The missing island; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s wonderful trip under the deep sea

The missing island; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s wonderful trip under the deep sea

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The missing island; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s wonderful trip under the deep sea
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.,.,N.oname's" Latest and Best Stories are Published in This Library. No. 93. {coMPLETE.} FRANK TousEY. P(fnT.TSfiER, 3! & 36 NoRTH MooRE s l'REE!J.NEw YoRK 1 { rJtJcE } Vol IV New York, November 2, 1894. IssUED vv EEKL Y 5 Entered. according t o the .A.ct of OoniJ1ess, in the year 1894, by FRANI( TOUSEY, in t he o f the Libr arian of Congres s at lVashington, D 0 THE MISSING ISLAND; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s Wonderful 1'rip Under the Deep Sea. Ha.rkwell stood behiJl d him with one han d a in his grasp and just about .to Frank's ife line. It was murder pure and s1mple that he mtended. The young 1nventor reahzed th1s, I


2 THE MISSING TSLAND. The subs crip t ion Price of t h e ]fRAN K READ E LIBR A R Y b y the year i s $2.50: $1.25_pe r s i x months, post-paid. Addres s FRANK TOUSEY, PUBLI SHER 34 and 36 North Moore Street, New York. Bo x 2730. THE MISSI-NG ISLAND; OR, Frank' Reade; Jr;'s Wonderful Trip Under the Deep. Sea. I I A W:S:IB.:O S'I'OB. Y OF 'I'H:Z OC:S:AN. By "NONAME," Author of "Frank Reade, Jr.'s Search for a Lost Man in His Latest Air Wonder'' etc., etc. CHAPTER I. A NEW. PROJE C T, ,. "I WILL admit, Mr. Frank Reade, Jr., that you are a much traveled man, but I tbiuk there is oue part of the world wLich you have not visited, and which in fact is seluom thought of by explorers or scientists." "Indeed, Mr. Denver Gray!" exclaimed young inventor in sur pris e. "You Interest me greatly. "Pray where is that strange lo cality!" "It Is not far from our own United States.'' Then there musL be some formidaole barrier to keep away ubiquitous tourist of these modern timas.'' "Not the least sort of a one. You can go thither, however, only t>y boat, as the locality I have reference to is an archipelago of islands just below the Gulf of California." "Pbsaw! that is a well traveled part of the ocea:.!" "You are wrong. The archip e l a go of which I speak is southwest or Mazatlan and out of tbe beaten track or vessels. lt is seldom or never vis ited by any s11ip.'' \ "You don't m e an it.'' Yes, 1 do What is more these island s are lnllabned." NaUves All true as you liv e they are of the old Aztec race and doubtless t he ouly living r e pre s entatiYes t oday. Frank R e ad e Jr. the famous i n ventor was inte nsely interested. "That is all v e ry wonderful if tru e," be d e clar.,u. "1 hope y ou will not doubt me,'' said Grn y r e proachfully. "Certainly no t if you have seen th e se islands nod tbetr Aztec in babi Lants with 1 your own e yes." "I have.' 'l' bat settles i t." "As no

THE MISSING ISLAND. 3 Gray looked intently at the young inventor Cor a moment and then said: First answer a question or mine." "Well!'' "I understand thnt you have just completed a submarine boat and that with it you intend to taken trip to some distant aud unexplored part of the world." F1 unk nodded his head. I have just tinished the Nautilus,'' he said, 'and with it I believe tllat I can penetrate to almost any sntHnarlne depth." W onderfull" And it is true that I intend to take a submarine brip with her." Not content with sailing the air in your wonderful air-s!Jip, you now propose to descend to ocean depths." "Exactly." Have you decided to what part or the world you w1ll go?" "No." "Have you any mission to perform!" "None." ''Then," exclaimed Gray, eagerly, "why not go with me upon a voyage to the Aztec Islandsf' Frank was silent a moment. Tlleo he said: looks like a capit&l idea, but-'' "What!" 1 Why need a submarine boat be employed! Why will not some thing else do just as well? A ship for instance." "All, bat wait until I have explained," declareu Gray. 'l'here is an ample and wonderful tleld Cor submarine work. Know that the whole beut proverbially loud of nagging each other. As Frank passed into the inner yard with i.Jis guest there was Barney .all in readiness. Begorra, Misther Frank, an' did yer cum in here widout iver !oindin' that careless naygur at his post!" cried Barney. 1 "Oh, no, Barney," replied Frank. Pomp was on hand and seemell alarmed lest you would not ye.'' Barney scowled I Bad cess to his black shkin for lhryin' to give me a bad name to yez !" be growled. Tlle first. Loime I git beboiudt his back may the divll sphare him !er I won't." Frank and G1ay laughed. 1 Evidently they are a little out with each or her," said Gray. "Pshaw! that Is only their way of joking," said Frank. "Well, let us go on." Barney opened Lhe inner door and Gray beheld a surprising sight. Here within high brick walls was a mighty ami deep basin of water. In it floated the new triumph or the inventor's brain, the submarine boat, the Nautilus. 'lruly It was a wonderful craft to look upon. Frr lllk stood upon the plank lauding and poiuted out its many excellent lines above the water. In outline it resembled much one of the famous racing yachts save that it was broader abeam. Above the water line and guarding the deck was a hand rail ex telllhng fore and aft. The cabin was long and hair cylindricnl in shape as seen above the deck. In it were glass wiudows ami dead eyes. Tue material ol the .,_ bt, as Frank explained, was all of tough but thinly rolled steel. Aft was the huge pneumatic 1eservoir of water which regulated the rising or desceut of the boat. Above the cabin was a small hurricane deck inclosed in heaviest plate glass and wire netting. Forward of this was the pilot-l!onse. AIHI in this was a powerful submarine electric search-light cap able or dispelling the darkness of the depths for lolly half a mile. Practically this l,VIIS the sum total of the outward interesting features of the Nnutifus. "Now we will go aboard!'' said Frank. A plank shot out and the visitors walketl aboard the submarine craft. 'fhey passed til rough two hermetical doors and a vestibule ananged with a numner o! air valves which will he described iu lull later. Into the cabin of the Nautilus the two men passed. Frank tor1ched a spriug and it was instantly dazzlingly ablaze with electric light. can bent this!" he asked. Gmy gazed a momPnt spellbound and then said: Nothing on earth!" Truly the cabin wns a picture of raru luxury an(\ costliness The !umisbinga and draping& were tit for a palace. luto the state rooms they uext went. These were titted up. 'l'hen came the gun-room and the scientific room. The electrical engine room where the motive p

THE MISSING ISLAND. Oh, you haver said Harkwell with some allow of interest. When are we going to atartf' "Tbursday of this week." "All right," and the mate's eyes glistened greedily. "There ought to be a big fortune for us out there, Gray, it we can kill off all those Aztecs and get their gold." Kill them off?" "Yes.'' What for!'' "Why, aren't you stupid! How can we get their gold if not?" Wby, barter for it," said Gray. lbrkwell laughed coarsely. Mig!Jty little I'll barter,'' be declared, but we'll settle that later. There's only one bud feature In taking this man Reade along." One bad feature?'' "Yes.'' For mercy's sake, what is that?" We'll have to divide with him and his gang.'' Gray looked at his companion bard. 'l'hls sentiment or otter selll&h ness sickened him. For mercy's sake, what hal come over you, Harkwell?" be ex claimed in surprise. "I can't make you out.'' "Can't you?" laughed the otber, coarsely. Well, don't try. But never mind. We'll walt until we get the gold tlrst. I'll be on hand Thursday." After Hark well had gone Gray spent some time in reverie. "'l'!Jat Horkwell is a queer fellow!" be muttered. "I almost wish be was uot going after all.'' The Q wa of Frank Rende, Jr.'s projected leaked out and speedily traveled from one end of the country to the other. Everybody was at once interested and accounts were eagerly waited for. Of course suc!J n thing as n trip in t!Je Pacific In a submarine boat was quite an unusual thing and must needs attract attention. Meanwhile Denver Gray made all preparations for t!Je voyage whlc!J he deemed necessary. Harkwell became more congenial and seemed to enter somewhat more kindly into the scheme. Nobody could be more conlldent than Gray that a fortune migl:t be reaped in the Azt e c Islands. "I tell you It is there!" he declared; "to open up a profitable trade with those islands is to establish a sure high way to great wealtb." But Hark weir only smiled evilly, and said: "Pshaw! that is all folly wben you can have all that same wealth for the simple taking or it." I certainly should not lend myself to such an act of piracy!" de clared Gray, "and I don't belieYe Frank Reade, Jr. would either!'' But Hnrkwell only smiled in a sinister way. M length t!Je day set apart for tlte start came. It proved to be a propitious one and a large crowd were present to witn811s the departure of the suomnrine boat. Fronk Rende, Jr. met and Hark well at the train and conduct ed them to his house. There a rich dinner was partaken or and then all repaired to the yard where was the boat. A loud cheer greeted Frank as he drove through the street!\ or Readestown. Our project claims the interest of the majority of the people in this country!'' cried Gray, "and I hope it will succeed!" So do I,'' declared Frank. / But Harkwell's eyes gleamedl"and he smiled in a strange way. I---CHAPTER III. ON THE W/>.Y. No doubt the reader is wondering how the start was to be made from the machme works in the submarine boat. A word of explana t10n. or course, the Nautilus could not proceed without water, and of that there was plenty, however. The immense tank iu wl1icb she rested was connected with a deep canal and a seri e e of locks wbich led down to the river. From thence the river was navigable to the sea. So when the voyagers had gone aboard the Nautilus, and all was in readiness, the gate to the canal was opened. 'l'he water rushed into the lock, and the Nautilus enter ed. Soon sue was in the canal, and l a ter shot into the river. Tbousnnds of people lined t h e river b u nks, and cheered her. The voyagers all at>peared on tbe dt>ck, and waved their caps in recognition. The Nautilus glided along through the water ns buoyant as a canoe. Frank saw tbat the people observed this, but lhat tbey were not satisfied. They wanted to see the boat operated, and he said: "Into the cabin all of you. I want to prove to tbose people that the Nautilus is indeed a submarine boat.'' All rushed into the cabin. Frank stepped into tbe pilot house nod pressed the spring. Every door and window was instantly sealed hermetically. Then the young in Yen tor t.urned on the electric switch which set every electric lamp aglow. Next be press ed the lever or the water tank, and instantly the boat began to sink. Down she went gracefully to the bed of the river. The depth was not great, scarcely more than forty feet, but there sh!! rested for some time npou the muddy bottom. Then Frank raised her and sent her forward through the water at a distance hutr way between the bottom and the surface. She moved as easily as if upon the surface, and with nil the' grace of a fish. The voyagers felt no jar and experienced no inconvemence. It was a most novel and agreeable sensation. By Jove, this is deligbttull'' declared Denver Gray. I enjoy this immensely l Jd it not grand!" "Golly! de Nautilus am jus' a dandy an' no mistake!" declared Pomp. .. Begorra, yer roight fer wanst in yer loifel" cried Burney. "Hub! tlon' yo' be so !lip, l'ishl" spluttered Pomp. But Harkwell waa silent. He had occupied himself in studying the mechanism or the boat. lt was his purpose if possible to gain admittance to the engine room and examine the machinery. He was a machinist by trade hmself, and therefore was more thnn ordinarily int.erested. FranK let the Nautilus run ahead for a few hundred yards. Then he sent her to the surface. As she came up like a duck from the dripping depths the crowd on tile banka of the river saw her. They saw at once that she was a logical triumph and nothing less than what was claimed for uer, a submarine boat. So they made tbe welkin ring with their bearty cheers. The Nauti Ius thus had an ent1Juaiast1c send off. Frank now delayed no further. He started the engines at full speed, and the Nautilns shot forward down the swift current. Sue was on her. way to the sea. 'l'he great journey was begun. Wbat its outcome was to be only time could tell. One thing was certain and this was that the voyagers dreamed little of what was in for them. Adventures wild and thrilling, hardship and privation, and many strange sightll were to be theirs. The start, however, was '!lade in the most joyful of spirits. In eediog rapidly. The young inventor was by no means so unfamiliar with signs of those l a titu

THE MISSING ISLAND. a Wllicb was right!" said Frank. "We will be on our guard. But. what is that to the eastward?" "Shure, sor, it luke loike a white sail!" A sail!" exclaimed Frank; "that ship is in deadly peril unless she gets under bare poles at once!'' The vessel, however, seemed to stand up to the wind with all canvas spread. As yet no efl'ort bad beec made to take it in. Frank continued to watch the strange vessel with alarm. "Mercy on us!" he exclaimed. "Why don't they see their dangert" It must be, sor, that they niver saw a sthorm av the koind afore!" ventured I:larney : "It may be so, but it hardly seems possible!" declared Frank; "if not I think we ought to warn tb!Jm!" "Something ought to be done, Frankl" cried Denver Gray. "They evinrd, and If any are alive!" So both turned toward the cabin. At the gangplank they halted. Au unbearable odor came from below. It was terrible to think of entering that cabin. "A veritable plague ship!'' gasped Gray, "We risk our lives in staying here, Frank!" "Can it be that that poor fellow at the wheel was the only survivor and tbat all have been wiped out of existence?'' exclaimed Frank. "I believe that is the truth," declared Gray, "aud I wouldn't go down into that cabin." But what if some poor soul down there who needs l!elp!" If so, then he will answer us. Shout down to him." Frank complied with this. But no answer came back. Tbe young inventor hesitated but a moment nod then descended the stairs. It was risking infection, but he did not think of that. Down he went and sto01l beneath the skyligbt.s. There was the cabin table, and upon it was an open book. A legi ble hand bac.l traced an entry upon the page. Thus it read: To-day Page, the m&t.e, dieu of the terrible plague. He is the last save me. Only yesterday we threw the body of Captain Clark overboard to join the rest of the crew of twenty one wilo have all per Ished by this dread disease. "GIJd alone knows what my cha.nces are, Hour by hour I feel the awful sickness encllaining me and I am powerless to resist it. At least I will remain above the deck and at the w ,lleel. Strange we meet no friendly sail. God rest the poor souls who tlave falien a victim to this awful pestilence. Our Father help me in my extrem ity. I see only death before rr.e. But let it come. My nerves shall be steel, and I will die as e. brave man should. Farewell." Frank rt>ad this aloud. Gray w all now by his side. "Horrible!" groaned the explorer. What a dreadful fate." A few steps further upon a conch lay the corpse of the mate. The two adventurers turned nnd Jled up the s'airwny. In the open air they revived. :Mercy on us!" gasped Gray. "I thought I should faint. Eh, Frnnk?" Tba same," replied the young inventor. It is the most dread ful case I ever beard or." And this ship--" Must go to tier doom, ror there is po crew to sail her!'' "It seems a pity!" And yet '"-how could the pestilence ever be driven from her! Who would come aboard hor now and steer her to a. port of safety and risk the plague! or what va.lue is the cargo?" True!" agreed Gray, "but-Heaven help us! Lqok at that, Frankl" Tbe yellow cloua hnd passed the zenith an d overspread the sky by two-thirds. 1 'fbe air was growing strangely dark, and tho distant thunder of the storm came booming ove r the lleaving sen. Far away a wall of wbite was seen racing across the ocean. H was the dreaded Udal wave. "Let us get out of here as quickly as possible!" crie t l Gray. "We have no time to lose>. H that wave overtakes us we are lost!" "Rigllt!" cr,ied Frank; back to the Nautilus!" Back to the d e ck of the submarine boat they sprung. Into the cabin they rushed. Frank's first move was to enter the medicinal closet where be kept a. sulphuric disinfectant. This both be and Giay Indulged in liberally, both externally and internally. It was a positive sar .. guard. Meanwhile, Pomp had cast loose from the plague ship which wB& now half a mile astern. The tempest was likely to strike it first ; so when Frank c'lme up into the pilot-bouse be took wheel and said: "If possible I want to see llow that sbip will take the storm," "That is right,'' said Gray, eagerly. "Alas I fear she will go down." Hnrkwell atoo.:l near watching the scene llilently. He made no comment. Suddenly a. ciouJ seemed to swoop down upon the brig. One moment she bent before it, t!ten, louder tltan the blast, came a report like a cannon. Her mainmast was swept by the quarter. With it w ent the fore, and the bulk, whirling about, was also stripped of the mizzen. High up in the arms of the storm the dismantle

6 'l'i:lE MISSING ISLAND. There was a shock as its b&avy jaws struck the steel keel or the boat. But no harm was done an :I Mr. Shark di l l not repeat the attack. There was no doubt but that his jaw bad suffered, tor blood was seen in the water and he drilled far astern. The closest shave the Nautilus experienced was when it ran plump into the arms or a tremendous cuttleti sh. This monster had arms fully forty feet in length and at once enfolded the bow or the boat. That it might h11ve done serious harm was certain bod not Frank Reade, Jr. acted promptly. Pomp was at tile wheel at the time and yelled: "Golly fo' glory, Marse Frank. We am llone cotche:l fo' shunh. Cum a s fas' as yo' kin!'' Frank was instantly at the wheel. He acced quickly. Drawing the boat back as far as posilil.lle he put on all power or the engines ami rammed the cyclops of the deep. The ram cleft the monster's bead and evulently ranched a vital part for it succumbed. Again the boat was running full speed one day, when Barney suddenly saw looked like tons of rock falling from abov e He instantly r evers-ed the engines and yelled for Frank. The young inventor instantly saw what was the matter. The rocks above were not falling but absolutely being nothing more nor less than the roof of a submarine cavern in which they bad run. "By Jupiter!" e:It of the rapidly growing coast line. As th(Jy d rew nearer several detachell islands of the small nrchipel-ag:> were seen. But Gray pointed to the largest and central one, saying: "That is the mhabited Island. Tbtl others, uccording to the Aztecs, are all in possession of the Fire God, who wtll some day relegate them to the bottom or the sea.'' The Nautilus was now making marvelous speed in calm water. Every moment the Aztec Island grew plainer t.o view. Then suddenly a little harbor seen which Gray point e d to ahd cried: "Make in there! It is a safe harbor!" Number! amaH boats were seen upon the limpid waters of the bay as the Nautilus ghded in. Tile app n arance of the submarine boat seemed to act as a magnet to these. They instantly in a great body tlocked toward her. "How is it!'' asked Frank. l Are we sale to allow these fellows to come near us'" "They cannot harm us while on the water," declared Gray. "It is only on land that we Doled fear them." But where is all t'lie gold you've told about!" sneered Harkwell. "I exp!lcted to find the beach paved with it." "You bad no right to expect snell a t!Jing," repli e d Gray tartly; "but the gold is not the only consideration of this trip " That is evident,'' sneered Harkwell. Quite a number of the natiye canoes were now within speaking dis tance. Their occupants were genuine types of Aztecs, as Gray had declar ed. It was like steppitllt back in\.o the ancient history of the Clay of Cortes and the Spanish Invasion. Let me see if I c a n speak a few words to them," said Gray. I used to know a little or the Azt e c tongue." So Gray hailed a number or the boats winch drew n e arer. Then he carried oo a broken conversation with them. From them be l e arned that no white mao had visited the island since his leave taking some years previous. The Aztecs appeared to be very. frtendly, and while Gray was con versing a large pJrogue put out from the shore and rowed quite close to the Nautilus. Beneath a silken awning sat a richly-robed heathen, who se med greatly interested in the new visitors. A salute was exchanged and then n spokesman in the ho' w or the pirogue hailed the Nautilus. Gray answered bim. The explorer had but a scant knowledge of I be Aztec tongue. Bat as he said he bad beton long enough upon the islands t o acquire a smattering which was of great service now. After exchanging words t witb the Aztec spokesman for some time, Gray turned to Frank and said: "Here is the best of luck. The old king is dead, and he is succeed ed by this young Prince Hualpi. He expresseR himself in a friendly way, and assures us that we are welcome to Matatluo, which is the name or the kingdom." "That is good newel" declared Frank. "Let us m ake the :>est or it'' We will make with these people!" Certainly!" And ashore also. or course there will IJe some risk. But so long as we keep on the right side or the priests I think we will be safe." Let us try it'.''. "All right." So Gruy replied to the Aztec spokesman to this effect: We accept of the hospitality of your great ruler add will visit your kingdom. We extend you in return an invitation to come aboard our boat." To the surprise of all the Prince of Matatlan accepted tbis invita tion. His pirogue was brought alongside the Nautilus. Then with a nimble leap he was on the He extended both hands to .Frank null Gray ami bowed low to the deck. Theil he made a signal to the suo, and sail! something in the Aztec language which Gray was barely able to interpret. He says, 1 think, tbat we are his brothers forever, and the Seal of the Holy Sun is upon us," said Gray. "Good enou)!hl" replied Frank. Say any good thing in return that you please." Gray smiled at this c urte blanche, bot said: "Great Prince of the Sup, you are our brother ; and we have corne from over the great eea to pay you our homage. We shall be friends eternal." Prince Hualpi was irr.mensely pleased with tbls statement and at once relaxed his dignity, became very affable, and chattering like a Two or his walked closely behind him. Frank threw open tbe door of the cabin and all entered. The prince stood a moment as if spellbound. Evidently the beautiful furnishings or the cable were a revelation to him He acted like one in a dre!lm. Very courteously Frank and Gray proceeded to show him over the Nautilus. From one cabin to another they went, Prince Hualpi still speechless until tl:e en g ine room was reached. Here the electric machinery completely bewildered him. It was utterly useless to attempt to logically explain this to him. He passed a hand across his brow, and shook his head slowly. It was all a pur.zle. Then Frank winked to Gray. The latter looked ou; and saw that the pirog(\e had retired some yards from the Nnutilus. The latter's del!k was clear, a uri Frank said sharply to Barney. "Press key 42, and reverse lever No. 10." All roigbt., s o rl" The Celt quickly obeyed. Key 42 h e rmetically sealed the doors and windows. Lever No. 10 was the tank lever. Instantly the boat sank. Down below the surface it went. '!'hen there was a brief transition, and electric lights glared brightly on the scene. A cry of momentary alarm escaped Prince Hualpi, and his attend ants closed about him, and drew their daggers. But Gruy spoke words of reassurance the Matatlao tongue, nod the fears or the heathens subsided'.


THE MISSING ISLAND '1 There Is no danger!" he cried. Our boat only goes under water just as well as above." Prince Bnalpi was dazed. "I am dreaming!" he daclored. "You are not human beings after all, but gods come out or the west. Then you know Quetzal the God or Lovet" "You are wrong,'' disclaimed Gray. "We are not gods. All this you see is easily expl11ined. ond due to natural causes." It was difficult to convey tbls Idea LO (the prince in the Matatlnn tongue. But Gray succeeded VP.ry well, though Bualpi was not convinced. Now that his superstitious mind wos ussured tllut be wos in the hands or men allied to the gods be felt safe. Be looked out upon the bed of the ocean and sow the wonders or the search-light all in n rational manner. Then !Je llung llimsetr at Frank Rende, Jr.'s feet and kissed the cabin tl.oor. I worship you for you are a god!'' he declared; "the mighty god or the sea." It waa no use to try to disabus9 the monarch'11 mind of this im pression. Gray saw this at once, so be said to Frank: Let It go at that. If they waut to think us gods let them. It will give us added power over them!'' Unless it raises trouble with their priests," said Frank. "We must trust to luck for that." For somewllile the Nautilus remained under the water. Prince Hu alpi was charmed. Then it was announced that they would go again to the surface, Ru alpi nodded his head in a pleased manner. Accordingly Barney was about to open the tanklbver, when a start ling cry arrested him. Down upon the deck of the Nautilus came a number or naked forms. They were Aztec d1vers, who llelieving that tlleir monarch was sunk forever when the Nautilus went down, had dived to this tremendous depth to see about it. H was a wonderful feat. One Instant they were able to remain. Then their bodies were seen sh(;loting upward througu the llmpid waters. CHAPTER >I. A GRAND RECEPTION. THE Nnutllus was now sent quickly to the surface. Indeed, It got there almost as quickly as the divers, a.nd one t>f them was lilted up on the deck. The littl9 harbor was literally tl.lled with small boats which had tl.ocked to the spot. The reappearance of the Nautilus was q.n astonnding thing to the Aztecs, but when the cabin door opened nod their prince stepped out to view sure and sound, they yelled like veritable fiends with joy. Prince Hualpi was loath to leave his new god-like acquaintances and insisted that they should visit his palace. 'You are the guests or Matatlnn,'' he declared. "All the country shall pay you worsllip." "What shall we do?" asked Grny. Shall we visit the Aztec cityf" "Dy all means," agreed Frank. So the intention was revbaled to Prince Buulpi, who called a boatman from the crowd and gave him orders. Then he pointed to the high mountain peak near this part o( the bay and suid: "Yonder is Matatlnn. He will guide you to my palace." Then the pirogae was rowe! rapidly away. T:1e boatman stood upon the deck or the Nautilus. From qim Gray managed to learn that upon the other side of the was a great inland sea. It was upon the shores or this, at the base of the mountain, that the Aztec city was located. There was a narrow lJotween high cliffs which connected this with the bay and the ocean. Through this pnssnge the submarine boo.t must proceed. The entrance to this passage could not at once be feen. But the boatman indicated with his hand the to take, and the Nautilus glided forwarng of people were upon the quays os the Nautilus drew nearer. Tl!e submarine boat came up to the very verge of these landings or stone and anc':iored. Then a gang ladder was put out and Frank said: "Barney and l'omp, you may remain aboard until we return. Keep a weather eye open. Come my friends, let us pay our visit to Rualpi now." Gray and Bnrk:well were ready. The latter was now much more agreeable, and seemed even quite In a pleasant mood. Th.e people all fell back as the strange visitors landed. Then down witb a rush came a mammoth and richly draped palan quin, the private Jnoperty of tb,e prince. Twenty men carried the handlas of tbls carriage, and the three vis itors rode with ease upon the silken cushions. Through the narrow streets they were carried with baste. The great crowd kept respectfully in the rear. For this the were extremely glad. Soor. they emerged into a plaza or mighty square. In the center or this was a huge building without walls, but supported on pillars. Beneath the m1gbty roof was a dais or white marble, and upou this a great throne was raised. A crowd of richly dressed Aztecs thronged the steps to this. There were lines or Aztec soldiers and guards with shining shields and long lances. Upon the throne sat Prince Bualpl himself. The voyagers descended from the palanquin. Then they were led up the mnriJle steps and to the root or the throne. All three made a low obeisance. 'l'hen Bualpi inclined his head and motioned them to seats at his right. The line or guards fell back, some trumpeters began to play a strange, wild music, and then rich rng1.1 were strewn upon the marble lloor. Out upon these there tl.itted a score of Aztec girls. They were graceful in form noll willowy in motion. The dance which they executed wonld have done credit to the Sul tan's court. "By Jove, that is grand!" cried Gray. "What say you, Frankt This is equal to the Orient!" Fully," replied the young inventor. But the words had barely left his lipd when the dance was over. Almost instantly there leaped forth a score or lithe and handsome youths. They danced in equally as fantastic n way as the girls and then van ished. Now came a change. Two snake charmers came on the scene. 'l'hey handletl the mighty python and the deadly water adder witb impunity. After them came two wrestling giants. TI.Jese were marvels of skill and strength. 'l'he Americans held their breath with interest. Finally one of them managed to give the other a fall. Be was loudly cheered nod given a golden cup. After this there was a contest with lances and with battle clubs. Then there waa a blare of trumpets, the gunr1s swung out in hoe and cleo red the dais. The reception was over. Bualpi tlung off hia ro'oes and came rushing down the steps of the throne. Like a veritable school-boy he embraced his visitors. Then he plucked each by the sleeve and adjured them to follow him. Nothing loth they complied. Across a eourt from the dais they enteNd a more sumptuously fur nished structure. This was the pulace Upon either hand servants stood. In the center of 11 richly-draped hall Wnll a banquet table. Upon this were smoking viands. Tbe odor was rich and wholesome, and seatej right and left of the Aztec king tlley did justice to as fine a meal as any of them bad ever tasted. Then n peculiar kind of wine was brought to act as a rellsh l After this the king arose. "You shall see the temples or Quetzal," he said. "We ore ruled by the God cr Love. -Quetzal iR our god." The three voyagers dill not demur. .--Frank and Gray had keenly enjoye1 themselves, and regarded their host aa at least n royal entertalnet, even if be waa n heathen.


8 TEE MISSING ISLAND. But Harkwell's avaricious soul bad not been idle. His keen, selfish gaze had wandered !rom one object or value to no other with the sole purp;:se of, If possible, converting it to his own use. If I don't whack a fortune out of this scrape then I'm a fool!'' he muttered. "It shall com e !" Leaving the banquet hall the party crossed a paved court which was alive with tinkling fountains and beau\lful with tropica,f llowers. Tile alr was odorous and swe.,t. They paased through tb_is and came to a door between high pillars. Here in a nicbe wus a gigantic statue. It wns an Idol. Hualpi knelt and kissed its Inanimate foot, murmuring a brief t>rayer. 1'hen be threw open the door. The voyagers gave a mighty start as a hot blast of air smote their faces. T!:tey saw an inner paved court. In the center of this was an aper ture, and from the depths there shot up a column of tlame. This is the eternal fire of Quetzal," explained Hualpi. So long as tb1s is kept burning so will our people bold his love." For beneath tho pavement the voyagers now saw what looked llke a legion of blackened imps casting IYOOd and coal upon the eternal fire. "Bumpbl" muttered Hark well. What eternal, superstitious fools I 01 course he closed the door behind him and locked it. I don't know fo' suab but dat trickster ob an l'isbman mougbt 1 cum down byar. I done link !lock de do' jes' de same." This was a wise precaution. But Barney's lay was something quite altogether different. Barney waited until he could hear Pomp's snore even 11t that distance. Then he actefl. Down into the galley be crept. It was s rernarl;ably neat and orderly place. Pomp always kept things in applepie oruer. Barney proceeded to cha11ge this. He plac e d the labels on the spice cans in opposite places. On the pepper can he put saleratus, on the mustard can he put the lal.Jel red pepper, and so ou through the whole Jist. Then after tipping things all upside down ami making tbiogs all a s l\ew, be proceeded to lay out a nice little surprise. In the after aaloon there was a small electric fa:J, such as is some times suspended over a table to dispel flies in hot weatller. Barney procured this ami a long coil of electric wire. The fan be adjusted in the llour barrel in such a way that ty turn ing on the current it would literally tear tl11ngs all to piPces on th interior or the barrel and throw the llour in a cloud !ugh in the eir. Cliuckling tbus Barney left the place and went leisurely on lay ing the wire along in out of sight plac e s and carrying the electric key tn his hand. \.. these people are." Hualpi led them from the court of Eternal Fire tbrough a sage which led into a mighty high-roofed structure. long pasWlien, au hour later, alter a go,od nap, Pomp cume out stateroom and up on deck there was Barney by the roil, as innocent us you This was the temple. A long and heavy curtain or a stuff like silk, was lifted and the voy agers stood in the pr11sence of the Aztec gotl. Quetzal was before them. The migbty statue or atone which reared Ita ugly form before them typified the deity of the Matatlan9. About the Idol's neck was a ring or metal in which WIUI set diamonds a!! large as pigeons' eggs. The pedestal and the steps were of solid gold. The crown upon the head of the idol was studded witb precion9 st)nes. Upon flo small dais in front of the idol was a golden pedestal. Upon this rested a glittering diamond larger than the celebrated Kohiuoor. Spellbound the adventurers gazed upon this wonderful spectacle. Whew I'' exp:ained Gray, there are millions represented here, Frank!" An immense amount of wealth certainly,'' agreed the young in ventor. Hark well, however, bad different' purposes uppermost in his schem. ing brain. I CHAPTER VII. .. Huh!" reflecteu the darkv. "It am powerful queer he didn't jes' try ro to wo'k n snap on me. Guess he am toning down a lJit. Reckon it 11e a good time fo' me to try it on him!'' But at the moment tbe darky could think of no good thing to work. Hub yo' heerd from Marse Frank yit, l'ishf" be asked. I have not, naygurl" replied Barney, but I'm aftber thin kin' be'll be coming soon au' thin It's some bot supper he'll be wanting!" 'l his was a pretty broad hint, but Pomp was unsu s picious. Don' yo' fret about dat, chile!" be retorted. I reckon dis yer coon hab got his open an' jes' knows who.' he am up to!" Begorra I'm glad av tbatl" chuckled the Celt. It's not ivery man I tver knew cud say eicb a ting!" Diu it eber uawn 11puu yo' intelligence dat yo' anu:'t de man a'posed fo' to knc,w eberytiog?'' "Divil' a bit!" retorted Barney, "but I know something yez only one logical supposition. "Dar am no use tulkin', dis am de wo'k ob sperrils!" be mutter ed. "Some gbostises bab done got in yer an' did dis ling. Ugh!" He gave a frightened start and glanced around. Nobody was visible, but his wool bad begun to uukinlt just the same. "Begorra, if I don't mix things up in that pantry then me ain't Barney O'Shea," be muttered. romp went below to hil stateroom. came j At this moment a very queer sound came f1om Pomp's right. It seemed to emanate from the fiour barrel, and sounded very much as ir some lively object was in there and wanted to get out.


THE MISSING ISLAND. 9 For o. rr.oment the teeth chattered. I Golly fo' glory, wha' o.m uat!" he gaspe cried: "If you wl'ulcl save your lives, go! The god Quetzal hns cnlled for your blood in atonement fpr sacrilege. Go! Go!''


10 THE MISSING ISLAND. Gray understood enough to make it clear to Frank Reade, Jr. Tllen he addressed Hualpi: Is there no reconciliation!" he asked. Can we not atone to your prleetsr "No-no!" screamed Hualpl, "the demand or Quetzal is never re fused. Go for your lives!" "Come, Frank!" said Gray. "We'd beLter hustle!" At once they starteli for the quay. Their hurried attitude seemed to !rive the people an inkling of the truth. Their presence in the town had in some way reached the priests. The tocsin in the temple suddenly began to sound. It was the usual war cry of the Aztecs. No heathen dared dis obey its call. And so aa soon as our two adventurers ran for the quay they heard a mob gathering behind them. Gray realized the danger fully. He had lived among these people and knew just what they were. "My God! if }Ve don't reach that wharf in time we nre men, Frank!" he cried. "All right," the young inventor, "here goes;" Away they aped like a whirlwind. From a street corner three or four loungers tried to sto}J them. Frank knocked down two wit! his lists. Through them burst the two fugitives and kept on for the quay. And now It was close at hand. There lay the canoe. The next moment Gray had shoved it Into the water. Both men took up the paddles and fairly made the light craft tly. They were in a few moments at a safe distance Jrom tbe shore But it bad been a mpst narrow escape all the same. CHAPTER IX. THE ISLAND MISSING. THERE was no boatman among the Aztecs who CO!lld hope to over take the Rob Roy canoe. It reached the Nautilus and Frank and Gray climbed aboard. But the end was not yet. A legion of boats were seen putting out from the 1nay. The priests bad ordered these simple people to bring back the blood or the sacrilegista for Quetzal aud they could not refuse. On tbey came In martial array. It was evidently their Intention to attack the Nautilus. Frank regarded the move with clismay. What am I to do!'' be exclaimed, with deep concerri. "I don't want to fight these people, neither do I want to give way to them. They evidently will not be pacified." I have a scheme!" exclaimed Gray, promptly. "What is it?" "Go down to the bottom and remain there for a day or two. Thtlre ehould be to see down there!" "You nrtl right!" cried Frnuk. "We will explore the sunken plain. Let her sink, Barney!" "All roiaht sorl" The Celt"' the nnd the boat sank. Down she went to what seemed interminable depths. She rested finally upon a bed or coral. Frank sent the search light in every direction. See here!" he cried. "What does this meant I don't see any thing of your sunken towns." Gray could not explain the situation. However, the boat remained at tlle bed or the island sea for that day and night. The next morning Fran:C said: "Do von suppose they are hovering about up there waiting for ns to appear?'' "I doubt it!" replied Gray. "Let her go up, Frank!" But suddenly there came a peculiar shock. The Nautilus was hfLed as if by giant hands and hurled forward. When she struck, it was full between two jagged ledges or coral. And there she stuck. No etl'ort or the engines could dislodge her. She seemed a hopeless prisoner. To the others it looked as if they "(ere in a bad scrape. But Frank only and said: "I'll fix :hat all right." He produced a pair of diving-suits. He and Barney donned these, and with suitable tools, went out into the sea. This was accomplished by means of a vestibule which could be emptied of water on the return. Frank and Barney worked away for hours upon the reef. Then they soddenly freed the Nautilus and she tloated otf. Hastily tbey returned to the deck. Entering the vestibule they closed the door behind them and put on the pneumatic pumps. When the water was out of the vestibule they walked into the cabin. Gray met Frank Well, Frank," he said, "what was that! An earthquake!'' "It sounded much like it,'' replied Frank. 8hall we stay here longer!" "No; let us go up and see what they are in vain for the island. It, was certainly missing. For some nobody was able to speak. 'l'Lien Pomp broke the spell. Golly fo' glory!'' lie gasped. Wha'ebber hab become ob tlat. island?" That Is the question," said Gray. Wbere is it!" Missing!' exclaimed Hark well. "Yes, but-could it have sunk into the ocean!" Frank Reade, Jr.'s eyes Unshed, noll he said: Do you recall that earthquake shock while we were under the water?" No doubt it was at that moment the island sank into the sen.'' In that case Matatlan and nil its inhabJtaut are no fnoreS.:' "Even so!" A spell or silence Rucceeded. All strained their gaze across the wide expanse or water. It is 'Very queer!" declared Frank. And altogetber terrible iC true!'' "It must be true!'' said Gray. "The island bas not floated away Into the air." Of course not." Ought we not to ascertain the fate of the Aztecs beyond a doubt!,. "Yes.'' Frank went Into the pilot-house and started the Nautilus forward. The boat away. The young inventor !ocated what he b"lieved was tbe exact spot where Matatlan had been. Then be hroughL the submarine boat to a stop here and opened the tank valve. The boat settled in the water and went gliding down beneath the waves; The voyagers were all agog with interest, for they expected every moment to behold a tragic scene below them. It would not have been a surprise to l1ave seen the Aztec city and its drowned Inhabitants spread before them In terrible tragic But nothing of the sort was seen. To the amazement of all only a wide plain of white sand devoi

THE MISSING ISLAND. 11 "See What brilliant l)bject is that glistening In there 1 It is a golden idol with diamonds.'' Tbe search-light certainly struck some object which emitted a powerful and dazzling light. At OJ1ce all were Interested. It was quickly decided to explore the foreet. But how could this be done! Frank quickly decided the problem. The Nautilus rose above the forest for a number of leet uud there re3ted just above the treetops. Then Frank brought out the diving suits, three in number. He se lected Burney as one companion and would !Jave picked Gray for the next. But Harkwell demurred. That is hardly fair," he declared. "I insist upon a chance. Gray went with you las t time. It is my turn now.'' "Very well," said Gray, "let us decide tbe matter by tossing a coin." Harkwell agreed to this. The coin was tossed and Harkwell won the chance. He was triumphant. Frank was not altogether pleaBed, but he said nothing. The diving Huits were donped, and tlley entered the vestibule. The long rope ladders were lowered. Barney led the way down, and Harkwell went next, Frank being last. ,Pomp and Gray kept tho air pumps going on board the Nautilus. 'In a lew moments all three divers BLOod upon the bed of the ccean under the overha11ging trees of tbe forest. Frank aud Barney carried lanterns with an air pipe connecting with their helmets so that the flame would lte fed with oxygen. Thus they were all ready for action CHAPTER X. A MURDERER FOILED. FoR some moments the three divers hesitated as to what move to make. Tiley could not make each other hear a word of conversation, no less the helmets were placed closely together. Then Barney took a course among the trees, and for a moment went oat ol sight. Harkwell remained by Frank, who took no opposite course. As the life lines were not of extreme length, it was not possible to go a geat ways. There was also extreme danger of their becoming entangled in tile branches of the trees. So Frank proceeded wtth great caution. Yet he was able to make some lilly yards into the submarine forest, when he saw a gleam of something bright just before him. He pressed forward, and suddenly came upon a thrilling sight. Between two trees there was stretched a llammocK, and in this re clined the form of an Aztec. The heathen's glazed eyes were staring straight forward with terri ble mtensity, showing thet he bad awakened from his sleep too lute to arise and watd off the awlul death which had 110 suddenly eome upon him. Upon his breast was a huge circular shield of polished metal, wbich glenr.ed intensely in the lantern light, and was so bright that Frank could see his own image. Indeed, he saw now tbat the center of the shield was a glass mirror, no doubt intended hy the wearer to dazzle a foe. All manner of submarine creatures, slimy eels, horrid crabs, and shark like llsh swam about tile body. Frank was spellbound. Just beyond he saw the walls o! a house. He understood all now. This was no doubt a part of the sunken island, and the Aztec vic tim bad be. en asleep in the hammock wllen the waters overwhelmed him. All this Frank took in readily, and was about to turn to his com panion Harkwell, who stood behind him, when he chanced to glance again into the mirror. 'l'be sight which he saw in the mirror was oua wliich for the moment nearly froze the blood in his veins. Harkwell stood behind him with one hand upraised, a knife ht his grasp and juHt about to sever l;fe line. It was 'tmtrder pure and simple that he intended. The young in 'entor realized this. And for a moment !Je was powerless to act. There was but ac in stant of time left. Then with an instant spasmodic Impulse Frank jerked Ilia head forward and the life line flew up. The knife missed the mark, nod the next instant Frank wns facing his would-he assassin. Harkwell atarted Iinck and the knife dropped from his fingers. 1 Frank made a motion and pulled the cord. Instantly he and Hnrkwell were lifted from the bed of the ocean. Up they went and a moment later upon the deck of the Nau tilus. Frank opened the vestibule nod motiOned Hnrkwell to enter. Not until they were in the cabin and their helmets removed could either speak. Then Frank faced his would-be murderer with white, stern face. "Ric!:tnrd Harkwelll" he said, rigidly. What have you to say for yoursell!" The latter feigned surprise. "I don't know what you mean!'' he replied, coolly. .l!'mnk tremllled like an aspen his rage was so great. At this mo ment Barney also returned aboard. Gmy nod Pomp regarded tbe two angry men with amazement. They speedily ullllerstood wbat i' meant, thougb. "Don't you tell me that!'' said Frank, I saw what you were up to. You tried to cut my ftre line. I saw you. You miser able cur, you intended to murder mel" The wretch feignedsurprise still. "It is falsel" he retorted. I did not know it was your life line!" 1 Frank wus astounded! "You did not know it!" he gasped. "No. Bow should n I thought it was the Branch of a tree tbat was in the wav." With unparalleled llardihood the villain made tuie announcement. Frank regarded him sternly. "You dare to make that statement!'' "It is the truth." It is a lie!'' "Well, have it so, then.'' "You meant to kill me. What did you expect to gain?'' "Wby, there's tbe idea," retorted tile villain with rare hartlil.lood. "Wlllat had I to gain! lllad 1:0 object in killing you. That in itself is evidence of my innocence.'' "Why, tllis is horrible!" exclaimed Gray with white face. "Is there any truth in what I hear, Fran,kt" "lt is true if my eyesigllt is to be believed," declared the young inventor. "I saw the wretch try to cut my life hue!'' Gray turned npon Hurkwell. What does this mean?" be declared, angrily. "It will not do. for yon to try any villainous game aboard tllis boat, DICk HarkwE>II. I am responsihle for your prestlnce !Jere!'' Hark well's eyes gleamed luridly. Every one of you is worldng against me!'' he declared. I had a fortune in my grasp and you robbed me of it. I am sick of this job, and you can take me borne as qtllckly as possible." Take. you home!' exclaimed Gray, angrily, if you attempt any more dirty games we will pitch you overboard. It rests wilh Mr. Re ade whether you havoJ your personal liberty again during tbi3 voy nge or not." Frank shrugged his shoulders. I do not wisll to deprive llim," ha said, but he must certainly adopt a dJfierent course!" Harkwell saw plainly tbat his mask was off. He slunk away to his etate-room and did not come out to dinner. His black soul seethed with revenge. Frank, I am sorry," said Gray; If I had &uspected his true char acter I would never have brougllt !Jim along." "Tllat is nJ fault of1yours," sntd Frank, "but I do think he is a dangerous character and needs watclling." I will look out for that. I think it would be best to get rid of him as soon as possible.'' "We w ill do so. We will either pnt him nsllore or aboard some home bound vessel.'' And so tile natter ended. But Hark well no longer rejoiced iu an opportunity. All now understood his game thorqngl.lly. 'l'lle Nautilus left the submarine forest and the drowned Aztec war rior behind. Once more ;:earch was begun for the missing island. For two days the submarine cruloe was continued, and then Frank said to Gray: What sllall we do! Shall we g1ve it up!" Gray's face fell. 1 am much disappointed," he said. It is all very strange." Anq yet tile island seems to have entire ly vanished. Is it not futile to continue the search!" It would seem so. But what can llave become of the island?" "I have a theory!" "What is it!'' Frank was silent a momE>nt, til en he said: "We found in that locality where we believed we had left the island nothing but a mighty plain of sand.'' "Yes!'' "Well now, do you kno w I believe I can understand the diaarpearance or Matatlan. It is under til at ocean of sand!" "Under the saud!'' "Yes!" "But---" "Simple The whole island may have become engulfed in a vast becl of qnicksan1. 'l'ho natural props which supported it were destroyed by the earthquake and it sank.'' "Do yon believe tllntT'' Is it not possible?" "Certainly, but--" "Woatr' "Humph!" exclaimed Gray, dejectedly. "We can never dig Matat lan out or that bed ol1!and." "We will not try. !suggest that we turn our thoughts to some other plan." ".I shall do just as you think beot, Frank.'' Tbe young inventor was thoughtful. He went into the cabin and became plunged iu a reverie. He did believe himself In the sinking of Matatlan beneath the quicksand. Yet what was lie to believe!


12 THE MISSING lSLAND. Suddenly, as if by magic, a strange thought flitted across his mind.] "I think so." I "Queer I did not thinlc of that before!" be muttered. At this moment Pomp called Frank to the rail. which he arose and went into the pilot house. "Golly, Marae Frankl" be cried. ebber call datf Don't He touched an electric key aud the Nautilus began to rise. Up It it look like a boat, sab!" went until it was upon the surface. 1 "It is a lloatl" cried Frank, excitedly. Leaping out of tha water through a cloutl or spray, the bright sun-1 From a cove in the tropical isles a boat had come forth, It light glear.:led upon her shining bull. contained several occupants. About wrua the vast expanse or rolling sea. 01 course the crew or the Nautilus were interested. No land was in sight so far. Certainly not the Aztec Islands. "They are Aztecs!" cried Gray, with conviction. "Perhaps we can Gray came rushing for ard, as did .Barney and Pomp. learn from them the particulars or the fate of the isle now misaing." What's up, Frank?'' cried the explorer. What is the new "Let them approach us!" said Frank. "You hail them, Gray!" schemef' "I will do so, Frank!" Walt a bit," said Frank quietly. The Aztec boat now drew raptdly nearer. It. was plain that the ocTbe young inventor opened the door and stepped out upon deck. cupants bad seen the Nautilus from the shore and were putting out to He noted the alti t ude of the sun and the points of the compass. hail it. Then he went into the cabin. Six in all were in the Aztec ooat. When he came out he brought a number of nautical instruments. They were strong, &rmed warriors, and advanced to witlnn hailing Then the others unders t ood his purpose. distance of the Nautilus. Like bim1 they wondered why this had not been done lJefore. Gray answered their hail and interpreting their words, said: "Going to take your bearings, eh, Frank!" asked Gray. They ure survivors; now we shall get the whole story I" "Yes," replied the young mveutor. "Is it not a good tdea!" The pirogue d'rew nearer and Gray talked for some time with the "Capital!" natives. Frank brought out soma food and g11ve it to them. "Anti about time also." 'l'helr story ns rendered by Gray was a pitiful one. "You are right." The Isle of M!llatlan had without w11rning sunk into the water. Frank proceeded to make his calculations. N e arly all of the nation bad perished lu that awfvl cataatrophe. 'l'he others stoo < l by watching with interes t 'They had been hunting upon u n adjacent island and thus were saved. And as the young inventor concluded, they saw an expression or It was altogether a most tragic and thrilling account. am11zement upon his face. "Then Hualpi and all his people are at tho bottom of the sea, "Well, I never!" he exclaime<). "That does beat all!" drowneu?" said Frank with horror. "That is something awful.'' CHAPT E R XI. A V I SIT TO THE TEM PLE. GRAY was startled. "What is wrong, Frank!" he "Are we out of the way!" I should say so!'' replied the }oung inv e ntor. How far do you suppose we are from the locality of the Islands at this moment ? "Not very far.'' One hundred anrl fifty miles!'' All looked stupefied. This was an astounding declaration. One hundred and fifty miles!" gasped Gray. Impossible!" I have mode a careful reckoning." There Is a mistake!'' "Not" Frank spoke positively. Gray looked at bim, and said: How do you explain it!' The young inventor passPd a hand across his brow. It beats alll" be exclaimed. "I should say was witchery about it. We were in the atol or ;\[atntlan. Without any warning we are transported one hundred and fifty miles away!" Yet we have bad plenty Of time lO drift from that point at least that distance." 'J'o drift!" exclaimed Frank, suddenly. ",That gives me an ideal" He paced the deck for some moments, and then said to Barney: "Set your course northeast. Crowd on all speed! We ought to make that hundred and fifty miles in four hours." "We will, sor! ' declared the Celt. Away shot tbe submarine boat to the northward. For hours she traveled rapidly. All this while Frank paced the deck m front of the pilot house with "Awful iuueedl' : rt>joined Gray. "Fools!" The hissing exclamation came from their rear. Astonished, both wheeled and faeed Harkwt:ll. The villain's eyes blazed. "Whnt is the matter with you!" asked Frank sharply. "I mean that you have heen fools. All that tre11sure might have been yours. The sea bas it now!'' "Better let the sea have it than to gain it by robbery or murder,'' replied Frank. "Bah! you are too soft!" And Harkwell turned away in supreme disgust. But neltbet Frank nor Gray heeded this. There were but a few survivors of the awful llood, and they were huddled upon the neareet isle. "Ask them what they intend to dof' said Frank. "T!Jey certainly ought to be cared for in some way." Gray did so. "They amrm intenti9n or joining quite a ltrge colony upon an ldland further north," replied Gray. "I think they are all right." "Enough then," said Frank, "let os take our submarine tour of exploration now!'' And visit t!Je sunken .Matatlan!" "Yes.'1 Frank and Gray watched the Aztec boat recede to the shore. Then the Nautilus was headeu for that point on the surface of the sea where j the island had been. Arrived at what was believed to be tbe point, l!'rank said: "Let the boa t go down!" All retreated into the cabin. Barney pressed the lever back, and down went the Nautilus. The voyagers had expected to sink some distance, but suddenly there was a shock, and the Nautilus was motionless. They had not descended twenty feet as The boat had struck aglass in his hand. But toward nghtfall a dense fog came down. proceeu slowly. It necessary to bottom. Where are we!" cried Frank, in surprise. We ca l mot possibly have reached the island yet!" The search-light could make no impression on tbe fog.; When morning cam e it seemed denser than ever. Bnt the sun soon lif ted tt, and as it rolled upward an1 astounded cry burst from the lips of all. There, directly in front of them, was an Isla d. It wus or the same type as Matatlnn. There were palm groves and cliffs or basalt. But it was not Matatlan. As the fog continued to lift other Islands were see There was no disputing the fact, the Aztec Isles had bf!en rediscovered. But this did not explaiG the mystery or their having drifted so far from .Matatl an. How bad they drifted out of the inlannding. But Frank finally said: Let her slide down, Barney. I think wt> will visit the Aztec temple. If there is anything of great value we can recover we ought to do eo." All rolgh t, sor !" So the Nautilus settled down until it rested in the great square of the Aztec city aud near to the temple of Quetzal. The search-!ight wail turned full upon it. A dreadful sight waa which was revealed.


1.'HE MISSING ISLAND. 13 There the wall, upon the marble steps, and in the great porti co were heaps of drowned people. Many dead bodies or priests and nobles were found and exllmined; but the ruler, Hualpl, could not lie found. Some or the bodies had llegun to rise and float about. It was a ghastly, hideous sight. "Tllat is very queer," muttered Frank, and a wlld, joyous thought crossed his breaat. At tlrst Frank hesitated in payi11g a visit to such a gtewsome spot. But he thought of tl:e grant treasure in the temple and felt a natur al desire to recover it. "Perhaps he is yet alive," be "He may have escaped or c\ourse we ought to do it," said Gray, "the treasure can be of no possillle use to these people now!" the tidal wave anldt>n idol. He to the others and they put their helmets together; then As near as he could remember, be followed the course which had be said: been pursued by Hualpi, when be had gone thither with him. "There is no use in our giving up hope at this stage. We must do And soon be found the inner court with the be11vy draperies. He something. Let us try at least to gain one of the other parted these, and there was the idol. But cnn we hope to do that?" asked Gray. Will the chemical His companions were now by his side, and the combined glare ojair last enough!" the electric lamps lit up the place quite well. "I see no renson why if we set our course right," said Frank; "for Gray put his helmet cLose to Frank's, shouted: / tunately I have a compaaa." "Upon my soul, it is wonderful, is it not?'' ''That is good!'' ' "You are right," replied Frank. "It I remember right the nearest island was in a northwest course There must be the value of millions !n the idol's crown." from here." ; "Cert. aioly.'' "Yes!" The monster diamonds glittered with dazzling brightr.ess despite "Begorra, sort' exclaimed Barney, wildly, "I thought I saw the the muddy hue or the water. loight av the N 1 mtilns! Be me sow! it is!" The explorers now began to gather the treasures they had come The thr e e divers started up witll wild delight and hope. for. Barney's premise had proved correct. Upon the golden pedestal yet rested the magnificent diamond which A bright light like that of the sun was shining across the face of the Harkwell haa stol e n. temple. Already the clear cut form of the Nautilus was seen coming Frank removed this and placed it saf ely in the bag which he cardown upon them through the gloom. ried. He took the petlestal ns well. "Hurrah!" criPd Frank, wildly. "Pomp is coming back to sa\' e Tllis r e present e d a large fortune in its elf, but there WllS 1 ten times us!'' more to take yet. Down c11me tbe Nautilus, and at one of the winc ows Pomp's race Without any delay further tbllu was necess11ry, the explorers hastily was seen. The darky w&s eagerly looking for them. remove < tlle other diamonds. It is needless to say that they were but a very few moments in Burney climbed to the shoulders of the god Quetzal ancl removed getting aboard Nautilus. the diamond studded crown. Onc e in the cabin, explanations were quickly made. Then Gra y placed l!is helmet close beside Frank's and shouted: Pomp was frightfully cut and bleeding but he pointed to the door "Have_ w e got enough!" of Hark state-room, and s11id: I "I think so." "I jes had a powerrul hard scrap wH him, Marse Frank, but I jes "Of course there must be much more." done him up, j e s de !arne!" "Oh, yes, the treasure vaults of the king nre full of wealth. But I "What dill y

'rHE MISSING ISLAND. \ l ========================================================== emerged from the galley finally, Harkwell sprang upon him with a huge knife. He meant to kill the darky, but the latter fought so valiantly that he actually overpowered him, though in doing so he got frightfully cut. "But I jes' laid him out!'' the plucky negro; "he didn't git de bes' ob me yo' kin bet." "Antt we nre safe once more," declared Frank. "We will keel) Mr. Harkwell he is until we reach borne and hen wo will turn him over tothe law." Oat am d e way to do it, sah.'' The genernl joy of the voyagers that the affair was no worse was great. Mutual congratulations were indulged in. Then it was made sure that Harkwell was a safe prisoner. Frank stepped into the pilot house and said: Here goes. We will leave this part of the world to-day I have seen enough of tragedy.'' "So have I," said Gray. Frank pressed the spr;ug and the Nautilus sprnng to the surface. The young inventor, however, had yet a move to make ere leaving these waters. This was to if possible learn if Hualpl survived the awful disaster. He had taken an intense liking to the chivalrous and noble young Aztec chief and kmg. "I shall feel glad indeed to know that he wns spared!'' "Let us hope that he was," said Gray. Course was at once set for the nearest of the remainicg Aztec Isles. As the Nautilus drew near tbe shore a fire was seen far up on a high cliff. "It looks lilce one of the llre9 of worship!" said Frank. "I hope that we can learn good news from there!'' The Nautilus dropped anchor in the cove and a portable boat was got out. Frank and Gray rowed ashore. They hat! barely stepped out on the beach, however, when a start ling thmg happened. A wild cry reached their eat s and frGm the cover of the shore sev eral men sprang down upon tlte beach. 'J'hey were Aztecs. And the foremost one was well-kuowu to them. It was no other than the young Aztec king Rualpi. Jn an instant he was at Frank's side aud embracing him as well as Grav. He was so overcome with joy that it was some momecte before intelligible ptterances could be got from hil)'J. Then a featful wave of slfdness swept over his face. He swept his had toward the sea, saying dPjectedly: "All that lloved-alll had to live for ,-ts gonel Hualpi is ed indeed! Qo;etzal has forgotten!" "Do not say that," replied "You have your life. Some of your people have survived. There are others upon an island above here. Found a new kingdom.'' Hunlpi shook his head sadly. "No," he said, : the sun of the Aztec has set. It is the last.'' It was decided by Frank and Gmy to return to the king those sa cred relics which they taken from the idol. Rualpi received them joyfully. Then came a pnrtlng embrace, and the two adventurers returned to the deck of the Nautilus. We!l," said Gray, n. while later, "we might have kept all that wealtl:, Frank. But it was not ours." We had no right to it.'' 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