherwise. I buried them all one by one in the ice. Then I was left in soli tude. For three years I live on the stores of the ship. "But last week the last biscuit gave out. I bad no longer strength to hunt. I had given mysetr up to die, when this man appeared be fore me. Even now it seems as tf I must be dreaming." "Nol" cried Frank, cheerily. "You are not dreaming. Cheer up, my good man, for you are sure of getting back home." "What!" cried the castaway. "Do not mock me. You are cast away here like me!'' No, this is our ship." Ah, !Jut you will never sail it home. 'l'his ice will never brenk up." "You are wrong!" cried Frank. "This is' an air-ship. We sail in the air." "An air-ship!" the poor fellow passed his hand across his brow in a troubled manner. No, no, it is really a dream. I shall soon awake, as I have many times before." Then be lapsed into a revery. ,._ Let him bel" said Frank, compassionately. Poor fellow, hi8 brain is weak. Be will be stronger soon." Barney was soon himself again and as chip;>er as ever. There was no reason pow why the journey should not be continued. Spencer, the castaway, was asleep The air-ship was soon aloft in the air and speeding on ils way. Frank, as well as possible, took his bearings. "Barely two days more!" be declared; tben we shall reach the North Pole:" "We have heard much or the open Polar s ea,'' declared Prof. Gaston. "Now we shall have a chance to prove it. "Right!" cried Franlt. "And it is really in existence!" "You know tlla.t?" '.: es, I do:' The air-ship sped on for hours. As Frank had predicted, just two days were occupied in reaching the Pole. In the meamime Spencer bad come to himself and was over whelmed wi'tl amazement at his position. "An air-ship!'' he exclaimed. "The impossible has come to pass! I really cannot realize that I am going home!'' Then great joy became his. Truly, it was not to be wondered at, for he might regard it aa being almost equivalent to being brought back from death to life. When the exact locality of the pole was reached all were disap pointed. It was a cold, blustering spot; a sort of elevation among bjl!s or rugged rock, now, however, heavily coated with ice and snow. However, Prof. Gaston took observations, r.nd all stood upon the exact spot where tile imaginary pole existed. This ceremooy over, all returned shivermg to the air-ship. Now for home!" cried Frank. "Our journey is near its end!" The mention of home had a magic sound. But thrilling events were yet in store The course taken by Frank was a straight line for the ArJtic Islands and Hudson's Bay. For uays the air-ship kept steadily on this course. Baffin's Land and many of the small islands in the Gulf o! Bothnia were ovt>r in the flight. Then the waters of Hudson's Bay burst upon the view of the voy agers. lL was truly a wonderful sight. As far as the eye could reach aU was a waste of tumbling waters, dotted here and there with lloating ice. Frank had not intended to make another lauding until home was reached. But an unforeseen lncident preventel the consummation of this plan. The course was along the east shore of Hudson's Day. When near James Bay and at the mouth of the Great Whale river an astounding thing happened. Suddenly and without warning the air ship began to fall. Down she weu t, gradually it was true, but yet down. The voyagers all rushed out upon the deck in terror. Great Heavens!" cried Prof. Gaston. "What has happened?" Something is wrong!" cried Frank Reade, Jr. the machinery has failed us!" However this was it was certain that the air ship was bound to reach the earth. The rotascope and wings seemed to have lost their power. Barney who was in the pilot, house steered the Dart to a good !an cl ing place just in the verge of a forest of llrs. The waters of the bay were not one hundred yards distant. Had tbe air-ship fallen into them, the result would have been seri ous enough. It would have meant death. But fortunately they were to alight on shore. Down settled the air-ship until it struck the earth. Then Frank went over the machinery critically. He :round the defect us be bad believed be should m the machinery. He locateJ the break and then said to his anxious companions: It can be repaired, but it will require a couple of days to do it in." This meant a delay, and just at a time when nil were anxious to reach borne. Yet no demur was made. I suppose we ought to be very thankful that this Cid nob happen when we were over the water!" said Prof. Gaston. "Indeed, you are right!'' agreed Frank! "It would then have t.een a most serious thing for us!" The anchors were pot out and then work was begun. As Frank had predicted there was a couple of days work on the machinery. The job was pushed forward as rapidly as possible and had been nearly completed when an exciting incident occurred. Suddenly in the water of the bay there appeared a number of the peculiar EsqUlmau canoes, known as kayaks. In each was an Esquimau equipped for seal hunting. They landed and approached the airsblp. Short and squatty io figure they were, with greasy countenance&. A more villainous look ing set had never been seen liy the voyagers. '.

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14 FROM ZONE '1'0 ZONE. They conversed with Frank for awhile in broken English, and then went away, A3 they disappeared Frank said with Do you know I do not behave we have seeu the last of them. I feel sure that we shall have trouble "Yon may be sure of that!" declared Spencer. "I know some thing about their ra.ce, and I tell you they are a bad lot.'' '( "Begorra, tiler's enough av us to whip them!" averreu Barney. "That may be true," agreed Frank, "but it will put us to the un pleasant necessity of killing a few of them.'' That a guard was kept. Barney anti Pomp watched alternately. But it was not until the next day that the real trouble came. I He was not left long in doubt. SuJdenly the party came out of the fir forest and were in sio ht of a long, level plain extending dflwn to the sea. "' I And near the water's edge were a num bar of buts mnde of brush and hark. This wos the manner of habitation used by the Esquil,lUX of this region in lieu of ice. Perhaps there were a hundred or more of these huts. This was quite a settlement, in all some thousand souls as estimated by the professor. As the party approaciJed the village gr&at excite ment was created. A vast throng of the Esquimauli. came out to meet them. Tbe prisoner was surrounded by a howling mob. Some of them seemed disposed to do him harm. ) CHAPT'ER XII. But the leader of the band l
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FRO:M ZONE TO ZONE. 15 Bot this did not strike the wretch's fan::y. "No, mebbe not," he said, shaking his llead violently. "Mebbe gib me guns!" .. febbe I won't,'' said Frank, sternly. "Come over, or die!'' He aimed a revolver at the villain. The Esquimau knew what that meant, and began to beg. Mebbe no liill me. 8abe white man. He live, no J(ill mel" "You diabolical shark: you!" cried Frank, grabbing t!Je miscreant's collar. Come aboard llere, and no fooling!" And Frank pulled llim over tile rail, where he lay cowering upon the deck. "Now, Barney," he cried, "send her up." Barney n ee ded no second command. The airship sprang into the air. She was as steady once more as a humming top. Over the fir forest she sped. It was hardly ten minutes before the Esquimau village was in sight. 'l'lle natives at sight of the air-ship seemed imbued with terror. They retreated witll dismay into their bough huts. Frank allowed the air-ship to descend right in the verge of the set tlement. Then btl picked up the shivering wretch on the deck and hurled him over the rail. Go tell your cllief I want to see him," he said. In a 'few moments the Esquimau chief sullenly appeared. As he stood with fol<.ted arms by his bough hut Frank addressed him: "You greasy scoundrel! Yon thought to make a treaty with me and me to give yoa firearms, did yout Why, I've a mind to an nihilate the whole tribe of you!" The Edquimau flashed a leering, contemptuous glance at Frank and replie!. For sale by all newsdealers in tbe United States and Canada, ctr sent to your address, post paid, on receipt of price. Address Frank Tousey, publisher, 34 and 86 North Moore Street, New York. Box 2730. HvW TO FLIRT.--Jusl> out. The arts and wiles or Hlrtatlolt are run, l'Xplained by this little book. !Jesides the of hal!-d kerchi ef, fan, glove, parasol, wmdow, and hat fllrtatwns, 1t conta.ms a full list of the language and sentiment of flowers, which is inter eating to everybody, both old and young. You cannot be happy with out one. Price 10 cents. Address Frank Tousey, publisher, 34 and 86 Nortb Moore street. New York. Box 2730. HOW _ro MAKE AND USE ELECl'RICITY.-A descriptton of the wondt.rl\11 uses of electricity and elell\ro-magnetism, together with full instr1111tions for making Electric Toys, Batteries, etc. By George Trebel, A.M., M.D. Containing over fifty illustrations. Price 10 llor salo by all newsdealers in the United States and Canada, or sent to yonr postr.ge free, on receipt of price. Address ]j'rank '!'f)usey, publisher, 3.t and 36 !\orth Moore Street, New York. Box 2780. .,;ow TO PLAY GAMES.A complete and useful little book, cono ta!ning the rules and regulations of Billiards, Bagatelle, Backgam mon Croquet, Dominoes, etc. Price 10 cents. For sale by all doalers in the United States and Canada, or sent to address, postage free, on receipt of pr.ice. Frank Tousey, publisher, 34 and 811 North Moore street, New York. Box 2700.

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Jr.'s Electric Cyclone; or, 'l'hrilling Ad-lainy. :fg: Worst 66 in Search of 63 Sleuth's Terrible Test; or, Won at the Risk ot World, by Sam :Smiley a 'l'rea.sure at the Bottom of the Sea. 64 Younst l:)leuth and the Man With the Diarnoad Eye. All the above libraries are for sale by all newsdealers in the United States and Canada, or sent to your address, post-paid, on receipt of price. Address P.O. Box 27ml. FRANK TOUSEY Publisher 34 & 36 North Moore Street, New York.