Frank Reade, Jr.'s greatest flying machine; or, Fighting the terror of the coast.

Frank Reade, Jr.'s greatest flying machine; or, Fighting the terror of the coast.

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Frank Reade, Jr.'s greatest flying machine; or, Fighting the terror of the coast.
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Senarens, Luis, 1863-1939
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N ona:rn.e's '' Latest and Best Stories are Published in This Library. ) as Second Class lW:atte1 at the 1Yew Ymk, N Y., Post O.Utce, October 5, 1892. :y 'To 11S {coMPLETE} FRANK TousEY. PvBT.ISifltR. s t & 36 Noa'l'H MooaE s aEre-r, NEw YoaK. { Jucll: } Vol V .a,,. o New York, October 18, 1895. ISSUED \VEEKLY. 5 CIGN'r!l. 0 Entereitaccording to tM Act of Con{J1'ess, in the yeur 1895, by FllA.NK TOUSEY, in the o.(Jlce of the Lib1'a1ian of Congress, at Washington, D. C. rook Roode, Jr.'s Greatest Flying Machine; or, Fighting the Terror of the Coast. By "NO NAME." &ddenly he started, bent forward eagerly, and a thrill of joy ran through him as he saw the great air-ship go in a circle, drop lower into another strata of air, and approach him. ''l'hey see me! They see me at last!" he gasped. I


2 FRANK READE, JR.'S GREA'l'ES'l' FLYING MACHINE. The subscription price of the READE LIBRARY b y t h e year i s $2.50; p e r six m o n t h s p ost p a id. Addres s FRANK TOUSEY, PuBLI SHER, 34 and 36 N or t h M oore S t r eet, New Y ork. Bo x 2730. /, f Frank Reade, Jr.'s Greatest Flying Machine; OR, Fight1ng the Terror of the Coast. I I By '' NONAME," Author of "The Galleon's Gold; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s Deep Sea Search," For Six Weeks Bur1ed in a Deep Sea Cave; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s Great Submarine Search," etc., tote. CHAPTER I. CHASING 'fHE AIRSBIP. ToWARD the close of a cool, pleasant day iu September, 18-, the residents of the village of ltea.testown were starlled by seeing a horseman come dashing furiously into the settlement. He was a middle-aged mao, with dark, swarthy features, piercing black eyes, a black mustache and dark ha1r, his slender figure was clad in tbe costume of a native Mexican, and he rode like an ex pert. Tile man bestrode 'a fine, swift bay mare, and as he went thundering through the main street enveloped in a cloud or dust at the top of the mare's speed, be attracted considerable attention. The horse tinnily pause was named, was by imitating a !Joy's kite . \' imply by driving tile plaues against tbe wind caused the air to lift


FRANK READE, JR.'S GREATEST PLYING MACHINE. 3 the machine Into the sky, and once elevated, by keeping it constantly moving, suspension was sustained. ,There was a mao in the turret, and two men on deck. The Mexican could plainly distinguish the1r outlines, and a mud, bafiled reeling overwhelmed him. Must I lose ufter all tte exertion I have put forth!'' he groaned, hoarsely. "No, by heuvl!ns, 1'11 chase that machine till my steed falls dead beneath me, and 1'11 scream till my voice leaveB me to at tract their attention." He raced on wildly aftl'r the flying airsbip. He shouted, he waved his bandkercllief, and be raved at his horse to go faster. It was a wild and fearful ride, and it seemed to the unfortunate man al!, if the Jove was fast leaving llim behind us it glided through the dusky sky. On, on, on raced the pursuer and pursued over the open country, and several miles were thus covered; Finally the mare tripped and fell. The man's heart sunk as be leaped from her back Lo avoid being in jured under ber body. "Merciful heavens! This ends itl" he groaned, in despair, as he landed upon his feet on the ground. That fall killed the gallant mare. But the man paid no heed to her, for all his time and attention were taken up glaring at the Jove. Suddenly be started, bent forward eagerly, and a thrill of joy ran through him as be saw the great air snip go in a circle, drop lower into another strata of air, and approach llim. Tiley see mel They see me at last!'' he gasped. Up to him swept the huge air navigator, unul at last it was hover ing 300 feet alofL, just above his bead. "Hello, there!" came a hail from above. "Take me aboard!" screamed the Mexican. "Were you chasiug us!" "Yes-for miles." "What do you want!" It is n desperate case. I'll explain--" Come up here and explain yourself!" "Thank God!" fervently muttered the stranger. As this exclamalion escaped his lips a long, light rope ladder came flying down through the air. One end of it was fastened to the air-ship. The other end landed near the Mexican, and he rushed forward, seized it, and began to climb up. It was a risky climb, for the ladder swayed with every movement he made wllile ascending. He grimly kt>pt on, though. In a few moments te reached the deck aft. Here the two men seized him and helped him np. At the same moment the air-ship turned and dashed up higher into the atmosphere and resumed its journey southwestward. The extra weight of the Mexican seemed to make but slight differ ence in the buoyancy of the machine. He now turned his attention upon the two occupants of the cage, one of whom was Frank Reade, Jr. CHAPTER II. A DANUEROUS FALL, FoR a few moments a deep silence ensued between the three, for t!Jey were sizmg up each other The Mexican observed that Frtmk was a fine-looking young man with an athletic ligure,'clad iu a traveling costume, hili handsome face showed a good disposition and a high order of courage. Barney was the per@on with him, and he held a violin, upon which he had been playing a lively tune. Finally tile Mexican spoke. "You are Frank Reade; Jr I believe!" I am,'' admitted the inventor. "And you?" Juan Zamora, tho Alcalde, or bond man or the tawn of Santa Cruz, Mexico, on tile Gulf coast." I am pleased to know OU, sir. What do you want of me?" A week ago I read an acconut or this extraordinary air-ship, and I came at once to Readestown to try to llire the machine." I regret to say I will not let it." Ah, but I will pay you a princely sum for one month's use of the machine. I am a rich man and can afford to. Besides the sum of fifty thousand dollars, I will put a pirate's treasure into your bands which is worth millions of dollars." "Your offer is extraordinary, Mr. Zamora.'' But it is actn_atod by a most potugll thu door, descended several steps, anct Mexican fol lowed and found himself in a cabin. Jt was prettily furuishetl, and served as a diningroom. Forward of this room were two small apartments, one containing some bunks, and the other served as a kitchen, tbe range being beat ed by electricity. Still further forward was a large pilot-house, io which stood the darky managing the Jove's steering wheel. Tllis wt.eel controlled tile small plane forward. A compass binnacle was beside him, and on tbe other side there was a table, upon which were fastened several electrical controllers, levers and switches, cut-outs, and plugs. By means of the latter the mechanism or the air ship wus controlled by tile pilot. At the stern of the Jove was a storeroom ami a dynamo-room. The former compartment contained food, water, arms, ammuni ti01!, ropes, clothing, tools, and various other things. In the engine-room was a huge generator, which was worked by pow.Jrful springs, Its currect running to the deck motor to which tt.e driving screws were geared.


FRANK READE, JR.'S GREATEST FLYING MACHINE. The current also illuminated numerous incandescent lamps, and worked several !an motors in each or the roome. Frank explained everything to the Mexican. He tberr told Zamora to turn in, as be would have to go on watch at two o'clock in tbe morning. While be was speaking, Frank heard a distant yell in Pomp's voice, and hastened up forward. Stop dat, chile, stop dat!" be beard Pomp bowl Wildly. Be heavens," chuckled Barney's voic(l, "I'd be aftber Lakin a bat in' llrst. BiO, ye tlivil, take that now!" "Ouch, my eyn!" yelled the coon. "Fo' de Lawd's sakes, yo' wanter kill me wif dat bean shooter!" "Ha, ha, ha !" shouted the Irishman, gleefully. "It's dook-shot I'm pdggin' at ye now, but it's nothin' less nor a cannon ball wutl make a dent in that bullet-proof head you are wearin'." Following this came a violent rattle of s. hot which Hew from his bean-shooter, some Of wbicb hit Pomp and made him swear like a trooper. Tbe Irishman wa!! on deck, and was shooting the pellats at lhe coon's hhad through the open windows of the tower. Poor Pomp had to gnn nUll take it, too, for he dared not leave the wheel, for rear of some accident hnppeuing to tbe Jove. It is bard to tell how much more he would have stood of this bom bardment had Frank not shouted: Why don't you shut tbe windows, you donkey!" ''Lao' sakes!" gasped Pomp, why didn't I fink ob dat befo't Golly, what a !oolniggah I is!'' The Irishman and tbe coon were all the time playing practical jokes upon one another, and the moment Burney heard Frank's voice be looked startled and bolted for the cage. :ijut he did not reach it. Tripping over a he fell to the deck. At t!Je same moment a slant of the wind caused the air-ship to suddenly keel over, and Barney rolled over the etlge of the deck. -He gave a wild yell of horror as lie felt b1s going over tbe oval side, and nothing it reach to check his full. It seemed u.s if the Irishman was doomed, nnd a sickening sen sation passed over him as be tell from the air-ship. The was at least one thousand feet billow, and as he went planglng down toward it, he realized that the moment he should strike there he would instantly be killed. CHAPTER III. OVERTURNED IN THE AIR. WHEN Pomp closed the windowt' be did not shut off his view of Bur ney, but he paid no further heed to him. All his cure and watchfulness were necessary to guide ttbe Jove proper! _,., and he turned his glance ahead again. Frank had heard the lrisbman's frightened yell, though, and won dered what had caused it. Never suspecting the tragic occurrence, be went up into the cage and glanced around curiously. "Barney!" he exclaimed. No reply was returned. Nor did he see the He became alarmed nt once over the man's disappearance. "I say, Barney I Where are yon?" he continued. Still no answer was given. Frank rushed up CJn deck nod glared around. A moment later he heard a groan coming from somewhere in the gloom, and then a husky voice crying: "Fer ther love av Heaven, help me, Frank." Wbere are you!" demanded the perplexed inventor. "Hangin' to a wheel on ther shtarboard soide, sor!" Bending over Frank, saw him. The Irishman was hanging below the flying machine clinging to the after "'I heel which his bauds had encountered when be made tbat awful plunge earthward. Good heavens!" gasped Frank. "How did you get there?" Sure I fell !rom the qeck." "Hold on and I'll save you." Make haste, or it's a dead man I am I" His strer.gth was fast waning and Ftnnk realized it, but the young inventor was puzzled for a moment how to act. The lrisbman was in an awkward position to be reached, but Frank quickly hit upon a plan whereby he might save his fnend at a risk to hi mAe! f. Rushing into the cage he got a small coil or rope. Hastily carrying it out on dec)!:, he made one end fast to a cleat and dropped the other end down. Seizing the rope, Frank slid down and getting on a level with Bar ney, he found that a distance of about ten feet separated him from his friend. "Hurry!" groaned the Celt. "I can't howld on much longer!" "I'll have you in a moment." Begorra, yer can't rnich me from there!" "Oh, yes, I shall." Howr demanded Barney, anxiously. "You'll see. When I grab you, you let go your hold." It's me loi!e will be in your hantls.'' Oh, I realize that, and will look out. for you." As Frank spoke, be wound one arm and leg around the rope to keep a llrm hold and then began to swing the line. Buck and forth he swayed, ench moment drawiug closer to his im periled companion. Finally be BW)lng in arm's reach or Barney and grabbed him by the arm, at tbe same moment shouting: "Let go!" Having implicit confidence in the young inventor, the Celt obeyed, and they swung ilack. There they swayed like a huge clock pendulum in mid air, Franl> holding the Irishman by the arm with one hand. Back and forth they tossed for several moments, the violent action of the line diminishing momentarily. Fiually it bud almost pause.d. "Are you rested?" panted Frank, Yis-a tbroitle.'' "And I'm rapidly exhausting." "How are te1 git up out av this?" "Can't you hang onto the rope a little?" I can that. Give me a grip.'' He mauaged to get bold ol the line. The line grating upon the edge of the de ck above, an(] strain ing and creaKing dangerou3ly under tho combined weight or tbe two. For a lew seconds they clung to the line, and Frank cast an anxious glance upward at it, and muttered. I hope it won't break.'' "Faith, we'll bottt go down if it dol" Hey, Pomp!'' shouted the Yus, suh," replied the coon, from tbe pilot-house. "Come out here-quick-we'n, in danger!'' "Lawd amns&y! 1 llus&en't leal.le de wheel!" Fasten it!" Tbe coon obeyed reluctantly, for ns soon as his bands left the spokes, the soaring maclline began to get unsteady. It would glide ahead sn:oothly awhile, then would suddenly plunge to one side or the other, or move up nnd down. Out came the darky. As soon as he saw the peril his comrades were in he forgot ali about the Jove, and rourell: "Knint yo' git up, sar!" "Not very well without help," Frank replied. "Whut yo' want me ter do, honey?" Se!!!l down a noosed line.'' Pomp complied with the greatest alacrity. While FranK held Barney, thf' Irishman pat the noose around his bods-and Pomv fastened the end o[ tbe line. In a remarkably short space or time the CeiL wns left hanging there and Frank ascended to the deck. As soon u.s he regained his breath, noll recovered from his exhaus tion, he and Pomp hauled Burney up. It was some time a!Lerward before they had entirely recovered from the effects or their violent exertion, and discussed all the details of the matter. As no one was inJured, and Burney needed a good rest, be finally turned in aud fell usleep. Frank then reiieved his sable friend of the wheel. "We will assume the tlrst watch," he "To be sho'," assented Pomp. "Am yo' satisfied wir her, Massa Frank?" "Yes; the machine is certainly the greatest Invention I have ever trrnetl out. And she's the simplest kind of an air-ship to work. It is only necessary to elevate the angle of the propeller plane, drive ber faster, and she ascends to any To go down, the impingiug edge of the forward plane is simply depressed, and abe descem's. To remain at a fixed altitude we have only to keep the rudder perfectly horizontal.'' No gas bags ter bust wit dis high flyer.'' And as long as our mechanism operates she'll go ahead.'' But s'posen de propellers done stop!'' "She would fall gently as her planes would net on the wind like parachutP.s," replied Frank, promptly. Dat make ber surer yet, donn' it chile!" "Of course," Frank with a nod. "Yo' gwine stratght ter de Gulf ob Mexico!" "I nm. In two or three days we'll rencb It too.'' "Dat am if nuflln happen, 8ah.'' Frank nodded and smiled, and examined the electric motors to see that the current did not vary. The dynamo was working under full load of Hve bandred volts, with an output of thirty kilowatts at the terminals, and as tha gloom of night had fallen, Frank turned one of the switcbe8. It sent th11 electric current into tile search-light, and a brill iant flood of ll!ty thousand candle power light gushed out. A funnel shaped streak or white light wus projected n mile ahead by the powerful le:ts, and the barometer showed the inventor tbnt they bad gone up to a height or nine h nndred and sixty rods, or tbree miles. People on the earth imagined the search-light was a comet with nn extremely long tail, when the clouds did uot conceal its lliglit across the !irmanent. Although the wind was dead ahead, and the atrntn "they were in blew at the velocity of fifteen miles an hour, the Jove was forging into it at the rate of forty mil'lB an hour. Frank depressed tbe rudder, &nd the machine slowly drifted down ward, us she was then in an extremely cold region.


FRANK REA, <.:.HtEATEST FLYIN IN E. 5 At two o'clock Zamora and Barney relieved the mventor and the coou, who thereupon turned in. Tile air-silip traveled 8tiflly. steadily and well for two days, travers. ing the continent in a southerly direction and passing the moat diver sified scenery. I Although the inventor was drenched in a minute, he paid no heed to this inconvenience but examined the motor. Here he found the cause of tlie trouble. The lil);htning bad hit the tieltl magnet, glanced off, and tore the in sulation !rom tlie .wire winding. When night fell upon the scene again the sky had l dark, ominous appearance. Jndeed, Frank realizad that as they were in the tropical cyclone re gion he had cause to fear a heavy storm, and for that reason he re fused to retire. Barney remained up with him that night. 'l'oward mhloight the air ship stood at an attitude of 5,280 feet in the air, when a jet black cloud was encountered. She was rushing it, and the cloud ran at her. In a moment she was shot Into the miLldle of it. Her entrance into the cloud seemed to agitate it. At first tbe motion was easy, but gradually it intensified, and began t o shake ana toss tbe Jove. 'fbeo it !Jegan to wbirl. Soon this motion grew furious. The air-ship was checked in i t s flight, and spun around with the gyrating cloud at an appalllilig speed. "A cyclone!" gasped Frank, in alarm. "Luck outl" yelled Bamey. We're upsettin'!" The Jove was hurled high. up into the air like a mere wisp or straw in the terrible blast. It waa then dashed downward by a reacting gust, aud as it fell, it swuug over upon its sid e and suddenly capsized. A scane ef terrible confusion followed. CHAPTER IV. POMP'S ESCAPE, lt thus was caused to leak, and na no magnetic intluence was imparted tlie Jove's propellers !ailed to operate. Fra!lk coulLI not repair l .be damagE> then. "Yo' tlne de trouble, Massa Frauk!" cried Pomp, joining him. "Yes; the magnet was inJured by the lightning." "Golly, kain't yo' Jix it?" "Not now; we'lllau(\ iu a minute." Wllar am we, chile!'' "Blest if I kuow over Mexico somewhere." Dat yere gulllplied Barney. and reached the pnlms they had stru ck, they saw nothing or Pomp. In rushed the darky and the Mexican excitedly, and the latter "Sure he must have garo c!ane troo ther ground," said Barney. asked: It's queer wher e he could have disappeared.'' "Bns the machine broken!'' "Bey, nagur!" yelled Barney. "Oh, no!" Frank rephed. "We are quite safe now." As he ceased speaking, a green cocoanut flew through the air, "'S pec she done P.tood on her head," said Pomp. banged against his bead almost knocking him down, and the nut "Yes-she capsizPd but right e d hersE>If.'' bursted and drenched him with the milk it contained. "Hadn't yer betth e r shtart thim propellers?" Barney asked. Worra, worral'' yelled Barn>y. "lt's a mane thrick fer ther Ain't they revolving!" queried the inventor, in surprise. loikes av you to play on me, Frank.'' "Divil a bit.'' "I didn't play any trick on you," rPplied the inventor, ia surprise. Queer! I lflft the current on " D'yer mane ter say yer didn't soak me wid a cobble shtone!'' "Ef de Jove wuz gwioe ahead, honey," said Pomp, "I reckon she l most certainly dul not.'' wouldn't fall diu way, wonld she?'' "Feel av me head; it's broken entirely, an'--" No. Somt>thing must have happened to the machinery. I will Bitf! !:arne another nut just then. examine it and llnd ont." It caught Barney in the breadbasket, made him grunt, and he As the inventor spoke he set to work. doubled up and fell to the The Jove wns descending in huge circles, and the two great propel-As he did so the lightning Hashed, and he saw the grinning face lers hong perfectly motionless. or Pomp up in the top of the tree. Every few moments a violent of wind struck the machine, nod ) It's that ebony I);Orillr..l" he howled, and he sprang t:> his feet, spun it around like a top or dashed her ahead, up, down, or on h1s bands, danced up and down, and waving his lists, he wise. yelled: The lightninrc kept blazing, and claps or the heaviest thunder rolled Come down out av that, ye pug.oosed bandit, till I take a lung and crashed inces&antly. I out av yerl" Still they kept fulling, and as the planes acted as parachutes th81r :Ain't1gwine ter comA dowu till yo' g'way," replied Pomp. descent was necessarily very grarlual. 1 "Be heavens, I'll chop down ther three then!" Finding nothing wrDng inside Frank passed out on deck just as the "Shut up, Barney," cried Frank. "I say, Pomp.'' rwachlne dropped from the storm cloud into a p e rfect deluge of r.ain. Yassab.''


6 FRANK RE-ADE, JR.'S GREA'l'EST FLYING" MACHINE. How did yGu get up there?" "Done failed here oil de boat." "I 11ee. That tree lOp must have been under her at the time." Spec so, honey." 1 Come down. Are you hurt any'" "Lordy no-amn't eben scratched. Take a 'Yay dat Irish setter, an' I come down dar." Frank sent Barney away and the coon reached the earth glad enough over his providential escape. Barney was so glad to see friend safe that be did not molest biw when they returned to tue Jove. Despite the storm, the four at the and damaged parts or tbe air-ship and repaired them. They then set a watch for the night, and turned in with the inten of departing at daybreak. CHAPTER V. THE TERROR OF THE COAST, GREAT heavens! What is the meaning or this?" Frank gave utterance to this startled exclamation just as the light of the rising sun streamed into the room where he had been peacefully s-leeping. A violent shake had aroused him. Glancing up, he observed hair a dozen stnnge men in the cabin, and a keen scrutiny showed him that they were a gang of ruffians or the stamp. They were of different nationalities, were clad in rough garments, their races were darkened by the sun, and every one of them carried weapons in their belli!. Frank sat bolt upright. As he 1lid so, the man in the pulled a huge navy re volver from his bPlt, pointed it squarely at the inventor's head, and cried in the Mexican language: Stop, or I'll fire!" Frank was a good linguist and understood him. The action confirmed his suspicionS! or tbelle individuals who had entered while all were sleeping. In no wise frightened by the Mexican's action or remark, the young inventor coolly replied in t:lpanisb: What do you want?" "First, I want to know what this contrivancs is." A tlying machine,'' answered Frank. An incredulous roar or laughter greeted this explanation, all tbe strangers joining in. I Finally the big man subdued his mirth, and chuckled: "A tlying machine, eh!" "Exactly," was Frank's emphatic reply. Do you mean to say it can fly?" "Yes, of course; how else could we get it here?" "I'll make yon prove your assertion presently." "Ob, I can easily do that," said l<'t'a!lk. What next!'' "Have you any valuables aboard here!" "That depends upon what you consider valuable." "Money or jewelry." "We have a lew hundred dollars,'' admitted Frank. quickly, as he observed his companions now awake. "Oh, you have, eh? Where are they?" Why do you wish to know!'' What an innocent yon are, to be sure! Why-I want them." "You are tlti9ves, then?" Never mind our characters-shell out!" May I ask your name first?" I don't mind telling you. Very likely you bave heard of me be fore, as I'm wen known. I am Captain Diavolo!" II he expected to create a sensation With this announcement be was not mistaken. Frank dill not expect to meet the person be was in quest of so soon, cr under these circumstances. 1 He did not betrav any agitation, however. So," be remarked. Yon are the terror of the coast, eh?" "Yes, and now you know enough not to trifle with me." "Are you not the man who abducted little Leon Zamora?'' or course I am, and I've got the young whelp yet!'' "I the child is Bille and well!" And l'm sorry to say he is," growled the pirate, with a dark scowl. "I owe his accursed fathllr a debt or vengeance, and I'll take satis faction out of the brat." Frank glanced at Z11mora. He hr.d drawn Captoin Diavolo out, in order tl) let the anxious father hear that his son was safe. The information roost bae tilled Zamora with intense relief, and Frank quietly asked the pirate: "Where is the little boy!" That's none of your confounded business,'' roared the pirate. I did not come here to hold a conlidential talk with you ; we merely want your valuables." Will yon then depart!'' "Perhaps-with this machine." "Wtmt ao yon mean by that!'' "I'll see if it works. Should it prove useful I'll take it to use for my own purposes.'' "Ah, I see. Where did you come from!" "The coast, of course." "Is it near here!" "Less than a league." "Now tell me--" "Sbnt up, 1 yon! Give me your money!" "I'll have to get up to do that." "Yery well, r1se; but If you offer to play any tricks on me I 'll let daylight througb your head.'' Frank nodded and smiled. Leisurely rising, he put on his clothes. The men witb Captnin Diuvolo could not belp admiring his coolness and courage : n the face of the present danger. As soon as Frank was ready he said: Come this way." "You fellows remain here,'' exclaimed the captain in English to his men. "If any of those men in the berths attempt to get up, lire at them! Do you bear!'' "Ay, ayl" replied the sailors. Frank had goue ahead into the pilot room, and rapidly unfastening an electric wire from a binding post, be hooked it upon the brass bandie or a drawer in tbe wainscoating. This drawer was locked. Just as be finished tbe captain stalked in. He still clutched his pistol in his hand, and glaring at Frank, he growled in curious tones: Why have you brocght me in here!'' "To give yon our valnalJies." "Well, where are they!'' I "In that Jraw.'' "Take them out." "Get them yourself, if you want them." Remember my threat! If yon move, I'll fire!'' Ob, I can't get away. I'm cornered.'' A sardonic grin overspread the dark, bearded face of the rascal, and lying his pistol on the lioor within easy reach as be knelt before the draw, lie seized the handle. Then he gave a pull. But the draw refused to open. "It's locked!" he exclaimed. "Ob, no," replied Frank. "It sticks. Use both hands." 'file thief complied and gave a long, strong pull. At the same moment Frilnl{ turned a switch, which sent a powerful electric current Into the metal handle of the draw, tqrough the wire he had hooked on there. The muscles or Captain Diavolo spasmodically upon the handles so that he could not releuse them. "San ta Maria!" be screamed in hoarse tones of surprise, as he glared ut his hands and wondered wby lie could not relax his grip. "I'm full or needles." "Yon don't say,''laughed Frank, picking up his revolver and cock ing it:" How strange!'' "By t .be liend, I can't let gol" So much the worse for you. That fact places you at my mercy!" said Frank, grimly. "Ob, don't shoot me! I haven't done yon any harm.'' I will fire if yon don't stop As Frank said tbls he started the big propellors. shWitb a loud whirring sound they new around, and drove the air ip ahead over the ground on her wheels. The men in the back room became alarmed, and one of them rushed out the back door to see why the Jove was speeding along over the ground. The machine gathered headway rapidly, and soon was speeding at be rate or forty miles an hour. The wind got under her planes, and up in the air she rose like a mighty bird, and shot ahflad. All the men now became terri5ed. Rushing art they reached tlle d e ck, acd as the Jove was as<:ending, they sprang to the ground one after the other, and rolled over lind O'l'er. Captain D1avolo was left to h1s fate, yelling like a demon to be re lieved or the awful electric current, for he did not !mow what It was. Higher and higher mounted the air-ship upon the wind, an

I .FRANK READE, JR.'S GREATES'f FLYING I MaCHINE. 7 CHAPTER VI. SHOT BY A LAND BATTERY, IN the midst of Zamora's excitement, he evidently designed t:. kill Captain Diavolo, for be had his hand on the pirate's windpipe and choked him till he wns blue in the face. Tell me where Leon is!" the Me. ped rapidly, As she was going down Frank caught view of several men at, a swivelfUD in oue ol the forts. They were am1ing the piece at the air-ship. Frank rapidly made up his mind to drop a hand grenade aowo upon the gun to destroy it. I Before he could carry out tbis plan, however, there came a sudden report from the weapon. A shot llew streaming np at the flying machine. Frank saw it coming. He made a rapid effort to avoid it. But he failed to do so. StruighL at the Jove Oew the shot. It struck the and pnssecl through them. Two large holes were made in them tbrough wbich the air rushed rapidly. A cry of dismay escaped the inventor. "They've crippled us!'' he groaned. In a few moments he Jove landed in the water of the lno-oon with a violent splash, nnd the pirates gave a yell, and rushing to their rowboats, embarked, and pull'.ld out to her. CHAPTER VII. STUCK IN THE MUD, THE Jove was as as a cork, and readily Ooated upon the water when she recovered from her first plunge in the llrlne. Frank had built her for such an emergency as this, and knew she could not stay under water. But the planes were injured by the shot, and she could not be driven aloft until they were repaired. In tbe meantime our friends were exposed to great danger, for all the pirates wbo had been in the settlement had embtlrked in a fleet or rowboats and were approachiug. They are armed to the teeth, and evidently mean to attack us now,'' said Frank, as his companions ran in.


8 FRANk. READE, JR.'S GREATEST FLYING MACHINE. Bedad it's a warrum reception they'll be a!ther gettln'," the Irish man repliet!, with a grin. What a pity the Jove met with this misfortune," said Zamora, disappointedly. "1 was expecting to rescue my boy and now we can not do so, but must spend our time lighting those villains. It is a Gosh!" said Pomp, "dey am berry nigh us now, Massa Frank, an' dls chile 'spects we done better get ready Co' dam!" The inventor nodded. He closed the metal shutters over the windows by pulling a lever, and geared the steering wheel to the stern rudder. Then he started the big propellers fanning the air, and they drove tbe. boat through tile water at a moderate rate. "It's as good as a sbtame boat she bes," said Barney. "Yes-the propellers move her fairly well." "By jingo, dey cotch us dough, wH dem yere rowboats!" "I expect they will, Pomp." Just than one or the pirates yelled in Spanish: Surrender!" "Never!'' replied Frank. "Do you want us to fire at you! "That's immaterial to me." The inventor's cool indifference angered the man, and he turned to his companions gave them an order. A volley of pistol and rille shots followed. They played a tattoo upon the air-ship, but she was proof against such weapons, llnd the bullets did no t;arm. Fools!'' said Frank, contemptuously; they might just as well ling pebbles a brick wall." "G'way !'om dar now!" roared Pomp, as he dashed out on deck with the Mexican and Irishman. "G'way, I tole yo' chlllen! D'yo' want us ter plug yo' full ob lead-hub!" By way of reply came a second volley. The bullets merely llattened against the netting or glanced off, for they bad not force enough to penetrate. Protruding the nozzles or their repeatiflg air rifles through the loop holes in the cage, the three now opened fire upon the men in the row boats. Many a cry or agony told that the persons aimed at, had been hit by the bullets. It surprlseu the natives to find they could not reach our friends, and it alarmed them to discover that they were getting the worst or the battle. Accordingly they rapidly retreated. Thirty shots bad been llred at them, and not a sound eave a puff of wind came from the riflea, but the bullets were patterned after tor pedoes and burst upon contact. Fearful execution followed as the flying fragments of the exploded bullets scattered nnd hit the various ones, Although only thirty shots bad been fired, as was said, at least fifty men were wounded. Dey am gwine, ''said Pomp. "Frightened, I'll bet," Barney added. Chase them, Mr. Reade!" shouted the Mexican. "No-let them go,'' Frank replied from the dome. "yre must try to get out or the water and repair the planes.'' "Ye9, bot the moment we get up in the air they will lire at the Jove, and drop her again.''' Not if we keep high out or gun range in future," Frank answered, as he sent the machine shoreward. He was heading his invention to land at a point from &here the gang were. But just as she arrived within flfty feet of the shore, there come a grating sound under be keel, and then a heavy shock which ran thrilngh her, and almost felled the crew where they stood. Tho Jove paused. She had run into a mud flat. It had been bidden under the water. There she stuck as if helil by a vise. "Confound 1t!" cried Frank, in tones of vexation, when he saw what happeoecl, we are)n a trap!" "Put full power into the propellers,'' suggested Zamora. Frank tried the plan. It provPd useless, however. He finally cut out the electric current. "It's of no use!" he exclaimed In exasperated tones. A yell or jny escapeu their euemies just then, for they seemed to realize what baa happened. "Howl, ye divilsl" roared Barne:v, shaking his fist at them angrily, "but, be me sow!, it's a dose av hot lead I'll tump inter yez, iC I have me own way about it!" Whnt yer gwine ter do!" shouted Pomp. "All I ctuJ think of is to wa!t for the rising tide to lift us," replied Frank, after a mment's thought. This plan did not suit the rest. It meant a long Before they liberated the Jove there was a strong chance or the pi raucal gnng getting the best or them Still they hat! to endure what followed. Within a short time Frank saw a number or the gong appear upon the roof of the castle. Through no opening be observed that they were hauling a gun into position to train it upon the Jove, See there, boys-look up at the castle!" he exclaimed. Holy lloy!" roared Barney. It's a target they'll make av us. D'yez moind the ould pop-gun av thim?'' "Two shots from that piece may destroy us,'' said the Mexican, in serious tones. Cun't we check them!" "Dunno!" replied Pomp, seriously. "'SpAc not.'' "You forget our gatllng," inrerposed Frank. Barney gave a cheer. He rusbetl inside the next moment. Pomp, ye rapscallion, come wid met" he cried. Gwine ter rotch de gun out, !Ioney?" I am that.'' They both vanished. When they were seen again they were hauling out a rapid fire gun operated by electricity. It was oue or Frank's best inventions. The weapon wss capable of tiring 1,000 shots a minute, and as tile bullets burled from the piece were steel explosive shells it may be in ferred wbnt a dangerous p1ece or mecbamsm the gun was when in op eration. As soon as it was on deck Frank loaded it hy adjusting a coil or cartridges on a reel nt the breech fastened to a long riubou. Arranging thfl cold water reservoir for keeping it cool, and attaching two electric wires the inventor was ready. The torn of a wheel brought the muzzle to the desired elevation and in a moment more Frank touched a small lever. That put the piece in operation. The reports that followed were blended so closely together that they sounded like the ripping or a piece of silk. And the flying shots fairly whistled. As that appalling bail ol bullets began to fly up at the gunners upon the roof, several fell The rest ran for their lives and the weapon they had been preparing was almost destroyed. One round was enough. Frank smiled, and remarked: We are rid or them now.'' "Then we are safe?" ventured Zamora. "Temporarily," answered the inventor. Quarter or an hour passed slowly by. A the end or that time the distant booming of a gun was beard coming from the direction or the forts. A sllell flew through the air and landed in the lagoon, not far from where the Jove laid. Frank gave a start. A troubled look crossed his face. "'!.'hat's badl" be muttered. Wbar dat shot come f10m?" asked Pomp, uneasily. One or the forts." "Faith, it's bombardAd we are then!" asked Barney. "I fear so." All could share his alarm. They realized their Jeopardy only too well. Fast where she flouted, the air ship was almost at the mercy of her enemies' guns, and it made them reel "To see us is mpossible from the forts," said Frank, "but a stray shot may lly tins way and hit us." Can't we reply?" asked Zamora. "No-our gun is not a mortar, and in this case is almost useless," replied the young inventor, sadly. "Fo' de Lawd, mus' we stay heah, an' tate all dey sen'?'' "I see no help for it," Frank The prospect mode 11ll feel decidedly btu e, and tt.ey sooa heard our oLher report and saw a second shell coming. CHAPTER Vlii. AtTACKING THE PIRATES' LAIR. THE morning was far advanced by the time the second shot came from the fort somewhere along thll creek. The ball landed in the water nenr the stranded Jove, and Frank anxiously gazed at tile shore to see if the tide was It was impossible to lift the llying machine from Lhe mud llat tlll the tide came up. The pirates in the rowboats had nil gone ashore. One or their shots is bound to hit us if we remain here long enough." said Fran!{, "Wo must get ashore." "How !

FRANK READE, JR.'S GREATEST FLYING MAClliNE. 9 She reached the hard shore, left the lagoon, and ran upon the land rapidly. Then the Gatling gun was put in operation, and the crowd lletl precipitately. Ignorant of the boat's landing, the men at the f.:>rt kept bombarding the water with shots. Into the mam street of the village ran the Jove, her huge planes towering high as she rolled along. "Erin go bragh!'' roare1 Barney. "We're off!" Bang! bang! bang! wenl the gun, and a veritable bail of bullets whistled through the sheets and rattled against the houses as abe ran. "They fear us now and are retreatillg," cried Frank. Bue no!" Zamora replied, excitedly. Head for the castle, and perhaps, in their. excitement, we may save my boy.'' Pomp run for ward to jom Frank. As he passed the compartment in which Captain Diavolo had been c:onllned be saw tile door standing open. The coon was startle!!. He paused and peered in. Captain D1avolo was missing. An open window showed bow be escnpeu, "Fo' oe Luwd umussyl" gasped Pomp. Then be saw that the pirate ball severed his bonds on the edge of a piece of broken boule lying on the lloor. He bad evillently knocked the bottle from a shelf and smashed it in erder to get the piece of glass. De prisoner bub escaped!" roared the coon, excitedly. "That's uau," commented Frank, gravely. Pomp explained maners. When lie linished, the lnnntor stopped the Jove. Barney and Zamora ran in, the Iutter shouting: "Ain't JOU going aheadf' No," rvpliad Frank. At least not until we repair tile planes. We are cripplel.l without tt.eir aid.'' Amu't llis rudder a dangerous place fo' ter done dat, sir!" "No, Pomp, for the pirates are gone." Frank rushed out on deck as be spoke, and after u. keen survey or t.he injnre

10 FRANK JR.' S GREATEST FLYING MACHINE. They failed to see a shot strike, although the puff of smoke plainly ehowed them that the saot had come from the ueck: of the distant vessel. Frank sudrlenly changed his tactics. Turning the Jove he steered her shoreward. Where are yer going?" queried Barney. "I'm going to land behind those rocks." What for?" asked the Irishman. 1 "To watch yonder craft from a place of concealment." Ter foind out his game, av coorse." Yes. His actions are very mysterious. A short time afterward the Jove alighted at a place where she could not be seen from gulf. Frank and his companions got up on the rocks and watched the vessel very closely. They imagined, of course, that abe was one of Captain Diavolo's fleet, and resolver rose from her crew. Then a scene or confusion ensued npon the deck of the war ship, !or nil bands bad been mustered to prepare the boats for debark ati.:n. It was evidently the pirate's intention to cut off their retreat to the land by intercepting and killing them mercilessly. With this purpose in view they were arming themselves. Unless we intel'fere,'' said Frank, re3tlessly, there is soon go ing to be some bloodY. work done hllre." "Fo' suab," assen{ed Pomp. "Dem yer yaller coons use dar rnzzahs on de marines, I 'specs.'' we Interfere!'' eagerly asked Zamora. Faith, we will that," Barney a11serted. The young inventor saw tile frigate go down, and all her ill fated crew were left alloat in the quarter boats. 1 "They art! absolutely at the mercy of the demons of the gulf," Frank muttered. "Come, boys?" They quickly boaraed the electric air-ship, and the ycung inven t .. r, anxious to lend a hanu to his endangered fellow beings, turned uu the current. As the screws turned the air-ship rolled atead. Impinging on the wind her planes lifted her from the ground, and sit>! mounted higber as she rushed along. Within a few moments Frank saw the schooner bearing down upon he aix boats, a large crew armed to the teet,b swarming over her deck. 'l'he raacals did not hesitate about lll'ing, and ns a deadly fusillade was poured out ut the marines many or the unfortunates fell killed or wounded. "Zamora, take the wheel," cried Frank. u Yes, senor.'' Holu the Jove over them." I shalL'' Get some grenades, boys.'' Pomp and Barney procured the weapon&. Armed with these aeadly missiles the tbrea passed out on deck, and l>e::an to hurl them down upon the deck or the piratical schooner. .Boom! roared the exploding shells, i The flying metal mowed down the rascals, and they quic k ly had t!Jcir attention turned away from their victirns. T!Je sight of thll tlying machine filled them wit h horror, and moat or them made a rush for the forecastle, the cabin, and the open to get below. They hoped thus to escape their flying foes. But our friends continued to llurl uown the bombs, and soon the missiles s e t lire to t,he schooner. As the blaze increaaed the yells of the pirates became hcrri'>le to hear, and they rushed on deck. Wildly they rushed for their boats. It was necessary to escape at once, for there was a large quantity of powuer aboard. Some of them did not wait for the boat!!. They simply sprang into the water an l swam away. The rascals hoped to have some time, but t .he llre reached their mag azine by the time two of the boats were put overboard. A fearful explosion followed. High in the alr the torn ship was blown, the bodies of over half ber crew mingled with the broken plunks and torn cordage. Then it was the marines' turn to cheer. By the time t!Je scattered remains or the schooner came down, the naval soldiers were rowing after the two boats that escaped. The crews of tlleae two boats were rowing like mad for the shore, for they expected no mercy from the crew of the sunk gun boat. Before the rascals could reach the coast, the marines llove up and surrounded them. The pirates were surrounded. A deadly volley or shots poured in upon the screan:ing wretches from all sides, and when the marines finished their shooting, not a pirate lived to tell what had happened. CHAPTER X. FRANK and his companions witnessed the extermination or th& gang:of pirates, and when It was completed, Barney said: there's not wan l e ft." "So much the better," Frank answered. "Lord amaasy, but it war drefful, Massa Frank," said Pomp. "True, but bad they been captured and court martialed they wonjd have been shot anyway," replied the inventor. Sure enough,'' asBented Barney. Zamora.!" called the inventor. Well!" the Mexican answered, from his post at the wheel "Run her away to the eastward.'' Aiu't you going uown to inte rview the marines!'' "No. What's the use! It would do no good. We have seen what happened. 'l'be scene flXplains itself.'' Faith tbim sogers might be loikin ter know who we are,'' said Barney. We will mystify them by giving no information.'' That settled the matter. Off went the llying machine, and they beard the marines shoot up. to them, and saw them beckcning, but tlley paid no heed to the The air ship soon faded from the view of those below, and went scouring along the coast for the next few days iu quest or the Golden Lion. Unfortunately, though, they did not see her. A number of ships were encountered, but tba vessels they 110ught for were not among them. One morning, at breakfast, 1! rank said: "It is my opinion that Captain Diavolo has taken fright, and hitendij to bide until we are gone.'' 'Deed, it looks dc.t way,'' Pomp assented. What s!Jall we do then!'' qu!lried Zamora, in troubled tones, for his mind was constantly harassed by the !ear that some harm had befallen his little boy. "I'm going back to their town," sa i d Frank thoughtfully. "Sure we'll lind no wan there," Barney replied. "I don't expect to, but we may secure their treasure if Zamora will show us its hiding place.'' Dis am de bestest time fo' ter go dar-while de pirates am away,'" assonted Pomp. iVith this agreement the air-ship was started off, and late in the afternoon arrived in view of the settlement. The place bad a deserted look. "Not one of the gang left," said Frank. Then we will not be molested in our effortg to get the treasure,,. said Zamora. "You said it was in a vault under the castle!" "'rhat's where I saw it, senor.'' "Do you know how to reach itT" "Certainly." Well, we will remove it from its present place, and by the tillTfl that is done the pirates, missing us, may think bave gone away anu make their appearance.'' Quite a good idea!" We cnn then pounce on them, and make a struggle to get yonr son from their clutches." This plan pleased Zamora. A few minutes afterward the Jove settled down in the big square !acing the castle Leaving BarneyJn charge ol her, the others t.rmed themselns, took


, FRANK READE, JR.'S FLYING M A CHINE. ll a portable electric lantern, and strode over to Captain Diavolo's dwelling. 1'he shots they had rained down upon .it had almost blown the upper part to pieces, and it presented a b a ttered look that spoiled its beauty. There was a flue entrance, and the trio passed into a large cqrridor, upon which several rooms opened. Procee d ing to the r e ar, a broad staircase was reached, which led them into the c e llar beneath the building. By turning a switch on the lantern a bright light was caused to gnsb from the hull's eye. Zamora led the way, as he was familiar with the place, and going to one of the stone foqndat10n walls, he pointed at an uon door studded wiLh huge bolt heads. There is the treasure vault," he exclaimed. "Ita fastened with a huge padlock," replied Frank. Bust her open," Pomp. It was easy to do this, a11 Frank bad provided l:imself with several or the hand grenades. All bands recoiled from the door. The inventor then hurled a bomb at the padlock, there sounded a furious explosion, a glare of fire was seen, and then the lock was blown to pieces. As this occurred, the three rushed to tho door, flung it open, the lantern light was projected inside, and a most thrilling scene met their view. The floor of the store room was littered with boxes, bales, casks and packages stolen from ship and shore. They c<>ntained rich laces, silks and velvets, expensive ornaments, pa i ntings, statuary, and oti.Jer articles made of gold and other precious metals. Several kegs were filled to ov e rflowing with gold coins '>f foreign countries; there was a box containing a rare assortment or bejeweled rings, pins, and other j e welry, and a small ::asket of unset dlamonds, p e arls and rubies stood upon a tiny table in one corner. A number o f vases, ch!llices, crucilix e s and simil a r secular objects Jnld on the floor showing plainly tlwt the Terror of the Coast did not scruple !}.bout robbir i g church e s. No matter in wbM dir e ction the glance turned a new object of great interest was seen. The three gazed aronntl spellbound. When Frank finally recovered from his surprise, he said: Zamora I am am a zed at the richness or this tre a sure. Y o u dill not ex a ggerate it any-in fact, yon did not do it justic e There are aeveral million dollars worth or stuff herP.!" "Ise gwine ter open a bank when I gits my share of dis," chuckl e d Pomp. Wondab whnr it all come from, chillen? " Tl\e pirates waded knee deep in blood Lo gain this treasure," re plied Zamora, in grave tones. "It represents mar:y a bard fought battle-many a hum a n life-many widows and orphans." "Let us get it away from h e re,'' said Frank. .He selected the moat valuable things and each one seized a parc el, and c a rried it from Che vault. As they reached the maio cellar a terrible surprise a.waited th em, in the form or a borde or the pirates. They were headed by Captain :Diavolo. Every one or the rascals carried a weapon and th e Terror pointed at the startled trio, and yelled: "Halt!" "Trapped!" gasped Frank. "By golly," ilaid the coon; "dis am an ambush!" That's the encl of na!'' said Zamora, bitterly. It was very evident that the rascals had been hidden in the castle, saw them ccming, and expected to kill or capture them, for every weapon was pointed their way. For a full minute a deathly silence ensued. Then the pirate c a ptain roared: Drop thos e valuables!" Obediently the thre e let their burdens fall to tha tloor. "We ll!" demanded Frank. Raise your bands!" The three complied. 'l urning to his men, Diavolo said: Aim at them, boys!" Going to shoot them now?" queried or;e of the gang. "Yes. There's no use dela y ing." These words sent a chill of horror through our friends, for they did not expect their doom wns to be settled so soon. Frank was utterly at a loss what to do Resistance would simply hasten their deaths. He resolved, though, to gain a short respite by parleving, for he hoped, in a feverish way, that in the interval he might think or some method whereby he could save the party. Therefore be said to the captain: "You surely do not mean to kill us in cold bloodt" Don t I, tboughr' sneered the wre1. cb. "Give us time to prepare for our doom.'' "Not a minute, curse you. I've got the whip hand now, and I'll make you pay dearly for the losses and trouble and indignity you have put me to. And as for you," he added, furiously, sbakmg his fis t at Zamora, "I could tee.r your heart from your living body, blast you! I haven't forgotten the yon l!ave me, yon dog!" "Kill me .aod spare the others,'' ple a tled the M e xican. "I am I not afraid to die s ince i t seems impossible f or me to wrest m y un fortunate child from your vile clutch." "I'll kill you all!" shouted th e captain. "Could we bribe you to let us g ot" as ked Frank. "Not with a king's ran s om! R e venge to m e is far sweeter tnuw gold. I'll have no mercy! Aim agaio, boys, and when I coun three, tire a t them to g ether!" H e stepp e d a s1de. Frank gave up all hope. Death now s e emed a m oral certainty. The grim array or weapons was turned upon them and the brutal cilptain cried: "0ue!" The n t h e re was a pause. "Two!'' CHAPTER XI. GIT away out av thatl'' Boom, bang! Go it, ye divils, go it!" Crash, boom! First it was Barney's voice. Then it was the roar or grenades. N e xt, it was a chorus or oaths, yells, and cries or pain. At last It was a gen e ral stampede llf the pirates before they ba t time to tire the fatal volley with wuich they designed to kill Frank and his two companions. "Hurrah! A r e scue!" cried the inventor. Fire at them!" gasped Zam ora, using his pistol. Pomp bent over, charged on a mao who was in his way, bnttedbi m like a goat, and knocked the fellow over. "Clar de track!" bo bawled. "De coon bullgine am comin'!'' Bang! Bang! Bang! went their pist o l s bots. It was lucky B a rney bad t a ken it into his h ead t o arm himself with gre nallea and follow his frie n ds for he had s eec what happened and mad e a bold cbrnge to save them. The pirates tled in all directions. Many were wounded by tbe bursting g-renade s The electric lantern showed thE> Irishman wher e his friends were, so that he was aoabl e d to use his arms in such a way as not to burt them. Somlo in a skill' with three men, and they wer e rowing furiously toward the schooner. Barne y take the wheel." I have it." Now watch that skiff vanish." And eo saying, Frank rushed inside and got several bombs. Going out on deck, be leaned over the side and taking very caruful aim, he let one or the grenades fall. It went down aM straight as an arrow. All bands watched it with lle e p interest. Bang! It bad struck squarely in the boat. In one minute more the tiny cra ft was gone.


12 FRA.NK READE, JR.'S FLYll\'G MACHil\'1!1. Only one of the occupants sorl'ived, and he was Diavolo. They saw the burly rascal swimming feehly for the shore. He finally reached it, waded out, rusbeJ away and darting a scared look up at the Jove, he plunged into the bushes. There be vanished. What a pity he escaped!" said Zamora, disappointedly. He wor wounded," said Barney. It won't be long before we meet him again; I feel quite conlident," remarked Frank, in dry tones. Gwlne fo' de schoonah!" queried the coon. "Yes, yes; by all means--at once,'' Frank replied. See!" muttered the Mexican, nervously, as he pointed at the ves sel. The crew seem to re al1ze what has happened, and are prepar ing to sail a way." Drive the Jove over there, Barney,'' cried Frank, quickly. The air-ship was allout 500 feet above the sea, and she glided straight toward the schooner. "Ahoy, thllre," cried Frank, at the top of his voice. No reply came back. Indeed, tlle chances were his voice was not heard. But be saw the crew or the vessel elevating the muzzle of a gun to bear upon the air-ship. Seeing that he had better make hi3 intentions kr:own by actions rather than words, the young inventor hurled a bomll down at the !leek. It struck there and burst with a vinlent report. That scattered the men from about the gun, and stopped the work of raising the anchor and sails. Anot11er bomb wounded several more, and drove the .-:rew over board, whereupon they took to the land. "Now send her down, Barney." "Can von distioguisn my child!" eagerly asked Zamora. No!" Frank replied. I've watched keenly, and did not see a child leave the schooner. In their panic those fellows only thought of saving themselves. Doubtless th

FRA,NK READE, JR.'S GREATEST FLYING MACHINE. 13 ed my boy, must have been picked up by this craft, and carried away.'' Just exactly my Impression,'' Frank replied. Barney and Pomp were apprised at the news, and they eag e rly scanned tile pirate's craft. I reckon dey doan' spec' dat we'se ober dar heads up yere in de clouds," chuckled the coon. Sure they'll be afther knowin' it soon enough," laughed Barney, as he spit on his hands and rubbed them together. As lie spoke, they beard the faint r e(>Ort or a gun, and saw a shot strike the stern of the fugitive steamer. Judging by the nctwns of the vessel, the ball bad evidently struck the rudder or screw, aile ran wild and her engineer was obliged to stop her. The Terror dashed ahead, and another guo was discharged from her deck, the ball sweeping the deck or the otht>r. Frank grew restless. "We must stop them at once," he exclaimed, ":>r they will per haps murder the whole crew. Burney, take charge and drop the Jove down toward them." He gave his place to the Irishman, and going back to the room where tile arms wer e kept be quickly secured au enormous grenade, and carried it out on deck. "If this shell lands 011 her deck, it will blow her to pieces," be mut tered grimly. "Now for a trial!" Waiting until the air-ship was almost directly above the other ves sel Frank let Lbe sbelllly. It plunged down through the air swirtly. Down, down, down it went at a terrible speed until it had almost reached the steamer. But the Snake dashed ahead, the grenade missed, and it plunged harmlesely into the s e a. A cry or intense vexation escaped Frank, and he saw his enemies go llying ahead blis s fully ignorant of tue great danger they had es caped. Tlle JoTe waa descending rapidly under Barney's skillful guirlnnce, anti it soon hovereu within a few uundretl feet or tbe sea when the pi rates saw it. A fierce yell escaped them, and they swung a big swivel gun around and tired up at her. The shot crasheu through the air-ship's bull, and the villains rapidly loaded the gun again. Fortuna'telv our friends were not injured by the shock. Arm yotirselves, boys, arm yourselves," cried Frank. In a minute more nil had their weapons n:ady for action, and bep:an to fire down at the pirate 'fhe fugitivll e r was nearby, and her crew, armed with several rille s attd pistols, were firing at the pirates. Report after report rang out. Yell after yell wns heard. C\oU(lS or smokll and fumes or powder rose. For quart e r of an hour the battle wax e d hot. The pirate3 were between two tires, and while half of them turned their attention upon tho steamer's crew, tile other ball engaged at lirmg up at the atr-ship's crew. JOINING 'fHE FREEMASONS. By "BRICK 'fOP." A humorous account of the Initiating, Pass ing, and Ra1sing of the Candidate, togethet with the Grips and Sign s Fully Illustrated by THOMAS WORTH. Price 10 cents. For sale by all newsdealers, or we will send it to you upon re ceipt of priCI'. Address FUANK TOUSEY, Publisher, P. 0. :Box 2730. 34 & 36 North Moore St., New York. ZEB SMITH'S COUNTRY STORE. \ By "BRICKTOP." Handsomely illu s trated by THOMAS WORTH. A Lau g h ou Every Page. I1lummated Cover. Price 'l'en Cents. For sale by all newsdealers in the United States and Canada or will be sent po s t -paid upon receipt of price. Address FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, P. 0. :Box 2730. 34 & 36 North Moore Street, N. Y. In the midst of the conflict one or Diavolo's gunners discharged the sw1vel piece up at the Jove again. This shot smasbed into the plane uprights on the port side break ing them in two and tearing the braces. All the upper gear began to collapse. Look out-we're falling!" shouted Frank. We can t llont with that bole In our boat's boll!" He seized a line as he spoke, aM tlung an end to the crew ol the disabled steamer while be tied the other end to the Jove. At the same moment Zamora let another of the big bombs lly out a window at the Snake. The grenade struck the side or the pirate's vessel, and tearing a big hole there, caused her to till. In a few moments It was clear the vessel would be sunk many fathoms under tlle gulf A cheer escnped Frank's party despite their own peril, when they saw what the Mextcan ditl. At last I am avengedf' hoarsely cried Zamora as he seized his ctnld ami ran on deck. The doom or the tlying mnchme was sealed, for she fluttered to the water, and began to sink. Haul in on that line and make it fast, boys!" cried Frank. Working furiously, they dragged tlle air-ship to the eiue of tile dis abled steamer, and secured her so abe could not go down. Willing hands them aboard the vessel just as the Snake sank, carrying many o! her crew down with her. Captain Diavolo was killed during the explosion of the grenade, and the crew or the Yankee vessel shot the rest, who were swim ming. Seeing that his invention could not be repaired where it was, Frank abandoned all hope of saving her. A few hasty words passed between him and the captait:. of the steamer, and the inventor was assured of a passage to New Yorlt in this nssel when she was repaired. Then he nod his friends dragged the treasure out of ker and stowed it below, after which the line holding the Jove was cut, and the gallant llying machine sunk in the deep gulf. Our friends told tlle Yankee crew all nbont themselves, anJ in return learned that this craft had recently left a Mexican port, anll was homeward hound when attacked. She was badly by the shot, but they finally repaired her so she was enabled to finish her journey. Zamora and his son were landed in Florida, from whence they could easily get home, and be warmly tbnnked Frank and his friends for all tl!Py hnd done for him and his child. He refused to share the treasure, as be was already wealthy. Our friends, thereuvon, gave the captain and crew of the ste11mer an ample share of It, and divided the rest among In due time th e treasure was all sold and realized a hnge sum. Landing in New York, our friends to Readestown, andre ceived a warm w e lcome home. FraDk since then has built other wonde rful inventions, and we will soon g ive onr renders an account o! another oDe. But our story or his greatest flying machine Is ended, and we will, therefore, defer our nar rative to the volume which will follow this one. [TH E E NU.] .By "BIUCKTOP.'' Copiously illustrat e d by THOM.AS WORTU. Side-Splibting Fun from Beginning to End. Handsome Cover. Price 'l'en Cents. For sale by all newsdeal e r s in the United States and Canada or will be sent pos t-paid upon receipt of price. Address FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, P. 0. :Box 2730. 34 & 36 North Moore Street, .N. Y. OUR SERVANT GIRLS. By "' BRICKTOP." 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A 'l'erm of l fun at Ur. 18 Muldoon' s V&CILtion, by Tom Teaser 60 Jack: Hawser's 'I' a vern, b: Peter Pad 61 iDa Box; or, The Long and Sllol't ot It, by Tom 8' The Shorty Kids; or, 'l'hree of l .'hree Old Blocks, by Peter Pad & Mike McGuinness; or, l'ra.veling for Pleasure. 66 The Sbortya' Obrist.mas Suaps, G/'l'he .Hounee 'l'wins, or, 'l'he 'fwo Worst Boys 1n the World, by Snm t:;miley 68 Nimble Nip, the Itnp of the SohooJ, by Tom reaser 89 Sam Spry, the New York Drummer; or, Busl ness TO b 71 '11bose Quiet Twins, br. 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The Trials And 'frib-llB Solid Old Sod, by 'l'om .reaser lJ.t Mulrloon's Orocery Store. Pllrt I, by Tom 'l'euer J'.l) Muldoon's Grocery Store. Part II, by rom Teaser 121 Bob llright; or, A Boy of BusinesB and lt"un. Part I1 by Tom Teaser '122 Bob lir1gbt; or, A Boy of Business and Fnn. Part ll, by 'l'om 'l'ease r '123 Muldoon's Trip Around tbe World. Part I. by Tom Teaser '124 Muldoon's Trip Around the World. Part II. by 'l'om Teaser Price 5 Cents. No. 62 Frank. Reade .Jr.'s Electric Ice Boat; or, Lost in the Land of CrimBon Sno.v. Part II. 63 Frank Reade. Jr., and His of tbe Clouds; or, Cbued Around the WorlCI in the tiky. 6' Frank Re1Lde, Jr.'s ElectriC Cyclone; or, Thrilling Adventures in No Mnn's Land. Part I. 65 Frank Jr.'s Electrio Cyclone; or, 'J'hrilling Ad ventures in No Man's Land. PArt II. 66 The tsunken Pirate; or. l .i'runk Reade, Jr., in Sea.rcb ot a Treasure at tbe Bottom of tbe Sea. 67 Fradk Reade, Jr . and l:iis Electric Air-Boat; or, Hunt-68 Jr, Among the tlowboys \Vith his Ne\V Electric ()a.ruva n. 69 J!'rom Zone to Zone; or, The Wonderful 'frip of Frank 1 R..,atle, Jr., With His Latest Air-Ship. 70 li 'rank Reade, Jr., and His .B.Iectrio Prnirie Schooner ; 71 of Lakes; or, A Journey Throu:A,h Africa by Wuter 72 the 73 Six in the C l oudB; or, Frank l:tende, Jr.'s Air Ship. the 'l1bunderbclt of the Skies. 74. Frank Reade. Jr.'s Jectric Ai r Racer; or, Around the Globe in Thirty Days. 75 Frank Reade, Jr. and His Flying Ice Ship; or, Driven Adrift in tbo Frozen Sky. 76 Frank Reade, Jr., and His Electric Sea Engine; o r, Hun for a Sunken Diamond Mine. 77 Frank Reade, Jr. I ( Xllloring a. Submaraine Mou!ltllin; or, Lost at tbe Botoom of the Sea.. 78 Frank Reade. 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IU Tbe Eleotric Island; or. } 'rnnk Reade, Jr.'s Searob for the Greategt Wonder on Earth With His AirShip, the "Fli"ht. 115 J!'or Six Weeks Huried in a Deep Saa Cave; or, Vrank Reade, Jr.' s Great :SaUmnine f:iearch. 116 'J'he Galleon' s Gold; or, l frank .Reade, Jr.'s Deep Search. By the author of "Young Sleuth." Price 5 Cents. I No. 58 Young Sleuth11!1 Long 'l'rail; or, 'rbe Keen Deleetive Afte .. theJam88 Boys. 59 Dilemma; or, 011e Cb.,uce in 60 Sleuth nnd tht> Mnrder at the MIIAked BAJI or, Fil:rhting t be LE'af.!ue of the oeveo 61 Young Sleuth's Big t:outraot; or, t.JI3auieg OuL the 62 or, The Detee1.ive'e Vil lainy. 63 Yonng Sleuth's T errible Test; or, Won at 'he Risk of Lire. 6( Yonne: Sleut,lJ nnd tbe Man With th& Diamond Eye. 65 You1.1g bleuth Accused; 01, H elrt tor 1 \ nuLht>r s t:rhut>. 66 Youn21::ileuth's Lost Link: ur, J !'inciin"' Lo"!t Jt..:vidence 67 Youna :Sleurn's Lust D odge; or. Tlle G reiLtest H use. 68 Female or, Working 69 Yonng Sleut.b's Ligbtning Obanges; fir, 'l'be GoJd Br1ek Game l'nken In. 70 YounK Sleuth tt.nd the Owls or Owl i\lountaiD; or. 'J'hs 71 Tb& Keeo Bes t KnockOut. 72 :Sharps; or, Sbtt.rp Work Amcng Sharp 73 Sleuth's :Seven Signs: or, The Keen Detective's Murk4"d l 'ruil. 74 Yollftf.aHcing School. '18 Young in l:iiherill; or, Saving a YQnng American from tbe t l'ison Mines. 79 Young Sleuth Almost Knocked Out; or, Nell Blondjn'& Desperate Gnme. 80 'f\YO; or, The 81 Young Sleatll"s Master titroke; or. Tbe Lady Detective's Mnny M1L1:1ks. 82 Murrtered iu a or, Young S lentk the Frencb Ball 83 Young Slenth in Paris; or, The KeeR Detectie and the Bomb'L'browers Sf Young Sleutll and the Ttalia n Urigands: or, 'J'he Keen Detectives Urentest Rescue. 85 lounK S l euth und a D elt d Secret; or, TheMes i n tbe ltnndle o l a Dus.tKer. 86 Young Sleutb nr. Til e \Voman of Irire. 8 7 YounaSlaut.h and t h e llnuanay Uir..;us or, Fol & Pllir of W i h.l 1'\ e\r, 1'bG 'l'rtul of t .he Dead. 92 Young zLnd ( .be Girl in the Ma!Sk; or. 'J'bo Lady Monte Uristo of B11ltimore. 93 Young ti lenth n nd the {)Hraicu n Knife-'l'h'"Otver: or. J'be Mystery of the Murdered 94: Young Sl entb and the Cushiurs ()rime; or, The EvideflCe of a Deacl Witness. 95 Young Sleuth in tbe l 'o ilo; or, 'l'he Deatb Traps of Ndw York. 96 Young und tbe Miser'tJ Gbost; or, A Hun\. For Hidden .Money. 97 \'ounJ! S l eut.b as n. Dead f:nme Sport; or, 'J'be Keiln Detectives H.use for $10,000. 9H the Gypsies' Gold; or, The P:.ckag& 99 Young and Poliy Pete, the Sharper King; or., 'l'be ]{een Dt'tf'ctive's Lottery Gnme. 100 Young Sleuth in the SHwee 01 New York; or, Keen Work how Broadway to tll e Bowe1 y. 1 0 1 Youn,st and the h-11lf1 B e ll Riuger; or, 'l'be :SI!creb of the Olti Uburch 'J'ower 102 Young l.:nknown; or, J'be Man \'bo Oame Behind. 103 5Ieuth's Great Swamp Senrcb; or, Tbe lti86Girl of Evorglnde. 104 Young Sleut-h and the i\-Jad Doctor; or, The Seven Paisoned Powders. 105 Young Sleuth's Uig 131uff: or. Simple 8dlie'sl\1i38ion 106 Young Sleutli's l:ire1t&. Ctulmct.: or, l'he Keeu De tective's Double Gntue. 107 YouniZ Sleuth's Night Watch; or, 'J'be Keen Detective Guarding .Millions. 108 Sltmtb und the Mystery of tBe Dark ll.oom;. or, Tlte Crilu e of the Galler1. 109 Young Sleuth tt.nd the Gold :=.hip H.obber1; er, Heating .Hold Crooks on an Ocean Steanter. 110 Young Sleuth and the Great Miue Mystery: or, .Mu.r d ered Uncter Ground. 111 Young Sleut. b nod the Runaway or, i\ Girl Worth A tnong Oesverate Urnoks. 112 Young Sleuth und tho Hnuuted Mill: 01 'l'he Pb&n tom My stery of Dark Dell. 113 Younac :s_teuth and the Millionaire 'tramp; or, Diamonds Under Rags. 11( Young Slenth and the M &sked llatber of Atlantkt City; or. The Mystery of K. Crime of t .b.e Surf. 115 Youufl Sleuth and the Mad Artist; or, '!'be Crime of the Studio. 116 Young Sleuth's Heat Find; or, The Secret o f t.he lro Ohest. 117 Young Sleuth's J .. ady Ferret; or, The Keen Detect-US Wolf in Sheep'a Olothiug; Unmasking the Prine.., of Impostors. Jl9 Young Sleuth's Boy Pupil; or, 'l'he Keeo Street Bo7 Pard. 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. 0. Box 2730. FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 34 & 36 North Moore Street, New York. )


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