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Under the Indian Ocean with Frank Reade, Jr.; or, A cruise in a submarine boat.
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Senarens, Luis, 1863-1939
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10" N oname's Latest and Best Stories are Published in This Library. No. 120. {COMPLETE } FRANK TOUSEY. PrrBT.lSRER &. 36 NOHTH MOORE STREtt'r NEW YOHK. { J JtrCE } New York. November 15, 1895. ISSUED \.VEEK L Y. 5 CICN1. 6 Vol. V. Ente1ed according t o the Act o f Cong r ess. in t he yer 1895, by FRA.NR: 1'0USEY, in t h e o.(Jlce of t h e Libra>ian of Con g r ess at Washin g t on, D. C. UNDER THE INDIAN OCEAN JR.; By "" NON.AME." A hoarse shriek went up. The two submarine voyagers s prang forward. But they were too late. The poor wretch went down into a seething cauldron of waters. He did not rise again.


. \ 2 UNDER 'l'HE INDIAN OCEAN. The subscription price of the FRANK READE LIBRARY by the year is $2.50; $1.25 per six months, post paid. Address FRANK TOUSEY, PUBLISHER, 34 and 36 North Moore Street, New York. Box 2730. Under the Indian Oeean With Frank Reade, Jr.; OR, A CRUISE IN A SUBMARINE BOAT. A WONDERFUL TALE OF THE DEEP SEA. By '' NONAME," Author of "On the Great Meridian With Frank Frank Reade, Jr., in His New Air-Ship," "Frank Reade, Jr.'s Greatest Flying Machine,'' "The Galleon's Gold; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s Deep Sea Search,'' etc., _,tc., etc. CHAPTER I. THE NEW BOAT-HOW POMP IS OUTWITTED. DEEP down among hills and upon a river lending down to the sea is the little city of Readestown. It was noted as the home of the world's greatest inventor and trav eler, Frank Reade, who perfected the Steam Man, the Steam Horse, and many other wonders of that day. But in tbe natural course of events his span of life terminaterl, and he was succeeded by his son, Frank Reade, Jr., a handso:ne, bramy youth, well quahtied follow in his lather's footsteps. Aud how be did HO with great credit the world knows. Electricity came along just in !eason to alford the young inventor the necssnry economic motive power for his new inventions. Instead of the Steam Man and Horse, he developed the ElP.ctric Horses, the Electric Coacil, tile wonderful Electric AirShip, and linally conquered the mighty problem or submarine navigation. This held the people spell-bound. When the report went forth that Frank Rende, Jr., bad actually and successfully constructed a sub marine boat, the whole country was He was besieged with reporters and sight-seers and overwhelmed with letters from all sorts of cranks, who had favorite projects tor recovering lost treasure at the bottom of the sea. But Frank disregarded all these and gave strict orders that no one was to be admitted to t he machine works without an order personally signed by him. What bia plans were, Frank would divulge to .no one; but there was one smart fellow who finally succeeded In breaking through the bar rier nDll actually gained a view of the new boat. ln Frank's employ were a negro and an Irishman. The former was named Pomp and the latter was Barney O'Shea. Both were much devoted to Frank. Pomp was stationed at the outer gate with strict orders no to allow anybody to pass. Burney O'Shea was in charge of the inner yard. The man who could get past these two shrewd watch dogs must be smart indeed. They wertl constantly on the watch. But It was done and by a countryman too. One day a curious lo.:>king individual walked slouchily alona the sidewalk to the gate and paUSAd right in front of it. He stood"' with his bands under the tails or his long dun colored cont. He seemed mtentl,v in the of the gateway and re garded It fixedly, wb1le his cadaverous Jaws worked lastllv on a big "chaw'' of tobacco. He was tall and lanky, with thick cowhide boots and jea.o tronsers. H1s coat was of the old swallow tail pattern with huge born buttons. A tu!t of sandy whiskers adorned his chin and an antique bushy hat surmounted his bead. His cast of features were foxllke and his eyes intenselv blue and He was a type of man noticeable in any large crowd or local Ity. Pomp, who immovable in the gateway, regarded him a mo ment with wideopen eyes and then scratched his woolly bend. "Golly! dat am de curnsest lookin' man I eber seed. Done reck in he am a s'picious karakter. Jes' belie be I bet tab mek him move l on. Might splode de boll place wit dynamite. Hey dar, yo' fellah, dis amn't no place fo' cranks or loonatlcs, an' yo' might jes' go on a bit furder. Yo' bear wba' I say!'' Pomp fiourJBbed his club and displayed the badge of a special po liceman. The curious looking stranger only fixed his keen eyes on the darky uud grinned. Then he drew slowly from !Jis pocket a stick of soft pine wood and a keen jack knile. He sliced ol:f several shavings from the wood and remarked: I've beern niggers, an' I've beern tell about colored men. Tbar's a heap uv diffrunce, 1\8 I reckin, an' nigh as I kin see without look in' croas-eyed, yew are a colored man." "l'se a cullud gem man, sah," replied Pomp with dianity. I hope yo' don' mean to insino\"ate any insult, snh?" "' "Yew bet I know ther ditfrunce, fer l tit in ther war or tber rebel! ion to free ther colored man. I wuz Allus a great friend or ther col ored man, but I'll be condemned if I don't bate a nigger. Nnow a colored man nllus treats me perlite, an' I kin allus sell 'em a puzzle, made while yew wait-see!'' The stick of soft p)oe In the Yankee's band bad already begun to undergo a rapid transformation. A few dexterous, swift strokes, and it resolved itself into a curious little jumping-jack and a ring. "Naow the trick," resumed the Yankee, "it is tew make the monkey jump through tber ring. It kin be done as easy us breakin' sticks if you only know tber trick. Naow I'll sell yew tber monkey, ther ring an' show yew haow tew dew it an' fool yure friends fer only half a dollar." Pomp's conceit was tickled by the Yankee's complimentary allusions to the colored race, and a certain magnlltism about the stranger as well as a curious interest in the puzzle, drew him nearer. "Dat am quaite a trick, amn't It," he said, in a patronizing way. "Bress yo' soul, sab, I don't see now yo' made it so quick." That's my trade, yew see. Try arr' see if yew kin put the monkey through tber ring. If yew kin do it without my telling yew haow, l'll make yew n present of this genuine gold ring." Tile Yankee balanced a hoop of gold on his finger. This almost instantly excited Pomp's cupidity. His eyes shone like stars. Does yo' mean dnt?'' he cried. "1 dew, an' yew kin see me dew tber trick, tew." With which the Yankee made the monkey hop deftly through the rmg. "Huh! dat am easy enuffl" cried the darky. "Yo' kin jes' turn ober dat gold ring to me!" "If yew kin dew it," said the Yankee, smoothly, "naow that'll give yew suthin' tew dew tew kill time. I'm gain' roand tber corner here tew sell a couple. When I cum back, ir yew heY it done, I'll uivo yew tber puzzle. If yew don't bev it done, yew must pay me tilly cents fer it." I'll go yo', chile!'' agreed Pomp, becoming absorbed in the puz. zle, while the Yankee turned t'ile corner, but not the c?rner ol Lbe


r UNDER THE INDIAN OCEAN. street. Instead, he walked coolly through the gateway into the machine shop yard. Now, Barney was in tt.e yard, but as it happened, he was filling his pipe with his back turned to the gate. While the smoke was obscuring his eye-sight, the Yankee had passed bim, and as Barney turned his face once more to the gate, the Yankee was b e hind him. Very coolly and unconcerned, the puzzle maker turned a corner of the machine dhop S ome workmen were puddling steel, They re g a rd e d him curiously, but said nothing, for they naturally inferred that he must be a privil e ged character, else he could never have gained admittance to the yard. Beyond thfl machine shop was the tank or basin in which fioated the submarine boat, all completed. This artificial b a sin of wa ter was fully forty feet deep, and connect ed by a lock with a canal which led down to the river. The Yankee paused a moment, and regarded the new invention critically as it lay in the water. Then a light of admirati on shone in his keen blue eyes. "Wall, I swan!" he muttered; "thetis a beauty and no discount! I'll be durned if I ain't 'go in' tew take a look over her." And he advanced IJoldly to the gangplank which led aboard the submarine boat. As it chanced, no workmen were in the yard, and he met with no interfer e nce what e ver. As the boat lay in the water she was seen to be a symmetrical craft up o n the lines of a sloop with a sharp bow nnd a ram. Her bull w a s of steel. Tier two m a sts were of the same material and designed mor e t o s:eady the boa t than for actual service. The deck of the Salamander, whicb was the name of the boat, was guarded by a brass rail running from stem to stern. Above the deck rose the main cabin, which was surmounted by three domes or obser vation towers with roofs of heavy plate gla s s and windows of the same. The observation windows in the cabin were of great size, and one in the cabin could see with ea s e in all directions. The forward d ome was used also as a pilot-house. So much for the exte rior o! tb e boat. The took this all in with a critical eye. Then he cross e d the plank to the deck and coolly entered the caoin of the Salam a nder. Be stood f or a moment enraptured by the spectacle before him. The cabin of the Salamander was furnished as richly as the drawing room of a millionaire. E v erything was costly and in good taste; there were rich tapestries, costly upholst e ry and bric-a-brac. But the Yan k ee pasaed b e yond this into the compartments b&yond. There was a handsome little dining salon, a lounging room, and a salle des-armes ur armory room. Here there were stands of small anus and c a ses of ammunition. B e yond this, one came to the staterooms, and then the stairs lead IDg down into the hold where was the engine room and the storage .room for supplies. ;.: The Yankee inspected the ele ctric engines critically; they were mar'Velous in tlleir tin ish and complexit y They were operated by a system of storage and dynamos, the secret .of the young inventor. This he would not d vulge to anyone. Leaving the engine room after a critical examination, the Yankee went aft to the great tank which was the means of raismg or lowering the boat. When it was desired to sink the boat water was instantlv admitted. When it was de s ired to raise the bunt, all that was necessary was to press a pneumatic tube, which caused the walls of the tank to slide together under the pressure of g reat springs, when the water was ex pelled and the boat made buoyant. Next the Yankee ascended to the observation towers. These were reached by little spiral staircases from the cabin. They were exqnisi:ely arranged, and the view from them was fine. Naxt the visitor descended to the main deck. As he stepped out of the cabin he stood for a moment contemplat ing the gateway leading into the canal. And as he stood there lle was seen by a tall, athletic young man, who had just crossed the gangplank. Great Scott!" exclaimed Frank Reade, Jr., for it was he. "Who on is this, and how did he get in here! I would much like to know." CHAPTER II. AN ANI AS TELLS HIS STORY, FoR a moment Frank Reade. Jr., could hardly believe his senses. He stood in a state of stupefaction gazing at the intruder. How did he get there, and who was he? "Certainly there is sometbing wrong," thought Frank. ' Pomp never let him in. Well, I never!'' But it was enough for him to know that a mean sneaking trick had been practiced upon him. An outsider had darl ngly stolen into these forbidden parts and he should be dealt with summarily for his tres pass. So Frank in hot anger strode up to the intruder and gave him a ; Smart slap on the shoulder. "Hey, you!" he cried angrily, "what rigilt have you here? Who are you?" The Yankee turned with a start and laced Frank with an astute and yet wild light in his eyes. "Haow du yew du?" ha said, in a nasal voice "Nice boat yew hev got here, ain't it!" Frank was almost choking with his anger. He felt like choking the impudent invader. "Well-I-con found your insolence! What do you want here!" "Nuthin', my friend, nuthin'," replied the Yankee in a matter-of fact way, "that is I've got all I wanted." You impudent scoundrel! Who gave you permission to come in here?" Hey? Nobody I reckin!" Well then, how came you here!" I walked in." "You walked in?" "Yas!'' Not through the big gate?" "Jes' sol" "Well, I never!" gasped Frank. "Was there not a colored mao there?" I recldn ther wuz!" And he let you walk in!" Wall, he didn't say nuthin' agin it, though he warn't lookin' my way. But let's talk sense, my friend. Air yew ther man what owns this boat?" 1 am," replied Frank, in a somewhat dazed state of mind. "Wall, then, yure jest ther n:an I wanted tew see Durn my hat, I'm glad tew meet yew!" The Yankee held out his hand. Frank took it mechanically. Somathing in the or this man impressed him. The Yankee pulled out a piece of paste-board and said: I reckln yew'd like my name. I'm Ananias Kedge, of Drickport, Maine, when I'm at hum. Jes' naow my hum is everywhar thet my business calls me." And your "I'm a private detective." Frank was now more than ever convinced that he had to do with a dangerous maniac or cranK, While he was frantically trying t.o hit upon a course of action, Ananias Kedge placed a document in his hand!l and ctispluyed a small gold star upon his breast. "Thet paper is my certificate of membership in ther Brotherhood of Detectives," be said. "An' tbis ar badge proves me a member of ther U. S. S e cret Service. I'm all wool au' a yard wide, cap'en. Tbet's straight talk." Kedge spoke earnestly, and so su'tstantialwas his proof of identity that Frank's face lit up "On my word, Mr. Kedge," he said, "you will pardon me, but I thought you might be some dangerous crank, many of whom try daily to get into this place." Kedge sneezect and then laughed in a nasal way "Dew tell! Wall, naow, I'm a long ways !rom bein' a crank, I kin tell yew, though I'm likely tf'W dew queer things when I git started. But I owe it to yew tew tell haow I got inter this place, an' yer nigger at ther gate warn't tew blame nuther." With which Ananias proceeded to detail his expe r ience with Pomp. In spite of himself I!'rank could not help a laugh. "Well, M Ananias Kedge," be cried, "I hope your name belies you. You can safely claim to be the only man outside these works who has seen the submarine boat Now that ycu have seen it I hope you are satisfied." "Not quite, my friend," said the Yankee detective laconically "I bev tew make yew an apology fer trespassin' hyar, hut I a good purp ose in view, an' I kin tell yew sornethin' of importance if we kin go somewhar whar we kiu be in private.'' Corne th!s way!" said Frank. He led the way into a private office in the main building of the rna chice works. He sat down at a table and the detective sat opposite, Frank hall expected that the detective was about to expose to him some d e adly plot against the submarine boat, or possibly himselr. In deed, he fancied that Kedge was here for that very purpose of shadow ing some crank who meant harm to him. But he was to learn that the errand of Kedge was based upon a far dii:Ierent matter. The Yankee took a fresh chew of tobacco, and then said: Fust off I'll tell yew what brought me here. I seen an account of yew in a New York paper, an' of a new submarine boat yew bed built. interested me. I wouldn't believe ther story until I hed C'lm hyar an' seen ther boat with my own eyes. I kin say thet I believe it now." "Indeed,'' said Frank. Naow fer twenty years I hev been on a migbtly big murder case. I reckon yew don't recollect ther great Bainbridge murder about. twen ty years ago?" Indeed I do," said Frank. At least I have heard of it." Wall, thet ere was the deepest case of crime ever known in this kentry. Samuel Bainbridge was a rich banker in New York One night he wuz murdered in his own house. Every detectiva in ther Uuited States woz on tber case. His brother Albert offered a reward of one hundred thousand dollars fer ther apprehension of ther murder er. Now Drake Coleman, his privat.e secretary, turned np missing,


4 UNDER THE INDIAN OCEAN. Ther murder woz or course laid at his door, until ther bloody knife and a suit ol clothes identitled as his, also covered with blood wos round in Albert Bainbridge's room. The brother woz arrested, tried on circumstantial evidence and round guilty. The disappearance or Coleman seemed tew implicate him but it proved nothing. Naow, ther wuz a great division vf 'pinyon on ther matter. Some claimed as !mow Bainbridge wuz innocent. an' thet I her murderer bed put ther job onto him, an' others contended thet Bainbridge killed his brother an' offered ther hundred thousan' reward as a bluff. 1! er twenty years Albert Bainbridge bas bin iu prison fer a life sentence. "Naow, Mister Reade, atwixt yew an' me, AI Bainbridge wuz in nocent. I tracked thet durned sarpint or a private secretary taw San Francisco, an' be shipped aboard ther Pacillc Mail stPamer Oriental fer Bong Kong. Thet ship never wuz of after leavin' port. Naow, Drake Coleman hed Lher evidence taw clear AI Bain 'Jridge, an' Le an' it an' that steamer Oriental are at ther bottom or ther Pacillc 80mewbar.'' Frank was intensely interested. He began to see the detective's purpose. Kedge cleared his throat and went on. Naow murder will most always out. I hev alloY felt dead sure thet t het evidence would yit cum up out ol ther Paci!lc. So wtum I read about yew an' yure electric submarine boat it cum over me like a flash. Sez I, II that is a !.Jony.tide thing, it will do ther trick; it will :Je easy en uti tew llod ther wreck or ther Oriental, au' mebbe git Drake Coleman's body or skeleton, an' mebbe his effects, an' suthiu' among them will tell ther truth of ther fer a dead surety.' An' thet's whot I'm sneakin' around here to-day ler, Mr. Reade. Am I right or am I wrong! Air yew wid me or air yew agin me?'' Frank dill not reply for some moments. Be gazed steadily at the Yankee detective. Finally he said: "I am deeply interested in your story, Mt'. Kedge." "Wall," snorted the Yankee, is thet all yew bev tew say!" "You want my help!" '' Jes' so.'' "But how can I help you!" Airi't yew got a boat that kin travel anywheres under ther sen?'' ''Yes!'' Wall, then, jes' tal

But though all closely scrutinized the wreck, not a single human be ing was to ue seen. Mercy," exclaimed Frank, with a thrill of horror. Are we too lateT Have they all died of starvation?" Wall, I'll be durued!" mutlered tue Yankee detective, "iL sarlinly looks thet way." Begorra, .1\listher Frank,'' cried Barney, there's only one way that I know of to foiud out, an' that ia to go on board av her." "All right," cried Frank; "run the Salamander alongside!" This was acconlingly done. A rope was thrown over the rail of the wreck, and the two crafts were drawn clo9ely together. lt was seen that the wreck was a lJrlg of ueavy burden, and bad evi dently been engaged in trade along the South American coast. Sue was an American vessel as a tattered remnant of a flag showed. Frank and Kedge vaulted the rail and stood on her deck. IL was strewn with wreckage and presented the appearance that one might have expected under the circumstances. But the voyagers were looking for a sign of human life. "On mv wonl I lJelteve the hulk is deserted," said Frank. "Wull, I reckon not,'' said the Yankee abruptly. "What dew yew c<.ll thetT" pointed down the companionway of the vessel. Frank gave a violent start. A man was just coming up out of the cabin. His face was pallid and his gaze lack lustre. He gave a start at sight of the newcomers. He was a man of tall antl slender frame, a nand@ome cast of features and was evidently one accustomed to a life or ease and luxury. But bis clothes were uow torn anression wus unmistalmble. Death held them enthralled. Sbe wus fair to gaze upon, but yet a corpse. CHAPTER IV. THE STORM. TENDERLY, reverently the castaway pointed to the dead girl. Frank and Kedge were spell-bound. "You see," said \he with a hollow in his throat, "we are all ready to go with you across the gren t r1ver. But I beg of you do not us on the other Ride!" Frank looked into the castaway's eyes. One glance was enough. He saw that ull reason bad long since fled. He was a mudman. lt was a pitiable scene. My soul!" be whispered to Kedge, "the fellow is insane." "I recklc!" agreed the Yankee, "it's a hard case. But what air we goin' tew dew with him!" This was a puzzle. Frank had it not in his heart to sail away and leave the poor wretch to perish on board the urifting wreck. And yet he had no idea that he could be persuaded to leave the dead girl who hall no doubt beer: his heart's idol in life. After some thought he approached the insane man and began to talk quietly and softly with him. He endeavored to explain to him logically that the girl was beyond earthly aid, and that it were better to become reconciled. But the madman evidently would not believe this. "Dead!" he said w1th a jeering laugh. "My Alferetta dead! Never! You knew her not. She would not leave me, for she bas sworn to love !De and never leave me!" Then he bent d0\\11 over the corpse. "Is it not true, Alferetta!" he cried passionately. "Our lives are one forever and aye! We shall never be separated! Refute their statements!" No word came from the dead girl's lips. He repeated his wild question again and again in a frantic man ner. Finally, unable longer to bear the strain, an insane freak seized him. He turned with a shriek. "You have turned her against mel" he cried wildly. "Yon, curses on you for interlopers! Yon have turned her love from mel Ha, I will have sweet rP.venge for this! The cock crows! The eleventh hour has come, and you die-curses on you, die!" With a wild shriek be flung himse!f upon Kedge. But the detect ive forced him back and the maniac next sprang for the stairs. some harm." t cat-like, raving and foaming at the mouth His shrieks were terrifying t o hear. cned nervously, he is apt to do himself "Yew bet!" gritted Kedge. "Lordy! ther wust has come!'' Even as thlly reached the deck the.v saw the madman far out on the shattered hcwsprit. He was holding out his hands and crying as be walked toward the end of the bowsprit. Wait, gentle Alferetta. Wait for me. I come-! c ome to you! Ah!'' A hoarse shriek went up. The two submarine voyogers sprant;t forward. But they were too late. The poor wretch went down into a seething cauldron or waters. He did not rise again. story of the wreck and the fate of the crew was never further known than this. Saddened by the affair, Frank and the Yankee detective returned to Lila deck of the Salamander. Speed was ut once put on, and the floating wreck left out of sight. Let us linger no longer on the Tropic of Caucer," cried Frank. "Ugh! tl!at matter will haunt me in my sleep for many a day.'' But the Salamander bad not run a dozen miles, when all noticed a yellow cloud rising out of the sea. 'l'lle air was insutferably hot. It required but a glance for Frank to read the truth. We are going to have a tornado,' he sllld. "It will be a terrific one, too 1 predict.'' Jermiua!" exclaimed the Yankee detective, "thet's bad, an' ther ain't no harbor for us to put into.'' There is little need for that,'' said Frank, with a taugh. Eh!" exclaimed Kedgejin surprise. Am't this ere boat as like-ly to go to ther bottom as any!" "More Jil;ely,'' sa1d Frank; "and that is where she is going to go." 'l'he detective saw the point at once and laughed. "Yew hev beat me,'' he cried "I see ther pint. We needn't be ther least bit afeared of ther storm.'' a bit,'' said Frunk, but I should like to see it come on.'' So shed I.'' So the voyagers watched the approach of the tornado, which was o. sight well worth seeing. Higher rose the cloud, and tbe sea relapsed into a dead cr.lm. Tbe sea and sky became a brassy color. The sun was hid in a dull haze. Intently the voyagers watched the phenomenon. I pity any vessel caught out in this blow,'' said Frank. "It will be bad for her.'' "I don't see any sort of craft around anywheres,'' declared Anan ias. "I reckon it's lucky." "Yes, indeed," ugreed Fmnk. "Oh, look at that." The sight which claimed the attentiOn of all now was a singular one. Far out on the honzon, the sea and sky seemed to have lowered to meet each other, and they were separated only l:ly what looked like a supporting pillar. '\'his pillar changed its position and momentarily grew larger. It required but a single glance for Frank to understand it. It is a water-spout,'' he said, "woe to any vessel which gets into its grip." By jimcracks, it's a makin' fer us!'' cded Kedge. This seemed a fact. 'l'he water-spout was bearing down with all speed directly for the spot where the submarine boat was. But Frank, with practiced eye, saw that no harm could COIQil to them. It was too large and must brenk before it could reach them. And just at that moment it did break. . There was a terrillc upheaval of the sea, a fearful commotion, and a great tidal wave ran ofl' to the eastward. But hardly a ripple reached the spot where tbe Salamander lay in a calm. But now the calm began to break. A faint breeze ran fitfully across the livid sea. Then a dull, moaning sound came from the sky. "It is coming,'' said Frank, placing his hand on the ,tank "take it in while you can.'' The scene then depicted was one never to be f01gotten. A white wail appeared on the horizon. It looked like a fringe of white crystal, but Frank declared: Tbat is a tidal wave or wall of water fully fifty feet high. It will moderate before It gets here, but iL will bring theJstormgwith it.'' His prediction was verifien. Nearer with terrific speed carne the wall of water. The sky was now black, and the wind roared like a thousand furies. Then all became commotion. Frank. pressed the lever none too soon. Down went the Salamander. For a moment all was Stygian gloom. Then Frank pressed a but ton and the electric lights made all like day. They were now several hundred feet from the surface. 'l'he fury of the storm was not"felt here. Frank watched t3e outside barometer in:its fluctuations, but it was fullylan hour before he said: The tornado is past; no doubt we will find the sea rough, but the danger is over.''


6 "Shall we go taw tber surface!" asked Kedge. "No;' replied Frank, "I think not yet. We will a few hours. Ah! is not that the bottom t" 'By ther Jeems rice, i' is!" cried Kedge eagerly. "Great apple trees! What a sight thetis!" In dell it was a strange and Wild scene spread to the view of the sub marine voyagers. The bottom or the Atlantic in thosn latitudes was strangely diversi ficd with reef and valley, marine growth and There were forests of mighty submarine plants, mountains of s!imy rock, deep cha.sms am! dark recesses in which lurked strange sea monsters which had probt\hly never seen the light of day. All this and much more beyond description passed in panorama be fore the voyagers. Begorra, av there were as many quare crathers on the earth small chat.ce there'd be fer human being9," said Barney. "Golly! it am lucky dat we lib on de land," averred Pomp. "Hub I dey would niver touch the loikes av yez down there,'' scofl"ed Barney, t;bure that shmotle av yur e s wutl settle thim." Wha's dnt yo' say, sahf" cried Pomp, angrily. ''Does yo' mean to insult me, sah!'' "Av yez want to take it that way yez kin," said Barney, coolly. Pomp glared at the Celt. The two were the warmest of friends, but insatiably fond or hectoring 9ach other. They invariably terminated their squabbles in a rough and tumble fight out or which they generally emerged with honors even. "Yo' hab been pooty sassy to me, sah, fo' somewhile," said Pomp, severely. "Now, I jes' gib yo' a pointer to be mob perlite to yGr s'perior." "Phwat's that!" roared Barney, "I'll tiver allow any naygur to call thimsilves superior to me, sor. Yez will turn thet about or be me sowl I'll turn It about fer yez.'' "Datam de only way yo' kin prove de queation ob s'periority," said Pomp, coolly. "I am jes' ready fo' yo' any time yo' am reado to' me.'' Thin take that!" cried Bnrney. He made a biff at Pomp. The latter douged it, however, and then lowered his head like a mad bull. "Look out dar fo' l'se cumin'," he yelled. "Clar de track fo I'll suttinly bfl wif yo'!" The next moment he drove his woolly bead full force Into Barney's abdomen. CHAPTER V. UNDER THE INDIAN OCEAN. IT need hardly be said that all the argument was taken out of the Celt for a few moments. He sat down so hard that he literally saw stars. It was some seconds before be recovered his breath. On tba other hand Pomp had not got much the best of the bargain. The darky's foot had slipped on some object and be went sprawling across the cabin floor beyond Barney. As it chanced there was a cooler of water upon a stand in that cor ner of the cabm. This was upset and descended full upon the darky's neck, giving him a cold shower bath. He scrambled to his feet, gasping and sputtering: Golly! Wha' de debbil wuz dat? Done fought it wuz a snake," he gasped; "to' de lan' saki.' Ink at dr..t l'ishman!'' And Pomp burst into roars of laughter at the comical spectacle presented by Barney, who was vainly endeavoring to catch his breath. When the Celt did recover himself he was the maddest man under the sea at least. He recovered his breath in gasps, and roared spasmodically: "Be me sowl-yez black ape-l'll-er-goo-er-l'll b i\Ve the loife av yez fet this, yez blundberin', low down naygurl Whurroo!"' Barney started for Pomp, who jusL turnecl and rollt-d down the stqirs into the storeroom. had a door with thick glass panels. Pomp closed and barred it behind him. He was safe and bart much the best of the situation, for he could make up faces at the belligerent Barnfly and defy him. And wbile Barney was vainly Endeavoring to get at hie colleague Frank's voice from above put an end to the affair. The submarine boat after some hours returnect to the surface, as speed could be maintainAd there. No incident worthy of note occurred during the jonrnev from there to the Equator. Thanes to the Cape of Good Hope the run was made compatatively quick. When this southernmost point of the Afriran continent had been rounded Frank said wilb much satisfaction: We are progressing rapidly. So far our trip is a success. Now through the Mozambique Channel, and then we'll into the Indian Ocean. We are bound to win success." By gosh thet's ther way tew talk," cried Aoanias, excitedly. I hke thet lust rate." The feat of looking for a vessel sunken many years waY or course not an easy one to contemplate or execute. It was possible that the wreck had ere this changfld its position so that it might be a dozen or more feet buried in shifting sands. Or the action or the sea and its myriad of habitants migbt have completely wiped it out of existence. werA all these chances against the successful carrying out of the project. Again it was no easy matter in the vast waste of the Indian Ocean, to locate exactly the sunken ship. A year might he consumed in the quest, and then not be rewarded with success. But Frank knew this well, and bad counted all carefully. or course, be knew that it was possible to fail, but he was determined to r win if he could. up the Mozambique Channel the submarine boat stood. A regular rate or speed was kept up, and it wag not long before the northern point of the Island of Madagascar was rounded. It was a beautiful warm day when the Salamander finally into the becalmed waters of the Indian Ocean. This, tbe most wonderful body of salt water on the globe, was al most always mirror-like in its expanse. For this reason it was a long voyage always for sailing craft across the Indian Ocean. Its changeai.Jle currents and terrible storms were the terror of the mariner the world over. Sometimes for a week a ship would lie be calmed, and then be caught up in a terrible typhoon, wbic)l would send her to the bottom. But the submarine voyagers had nothing of this sort to fear. Thogb it could be readily understood how the Oriental bad gone to her untimely fate. The Salamander's course was set due across the Indian Ocean from here. Frank decided to go at once to the bottom of the sea, saying for an excuse: I want to be able to say that I have sailed under the Indian Oceac for some hundred miles anyway. Prepare for some wonderful sights." Begorra, that's roight, Frankl'' cried Barney. "Mebbe we will see the say serpent or the whale that swallowed Jonah!" "Huh!'' put in Pomp. "Yo' ought to know bettab dan dat. Yo' won't fin' dat whale undah de Injun Ocean." "An' phwy not, might I ax yez, Mistber Know-it-all!" asked Barney. "Yo' ain' no business wif me on de bistry question!'' sniffe(l Pomp, "dere ain' no w!tale in de Injun Ocean. He was in de Red Sea!'' "Haw-hawhaw!'' roared Ananias. "Yew air a pooty pair of scholards, yew air. Naow CU)D tew yer unkle an' he'll tell yew jest haow it wuz. Yew see ther whale kain't be in ther Red Sea fer ther Garden uv Eden is at ther North Pole all covered with ice. Hawhaw-bawl Yew air a pootv pair!" ''Golly! I don' beliebe dat,'' sniffed Pomr; "don' say nuffin' in de Biblo about dere beiu' ice in de Garden ob Eden, nor about Adam and Eve goiu' skatin'.'' "Regorra, nayther av yez knows anythin' at all about it,'' cried Barney, with conviction. "Ivery wan knows that the Garden av Eden was in Cintral Afriky, at tho source av the Noile River. I'll lave it to Misther Frank an' I'll stband threat if he don't tell yez the same." "I Jon't know bnt that you have stuck me," laughed Frank. "Some traditions affirm that the Dead Sea covers what was the origi nal Garden of our ancesters. the point of contro versy between you as I understand it, concerned Jonah and the whale. Now Jonah and the whale are very much antedated by the Garden of Eden.'' "Wlmrrool'' cried Barney. "I towld yez nil, that yez didn't know pbwat yez war talkin' about.'' "Wall," growled An an las. "I don't believe thet eny on us know too much about it anyway. Thet wuz a good wh1le afo1e eny recker lection or mine.'' All laughed at this and the mat.ter was dropped. No fear whale or a sea serpent, however, deterred Frank Reaile, Jr., from sinking the submarine boat to bottom or the Indian Ocean. Down went the Salamander, and after descending what seemed like an interminable distance, Barney, who was in the pilot house, cried: "We're within tin yards av the bottom, sor, nn' no obstruction. Is that all roight, sor!" "Rest the boat on the bottom if it is safe and practicable," cried Frank. "All rolgbt, sor!" The bed oi the sea here was all a vast waste of sand, white and drifting. There was little growth or sea weed, and few objects to in terfere with a safe landing. So the submarine boat descended and rested on the sand. Then the searchlight was vut at work. Flashing it about in various directions, the same unbroken expanse was seen as far as the eye could reach. "There!'' cried the Yankea detective, I reckon it's jest aboaut sich a place as this whar we'll lind ther Oriental!" Then we are npt not to find it," declared Frank. "Why!'' Easy euougb. The sand will probably have buried it out ol sigbt Iongngo.'' .........._ Ananlas' face fell. Dew yew believe thet!" he said, lugubriously. Durn my hat, tbet woul

UNDER 'l'HE INDIAN OCEAN. \ in n lew hundred fathoms on some ledge or coral bottom. Wt! will l Then the outer door couhl be safely opened, and they might pass hope for the best." out iuto the sen. "Yew IJet!'' cried the Yankee sententiously. "I ain't. ther one tew To return it was only necessary to reverse Tlla vestibule git n hit discouraged. Thar's uuthin' like haugiu' right on." being closed from the deck, powerful pneumatic pressure Ioreeut Barney was already before him. FRANK READE, JR., however was by no means sanguine wreck was indeed that o! the Oriental. And the Celt saw a star-like gleam just below, which ne knew came from the helmet of Frank Rende, Jr. that the Then his feet went out from under him on some slimy substance, In the first place they were not anywhere near the latitude where the VPssel was supposed to have been lost. Again, even at that distance, Ins trained eye could see that the wreck was hardly of the tonnage 11ecessnry for a big ship like the Oriental. Bat yet he was very willing to make a visit to the hulk. Barney raised the Salamander once more and lor the wre::k. For the t1me the rare shells were quite forgotten. In a very few moments the Salamander had reaclled the spot where the wreck lay. It descended within one hundred feet or it. The sunken vessel lay partly on its side. Time and the action or the sea had completely covered it with silt and drift so that its character could hr.rdly be guessed. Wall," said AnnUls, "naow ther question is, haow are we goin and he did not cflnse falling until he was by Frnnk.'s side, in that part o! the vessel's bold next the keel. 'l'he Yankee followed almost instant!} For a uJOment the tllree divers were stunned. -.... Then they put their helmets together, and Frank shouted: Well, we got here a little quicker than we expected." "Ye're right,'' cried the Yankee; "durn my boots, lint I thort I wuz slidln' tew kingdom cum.'' Begorra, 1 cudn't tell fer tiler Ioi!e av me ph were I was goin',' averred Barney, but, shure, Misther Frank, It's in tiler hold av the ship that we be." "Yes," agreed Frank, and I am !earful that the rotting old hulk will tumble down all about us." Begorra, it wud bury us nloive!" "Gee tlinders!" exclaimed Ananias, thet wouldn't dew fer me. tew gi t over thar!" "Very easily," said Frank, coolly. helmets and reservoirs." "Pomp, bring up the diving I'm bound Lew hev a funeral when I die.'' But Frank had n.lready begun to make his way toward a ladder near. "Pomp turned a tlip fiop and went tumbling down ir;to the hold. When he came back he had several curious.iooking metal cases in his arms. One or these was opened, and Frank took out a shining brass bel met and diver's suit. But instead of the customary life line, there was a chemical genera tor the same as that which furnished air for the cabin of the Sula mnnder. This generator was carried on the diver's back, and was so arranged thut n continual circuit of fresh air could be carried to the diver's nostrils. It was a special invention of Frank's and exceedingly valuable. He had been ofiered large sums for the secret of the chemicql composi tion. But in every case he bad refused to sell it. Frank donned one of these diving suits. In it he knew that he could travel anywhere under tl:e water and for n long period. Barney helped the Yankee to don one o! the suits, an'.! then he put on one himself. Pomp was to remain aboard the Salamander, and keep a lookout lor any possil>le peril which might threaten the boat. But the matter which now puzzled the Yankee, was as to how they were going to leave the boat. It would seem that to open n door and ntt.empt to walk out would be fatal, for it would almost instantly llood the boat with wa1e1, and drown them all like rats in a trap. But Fl'llnk Reade, Jr., was too thorough an inventor not to have provided for this point. He had planned a vestibule with one door opening into the cabin, and the other onto the deck. 'l'his vestibule was provided with pipes for instantly llooding it. By stepping Into the vestibule, it was an eaRy matter for the divers to close it off from the cabin and fill it with water It led up through a hatch probably to the malu hold. Fortunately, this being of iron was yet strong and bore the weight of the divers. The planking in the interior of the ship seemed all sound and the tt.ree divers entered the hold eafely. By the glare of their helmet lights this was sePn to be filled with casks aud hales, eviaently or supplies for the crew. Frank put his helmet close to the Yankee's and shouted: Curious, is it not! This vessel don't seem to have carried any cargo.'' "Maybe she waz in some other line," replied the Yankes. "I wudn't be n durned bit surprised.'' Frank knew what the Yankee meant, and replied: Thts is just about the 1 ight locality to look for pirate vessels. It may be that this was one." "Jes' so," replied Annnins. They passed through the hold, and Frank pointed to a number or large cases of maderia. It was evident that the crew o! this ship lived well. That she had been a freebooter o! tile &ens Frank felt quite sure. There was another iron ladder here !ending to the deck above. Here was clear proof that the vessel had not been a merchantman. Chests and bundles o! various material were here stored. They all indicated spoils taken from captured vessels. Stairs led up to tile berth deck, and !Jere an nstonis\1ing scene was round. The deck was literally covered with whitening skeletons. Their attitudes ana the fact that rusted guns, cutlasses and other weapons were also scattered ahout, seemed to warrant the belief that the pirate vessel had gone down in the midst or a sea Hght. This assumption \\as further borne out when the exploration was carried further. In the main cabin other skeletons were found. Indications and marka I the destructive work of shells were also found.


UNDER. 'l'HE INDIAN OCEAN. The pirate had gone d!>WII undoubtedly in tile midst of a sea fight. Perhaps some war vessel had and sunk her, However it was, there was no donut that retritJution most terrilJle had overtaken the rnsc11lly crew. "Air yew sure thar ain't a heap of gold aboard this ere ship!'' asked the putting his llelmet close to Frank's, "It is possiiJie," replied the young inventor. Wily not look lor it then? MelltJe it would make us all rich." 1'hnt is a good suggestion, and we will act upon it,'' replied Frank. And he at once prcceeded to carry this plan out. The ship was tiloroughly explored. But no treasure chamoer was found ami no gold. Then the possi ble truth dawned upon Burne}' I have it, I thiul;,'' ile said. Shore before the pirate wns sunk mebbe the others boarded her an' tuk away all the goold an' Silver." Why, or course,'' cried Frank, "that is no doubt the way or it.'' Annnins was disappowled, out determine<.! to have some relic o! the vessel at least. So he secured a gold hilt !rom one or the rusted swords. Frank and Barney were standing side by side when an astounding thing occurred. 1'tey lind just exchanged remarks, and FranK about to turn to Lloe Celt a?;ain, when-presto! As i! by ma)!ic Barney fiashed instantly !rom sight. CHAPTER VII. THE ELECTRIC FISH. BARNEY'S disappearance was extremely sudden. For a moment Frank was dumfounded. 'l'hen he had presence or mind enough to look down and saw the truth at once. A section of the planking beneath the Celt had given way. Down be had gone lil;e a Hash to the hold. Happily he struck upon his feet and sustained no severe injury, He soon came up tile companionwny nimbly. Frank and Ananias were both overjoyed to see that he had safely returned, and the Yankee fairly embraced him. To this Barney ser!ously objected, lor there was not the least thing about him wbicll was sentimental. However all were I:> righter D spirit. But their ol>ject which was to explore the wreck had been accom plished. lt was now decided t o return to the Salamander. 1'he imp,1rtant thing was to, if possible, tlml the Oriental. There was but one way in which to do this, noli it was to seek ont every sunken wreck in the Indian Sea and explore it. In the course or time it looked logical that they should find tile wreck if it was not, as might be well !eared, engulfed wholly in sand. As yet they were tar from the spot where it was supposed to have gone down. 'l'here was no positive proof that the latitude and longitude given was correct. But approximately locate it was something. The three divers now returned safely to the Salamander. Tbey soon left the wreck of tile sunken pirate far behind. Its fearful career and end was something to ponder upon. It had no doubt been many" years since its black Hag terrorized the mer chantmen or those seas. The Salamander once more proceeded on its way, nnd now tbe voy gers were keenly on the alert lor sunken vessels. Particularly was the Yankee detective excited, lor he was extremelv anxious to lind the Oriental. "If I kin jist git that evidence taw git AI Bainbridge out or prieoo, I shall be happy as a duroed galoot," he cried, "by gosh all 'taters, I'm pooty sure we'll do tiler trick tew." "We will certainly find the Oriental if she is not too deeply sunk in the ocean sands," declared Franlt. The I.Jed of the sea now began to undergo a change. Great reels of shining white were piled up to a great height. Beyond these mighty growths of coral there were ledges or some sort or black rock and deep valleys between stupendous walls. Truly the wonders of the sea exceeded those ot the earth. It was like going into a Hades to sail down into this valley, Tbe voyagers gazed spell-bound upon the scene about them. The Yankee could not restrain himself. "By gosh 't' blazes!" he cried, "I never seen anyt!Jing like this 'ere aout or a dream. It bPats anything I ever saw, yew bet, Why tber Green Mountings ain't in it a leetle bit." il Frank laughed. '' I presume tbat if the Green Mountains were covered with water, they would make au impressive appearance also,'' he said, "the water magnifies to a great extent.'' The words were hardly spoken when a terrific shock prostrated both men. The Yankee was a trilla stunned, but Frank was on his teet again quickly. Hi there, Barney,'' he shouted. ,"What has happened?'' Barney was hanging to the wheel, and the machinery was buzzing like mad. As soon as the Celt could collect himself he replied: Shure, sor, I dun no; there's sornethin', I think, bas sthruck the boat, but clivi! a bit do I know phwativer it was." Frank rushed up into the main tower and looked about the boat. I Then just a few ynrds iu the r11ar he saw the cause of t!Je disturb ance. There was the strangest monster he had ever seen. It was a cross hetwetJn a huge sJntish nuda wolf. IL was very thin, but of eul'rmous depth or frame, with a long, ser pent like tail, and a mouth tll!ed with wolf-like lungs. What wus curious about Jt was that a strange, luminous light seem ed to oe emitted !rom its body at intervals, much like that given forth by a glow worm on land. The l:uge monster was swimming leisurely behind the II would seem proba!Jle that the fish had come full tilt in collision with the hoat, But this was quickly disproved. ThA fish slowly approached the boat, and came very gently in con tact with it. Instantly there was a terrific shock, nod Frank clung to an inner rail to avoill being thrown down again. In an instant be saw t!Je truth. "IAn electrical lisb !" he gasped. The creature has got more elecstorP.d in Its rarcnss than an ordinary dynamo. Here is a pret ty scrape." Indeed this was true, as Frank knew. The least contact of the steel hull or the boat with the fish gave it a shock as powerful as that from a heavy battery. Whil& tbe fish might not be able to do the boat any great harm, still il could create much annoyance. So Frank au w at once that he must devise a was to get rid of this r.ew and unwelcome acquaintance. By this time the Yankee and Pomp had joined him. "Jerus!Ja's sun-bonneU" gasped Ananius. "What ther deuce is ther matter anyway. It tew me pesky queer whnt Is hitlio' this bout!" "Look out there and you'll aee," said Frank. Anaoias trembled like an aspen at sight or the electrical breaoe. He rubbed his "yes to make sure that he could see straight. "Jemima no' pancakes!" he exclaimed in amazement, is that ther cril ter t het run intew us?" That's the critter," said Frank. Wall, nnow, tell lum we'll surrender, fer b'gosh he's big enough tew swallow us, boat and all." I believe you," said Frank, "but I think I can give him some or the same medicine which be bas been giving us!'' E11, IJnow dew yew make that aout?'' I'll show ) ou!'' The electrical tlsh seemed contented to swim leisurely along in the rear o! tile Salamander. It did not attempt to touch the boat again, and Frank made quick work. His great fear was that the powerful shocks which the creature seemed capai.Jle of giving the boat, would damage or derange the clock-like machinery of the Salamander. So he made quick work to offset this peril with a new plan. In the pilot-house there was a small platform with glass legs, which Frank had constructed for Just such a contingency as the present. He plnce l l this in front of the key board, and enid: "All of us must stand upon this stOol. We will be sale while we stand 1 on it, for I am going to charge the steP.! hull of the Salamander with electricity. Remember that to step off this stool may oe a fatal move for you. So do not !oro-et. Now, are you ready?" Barney was already do the platform. Pomp followed nod the Yan kee detective was next. \ Frank took a coil of wire and connected it with a smnll knob in the partition or the pilot house. Then he stepped upon the platform and pressed a button. "'rhe connection is made," he said; "the vessel's hull is charged.'' "Shure, Misther Frank, av the baste cums agin the boat this toime he'll be ufther gettin' all he wants." "Well, I think so," Raid Frank, with a grim smile. "Keep your eye on him, Pomp. I am going to try nod end the game at once.'' "A' right, Marse Frank." In !act Barney and Ananias were already watching the huge fish which yet swam leisurely in the rear or the boat. So intent were they that they did not see the move which Frank made. Quick as a Hash Frank shut oft the engines of the Salamander, in stantly slacking its speed. The result was that the big fish was unable to stop quick enough to avoid a collision. It struck the rear end or the vessel squarely. The next moment there was a commotion. For a moment the water around the Salamander boiled like a caul dron. Nothing could be seen from the windows. Then, when the commotion finally ceased and the waters cleared, the huge fish was nowhere to be seen. Cries of amazement escaped the lips or the others. But Frank only smiled grimly. "Be me sow!, phwnt became av the crather!" cried Barney, "Golly, he done skinned out quick 'null'!" said Pomp. "That's durned Iunny!" declared Aoaoias. "Did yew blow him all tew leetle bits, Frank?" "Not at all!" said Frank, with a smile, "he is probably now on the surface, belly np. It, however, he survived the shock, he has got out of sight and will not return."


UNDER THE INDIAN OCEAN. "Wall, I never," said the detective, in amazement; "thet beats all my Aunt Hetty's relations. Tbis 'erll electricity is a curus thing fer abure." "It will revolutionize the world yet,'' saiJ Frank, confidently. "I believe yew, I swan!'' "It may even be employed yet to unravel and detect crime, there by doing away with detectives.'' Ananlas stared a moment and then scratched his bead dubiously. "I don't know abeout thet,'' be said, slowly, "but then-thor's no tellin'. Mebbe it will, but jest naow I'm havin' my innings, yew bet!'' Everybody laughed at thia, an incident at that moment almost instantly l>rougbt the merriment to au end. Something des..:ended with a thud upon the deck of the Salamander, and she was carried down to tile bottom and held there. CHAPTER VIII. ANOl' BER SUNKEN VESSEL, FoR a moment none in the party were able to guess what had hap pened. 'l'he11 Frank sprang into the conning tower. He saw a long, dark body lying across the deck of the boat. It was its weight which weighed the Salamander down. It was rllund in shape like a mighty cable, and for a moment Frank half suspected that this was what it might l.Je. 'l'hen he reflected that this was absurd, for there would be no call for the layin g of n cal.Jie across this part of the octlan. But what was it? 'l'he young inventor reversed the engines and tried to draw the boat back from beneath the mighty roll. But this was a failure .. "Jemica!'' exclaimetl Ananias, we're in a wuss scrape nor ever Frank. What uir we goin' tew dew'" I can't say just yet,'' said Frank, in a dubious manner. First or all I'd like to know what bas fallen onto us." PhwatlvE!r it moight be it's moighty heavy, sorl" averred Barney. "I'm afraid it'll crack tlle plates av the boat, Misther Frank.'' lt was an anxious moment for all. But just as Frank had brought out his diving suit, Pomp cried: Golly, Marse Frank, I done believe dat it is movin'.'' "Moving!" exclaimed Frank, in amazement, then it it Is alive. Mayl.Je--" he gave a great start, maybe iL's the aea serpent orsome other monster.'' Then be hastily donned his helmet and made for the vestibule. Bar ney put on a helmet and followed him. A n oment later l.Joth were on deck. Frank went straight up to the t nge Joglike wefgllt and touched it. He was astounded, for it was flesh. A living creature, or at least a part of one it was which lay across the hull of the Salamander. Fra nk h e silated but a moment, then raising his ax dealt the object a heavy blow. 'fhe blade went deep into the scales and blood spurted ; forth coloring the water. Instantly the great roll was lifted from the deck and went coilicg over tlJe reef beyond. There was a vision in the glare or the senrcll-light"of a long dorsal tin and a writhing tail of monster proportions which went gliding away. This was all thnt was seen of what the voyagers always firmly be lieved was the sea serpent of questionable existence. The strain upon the braces and plates or the Salamander was quite severe, hut yet nothing was llroken or It was a narrow escape. We !I, said Frnnk when be returned to the cabin after this expe rience, if these are the sort of sea monsters we are to find in the Indian Ocean we must be constantly on our guard.'' "Golly! p'rnps dat w!:>ale wha' swallowed Jonah mougbt be about," ventured Pomp with Begorta av he is he'll shurely go fer yez," cried Barney, "so yez might sa v yez prayers." "Hub! Don' heleibe he go fo' me barf so quick as fo' an !'ish mun," Pomp. "Kain't see no reason why. Mel.Jbe yo' fink I take y o' insults, sah!" "Shure, av yez call that an insult, vrz cun," grinned Barney. "'Pears to me yo' hab a heap to say 'bout dat whale.'' B e jabers, l'll go yez aven up that I know as much about him as yez do, naygur!'' "Ain' sayin' yo' don't, an' I link it berry likely dat yo' know a good

UNDER THE INDI.AN OCEAN. It was a tragic end for them, and the explorers realized this strongly at thA moment. "It's a dretful bard sight," said Ananins to Frank:. "Ugh! it most hev bin an awful death fer them!'' "Awful indeed!" said Frank. "Can you hope to identify your mao in that ghastly heap!" The Yankee detective cid not reply. The question staggered him somewhat. Had he come all this way under the sea to secure the much de sired evidence only to meet with defeat? CHAPTER IX. ON BOARD THE ORIENTAL. IT was certainly a discouraging rellection. Bot Anaoins Kedge bad a certain element of tenacity in his nature akin to that of the bull dog. He could not easily give up in the face or obstacles. He was determined to secure the vindication of Albert Bainbridge if it was within the power of human being to do so. For some while he stood at the bead or the companionway gazing at the heap or skeletons. Frank and Barney were close \Jy, awaiting patiently his action. But they had not much longer to wait. The deteclive began to de scend the stairway. In order to do this it was necessary to brush away a few of the skeletons. But this be did with little repogn ance. ThE! he descended into the cabin. At the long table the chairs were yet placed as if the passengers bad but just risen from eating. Upon the table were the plates, and even the silver and carroded and rusted somewhat by the action of the water, but in tact. In one of the chairs there yet sat the skeleton of a man. His bones were held together by shreds or dried tissue and particles or his clothing. The detective paused by the skeleton and picked up a rusted and crroded chain and watch. The detective examined the watch rightly, judging that it might be a clew to the identity or the dead man in the chair. Upon the chain was a smali charm. Frank was by Kedge's side when he opened this charm. It contained the miniature or a woman and two initials, D. C. The Yankee detective placed his helmet against Frank's and shouted_ : "I bt.v found ther cuss. Them initials mean Drake Coleman." "Ou my word, I believe you are right," cried Frank. In course I am. This ere is tber chap. But-I'm litumped fer evidence." There certainly was nothing on the person of tile dead man which would serve ror such. Only the watch and a few coins were round. Time and the action of the water bad effectually removed and effaced all else. If there had been important papers in the dead villain's pockets they were gone beyond reclamation. It was nigh a bitter disappointment for the detective. An ordinary man would have abandoned the case In despair. But not so Kedge. He was however in absolute doubt as to what to do, when Frank whispered to him: "On my word," said the young inventor; "why don't you look for the fellow's room? It seems as if you would be certain to find evidence there.'' The detective gave a start. "His stateroom!" be exclnimed. "A capital idea, I swan!" Kedge found among other things on the person of Coleman, a rusted key with a tag. On the tag there was yet a number, and this was made out to be 22. 'l'bis was doubtless the number or his atateroom. It was not at all beyond reason that some e'l'ldence might be found there; so the explorers started to hunt up stateroom 22. They were not long in llnding it in the forward cabin. Despite the rustiness of the lock, the key openell it, and the subma rine explorers entered. The stateroom was similar to others, but in one end w11s a large and perfPctly preserved leather trunk. This was closed and locked. There were articles of toilet, such as a razor, combs and other ne cessaries scattered about. The mattress yet remained, r nd some of the bedding. But the only thing wh1ch seemed of any particular value, or which might afford a clew, was the trunk. This coul d not be op e ned, however, by any ordinary means. Time had caused the lock to corrode, and the leather bad swelled to twice its originalthlcknes!l. But in its present state it could be cut like cheese. Frank polled ont his knife and cut around the lock:. It gave way, and the lid was raised. To the surprise of all, the interior of the trunk had all these years been comparatively dry. The water had swollen the leather so that all cracks or crevices were closed, and the water could not creep in. As tL rP.sult., the contents of the trunk: were quite uninjured. Everything wus nearly as fresh as the day they were placed there. Even the linen was intact. There were mil.ny articles of value. A small metal case contained jewels of much value. Several bags of American eagles were in onecorner or the trunk. There were also books and papers preserved intact, and it was among these that Frank looked for the evidence wllicb the detective needed. 'l'his resulted in an important discovery. Among the papers Frank suddenly unearthed a note book. This contained many close written pagea. Frank held it up and gave a violent start as he saw how it was su perscribed. Thus the inscription rend: To whomsoever this diary and chronicle may come after I am dead. Read it with charity for the benighted Roul of the writer, DRAKE CoLEMAN, EsQ." Frank passed the diary to the Yankee detective, wko read the super scription. Kedge was much excited. He pulled tbree c!1airs to the table. Tiley were of toughest oak and strong enough to support tbe weigbt. or tbe explorers. Then all three put their helmets together and Frank read the diary or the murderer, which was a concise account of the terrible crime. Word for word Frank read the terrible record or an awful tragedy. It was as told by the perpetrator of the crime and therefore doullly interesting and conclusive. Thus it read: "This is the life story and confession or one whose career opened !a the most propitious manner. Whose future at one time looked to be or the brightest, whose fortunes were cast in pleasant waters, but alas! Fate and folly clouded all, even from a faint to the black pall of dishonor and death. This chronicle is intended for the eye of no person while the is alive. "Only after be is dead must it be brought forth aud read. Tben may the terrible lesson be sufficiently obvious to afiect tbe career or some foolish young man about starting out in life. This is my story: I, Drake Coleman, the son of Reginald Coleman, Esq., of CIUI Towers, England. Our famiry were lineal descendants or Earl Cole man or Wease, in the days of Queen Bess. But the family heritage bad dwindled and the title became worth less, so that for the past two generations at least the name or Coleman would hardly be honored in any English bank. But my father had married a wealthy lady of the west country and she bad enriched the family. "But people of our class were ao oppressed in England that my father decidell to emigrate to America finally. This he did, and webecame residents of New York, "Then my father died. This was a hard blow to us. The manage ment of the estate fell into my hands, "A thousand opportunities were offered me upon every hand advancement and betterment. I might have become one of the lead iog men or the times. "But it was not In me. Foolishly I was led away by gay com panions, and my money began to go like water. I spant all the in terest nne princ1palleft me, and also my sister's patrimony. I fell in love with an actreHs. This sealed my fate. From the h!ghest to the lowest I fell. This settled all. "My mother died in a broken hearted state. My sister married and went away. I was left alone, but alas, penniless. My money bad all fted and now my friends deserted me. "Not until this bitter extreme bad been reached did I return to my senses and break from the old !ife. I reformed, and after a hard stuggle secured a. position as private secretary for Mr. Samuel Bainbridge. For years I was his faitbful em ployee. I was happy in my new life, and felt that t here was yet something in life worth living for when a terrible thing happened. "In the city of Washington there lives a man by the name of Gus. tave Eirich. Beware of him. He is in league with the devil. "Gustave Eirich bad persuaded the banker, Mr. Bainbridge, tog<> into a speculative deal. "Jn the course of transaction, Eirich gave Mr. Bainbridge a promis sory note for one hundred thousand dollars; when til is fell due it was protesLed and defaulted. This annoyed Mr. Bainbridge much, and be finally sent me r o Washington to collect the note. "I well remember that visit. It was the means of coupling my soul with hell. The man Eirich is a devil in man's disguise. I cannot tell you enough about him. I at once fell into h1s power. He was possessed of a terrible ilvpnotic power. I was a peculiarly sensitive victim anc he at once got me under his absolute control. I was compelled to do his bidding. "Then be inf:>rmell me thaL he did not intend to ever pay the note. That I must go to Mr. Bainbridge's private office and get the note. That if he shonld interfere with me in s .. curiog the note, I must. murder him and without compunction. All this and more he com manded me to do. When I left the home or Eirich in Washington I was another


UNDER THE INDIAN OCEAN. 11 man. I was wholly under the power of a devil, and knew I was powerless. I was compelled to d<) hid bidding. I went to Washing ton a serious, honest man. I came hack a murderer in intent." CHAPTER X. BARNEY'S DISAPPEARANCE. FRANK paused at this juncture in the terrible confession of Drake There was something horrifying in the narrative; the tboogllt that this poor wretch wus wholly under the hypnotic influence of A fiend wus awful to think of Jemimul'' exclaimed Kedge. "Huckleberries and peanuts! thet changes my 'pinyon uv poor Druke Coleman. He wu.rn't so much tew blame after all." Begorra, it's very quare how that vilyun cud mek him do jest as be pleased. I'm shure he'd have a harrod toime mukin' av me do it!" "I agree with you, Barney!" laughed Frank, "but you see this poor devil of a secretury was a different kind of a man I" "Shore an' I think he must have been." Thet hypnotism is curus bizness anyway," declared Kedge. I never cud umlerstand it!" But Frank now went ou with the chronicle. "How can I tell the a\\'ful story of crime with which my soul is at prtlsent charged? Under the intlueoce of that fiend it was I who went to New York-who murdered Samuel Bainhridge and blackened my soul! There is no help for such as I. "Oh, God, how l IJave suffered since in the depths or my mind! This crime, for which I was not truly responsible, has cursed my life, and made me a among men upon the face of tbe earth. May the ban of Heaven fall upon the foul fiend who had me in his power! '' Wtat shall I do! Unhappy man urn I! I dare not return to confess for fear that my story will not he believed. But my last request will be that the kind person who watches over my last mo ments will send this Journal to the chief or the United States Detective Bureau, that justice may be done an innocent man; tor Albert Bainbridge is not guilLy of t11e foul crime. I am the murderer-a helpless tool in the hands of an unprin cipled villain. "Eirich saved his hundred thousand dcl!urs, but be bas consigned hi9 soul to Hades. Therefore he need not be the envied of any man. May retribution overtake him is the prayer of Drake Coleman." This ended the ehrocicle. or course the pages were soaked in the sea water, nod it was necessary to bundle them with the utmost care Fortunately the ink was or the kind which did not run, and the writ ing bid fair to remain legible. For some moments after readicg the journal not a word was spoken. Then Kedge said: Hair pins and gul!l drops! this is ther biggest, lucky streak of my life. Whoopla! AI Bainbridge is a vindicated man!" "There are some obatacles yet in the way,'' declared Frank. What air tbe:rr' "We may fall into some serious scrape before we get back and lose our lives. Again, the courts may hesitate to accept this statement of ours, which is certainly an astt,nishing one, that we secured the evi deuce in this manner. All these things must be considered.'' "Wall,'' said t!Je sententiously, "they must be a con demned set or fools if tliey don't believe it. Tbet's all I kin say!'' I agree witll you there,'' laughed Frank, "but that does not set tle tbe case." "In course not," agreed the Yankee detective. Howsumdever, we'll take back all tberevidence we kin git." "Just so! Now, more can we do aboard this ship?" Nuthin, ucless we take some of ther murderer's things bynr!" That is a good idea." Accordmgly some or the dead murderer's trinkets were taken. Also the water soaked log of the Oriental, und some of the cn.ptain's effects, to prove tbnt the submarine explorers had really visited the wreck. Then, all this being done, the e was no better move left than to re turn to the Salamader. Accordingly the trio set out for the submarine boat. Leaving the cteck or the Oriental, Frank led the way, carrying the Jog of the Oriental. The Yankee was next to him, carrying the efl'ects or Coleman, and Barney came last. Frank reached the rail of the Salamander and aboard. Kedge followed him. '!'hen, just as they were about to enter the vestibule, Frank turned about. Where is Burney?" be asked. The Yankee turned about. Barney was not to be seen. The intervening space to the rail of the sunken ship WAS illumined by the electric Jigh t. But he was not in sight. For a moment Frankwas puzzled. He coultl not believe that harm had come to the Celt. "Perhaps he hus gone back to the wreck," he muttered. But there would seem no reason for t!Jis. Tbe two divers waibei J what seemed u reasonah!e amount of time. Then Frank was really alarmed. What cr.n be wrong!'' he cried. Certainly something has hap pened to him.'' Juncracks au' popguns!" exclaimed the Yankee. "I believe you're nght." "We must llnd out about it," said Frank. "Barney is too valuable a man to lose." So Frank climbed down from the Salamander's deck. Back he went towards the Oriental. Kedge followed him. Not a trace of Barney was to be found. They even went ahoard the wreck and searched everywhere. But he wus not there. What did it meun? Frank exhausted his brain trying to solve the question. He was utterly unable to do so. The only hypothesis or reasonable sort which suggested itself was that some monster shark had descended upon the Celt and carried him away. At any rate it looked to be a certain fact that his fate was forever sealed, and that he would never be seen again. Frank groaned in horror. "That is awful," be excluimed. "Barney is the most faithful of men. It is dreadful.'' Both prepared to give up the quest and return to the Salamander when a sudden idea came to Frank. This wus to follow the Celt's footprmts in the sand and see where he bad gone. This might possibly tell the story. It was easy enough to trace them, for the water was too still at this depth to etiace them. Frank nod the Yankee followed them carefully for some ways. Then they made a thrilling discovery. Au orifice m the sand was disclosed just large enough to admit cf the passage of a man's body. Into this no doubt Barney bad inadvertently slipped. It was a hor rible thought. Where did the orifice go? What was at the end of It? These were the questions which naturally enough suggested them selves to Frank and the Yankee. Frank scraped away the sand about the orifice and reveuled a jug ged crust of coral. It was a hidden reef, and the aperture no doubt le:l some cav ern underneath. Frank leaned over the edge and tried to pierce the blackness below. He could not do so. Then he acted upon a sudden resolution. He drew the coil or rope lrom his waist, and said to the Yllnkt-e: me down there. I am going to try and bring Barney up." "All right, b'gosh!" Frank slid down through the orifice on the rope. The Yankee held his weight steadily. Then after some twenty feet or the rope had run out the weight ceased. Frank had reached the bottom of the cavern. 'l'he first thing that Frunk saw in the glare of his helmet lamp was a dark form at his feet. He knew that It was Barney. Instantly he bent down over the Celt and raised his helmet. Through the glBis visor be saw that the Irishman's face was white and set. Bot even as te looked Barney's lids moved and his eyes opened. "Thank: God!" cried Frnnk, "he is alive!" The truth could be readily seen. Tbe Celt had struck the hard reef below with such force tllat he had been momentarily deprived of his senses. Frank could give him no stimulant, but he fastened the rope at Bar ney's belt and took tbe loose end in his hand. Then be signaled Kedge to pull away. The Yankee easily pulled him up out of the coral cave, and then they together pulled Barney up. The Celt was by this time well recovered and able to get upon his feet. "Be me aowl," be cned, "I was shure that I'd niver Bile yez agio. Shure, it was a sudden full." Thank Heaven, that it was no worse," cried Frank. "Your life ill spared by a miracle, Barney!'' Shure, sorr, I believe yez.'' Now let us go buck to the Salamander at once. This fooling around in the deep sea is foolish and dangerous business. "Great grasshoppers!" exclaimed the Yankee. "I'd be durned glad tew go borne tew wunst.'' Well, that is what we will do!" declared Frank. "I for one have hac! enough to do with this sort of thing. What say youf" "I'm with yew every time," cleclnred Kedge. So they made quick time back to the submarine boat. Just as they climbed over the rail a startling thing happened. It seemed as if the bed of the ocean was convulsed. 'I.' he Salam and er was thrown upon her side and Frank and his companions got into the vestibule just in time. A great fissure opened in the bed or the ocean. The Salamander was upon the very brink of this. It was a moment of .borror, for &he seemed certain ta fall into it.


--,. 12 UNDER 'l'HE H I DlAN OCEAN, CHAP 'fER X. THE NEW ISLE. P oMP's presence of mind it was which saved tile day. Just in tun e be switcted the lever and sent some of the water out of th e t a nk. 'rh e submarir:e boat sprang up some ways. The waters now surged abo ut it furi o u e ly. For some moments it was whirled about like a top It seemed for a lime as i! damage must be done to it . Then Frank aud his compan i ons entered from the vestibule S end the boat to the top, Pomp!" he cried. "We may get crush ed dowu here! " All right, sab!" U p shot tl!e submarine boat to the surface of the sea. But here matt ers w e re found almost ail bad. The boat just escaped tile sweep of a tidal wave This rolled far to the eastward. 'l'heu for a moment the Salamander was surrounded with waves mountain high. Up-up-up! it went, as if buoyed by some mighty power under neath. Then a dark cloud swept over tile sky, and for a moment all was inky blackness. When this had passed the Salamander was on the crest of a wave. The sky had assumed a coppery hue, and the sea rapidly fell. As soon as it h a d reached almost a calm tile voyagers were as tonisbe d to s e e a mighty h eap or shiniug sand and reef rising !Jun. dreds of feet out of the sea to the B e gorra, phwat land is that!" cried Barney. Can it be one of the Chagas Isl a nds!" exclaimed Frank. Naow that's queer! They ougllt tew lle several hundred west of us, I reckon," said the Yankee. "That is declared Fra nk. "They certainly should be." Then like a fiusll an idea came to him. "I've got it, be cried. Eh!" We have ju3t experienced a fearful revulsion of Nature There ha& been an earthquake, and some volcanic disturbance has brought a new island into existence." For a moment the voyagers were overwhelmed with this assertion, which doubtless embodi e d a fact. Golly!" exclaimed Pomp, "does yo' mean to say dat island has jes been lift ralgbt up ont ob de seat" That is just what I mean," declared Frank. Dat am berry won:lerful!" llegorra, if there ain't a ship on it! ' cried Barney, with sudden amaz e ment, Where!" Frank. "Yond er be the height av that cliff," declared the Celt. "Can't yez all see!'' There was no dispnting the fact; Barney was There, resting upon a section or the coral clifl', so recently raised from the bed or t!Je ocean, was the hull of a ship. All stared at it. Then the Yankee cried: Bumble bees an' spotted heifers! It air ther Oriental high an' dry!" It required not a second glar:ce for all to see t!Jat this was true. Wonder of wonders! The sunken steamer, after having remained for twenty yea rs at the bottom or the sea, had at last been brought to the light of day once more. It was like a dream, and the voyagers actually pinched t!Jemselves to make sure that they were wide awake. Whurroo!'' cried Barney "I never heern or the loikes av "Golly! lt am jes' l01ke a stor y book!" cried Pomp. "On my word, gents," said Kedge, taking a fresh chew of tobacco, "I'm goin' tew pay thet isle a visit if 1 have tew swim over thar!" "There will be no neea of t!Jat," declared Frank, we will all pay the isle a visit." Tllet's the way Lew talk," declared Kedge. Wboopla! I ain't seen any sicb curiosity as tbet since Barnum's cherry cat.'' Frank made careful soundings and found that the boat could ap. pronch safely within one hundred feet o! the shore. It was a curious sigllt. The new made isle was rapidly shaping itself to meet the actiun of the water. Great slices of sand and reel were being washed down until a hard beach could be formed. But the body of the isle itself stood up like a church steeple, with a solidity which could not be questioned. A small boat was produced from the bold o! the Salamander and Frank and the Yankee and Pomp entered it. It was Barney's turn to remain aboard the boat and he did not de mur. Pulling off frum tile Salamander, the party quickly made tbe shore. The boat was carried far up on the sands. Then the y proceeded to climb the clifls Frank was the first to gain the summit of the upheaved reef. It wa s a wonderful scene spread to his view. The new made isle covered many square miles in its area. It was ju s t as if oc e an l1ad receded and left a portiun of its sur race exposed to vtew. There were heaps of sea weetl, shells and marine growth. Reaclles of sanu and coral lJasins o f salt water rapidly evaporating. Fish and marine monsters of all kinds were wriggling allout in i.he refuse. It was certainly a wonderful scene and the voyagers gazed upon it spellbound "Does it seem possible," said Frank, that in coarse of t ime all these traces of the deep s e a will be practically removed, and palm trees and jungles, gre e n vegetation, 1 J irds, animals and reptiles will superse d e ali." "It is a problem jest a lestle beyond my dept!J," d e clared the Yankee detective, tt's hard fer meter guess them kind." "Or for anybody," said Frank. Pomp was busy collecting lJeautiful shells. He had secured many strange specimens. Frank and the Yanke e now proceeded to pay a visit to the Oriental. The sunken ship had tilted a trifle to one side, bot yet tile two plorers were able to walk her deck. They visited the cabin now drained of water. The skeletons strewn about w e re a sickening spectacle. "I hev got a proposition," said Kedge, slowly. "I don't know e.s it will egsactly meet with yure approval." "Well," Frank it can at least be con9idereu." Sartin! Naow I feel kinder bad fer tllese poor devils what hev lost ther li\'es hyar, an' I'll go yew that we take 'em out an' kiver 'em de up.'' Bur y tit em!" "Sartin!'' "It would be a humane task,'' said Frank. "And it shall be done. Pomp! come h e r e !'' "All right, sab! ' The darkey came running np. Go back to the Salr.munder and get pic k s and spades-. Then we' will proceed to bury these poor cllaps." Away went Pomp. While be was gone, Frank and the Yankee proceeded to pick up and arrange the bones. In a short while th e y had removed all the poor victims or the wreck from the cabin, and laid th e m upon the sands. By this time Pomp bad retumed with the tools. Then upon tile summit or the cliff graves were dug, anJ the skele tons of tile po o r wretches were interred. Ove r each grave a slab was placell, marked: "Unknown! Oae of the company of the sunken s!Jip Oriental. Buried A. D. 1 8-, by Frank J:teade, Jr., Ananias Kedge and Barney and Pomp Requi escat in Pace!" And there upon the lonely isle in the Indian Ocean the remains of the Oriental's crew may be found today. This task compl e ted, the explorers returned to the Salamander. The submarine boat ran carefully away out of the embrace of the coral reefs, and then stood away across tlle Indian Oce aa. Tllen yew ain't goiu' tew return tile way we came?" asked Kedge. "No," replied Frank. I want to sail all the way under tbe Indian Ocean. When we reach Malaysia then my l>Urpose is to r.un to Ban Francisco; thence we will return home via Cape Horn P'raps I'd !Jetter leave yew at 'Fr isco, suggested the Yankee. Cert a inly. Tile sooner you get home the shorter will be Albert Bainbridge's term of imprisonment." Thet's tile way I look at it." So, as soon as these plans were made, the submarine boat was again s ent beneath tile surface. To tlescrille all the inci:lents which befell the party would require a large volume. The si g hts they .behel:l were wonderful and varied. . In due course of time they reached the furthest limit o! tile Indian O(leon. And here Frank, at the mouth of the Straits of Bunda, proposed that they return to thH surface. "We will then make Borneo," be said, "and tile Celebean Sea; thence we will sail through Oceania to Honolulu, and then to San Francisco." "Tbet is a tremenjus ways,'' ventured the Yankee "Yes," agreed Frank: "out I think we are good for it. TIJe only barrier will be the wearing onto! onr electric engines." "Is thar enny likelihood uv tllet?" asked Kedge. "01 course it is possible; but I think they will carry us through all right." "Durned if I don't hope so." "We will risk it.'' "I jest wanter get tew Fr i sco anyway." "Have no fear. You will get t h ere.'' Frank did not feel so contideDt of this a short while later. He started to send the boat to the surface He switclled the tank lever off. The pneumatic pumps churned and thumped. But the boat did not rise. Again and again Frank tried to make the boat rise. But wit!Jout succees.


r UNDER THE INDIAN OCEAN. 18 CHAPTER XII. SoA!ETHING was wrong. What was it? THE END. 'l'he young inventor rushed down into the tank room. It required Lut a few momeo \s for him to discover a startling fact. Tlle water ran tnto the tnnk luster than the pumps could force it out. Then Frank got a water telescope and examined the interior ol ths tank. An appalling truth was revealed to him. There was an enormous breach in the upper section of the tank. It was the exhausting or this section which always sent the vessel to the surface. The lower section would raise tbe boat perhaps a hundred feet from the bottom, but that was all. My soul!" gasped the young inventor, we are buried at the bot tom of the sea." He s a w easily imough that the break was irreparable. How it had happened he had no means of knowing. The boat had probably come in contact w1th some object hard enough to ind e nt its hull. 'l'his bud gradually grown weak, and the pressure of the sea upon it had finally broken it through. However it was, tile fact rematned that the submarine boat was ruined. It could never be repaired; Frank felt sure of this. The situlllion was a most appalling one. When it was made known t o the otllers, the excitement was intense. "Golly!" cried Pomp, "I fink 1t am chainces agin our eber seein.., de Cit y 011 Readestown agio." "' "Don't get discouraged," said Frank, pluckily, "We will lind a way ashore." Huckleberries an' bor:Jetsl'' exclaimed Kedge, "I hain't pertiker ly afraid tew die myself, but I reckin it's fate thet AI Bainbridge most remain in prison the rest of his natural life." "It is too bad," Jeclaretl l!' rank. I am not afraid but that we will escape safely e nough.'' "Oil, yew ain'L?" "No, not a bit.'' "Haow dew yew make it aout?'' "Well, I have a plan.'' A plan?" "Yes.'' Wall, naow I'm interested. What nre yure plan?" "Simply to r'!J! the boat up into as shallow water as possible on some of theae islands and then wade ashore in our diving suits." "Gimlets and cork8crews!" exclaimed the Yankee, "thetis a good scseme! I'd never hev thought of thet.'' "Well," said Frank, "it Will work. And my lear is that the other section of the ta'll< will burst before we can get far. So I am going to make for the nearest land." Wba' will dat be, Marse Frank?'' asked Pomp. "Probably the island of Sumatra," said Fra11k. "Bumblebees an' taters," exclaimed the Yankee. "I hope as how thet thar won't be any cannibals thur tew eat us up.'' Have no fear of that,'' laughell Frank. "We will take our weapons along with us.'' "Yew betl" The submarine bout was again started forward at a lively rate of speed. Frank had to guess at the locality of the nearest land. How far It was he could not reckon either. But it was, ha b e lieved, distant not more than thirty miles. Across Lhe Siraits of Snnda therefore the boaL ran at Cull speed. Frank knew that there was no time to lose. Every moment was precious. The anxiety or the voyal;ers waR great. .But now the vessel came to a plain which sloped upwards. We are nearing l a nd," declared Frank, who knew from the char acter of the sea pla nts. Fairy grottoes of coral, forests of amber and ivory were passed in one bP.autlful and dizzy panorama. Truly it was a sight worth looking at. .,. But the voyagers had no time to devote to this. All were intent up on getting to the end of their journey. Upward still stretched th e long reaches of sand and coral reef. It seemed to Frank as if they would never succeed in getting across it. The gauge in the pilot-house registere:l a depth of a hundred fathoms. We are nearing land," said Frank, confidently; "if the lower sec tion or that tank only holds out now, we'il be all right.'' But even as he spoke there was a sodden sbock Tho Salamander's bow plowed a half dozen feet iuto the Sllnd. The electric engines hummed. Barn11y quickly shut them off. Then the deep sea explorers looked ut e11ch other. "We're In for it," said Frank: the crisis has come!'' "Wall,'' Sllid the detective coolly, "how's yer nerve?'' "Mme is all right," said Frank'. "Bring out the diving suits, boys.'' "All right, Marse Frank.'' The Yankee suddenly bethought himself of a horrible possibility. "Ham bones and handsaws!'' be exclaimed. "I IJelieve we'll giL awfully stuck, Frank?" How so!" asked the young inventor. "Only think uv thor risk!" ''Risk!'' Why, yes!'' "What do you mean!" "Jes' think of gittin' away from ther boat an' not bein' able to find tber land! An' then we cudn't find our way back tew ther boat! Great swuttles! what would become av us!" "Why-we woultl have to die, that is all,'' said Frank. "All!" Why, certainly.'' "Ain't that enough!" "Why, or course. But I thought you were not ufraid to die.'' "In course I ain't, In a nateral way. But that' ain't dyin'-it's jest bein' wiped aout uv literal existence!" In spite of tho seriousness of the situation Frank had to laugh at this unique hypothesis. But Barney and Pomp now came back with the diving helmets. These were quickly donned, "Now take such things as you wish to save," Fr;mk had said. "Yew bet I'll save this ere journal uv Druke Coleman's. Don't keer about nuthin' else,'' said the Yankee. Frank took the log of the Oriental and some of his private papers. Barney and Pomp took such articles as they wished to retain. Then all was in readiness for the leavetaklng. The four divers then left the cabin of the doomed S al11mander. The great invention of Frank Reade, Jr., had come to an tinfortn nate and untimely : end. But he said: "Considering what we have ucccomplished with her, I think the submarine boat has been a success. "So dew I!" cried Kedge; "it wuz thor biggest invention ever put onto ther lace of ther mrth. Cum on." But Frank bad provided himself with a small spo:>l of what was culled invisible electric wire This was fully ten miles in He fastened one end upon the bow of the sunken boat. Then he began to unwind the spool. "What air yew doing that fur?" asked the Yankee. "You sllall see," said Frank, "if your theory that we shall get lost sllould prove correct, I shall be able to at least find my way to the boat." \ Hooray!" cried the Vermonter, no use In talkin'. Yew hev got a great bead." So the party went on in quest or the land. That tramp across tl!e bed of the sea was never forgotten. It wua very much differe01. from walking on shore. The leaden weights pulled heavily enough alter them. It was a long, wearisome pull. Mile after mile they struggled c.n. But yet there wus no indication of lund. What did it mean! Were they lost! Hud they missed their way, as the detective had feared they woul d, and would they have to return to the sunken boat to die? All these horrible fears filled their minds. Barney and Pomp were much exhausted, and a hult was called, All indulged In a long sleep. When they awoke, there was no way to partake of refreshments. There was no other course but to keep on. The distance, as recorded by Frank'e spool of wire, wus fully eight miles. Unless land was reached very soon, they must give up the quest. For there was need of food and drink, and it would be necessary to return to the boat to get these. But they pushed on, though almost hopelessly, until of a sudden the end came. Barney in saw the water grow lighter. Then he saw waving pulms and rocky cliffs. He rushed forward and a moment mor11 his head was out or water. He was upon the shore or a tropical isle or continent. The were quickly by his side. it was hut a moment's work for them to pull off their helmets and ru s h for the shore with loud cries of triumph. Upon the sands they sank down exhausLed. A little spring trickled out of the cliff near. To this they crept and slaked their thirst. Somewhat revived, they made their way along the beach. It was not long before they came upon (1Vidences or a plantation. Then suddenly from a copse of junglewood a number of half naked dusky forms sprung. With wild cries they surrounded the castaways. For a moment all feared t .bat they were about to be massacred, But these fears were groundless. For the natives were peaceful and friendly to the whites, The exhausted quartette were taken to a village of huts near by. Then after being fed, and reviving, they told their story to the chief of the tribe, who had a smattering of English. All right,'' he said; me take you to you friends. Dey be near by.'' Fnen

p UNDER THE INDIAN OCEAN. "llig ship cum from Ameriky. Over there now. Come to trade." This was enough. The castaways raised a cheer. It did not take them long to round a headland near, and there in the bny rode a line Rhip. She was a trader, nnd carried a United Stqtes flag. The natives carried our voyagers out in canoes, and they W'lre kind ly welcomed by the captain and crew. It dill n o t take long engag e passage with Captain Burns aboard the Se!l Gull, bound for San Francisco. At Honolulu our friends were enabled to get a steamer. A few months later they were at That was, indeed, a happy day. And here, dear reader, ends our story. We need hardly say thnt Albert Bainbridge was relensed from prison, Gustave Eirich, the hypnotist, was arrested and paid the penalty of his crime. Old Annnias Kedge is yet hard at his detective duties, but he never tires of telling of hi8" exciting quest under the Indian Ocean with Frank Reade, Jr. lTHE END.) "Usef-u.1 a:n.d. 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Latest Issues of Latest Issues of La test Issues of THE 5 cENT Frank Reatle Library YouN G rrDMIIT LIBRARY. By"Noname." SLEUTH LIBRARY. No. 45 Tho Sbortys Out Fishing, by Peter Pad 46 'fhe Shortks Out GunninK, by Peter Pad 17 Bob RoUic tho Yankee Notion Pad 48 A 61 Dandy Dick. the Dootor's Son; or, 'I' be Vili&R'B Terror, by Tow 'J'easer 62 Sassy Sam Sumner. A Sequel t o Sus, Sam. by Commodore Ah-Look 53 The Jolly 'travelers; or, Around the Wor l d for .Fun, by Peter Pad West, 66 and OhiQper; or, 6'1 Two Hard Nuts; or, A Term of Fun a.t Dr. OraokAm's Academy, by Ham Smiley Store, i:::i Left. 62 J oseph Jump and His Old Blind Nag, by Peter !'ad 1'wo in a Box; or, The Long and Short of It, by Tom 64 The Shorty Kids; or, Three C hips of l'hree Old Blo c ks by P eter Pad 65 Mike Atcauinness; or, 'fravelin K for Pleasure 66 The Shortys' Christmas Snaps b'7 The .Houn c e 'fwins, or, 'l'be Two Worst Boys in tbe World, by Sam Smiley 68 Nimble Nip, tho Imp of the School, by Tom T easer 69 Dru m mer; o r,bBW!t: ; sPnd 70 Muldoo n Out W es> b15om 'feasor b y 73 A R olling o r :t aok Ready'o Lire of Fun, 74 An Old Boy ; or,ll1alonoy After Pad by Tom 'l'easer 75 Tumbling Tim; or, Traveling With a Circus, br, Peter Pad '16 Judg e O l eary's Count r y Court, bb rom T easer by 79 Joe Junk, the 'Vhale r ; or, Anywher e for Fun, by Peter Pad SO The Deacon's Son; or, 'fhe Imp of the V iii aRe 8 1 B ehind the Scenes; or1 Out With a Combination, by Pete r .Pad 82 l'be Funny F our, by Peter Pad 83 Muldoon's Base B all Olub. by 'l' o m l'ease r i4 Mul d oo n s Base Ball Olub in Boston, by 'l'oro Teaser 85 A .Ha d or1 Hard to Crack, by 'l'om T e a ser 86 Sam; or, 'l'he Troublesome Foundling, by Peter Pad BT Muldoon's Baoo Ball Club in Philadelpbia, b y '!'om 'fenser 88 Jimmy Grimes; or, Sharp. Smart and by 'l,om 'l'en ser 89 Little Tommy Bounce; or, Something Ltke His Dad, by Pete r Pad 90 Mul d oon's Picnic, by Tom 'l'ea.ser 91 Little Tommy B ounc e on His Travels ; or, D oing 92 Sam Bowser at Play. by Pete r Pad 93 Door; or, The lri&h Twins, by 'l'om Teaser 94 The Aldermen Sweeneys of New York by Tom Teaser 95 A Bnd Boy's Note B ook, by Ed" 96 A Bad Boy a t S c h o ol, by Ed" 91 Jimmy Grimes Jr.; or, the Torment of t .he Village, b y 'fom Tenser 98 Ja.ck and Jim; or, Rackets a n d Scrapes at School by 'l'orn 'l'easer 99 1'he B ook Luck, by" JJ:d .. 102 'l'be '!'raveling Dude: or, The Oomical Advent-ures of Clare n c e Fitz Roy Jones, by 'fum 'l'ea.ser 103 S enator l\1 uldoon, by 'l'om T easer }()( or, Working 105 The Oomical Adv e n t ures of Two by 1'o m TeAser li. ;1:6!!! 108 Billy Mos s ; o r, From One Thing to Another, by 'fom Tenser 109 Truthful Jack; or, On B oard the Nancy J a n e by 'l' o m Teaser 1 1 0 Fred Fresh; or, As G reen as Grass by Tom 'l'easer 111 The Deacon's B o y ; or, 'l.'he Wo r s t in 'l'own, by Peter Pad 112 J ohnny Bro wn & O o 1\t School; or, 'l'be Deac-ons B o y at H i s O ld '!'ri c ks. by Pete r Pad 113 Jim, Jac k n.nd Jim; or, Three Hard Nuts to Orac k, by 'L'om l'ease r 114 Smart & C o the Boy Peddlers, by Peter P a d ll5 Tbe 'f\VO B o y t:lowns ; or, A Summer With & Circus by 'l'oni 'l'easer 116 Benny Bounce; or, A Block of \be Old Ubip. by Peter !'ad 117 Y on11g Dick Plunket; or. The Trials n.nd 'l'rib1 18 Solid O ld Sod, by Tom 1 eaoer 119 Nulrloon's G r oce ry Store. Part I, by Tom 'l'erser Muldoon' s Groce r y Store. Part If, by Tom 'J,easer 12t Bob Bright; o r A Boy of Busiues A and l.i'un. P&rt I, by Tom Teaser 122 Bob Bright; or, A B o y of Busines s and Fnn. Part ll, by T o m T ea..aer 123 Muldoon's Trip Around the World. Part I 124 Muldoon's Trip Around the World by 'rom Teaser Price 5 Cents. No. 62 F rank Reade Jr.'s Electric Ice Boat; or, Lost in t.he Land of Crimson Part II. 63 Frank Reade. Jr., a n d His of the C louds or Oba.sed Around the Worlrl in tbe iSkJ ' 64 Frank: Reade, Jr.'s Electrtc Cyclone; or, Tlarilli n g Adventures in No Man's Land .Part I. 65 Frank Reade. Jr."s Eleetr ic Cyclone; or. 'l'hrilling Ad ve ntures in No Man's Land. Pnrt II. 66 The Sunken Pirate: or. Frank Reade, Jr. in Search of a. 'l'rea.sure a t tlle Bottom of the Sea. 67 F rank Reade, Jt . and His Electric Ail'-Boa.t; o r, Hunt-68 Jr. Among the Cowboys \Vith hi s New Electric Caru .van. 69 Jrrom Zone to Zone; or, The 'Vonderfu.l rrip of Frank Raade, Jr., 'With His Latest Air-Ship. 70 Frank Reade, Jr., and His Alectric Prairie Schooner ; 71 of the Lakes: or, A Journey Tbrou.fi.b Africa by Water. 72 the 73 S1x Week tn the Clouds; o r Frank Reade, J r .'s Air Ship, the 'l1bunderbolt of the Skies. 74 Frailk Reade Jr.'s Electric Air Racer; or, Around the Globe in 'l'hirty Days. 75 Frank Reade, Jr., and His Fl;ying Ice Ship; or, Driven Adrift in the Frozen Sky 7tl lfra.nk Reade, Jr., and His E lectric Sea Engine; or, Hunting for a Sunken D iamond Mine. 77 Frank Reade, Jr, Exploring a. Submaraine Mountttini or, Lost at the Bottom of the Sea. 78 Frank Reade. Jr.'s Electric Buckboard: o r 'l'hrilling Adventures in North Australia. 79 Sea Serpent; or. 80 F rank R eade, Jr.'s Desert Expl o rer; or, The Underground Oi t y of the Sahara. 81 Part I. 82 Frauk Reade, Jr. s New Electric Air-Shi p, the '"Ze From North to South Around the Globe 83 Acros s tbe Frozen Sea.; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s E lectric Snow {)utte r 84. Lost in the Great A tla.ntic Valley: or, Frn.nk Reade, Jr. and His Submarine Wonder, the Dart. 85 frank Reade Jr. and His N e w E lectric Air-Ship, the "Ecl ipse:" or, Fighting the C h inese P irates. Part I. 86 87 Frank R eade, Jr.'s of tbe Prairie; or, Fighting tbe Apaches in the J

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