Six sunken pirates; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s marvelous adventures in the deep sea : a wonderful story of a submarine voyage.

Six sunken pirates; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s marvelous adventures in the deep sea : a wonderful story of a submarine voyage.

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Six sunken pirates; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s marvelous adventures in the deep sea : a wonderful story of a submarine voyage.
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Senarens, Luis, 1863-1939
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.. ''"Noname's" Lates t and Bes t Stories are Published in This Library. Ent eed as Second Class llfatter at the New York, N. Y., Post O.Dtce, October 5, 1892. No. 123. {COMPLETE} FRANK TOUSEY. P!JHUSRER, & 36 MOORE S'l'REE' r NEW YORK. { l 'ltiCE } New York, December 27, 1895. ISSUED WEEKLY. IS C IGNT !!. Vol. v. acc ording t o t h e Act of Congress, in the year 1895, by FRA.NK TOUSEY, in the o.f!lce of the Libarian o f Congress, cit \Washington, JJ. C. S s k p t or, Frank, Jr.'s Ma.r-lX un en Ira es I velous Adventures in the Deep Sea. By '"'" NON.AME." In the cabin the bodies of two women, o n e a negress, and a child, were found. Search was made for ILnd a startling discovery made. This was an entry in her log made in clear, readable Spanish, whioh the profeasor interpreted at the great risk of the leaves melting in the water.


' J SIX SUNKEN PIRATES. The subscription price of t he FRA N K READE LIBRARY by the year is $2.50; $1.25 per s i x months, post paid. Address FRANK TOUSEY, PuB L I S HER,34 and 36 North Moor e :ilt r eet New York. Bo x 2730. SIX, SUNKEN PIRATES OR, Frank_ Reade, Jr.'s Marvelous Adventures in the Deep Sea. A WONDERFUL STORY OE A SUBMARINE VOYAGE. / I I By 11 NONAME," Author of'" Astray in the Salvas; or, The Wild Experiences of Frank Reade, Jr., Barney and Pomp, in South America with the Electric Cab," ''Under the Indian Ocean with 'Frank Reade, Jr.," etc., etc. CHAPTER I. A BTI\ANGE STORY OF THE DEEP lEA. I BELIEVE that the Go f den City of Katonda was no myth. Mor gan, Black beard, and such we read of In the ordln1.rv his torical volume, were by no means)the only pirates of fame and fortune who made a rendezvous In the. reef bound cays of the Caribbean S ea." I The speaker was a white bearded, etudious looking old mnn, who wore gold bowed glasses, and had a most distinguished and scholarly .air. He was Prof. PentiQw of the American Society of Exploration. In fact, he was president of this society. At the moment he stood in the lobby of the Fifth Avenue Hotel In New York City. The gentleman to whom he addreiiSed the above aurprlslng remarks was young and handsome, wealthy, and what was more, a genius. He was Frank Reaae, Jr., perhaps the most famous inventor the world ever saw. Tb, e young mventor waa Instantly interested In the statement of Prof. Pentlow. I am much of your opinion mvseU, Prof. Pentlow," he said-" at least, so far as the ph.;ates are concerned. The Caribbean Sea for. c ished a splendid retreat for freebooters, and the cays, as you say, were a line rendez.vous.'' History will vouch for all that," declared the learned man, but many consider the story of Kat11nda aa a fable or a legend.'' Then you believe it true!" "I why it should be doubted," declared tbe professor. The evi d ence of Captain Bunce, who was a reliable man, ought not t o be set entirely aside.'' "I am not exactly familiar wltb the story," began Frank. "Ob, y ou are not? Would yon like to have it in its entirety, and backed by such evidence as l have been able to procure!" "Indeed I should," replied Frank, "if It will not be too great a t ask for you to recite it." "It will be a cried the professor, rubbing bit bands ea gerly. "Perhaps I cab interest you In the scheme of my life." "Ah, indeed!" "But we are In too rioisy a place here. Will you not come to my where we may .be retiredf' "With pleasure." A moment later they were In the elevator and on their way to the professor's room. This was on the Twenty-third street side of the hotel, and far enough up to be aloof from the noise or the busy street. The professor proceeded to extract from a desK a pile or musty time-stained papers. Some were maps and some were plainly enough ancient records. These he spread upon a large table and then seated himself oppo site Frank. "To begin," be said briskly, "here are the valuable records or the affair and they came into my hands legitimately and have been carefully pr e served by me. They were the property of a very age

, SIX SUNKEN PIRATES. .. 3 Bnt in spite of all his efforts they sllpp!d by him in a gale one dark nod out to sea. 'l'he next morning, however, n small boat wne observed riding the waves oot fur distant. It bad a single occupant. The boat was with out oars, and it and \1.8 occupant were wholly at the mercy of wind and wave. The Osprey's long bont was sent out to pick up the castaway. He proved to b!l a Spnmard, Alfonso Castanella, and one of the crew of the pirate lleet. "He had been punished by his captain and sentenced to be hung at the lor mutiny. But at night, just before the time of execu tlon, be in escaping from the hold, and lowering one of the boats, set bimsel! adrift. "Alfonso did not hesitate to tell all be knew about his brother free booters, and the tale h e told was indeed a strange one. The six pirate vess els be declared were the Don, the Muriel, the Isnbella, the Marla, the Veneta and the Castello. 'l'be six captains were all powerful black-bearded meu of ferocious temper, nod were brother d. Their Qames were Don Mie:oel, Don Alfo, Colombo, Varian, Fllrnan do and Mahino. 'l'hey carne of the family De Medina, exiles of Syein, aDd under royal ban. They were freebooters not on!) by nature or from choice, bot necessity us well. "For ten years they bad ravaged t .he western seas and they bad made a te r rible name. But they bad come Into the Caribheau Sea, as Al!onso Cnstanella declared, to win tlle prize which hundreds or free booters before tberr. hnd tried in vnin for. "In the Medusa C ys was an isle upon which dwelt a very intelli gent and powerful tribe of natives. They were probably kin of that mighty race which founded and built the tremendous city of Paleuque and others. "Upon this Cay in the limpid waters of the Caribbenn they had founded a city cnlled Katunda. It was truly u city of gold. As repute bnd it, even tbe houses were washed with gold, and jewels were set In the doors of the dwellings. The Katunda people were immensely wealthy, ns the Isle itself wne n liternl gold mine. The cupidity of the bold six brothers D Medina wu of course aroused. It became their one great nlm to conquer the city of Ka tunda. "The barbaric natives, however, were good und thus far all freebooters hnd been repelled. But Dou Alfo and his brother swore by their henrts' blood to conquer Kntunda or leave their bones nt its door. Learning all this, Captain Bunce of course set sail for the Cny of Kntunda. His purpose wns of course to render the natives nil the help in his power. The Osprey sailed due eastwnrd. For a day and n night abe kept on. Tile Cny of Katunda should be in sight; but It was not. "An object In the dls.ance caught the gnze of the lookout. As the 11hlp drew nenrer a man wns seen clinging to n heap of wreckage. Al fonso Castnnella was Intensely excited and leaning over the rnil, .abouted: "It Is my brother Ilarlo Saioi.B preserve us, what bns happened 110w!" The drifting man was taken aboard nnd proceeded to give an : astounding nnrrative. "He said tbnt as six pirate vessels came into the harbor of Kntunda and opened lire upon the town, there was n tremendous and the whole island and citv sank into the sea. The six ships, -embraced in the whirlpool, all foundered and went down. So far as he knew he was the only 110rvlvor. and bow he bad ..vaped be knew not, but regarded It liS a miracle attributnble to the grace of the Holy Mother of Madrid." Professor Pentlow paused a moment to rendjust some of his papers, then resumed: "This is the whole story, Frank, I leave it to you to draw all con

4 SIX SUNKEN PIRATES. He jumped into a carriage in waiting and was driven nt'"once to the machine works. As tue carriage passed through the big gate Frank met the profes sor, and a moment Inter they were In the private otfice having an ani mated discussion. I have hardly dared hope that you would decide favorably,'' began Pentlow. But Frank said bluntly: "I have made up my mind; In fact, I made it up then." "Ahl" "We will go.'' Pentlow gave a little leap In the air nod a cry of joy. "Hurrah!" he shouted, "it will be the biggest undertaking of this decade!" "That Is saying a good deal," laughed Frank. "I don': care 1f i' is; only think or It! Under the Caribbean Sea to find Six Sunken Pirates and the G:>lden City of Katondal Why, It Is a marvelous achievement.'' "It will do If we can only find the sunken city," eaid Frank. "We shall surely succeed,'' said Pentlow, confidently. "I am gla.i that you have so much faith.'' "We shall see I" "But-would you not like to take a look at the submarine boalf' Deligll ted, I assure you.'' "Come this way." Frank led the way across the yard to a big gate. He opened this and they passed Into a yard beyond. In the center or this ynr.t there was a large basin or tank of water. In this floated the wonderful craft, known as the submarine boat. In Its lines the Sen Mole appeared to be unlike any ordinary sailing craft. It approached more nearly the character of some torpedo boats owned by the Government. It was of steel so far as the hull went, and bad a long pointed ram. Fmnk led the way on board. The deck was occupied almost entirely by the cabins and a huge dome supplied with windows of thickest plate glass, protected by wire screens. Two masts rose from tbe deck, though they were not designed to carry sails, but. as Frank declared, to steady the boat. Forward over the ram was tt.e }Jilot house. A search-light or enormous powet occupied a position in the for ward part or the big dome. Frank and his vleitor walked around the deck, which was protected b) a guard rail of polished brass. The forward cabms adjoined the pilot house, and were entered 'Jy means or a door and a vestibule. "Now we will enter the c11bin," said Frank. "You will see that I have spared no expense In making it comfortable.'' "I should say not," agreed Pentlow. "It Is beautifully furnished.'' Indeed, the appointments or the Sea Mole's cabin were fit for a king, and exceeded all ell orts of the Imagination. There were elegant couches and window seats, the walla were pad ded with richest satin, and there were brlcabrnck and book cases set In the walls, and In fact, every design for comfort and conven ience. Beneath the skylight of the big dome there was a large dining table set with the choicest or silver and cut glass. Pomp was a number one cook, and presided over the galley near by lu !lrst class style. Thl'n there were the sleeping bunks and the smoking room, and the gun room or armory, where were kbpt all sort s or weapons and am munition. "We could not use rifies under water," said Frank, "but we might go ashore somewhere, you know." Surely," agreed Pentlow, "they are neceeaary adjuncts.'' So I thought." They now pa88ed down under the pilot house to the engine room. Here were the atoragtl butteries upon a system or economy in space which was a secret or Frank's. The delicate but powerful electrical machinery was a wonderful thing to Inspect. This furnished motive power to the boat, and also was over the craft for various purposes, such as hghtlng and the auto matic closing of the big tank which regulated the depression and elevation or the boat. This waa a skillfully arranged invention. The big tank was connect eo with the sea by means or great tubes. By a system or expansion the wster could be brought Into the tank in any quantity and almost instantly. This would cause the boat to sink slow or fast, or to any required depth. To raise the boat, the pressure of a button brought elec trical pressure to bear and the water was expelled. In the pilot-house, was a key board. By means or this the boat could be guided or propelled, or otherwise regulated. All thesl.' things Pentlow noted keenly and with commendation; Then a sudden thought struck him. "By the way!" he exclaimed, what do you do for air while you are under water!" We never lack for air," repHed Frank, "because we manufacture .... Manufacture it!" Certainly.'' How can you do thatf' "Easy enough! Have you not seen my new diving suit with which a diver can dispense with a lite linef' "No!" "Well, fhe principle is, tbnt of generating the purest of oxygen by means or chemicals. These are placed in a receptacle on tile back or a diver and the oxygen as manufactured by e chemicals puBSes into the reservoir an:i themce iuto the helmet. There is a constant circulation as a.notber chemical converts the bad air and gases Into oxygen again." ".By Jupiter!" exclaimed Pentlow, is ingenious. And yon have such a generator aboard thiR cr11ft!" We have muny or them. Pipes extend all along the boll and oxygen is kept in constant circulation." "I am sntis!led," cried Pentlow boarsely; "let us lose no time in making the start.'' Are you ready!" I will go this minute just na I am if you say eo. Let us wait until tomorrow morning and then we can get every thing ready in the meanwhile.'' .. It is agreed!" cried the profeBSor; "and 1 hope heaven wlil smile upon our undertaking.'' CHAPTER III. UNDER THE SEA. THE next morning the submarine boat was cleared of all landing planks, and !lonted In the center or the taslo ready for a start. It is needless to say that Pentlow was one or the first on band. He announced himself ln readinei!B for the start. We will not dwell upon the details or this. Sotfice !t to eay that the submarine boat was propelled down to the river through a connecting canal and a lock. Then it made 1ts way down the river to tile sea. All along tbe river banks there were great crowds or enthusiastic epeelators. It was a complete ovation all tbe way to the sea. When the Sea Mole !lnally left the delta of the river and glided into salt water, the voyagers were all upon the qui 11ive, especially Pent low. The submarine boat raced along over the bounding waves for some dlstdnce, She looked for all the world like a naval torpedo boat. All vessels which sighted her made signals whicb indicated that they believed her In government service. This caused a generul laugh. "We might masquerade quite ell'ectually if we chose," declared Frank," but as tbie is the first time Lt. at the Sea Mole bas dipped her bows in salt water, let see bow abe will behave In the deep sea." "Good I" cried the professor. "We are then to have Jl glimpse of the bed of the ocean.'' "That will be no old story before we ret pro," said Frank; look out for yourselves now." The voyagers were all on t e puler deck at the moment. It became necessary to get into the cabin in quick order. I This was done and then a pressure upon an electric button liermet ically sealed the doors and windows. Frank was at the key bonrd nnd with a quick movement he sudden ly moved a lever to one side. Tttis caused the reservoir valve to open and iuatanlly the boat bl'gan to sink. Down she settled, and with a plunge went under the surface. There was brief darkness. Then Frank preseed a button, nod instantly a brilliant fiood of electric light pervaded the cabin or the boat. The search light also flashed forth, a .nd made a long vista or radi ance down through the water. Down sank the boat. Down she went with a peculiar jolting aud jarring motion, whicn Frank described as due to tbe resistance or the wa1.4!r. 1 It seemed as if this would never cease. Frank glanced at the gauge, and said: We are now at a depth or six hundred feet." "Great Cicero!" exclaimed the profeseor; "she stands the preesure well!" "Slilrely,'' agreed Frank. "That is what I built her for. We cna go very much deeper without feat or harm." Presently the gauge recorded a thousand feet. Frank now begaa to look for the bottom. "We are a fifth or a mile under the surface," he said, "whjch Ia a. good comfortable distance. I hope we :wlll not have to descend much further.'' Just as he finished, a great cry escaped the professor's lips. Barrab!'" be shouted, "there It is at last." Barney rushed to the window and Pomp came up out or the galley; the sight wbicb tbe voyagers beheld was a cbrioos one. The bed of the ocean presented a strange nOll wtJ d appearance. There were immense jungles or sea-wee

SIX SUNKEN PIRATES. 5 For many miles under the sea the submarine boat kept on in this way. To describe all the wonderful scenes witnessed would require a volume. The tlrst incident of a thrilling sort occurred just as the Sea Mole was sailing over a long reef. Then rrom a cavity in the coral formation there darted forth a strange lookmg monster, half llsb and half crab. It was extraordinarily swift and agile, and made a powerful rush for the submarine boat. So gigantic was it and so strong that its claws, wrnppeJ about the steel ram or the Sea Mole, actually brought It Lo the bottom of the sea. It was anchored effectually, while the strange sea monster began to crnwl over the bow preparatory to making an attack upon the pilot bouse, Frank was not especially alarmed, for he could see no special harm that the rnonster could do tbe boat. Bat It was a hindrance. The weight or the sea crab was so immense that the boat was com pletely anchored on the coral reef. Indeed the ram bad caught in a sect:on or the reef and W&!l wedged quite fast. The crab gained ttie forward deck or the boat, and began dealing the pllot-house aaYage blows with its long arms. It showed no disposition to abandon the attack, and kept constant ly hammering away. Frank could see no speedy way or getting rid of the monster. "What an odd species of the crustacean?" cried the professor, "be is not catalogued or recorded, I know. He is a powerful chap. How will you get rid of him. Frank!" "There Is but one way," said Frank, thoughtfully, "and that is to kill him." 'l'hat don't look to be very easy. How can yeu reach him!" "Easy enough. Barney and I will put on diving snits and go out and attack him.'' I'm wid yez, Mlstber Frankl" cried the Celt. But Pentlow looked serious. Stop and retlect, Frank," be said; "I would not go if I were you. That is a dangerous creature to attack." But Frank laughed. He must be got rid of," he said. Why, he bas almost made prisoners or us.'' Bejabera it's bad cess to him whin Mistber Frank an meaiU gltY afthelllllm," boasted Barney. The diving aoits were quickly brought. These were an Invention or Frank's and differed from the ordinary diver's outfit In that no life line was required, for there was a storage tank for the chemical man ufacture and circulation of pure oxygen which the diver carrie\) upon his back. In a very few moment Frank and Barney W6re ready to leave submarine bo,at. The eea crab was raining Its blows upon the pilot-house. The two diverif.were equipped with heavy axes und long sharp tipped lances. 'l'hey stepped Into the vestibule 'l.Dd closed the cabin door. Then Frank touched a valve which mstantly filled the vestibule with water. This made lt an easy matter to open the deck door and walk eat. Frank understood well the rlak of their undertaking. He knew that 'here was no slight amount of danger in venturing to attack the sea crab In his own element. Therefore be was disposed to proceed with caution. It was well tb11t he did this. The monster seemed to spy them almost Instantly. It rolled ita greenish eyes frightfully and sent one long at m along the deck, Baruev made a blow at it with his axe. The blade penetrated for a moment the thin shell but did not aever the arm. The Celt wrenched the weapon free and then made another blow at Ute monster's claw. But this time the crab was too quick and gave Barney a sweeping blow under the arm. The Celt went off the deok of the Sea Mole like a puppet. His fall l!ands below, however, did not hurt him at all, for a fall under water is always a gentle one. He regained himself as quickly as he could, and clambered up over the rllll again. Then a thrilling sight rewarded hie gaze. "!lither av Moses I" he gasped. "Mistber Frank is done ror.'' Indeed it seemed so. In some manner the crab had gotten a grip on Frank, and was drawing him actually Into his capacious maw. It was a horrible fate-and Barney threw fear and caution away and rushed blindly to his master's aid. CHAPTER lV THE SPANIARDS. THOSE in the cabin or the submarine boat could see the affair as well, and they were In a fearfpl state or excitement. "My soul!" gasped Pentlow; "that Is the end of Frankl" Golly, why don' dat I'isbman git up dar an'-HI, bll I done tell yo'1he will do it." Pomp's excited exclamation wa9 caused by Barney's plucky rnsh upon the monster. Straight Into the creature's embr11ce the daring Celt rushed. I He had but one thought, and that was to eave Frank Reade, Jr. He knew that there was but one chance, aodfthat.all depended on him. Barney burled his sharp pumted lance full Into the crab's maw; then he made a savage bi

6 SIX SUNKEN PIRATES. "Ahoy!" "Yon Jly tho American llagf" "You can see," replied Frank. What does the American Government with a torpedo boat in these watersf' came the stern query. "With your kind permission," said Frank, ironically, "I will state that Ia not a torpedo boat." Not a torpedo boaLf" "No, sir." WbaL then is shef' incredulously. "She is-a-submarine boat." "Ah, a new form of crafL; it is all the same," "But you are dead wrong,'' sa1d Frank, testily, "thia boat is the property of a private citizen and not of the government. She carries no guns or armament ant.! her mission is a peaceful one." IL was evidAnt that this statement was not accepted on board the Spanish vessel, Tb11y were not satistied. \ "Your story may be true, senor,'' came back from the cruiser, "but there are discrepancies. Your vessel hs.s all the appearance or bear ing How will you prove that you did not come up under us for tbe purpose of blowing us up! You may be Americans, but we believe that you are In league with the Cuban insurgents." "You may believe what you choose," ret-orted Frank, angrily. We did not know that you or another craft were in thl8 vicinity when we came to the surface." Do you mean to suy that that boat sails under waterf' "Certatnly I dol" How far hav .. you come under water!" "Fully two thousand miles!" And you that you did not know or our presence here until you came to the surface?'' "I have said so once." Senor Capitaine, we shall owe you an apology if we have made a mistake. But you will understand our position. Our nation is at war. We must regard with suspicion all craft of the character of yours. Have you any objection to receiving our deck officer!'' "Not in the least," replied Frank. "Let blm como aloagl" "Thank you, senor." It Is the best way out of it," said Frank to Pentlow. These Spaniards are hot-headed and not well informed. H we tried to run away they might really blow us out of the water. But if we provo to them our true character they will not dare molest us." "I quite agree with you," declared Pentlow, enrnestly. 11 We can not afford to be rash.'' The boarding crow of the cruise.r were now rowing toward the sub marine boat. Tbe voyag\)rs went out on deck, and the gangway wns thrown out. In a very short time the Spanish boat was alongside, and tho officer of tbe deck came on board. He was a scrupulously neat and dapper little martinet, and saluted gracefully. Frank took him over the submarino boat In its entirety. The little lieutenant bowed servllelv and said: "So sorry, Senor Capltame, to annoy yoa. We ehall salute your llag as a mark of regret and apology.'' And the Spanish cruiser lired a salute of six guns, as promised. Our voyagers were amply satisfied. Frank waved the American llag, and then sent the Sea Mole a trifle further out to sea. He no lnten;ion of landing upon the Cuban isle, or In any way mterfermg with ill! people. It was not. necessary to take bearings, for be knew where be was. 11 Due west,'' he said, "will bring us to the coast of Yucatan. Once in sight of that we will drive southerly and oasterly Into the Caribbean Sea.'' "It looks to me," said the professor, "as if we were going to have a storm." "Be jabors, that's phwat 1 t hlnk too," cried Barney. "Shure Lbere's Ivery lndlca:ion av it.'' "Well, let it como," said Frank, "it cannot harm us." Why-" began Lhe profe88or. It is easy enough to see. All we have got to do is to go down a few hundred feet under the surface and we can laugh at the storm." So the voyagers watched tho oncoming of the hurr1cane with equanImity. It was coming up very rapidly from the southwest. 1 Bat as tber watched, Pentlow caught sight of a sail on the western honzon. He watched it a moment very Intently and then cried: "Ae I live I believe that vessel is showing a Jlag of distress. She iS surely in trouble.'' CHAPTER V. A REMARKABLE DISCOVERY, FRANK REA.DB, JR., henrd Pentlow's words and came forward. In distress?" he exclaimed; "as I live, I believe you are ril!:ht, Pentlow. Pomp, bring me my best glass from the forward cab!n.'' "A'rlght, aabl" The darky very promptly returned with tho glass, and Frank studied the cat and build of the di1tant craft. It is a coasting schooner," l.e said, "and I actually believe she does lly a signal of distress.'' What shall we do!" asked Pentlow, anxiously. Why-if she needs assistance we would be worse than crimina\ not to aid her,'' said Frank. "You riaht." "Barney, hoid the Sea Mole dowu for that vesseL Send up a signal that we are comifig to help her.'' All rolgbt, sor." Barney obeyed Lho command, and ran a signal up on the Sea Mole's forward mast. It was evidently seen by the crew of the schooner. But Pentlow, who had been itatching the schooner w!th intereet, now gave a sharp cry: We shall have to burry, Frankl As I live, I believe she is sink ing fast!'' "Put on ail speed, Barney," said the young Inventor in a low, tense voice. Don't spare any effort.'' The Sea Mole literally llew over the water. She was a fast sailer, and rapidly cut down the distance. But before abe could cover even half the distance there was seen a long running line of white on the horizon. It was tho hurricane, and it was coming with the speed of tho wind. Frnnk rushed into the pilot house and took the wheel from Bar ney. "Bejabers, Mist her Frank, I'm afraid we'll niver get there in toime," declared Barney. "No.'' said Frank tensely. "God help the poor souls on that schooner!" "Mercy! Can we do nothing to save them?" cried Pentlow frantically. "I tell you they are lost If we do not!'' Frank crowded on all speed. But he could readily see that it was all of no avail. The gale cvertook the struggling schooner. She was instantly lost to Then it struck the submarine noat. For a moment all was confusion. The voyagers llad taken the pre caution to retreat to the cabin and Frank closed tbe windows and doors hermetically. Then he saw the storm wns going to tax the strength of the boat greatly. There was nothing now that could be done for the schooner. Great waves ran over the Sea Mole completely engulfing ner at times. Had she been other than a submarine boat she must have succumbed to the storm many times. llnally decided that the schooner was past any wb1ch he <:ould render her. So he the tank valve. Instantly tb& submariQe boat went down under the surface. The water hero was not at a great depth so that the bottom very soon came to view. Frank eent the searcb-ligbt's rays ahead, acd for somewhile tke submarine boat kept on under tbo sea. There was much discussion ns tO the probable fate of the schooner "I don't see how she could po,slbly outride the storm," ll&itl Pent low. "It Is terrible to think or the fat e of her crew,. and we unable to help them.'' "The bed of the ocean Is strewn with unfortunate wrecks," said Frank. On my word, I believe there is one now. What! Does that look very much like the schooner?" Sore enough, right in the search-light's pathw ay there lay a sunken ves1el. She was a schooner. Both niaste bad gone by the board, and she certainly had not been in her position for long. "That Is tbe vesaell" cried Pentlow, eagerly. How awfoll Of course, her crew went down with her.'' The words bad harely 1 left his lips, when a great cry of horror went up. It was at an awlol spectacle which tbey beheld. Down through the water there eank a man's form. Even now he was beating wildly with his arma. Doubtless be was one of the crew who had leaped overq&ard with a life buoy or some support and In of saving his life. / Frank Rende, Jr., acted with marHlous quickness. Tho submarine boat down like a flash to tho spot w.bere the drowning man lay. Then Frank quicklv palled from its case a diving helmet sod ci(em ical reservoir. He donned it and donned another. In a moment more both were in the vesti&ule. It was llooded and then they rushed out on deck. All this was done with great dispatch. But In a case of drowning infinitesimal fractions or a second are most vitul. In a few moments the two divers reached the side of the drowning mao. They picked him up and rushed for the vestibule. Into It they leaped and shut the door. wuter was Instantly expelled and Fronk held the limp form or the victim or tho sea over his arm. Begorra, it's too late, Mist her Frank," cried Barney. Shure the poor sowl is dead." On my word, I fear that is true," said Frapk. "However, we will not give up yet." f Nor did they. Every effort was made to"resulicitato the unfortunate man. Several times it seemed as if be would rally. But eucb time he auffered a re lapse. Time was precious. Vigorously the rescuers worked. But in vain.


SIX SUNKEN PIRATES. They bad been just too late. Tbe man was dead. He was a man of intelligent features and evidently a Cuban. The sub.uarine voyagers gave up the attempt with regret. It is too bali," said Pentlow, IC we could only have bad one minute to spare. "A minute Is a great lapse of time under water,'' said Frank; "it may mean life or Jeatb." The question now arose as to wl:at should be done with the body. It was decided to sew it up, us is done on shipboard, in a blanket and give it deep sea burial. This wue done. The unlortom.\te man was placed In a grave In the sand, Pentlow assisting Frank and Barney. Pomp remained on board. Curiosity prompted the three divers t o pay a bit of a visit to the sunken schooner. It wns seen abe was a Cuban vessel, probably used for trade between Jamaica and Havana, and the others of the West India is! ands. To her deck were lashed several of the crew. They bad died man fully at their posts. In the cabin the bodies of two women, one a negress, and a child, were found. Search was made for valuables, and a startling made. The craft bad been fishing for pearls In the Caribbean Sea, and sev eral thousand dollars' worth of the beautiful gems were found aboard. Also a more Important lind was made. This was an in her log mude in clear, readable Spauish, which the professor interpreted at the great risk of the leaves melting in the water. Thus the entry read: "June the 25th, 18-. This day, Carlo Pedrozo, one of our best long-diatauce divers, came to the surface with a queer story. He described the street of a sunken city which lay beneath us. It was beautifully incrusted with coral. The depttl was too great for Carlo to reach the atreet, but he was able to a good view of it. The sunken street was in about 75 dog. 20 min. west longitude, and 13 deg. 17 min. north latitude. Carlo bad no doubt bot that it was the Golden City. If so, then we shall all make our fortunes, for with AmeriCLD divingsnits we can certainly visit the sunken city and recover the treasure. We start now for Key West. One of us will go to New York for diving-suits and a few months may see us wealthy and happy. Jean preserve us.'' Pentlow led the way back to the Sea Mole excitedly. Here the log of the pearl schooner, Isabella, was laid upon a table and itl!l leaves dried. Then the wonderful narrative was gone over again. Perhaps the most excite!\ one or all was Barney. The Celt turned a flip-flap and crowed with delight. "Bl!gorra, we air the people!'' be cried. Sbure there's no huntin' a!ther the sunken city at all at all!" "That Is true," said Pentlow, in subdued tones. "Frank, fate bas put this in our way." "'l'IJat is not to be denied," said Frank, but at what a dreadful cost." Oh, there is the pity,'' said Pentlow. I am sorry for those poor souls! They were doomed! However, we could not save them, and thl're is certainly no reason why WEI should not avail ourselves of this information so strangely given to us." "We wlll make use of it," said Frank. "I am not in the least superstitious on that score." "There is no reason to be," declared Pentlow. "Now that we have the exact bearings, why not go ahead at full speed, Frankf' "We will certainly do so,'' ae;reed the young Inventor. So the Slla Mole was taxed to her utmost speed and fairly flew through the water. It was not yet deemed to go to tile surface. Whether the storm yet raged or not It was not easy to say. But the Sea Mole kept on under the water. Mile after mile sped All that the voyagers could think or talk nbout now was getting into the Caribbean the quickest way. And such good progress was made that aft ,er twenty-four hours of deep sea sailing, Frank said: "We are In the Caribbean Sea." "Hurrah! Now ror the sunken city e! Katunda!'' cried Pentlow. But the words had barely left hill lips when a thrilling thing occur red. There was an awful crash and it seemed aa il the boat was com log to pieces. CHAPTER VI. A DEEP SBA TRAP, SoMETHING bad struck the Sea Mole, and with terrific force also. In fact, the professor was knocked down, while Frank was hurled vio lently across the pilot house. In a n:wment Frank looked out through the plate glass windows for the cause of the shock. It was almost instantly aet'n. Distnnt perhaps fifty yards from the boat was a huge fish of the tor pedo type. It was posing as if getting another line on the Sea Mole, which was running rapidly toward it. "Look out!" yelled Penllow, "it ia coming for us again!" Frank saw that this was true. The huge torpedo was coming full speed straight lor the Sea Mole, bead on. n tbe young Inventor could have reached the key board at that mo ment he would have tried to dodge the encounter. But he was not able to, and the collision came. Now If that torpedo fish had reckoned upon the character or the ob stacle in its path, it would no douot have used more discretion. The submarine bad a long and powerful steel ram. It was also go ing wit!( terrific speed. 'l'be torpedo would weigh tons, but of course was not so heavy as the submarine boat. As a result when they struck there was a sensa tion. The ram struck the fish full in its head. There was a shock, a crushing sensatloc, and the pilot bouse windows were fairly plastered wit h blubber. The Sea Mole staggered, came to a stop and sank to the bed or the ocean. The weight of the obstacle upon its ram had overrome the buoy ancy of its tank. "By Jove!'' exclaimed Frank, we have literally cut our way half through that fish. It is absolutely pinned upon the ram." This was true. The keen steel ram bad passerl literally hall through the torpedo !rou1 head to tail. It was a terrific course. or course the J:ish was dead. Also the submarine boat was anchored by its weight. Until this was removed, they must certainly remain where they were. This was a moral certainty. As soon as the voyagers recovered their wits, a consultation was held. "Golly!" cr1ed Pomp, "I done fink h Increased speed. The fiesh and bones of the fish, as Frank said, were dispelled from the ram by the swift action of the water. Pentlow continually maintained his post at the window of the pilot house. He kept a constant lookout, although he knew well that they were rar from the locality of the sunken city as yet. The submarine boat wa1 now ruu nt a good rate of speed, for the bottom of the sea here was very level and sandy. But once the voyagers came upon a queer confirmation. Great ..... ..;, ..:,


8 SIX SUN KEN PIRATES. walla of coral reef rose upon either side of tllem to an enormous height. There seemed bot ODII passage through, and that was directly ahead. The Sea Mole was kept in this passage. As the boat ran on it seemed as 1r these walls narrowed strangely, and an intense darkness rose In a wall ahead. Frank at Drat attached no sig11lficance to this. H.e was looking for a break beyond and uo emerging into clear water. But this did not come. The coral walls narrowed more and more, until Frank was obliged to suddenl.r shut oil the electric current and stop the engines. The Sea Mole came to a stop between walls wbich were haruly twenty feet apart, and narrower at a. visible point ahead. "We have run into a. sort of trap!" cried Pentlow. "Can't we run up over this canyon, Frank!" "That is what we will haYe to do," replied Frank; but I imagine these walls are very high." "They cannot reach tile surface!" I am not so sure.'' "At any rate, there is no other way bot to go up.'' "No." So Frank pressed the tank valve, and the boat went up. Up it went, and Frank was impressed with a sudden startling fact. The higher the boat went the more the walls contracted. In a rise of one llundrea feet the sides or the boat began to scrape the walls of the passage. "Look out, Frank!" cried Penllow; "we shall get wedged in here If we are not !'' Frank Ins t antly hastened to shot otr the tank and hold the Sea Mole suspended. That Is queer," he cried. What In the dickens kind of a place have we-got intor The professor looked anxious, and said: "I am afraid we are in a bud place, Frank:. We have evidently ran into some sort or very narrow dellle. I see no way to get out but to go buck the way we came." "I dislike to do that," said FrO:nk, reluctantly, "before we make any further move, let us see what kind of a place this is Wtl have got into.'' Accordingly he turned the rays of the search light upward. Through the glass dome or the cabin it was easy to see. And wbat tile voy agers saw startled them. Great Scott!'' exclaimed Frank, "we are in a deep sea cave. That is the roof above nat'' "Yon are right," cried Pentlow, in amazement. Here was a situation. Bow far they bad ron Into the cavern it was not easy to guess, but here they ;vere beyond a doubt. Well, I like that," said Frank. There Is nothing stupid in it, is there? A verr bright move on my part." Then all laughed. Bot Frank reversed c tbe englnee, and the boat moved backwards. For full an hour It ran on before mouth of the cavern was reached. Then Frank sent the boat up nntlllt 11ormoooted the coral walls. It w_as then seen that the water was extremely shallow, rand Frank cried: "We shall haYe to go to the surface!" And the next moment the Sea Mole leaped up lnto .lhe upper air. A startling scene was revealed to the voyne:ers. There directly in front of them was land. The shoree of a tropical isle rose up In rare beauty. The trotll was seen at once. They had run into a subterranean pas sage under one or these curious Caribbean Cays, not dreaming of its real character. Then emerging they bad ftlllowed the upward course of the rising submarine mttuntain, the summit or which made an isle In the sea. What particular isle it was did not know nor did they take the pains to ascertain. They did not see any sign of human life anywhere, though for all that It might be lnhabitated by Caribs or Spanish gringns or pearl fishers. There was but one thing to do now and this was to go around the isle and continue the But before daring tbla Frank was decided to take his bearings. So be brougbt Ilia instruments on deck nod proceeded to ma:te a reckoning. Tile result was destined to be a most astounding revelation, CHAPTER VII. A KEEN DISAPPOINTMENT. FRANK took great pains to be extremely accurate in his compota tion. When he finished his task the result amazed him. Pentlow had been waiting noxiously for the verdict. Be now made query: Well, Frank, where are we!" "In the Carib!lean Sea!" Yea, but bow far from the latitude sunken city or_ Kntundnf' We are In latitude 15 degrees, 17 minutes, north, and lougitude 75 de2rees 20 seconds wP8t.'' What!" gasped Pentlow, why that is the localitv of the sunken isle.'' I or couse it is." For a moment the professor was dumb. He gazed at Frank, at the ligures, at the tropical isle, and then at the sky." W-wbat does it mean!" be said !In ally; "has-baa there been a miracle? Bas Katunoia come to the surfacer That is the question," said Frank In a mystified way. Can you see any logieal explanation?" "Why-this Is the exact spot? You are sore of your reckoning!" "Abaolotely!" "Well-then this must be the sunken isle come to the surface again.' Frank shook hiil head. Impossible!" be said. Why!" exclaimed the scientist, ln amazement. '' Bow else do you explain it!" Can you not see the absurdity of such a hypothesis! The pearl divers saw the city of Katunda at the bottom of the sea, not but a few days ago!" "Yea." Well, bow could it riee from the sea in that brief apace of time and aRsume such an extensive growth of trOJlical foliage and life! Why that isle bas been there for at least a hundred years, I'll take my oath." The professor saw the logic of Frank's remarks. Why, of course!" he said. Why did I not think of it' But what dotls It all mean then! Where is the sunken city of Katunda! Have we made a mistake of any kind! "No,'' said Frank, llecidedly; "we are not the ones who have made the mistake.'' "Ab!" exclaimed Pentlow; "you think then that the crew of the schooner are the ones in error!'' It moat be so. In taking the bearings of Katunda they made an error. They would undoubtedly have come to this spot themselves, but they would not have found Katunda." Pentlow drew a deep breath, and sank down OJ:On a permanent bench ngainat the boat's rail. Be drew his fingers through his long hair several "Well, I'll be hanged!'' he finally ejaculated; "it seems as lf the hand of fai.e was guiding us. We are no better otf than at any time for positive knowledge of the location or .K.atunda.'' "Not in the least,'' agreed Frank. It was not a little disheartening to realize that this was a fact. For some time silence reigned. To search for Katonda now they must go on again at random. Cer talnly there was no other logical explanation of the curious phenome non. Pentlow looked at the Isle. It was absolutely ridiculous to assume for a m,1ment that this could be the real isle of Katanda again risen to the surface. The Idea was at once dispelled as most highly Improbable. H was certain that the captain of the schooner had made a tremendouB mil take in reckoning. It was bot natural that the submarine yoyngers should be somewhat disheartened by this denouement. But Frank said tinnily: "There Is no uss In repining We are no worse otf than before. We found tb-. schooner' log glTing the exact bearings pf Katunda. We had no bstter cne then than we have now.'' "That is so!'' agreed Peotlow. "Well, let us be sensible and make the best or it. As the true bearings are lost to ua, let us see bow we can best proceed." "That is the way to talk,'' cried Frank. ''Cheer up, friends. Per haps we may be able to 1leduce something of value yet from these bearings. Let us see! Bow would the schooner's captain be apt to make such an error. Some of the ligures may have become posed. The sheet or page from the log bearing the record was again sub jected to a close examination. However, there wa1 not much to be deduced from it. The best and only course apparently was to proceed at random and trust to chance. "There Is no doubt bot that we will lind it in time," declared Frank; so here goes." The Sea Mole was started ahead. Frank ran along the west shore of the isle out of curiosity to see how large it really was. He found that It was fully a dozen square mile!, and like all the Ca ribbean Cays, completely reef bound. It.. was, In fact, not a little risky in keeping so close to the shore, but yet no mishap befell. Finally, after satisfying himself, Frank headed for the open sea; When the isle was but a speck on the horizon be pressed the key which closed the doors and windows or the boat. Then the Sea Mole once more went to the bottom, and agam the submarine search was begun. Professor Peutiow was really the most disappointed one of the crew. But yet he kept vigilant watch at the pilot-house window. ''What do you think!" asked Frank, once. "Will we Jlnd the ships of the six sunken pirates Intact! They have been under sea a good many years, you know.'' l I am aware of that," replied the explorer, "but there is a good I chance that we shall find them quite well preserved.'' But the treasure--"


SIX SUNKEN PIRATES. 9 Oh, that will be all right. The salt water bas no effect on gold tbat is destructive. Silver and the other metals may rust, carrode or crumble, but I do not fear for the precious metal." Then you think we will find treasure aboard the pirate vessels!" Yes, and why not in the sunken city! I am sure we shall find that well preserved." "I hope sol" said Frank, with Interest. I Barney and Pomp bad lltt!e thought of the treasure. Neither were smitten with a Jove or filthy lucre, and cared much more for adventure and excitement. Now that the submarine boat was once more under way, and mat ters bad settled down to a species or routine, the two jokers began to begYIIe tbA time with playing pranks upon each other, Barney was in the custom of indulging in a glass of toddy upon re tiring at nigbt. Generally he mixed this up early in tile day In a half pint bottle and left it under his pillow so that it would be all ready when he should retire. Pomp, wltll true mischievous spirit, Eubstltuted a bottle containing a condiment which emuraced all the spices ami pungent liquids he could lay bands upon. The result was that Barney swallowed a ,surprise, so much or a sur prise, in fact, that he did not recover from a gaggmg and coughing lit lor nearly an hour. or course the Celt knew who had laid the joke for him and was de termined to retaliate. Pomp bad carefully sifted a huge quantity of flour in a bread trough, and left it ou the shelf in the galley. He Intended to manu facture some toothsome cakes with it. Barntty leisurely sauntered into the place, Pomp was momen tarily called away, and dropped a small white obj(ICt into the flour. Then lie whistled Garry Owen, antl was innocently toasting his feet on tile electric cooker, when Pomp came in. How yo' be, chile!" saluted the darkey. Done fink yo' pay me a visit, ebf' Begorra, it's a folne place yez have down here, naygur!'' "Silo's yo' bo'n: it am de bee' place on bo'd," averred Pomp. "Neber feel homesick down byab, yo' kin bet!" Shure, as long as yez kin ate slcb foine cakes as yez make, nay gar, it's the best place fer a hungry man ;'' Pomp chuckled. Kam't take dat cake made up yit." hint fo' a cent, !'ish,'' be said, fo' I aln' got a I reckon yez will be aftber makln' some atwlxt an' atween now an' dinner time!" "Shol" exclaimed Pomp, glancing aL the !lour in the trough. "I jes' clean nigh fo'got about dat tlour. Hoi' yo' houes, I'ish, an' I jes' mix yo' up some lily bit ob a cake now." Be jabers It's me best (rind yez are,'' cried the Celt. "I'll do a1 much fer yez, naygur. Shure that's funny lookin' tlour yez have there." "It am de bee' yo' kin buy fo' money," declared the darky. "Marse Frank he won' hab none but de bes'.'' So Pomp doused a long wooden spoon Into the !lour to giYe it a sbaklcg up. What followed was astounding. There was a sharp explosion and-whim the fine !lour went In a cloud over the whole room. Barney turned n back somersault out of tlae place. Then he down In a perfect paroxysm or laughter at the spectacle before him, Pomp was a to behold. He never would have been taken for a colored man. The fine llour was literally driven into the pores of his black skm. Face and hair were full of it. Eyes, ears, mouth and nose were full, and the air was one white cloud about him. He was powerless for a minute or more to speak or act, and could barely get his breath. Then be fell to digging out his eyes and ears. The first thing he saw-the first thing be heard-was the Celt m a rosring fit of laugh ter. So sudden had been tte explosion that Pomp had not been able to realize what had happened for a time. Then be saw his retlection in a glass opposite. He could hardly be Ueve his senses. From bead to foot-skin, :arments and all-he was as white as driven snow. He gasped in amazement. "Fo' de Jan's sakeAI" be muttered. "Whoebber ftowed dat fiour into mab face like o' c!at!" Tben his gaze lit upon Barney. An instant suspicion crossed his mind that tile Celt W!U at the bottom of it all, and be was instantly angry-in fact, more angry than words can tell. CHAPTER VIII. KATU!IDA AT LAST. "Huh! Yo' fink yo' berry smaht, don' yo', yo' no 'cnunt l'ishman! I jes' llx yo' fo' dat, yo' kin jes' bet I" Murtberl'' ro11red Barney, "' lave go av me hair, yez black npel" Bot Pomp was not letting go just then. A tremendous scutne fol lowed. In the course or It Barney got a liberal dose of the fiour, thereby lie made to take some ol his own medicine as it were. While the equal conllict was being waged there came a startling ring from the alarm gong. This meant that the presence ol all was required In the pilot house at once. The two jokers at once made a dash up the stairs. They presented a very strange appearance when they prest>nted themselves t:J Frank. But the young inventor and Pentlow as well were too excited to notice much about this. Frank cried sharply. "Stand by the wheel Barney. We have round the city of Katunda at lastl" A glance was sufficient to betrr.y the fact that Frank spoke the truth. Instantly all was excitement. Distant less than tllree hundred yards through the water wall the sunken city. Its gates and walla were plamty to be seen. Katunda was lound. That it might be any other sunken city was hardly likely. This no doubt was the Golden City whose fate was narrated so thrillingly In theM. S. owned by Pentlow. The professor was hardly able to contain himself. As the Sea Mole bore down for the gates of the sunken city, he danced and.ahouted in wildest glee litntlow. I feel sure that we shall find treasure there. Of course, it wll be found in some chamber underground, securely locked and barred. 'hllre is where we must look for it.'' All right," agreed Frank. He brought the Sea Mole to a stop right at the entrance to the palace. The boat rested upon the sandy bottom. Then preparations were made for leaving the boat. It was arranged that Pentlow and Burney should pursue the quest for the tr11asure chamber, upon the presumption that such existed, Frnnk and Pomp were to remain aboard and keep a lookout for any stranae sea monster which might essay to enter the place. In fpw moments Barney and Pentlow, equipped in their dh iog suits, were on the outer deck. They descended over the rnll, and then r.lunging through the yielding bank of sand, ascended the coral en crusted steps. Tlley passed through the great entrance and stood in a mighty hall. 'l'lle light from the submarine boat pervaded this to a great extent and made all quite plain. Pentlow led the way through this. Beyond was another arched and an immAnse courtyard, which must once have looked fine when 1t was guy with its tropical plants an<1 trickling fountains. Across this the two explorers made their way. CoNVINCED that Barney was the actual cause of his mishap Po111p This brought them Into the main body of the palace. Here were made a dnsh for him. cham hers to the number ol fully one The Celt bolted for the rorword bold. He reached the steel door of From one to another the explorers bumedly passed, Pentlow leadthe magazine. But before be could dodge through it Pomp was upon j the way. him. Everyone was and emrty. But there were some mdlcat1ons


10 SIX SUNKEN PIRATES. that rich furnishings had once been there. These were now but dust however, and merged into the sands of the sea. The extreme lonelineaa of the place, and the reahzatlon that death bad long since swept all life from this once prosperous city, had a more or less depressing effect upon the exi:lorers. But they ke11t on, and not until be had visited all the chambers did Pentlow torn his footsteps in another direction. Some broad stairs led down Into uark depths. Pentlow placed his helmet close to Barney's and shouted: "I believe we shall find the treasure down there!" "All ro1ght, sor!'' "Now ll you are reluctant to take the risk of following me you may wait here until I return!" "Begorra, I'll !to wid yezl" replied Barney. "I'm cot afeardl" Come on, then!'' Dowo the SliJipery steps they slowly made their wny. The lights upon their helmets showed objects nnout quite plainly. At the loot of the stliirs wns a long passage. Fr:>m this lloors opened into rooms sunllar to those above. TbesJI rooms bad no appearance of being treasure chambers. But at the end of the passage was another fiigbt of statrs. At the foot of these was a blank wall. "All," thought Pentlow. "Now we are coming to something." "Begorra, do y.ez lhiak we can go any further!" asked Barney. "Of course," replied the treasure bunter, "there is sometbmg be yond this wall; these stairs were 1:ever made for nothing, be sure or I Pentlow searched the wall in every way for a sign or a secret spring or the outlines of a door. None such existetl. The wall was tight and closely plastered In the chinks. There was no dou'Jt of this. A sudden thou:ht struck Pentlow. Be knelt down and scraped away some or the Rand upon the tloor. His lingers were suddenly thrust into an aperture. Be pulled strongly and lifted a square slab or rock, revealing a dark opening below. Be experienced a thrill of surprise and delight. Hurrah!" be cried. "Now we have found the way I" Be bent over and tried to look down into the place. His helmet light enabled him to see a square chamber bel(IW, Instantly he lowered himself into the place. Barney followed. The sight which was now revealed to the two explorers was lndPed a wondPrful one. They sto?k in a square erypt or vault, devoid of wmdows or any other openmg. One part of this chamber was half walled up. In the compartment thus made was a heap of what looked liKe dull bits of stone. Pentlow eagerly leaned over and picked up soma of these. His ex Citement was moat Intense. "The treasure," he cried, "look, they are Ingots or gold. Tliese people did not know the manufacture or coin. They dealt in slugs and ingots." This seemed true. Barney was quite atupel!ed. "Do yez reckon thaL thts is all goldr' be asked. "Why ot cour:.e!" cried Pentlow, "don't you Aee that the action of the a nd time baa destroyed everything above this crypt? The deetroytng ml!uence could not get down here, for it was tiahtly aealeu up." ., "Begorra, there's heaps av it," averred the Celt. "More than a cried Pentlow. "Only think of It, enough to b .uy a whole State tn America. W by, we are all ten times million aJrPS,11 This :was an extravagant statement, out Pent! ow was Be picked up the yellow slugs and inaots and began to fill a re ceptacle he curried. Barney did the sam;. "We will take these to the Sea Mole." declared Pentlow "then we will devise a plan to remove the treasure to the boat." And the two d1vers, with all they could stagger under of the metal started to return to the Sea Mole. CHAPTER IX. ALL A SHAM: PENTLOW was tremendously exctted. It was the crowning hour of his hfe. He reached the rail or the submarine boat and clambered over It followed by Barney. / He enteted the vestibule, and at that moment FranK and Pomp caught sight or him. The water wab exhausted from the vestibule and then the two div era entered the cabin. ."Well,'' cried Frank in astonishment "you have found some Found It!" cried the professor, wildly as be !luna his burden down, "We are millionaires, I tell as rich hel" The sack hurst open, and the yellow alugs rolled out. Pomp gave a great cry. Golly fo' glory!" he shouted, "dat am de bea' fina yet! It am gold !o' suah-it am golu!'' ., Barney also deposited his burden, nod removing his helmet. gasped: r Bejabers, I should aay It wuz gold er aometbio' powerful heavy. Me hack is nigh broke wid it." Frank looked at Pentlow. "You have found the treasure of Katundar he asked. "Yes!" cried Pentlow wildly; "noll Fnte led me right to it. Noth log could have been more wonderful!" Then he narrated bi11 experience and Frank listened with interest. How much do you think there is of the etull"'" he asked. "I don't know. Certainly more than a ton.'' :=,"Wonderful! We will arrange a plan to bring it aboard the boat. at once." That is the talk." It was quickly decided that Barney and Pomp should use heavy sacks and make regular trips back ao:l forth until the treasure should be empty. Accordingly they donned their helmets and began to work. It proved an enormous task. But steadily they worked at it, bringing the metal aboard hundreds of poun ,ls of it cumbered the cabin Hoor. Pentlow was almost delirious with delight. Be could not restrain his exuberant feelings. You cannot blame mel" be cried. "It is a great lift for me. 0() you know what I shall do? I intend to carry out the fondest dream of my life and erect the biggest observatory in the world upon the high est peak In the Rocky Mountains.'' "That Is a praiseworthy resolve," said Frank. "I only hope that all this metal is gold." "Gold! Why, or course it is. No other metal could have escaped corrosion in this length of time." Ab, you forget! Tllis treasure has been sealed up in a crypt where there conhl be little or the corroding iotluence f11lt." Ehf' exclaimed Pentlow, with sudden lengthening of the face. there could be no mistake. or course it is gold. I'll guarantee it to stand teat--" "Ab!" cried Frank, "that Is the Idea. It will do no harm to give it a test." "Do so!" Frank picked up one of the slugs and went into the chemical room. Here there was a strong glare of light. He experienced a peculiar chill as he glanced at the metal in this light. It looked too white for gold. He applied a !lie to the corrodell surface and filed away the rust. It seemed to him that for gold Lhe metal was intensely bard ami brittle. Boweyer be said nothing. Pentlow watched the experiment When be bad expoeed the metal from ita coating of rust, Frank applied the cllemlcal. Tile test was lnstamly made. Then Pentlow a groan and sank into a chair. "Great BeaYens!" he gasped. "We are duped-sold! It is not gold!" "No,'' replied Frank, steadily; "the natives of Katunda probably knew nothing of gold. This is a queer alloy somewhat akin to brass." It was aomewhile before recovered his spirits. The diaap pointment was keen. Frank commanded Barney and Pomp to desist in bringing the spurious metal aboard. 'fhen a discussion was held. "The treasure pf Katnnda may not have been a table, anyway," said Pentlow, with a sudden revival of hope. "You know tllere may l>e other treasure chambers.'' Thnt is possible," agreed Frank, but not altog-ether likely. How ever, if you wish to resume the search, by all means do so." I believe I will," declared the scientist. So accordingly be went forth again with Barney. The Katunda palace was again most thoroughly explored. Another treasure vault wns found, and In it nrious other articles of the same kind of metal, among them lleing a crown studded with pearls and other jewels. Tills bad some value, and was the only article found worth presenlng. Not yet sat!sfied, Pentlow explored other buildings. B 1t all was to no purpose. Be finally returned to the cabin or the Sea Mole. Wellr' asked Frank, cheerily, "how did you make out?'' ''II am satisfied;' said Pentlow wearily, "the treasure or Kllt unda was a sham. The gold which they were reputed to have in such quantity was not gold at all." "Quite right.'' "We have explored the treasure vaults of what must have been the royal palace, and we have found what were undoubtedly the crown jewels. They are only cheap pearls and rubies it is all a sham.'' "Jost so," agreed Frank. "I suppose you are much disappointedt" More than I can tell you." "Well, I am not." Pentlow looked astonished. You are not?'' "No." /-"Why?" "1 did not expect to find any gold In Katuoda.''


SIX SUNKEN PIRATES. 11 "Then where did you expect we would find it?" I The ne1t moment Frank held the rigid form of the professor over "Why, in the most logical place, and that Ia aboard the ships of his arm. Water gashed from the dying man's nose, ears and the Sunken Pirates." mouth. Pentlow started up with a sharp, gaspmg cry: He was or course insensible, but the work of resuscitation waa at "Ehf' he exclaimed. "Why, I never thought or that." I once begun. There was no time to lose, I thought not. Well, it was worth thinking of for, no doubt, each Gradually there came signs of returning life. one or those vessels carried gold and silver both. You see they preyed We will save him!'' cried .ll'rank. "Heaven be praised!" upon the commerce of the seas as well as upon these small native Right valiantly did they work over the scientist. Such persistent towns." efiorts triumphed, and he came to. Why, of course. Bot do you think we can find thoae ships now? "Hurrah!'' cried Frank. "We've polled you through, Pentlow, Have they not long since crumbled away to dust f though it was a close rub." No doubt they are badly rotted away!" replied Frank, "but it le Gradually the Professor recovered blmse!L It was some hours, a fact that timbers sunken in sea saud are preserved'-for many bon however, before he was again. dreds of years. At least we ought to find the spot where they sank, Then bis first thought was of tb!l treasure. for it was iu sight of th i s isle. If there was any gold aboard, no mat-"The golll," he "did you bring it aboard!'' ter if the ships have pllss e d into dust, we can dig for It and find it In "Indeed, no," laughed Frank. "We thought you of more coosathe rema;ns or the ships." quence than the gold.'' "Right!" cried Pentlow, excitedly. '1 Frank, you are ten times Pentlow saw the absurdity of the question and laughed more sensible than I am. I should never have thought of that.'' I s3all be all right soon," be said confidently, "then we will re" It was in my mind from the first," sa1d Frank, "in fact, I bad no torn for the gold.'' idea you would find gold in Katundn. The uses of gold contrary to It was some !lours, however, before It was deemed safe for Pentlow popular belief and history was known to but very few or the American to venture out again. Then preparallons were once more made. nati\es. The Aztecs, It is true, valued the metal. But many of these In a abort while they were once more at the wreck of the pirate ves island tribes would have esteemed iron !&r more valuallle.'' sel. The gold was conveyed in two strong sacks to the cabin of the Well," cried Pentlow eagerly, "Wh] not go looking for these sunSea Mole. ken ships at onc e !'' The search was extended further, but no more could be found in We will do so," replied Frank. the wreck of that ship. So the Sea Mole was lifted from her sandy lied and sailed out of the It was of course impossible to tell just what vessel this waa. No sunken city. trace of the crew or any other of their belongings remained. A circular course was taken about the sunken island gradually di The second vessel was now invaded. This was in a little!better state yerging at each circle. A day was spent thus in the search. or preservation than the other. But it was bound to be rewarded. Not so much gold wns fmnd in this ship. Frank computed all l:lnddAnly the voyagers spied an object in the path of the search when they got buck to the Sea Mole. light which caused a great shout to go up. There is abo:n forty thousand dollars worth of goldJn this lot!" he "Tbere is one of them!" cried Pentlow. "Steer for it, Barney!" said, AI the submarine boat drew nearer, the ribs and rotting keel of a vessel were seen i o ubedded in the snnds. It was a thrilling moment. "Humph! a mere pittance!" said the professor disappointedly; There was no doubt but thnt this was one of the six eonken those pirates must have carried more than that!" I don t know," said Frank dubiously; I have always found that Mole turned obliquely to the _left, and there, not one bon the tales of pirates' treasures are always gross exaggerations! Again dred yards distant, another hulk waa set'D. .a great many pirates uuried or hid their fortunes on shore. Thla One fourth of a mile from here two more were found close tomay account for ll.'' 1 True enough!" agreed the professor. gether. These were well preserved. The other two vesRe 8 "But there are four more wrecks to search.'' had rotted even with the bed of the ocean, and were found with diffi cnlty. "Now, said Frank, "let us begin work with these two first ships. Get out the helmets, Barney.'' Yia, sor!" I In a few moments Frank and Barney and tj1e professor were walk ing on the bottom of the sea. Tbey approached the two sunken hulks with somewhat queer sen sations. The decks of both shlpa bad fallen in, and the timbers of the hull "were extremely rotten and filmsy. But Frank crawled through an aperture Into the hold of one of the ships. Here he saw a heap of stuff In one corner, which had fallen through the rotten timbers of the cabin deck above. He !lasbed his helmet light upon It, and then touched it with his foot. .What had apparently been an iron chest fell in ruaty particles about his feet. A heap of round dirnlooklng coins fell out. Frank picked one of them up and struck the corroaion from it with lois knife handle. 1t glt!amed yellow and strong. There was no doubt of its charac ter. It was Fmnk turned and pressed his helmet close to Pentlow's. Here is some of 1 be pirates' treasure!" he cried. There is no doubt of its quality, for they are Spanish doubloons.'' The scientist was Intensely excited. He knelt down and began to gather up the coins. Bot at that moment:a heavy timber fell and struck his helmet, cutting a hole compll)tely througl: the metal. In a moment he was drowmng. CHAPTER X. A VERY .NARROW ESCAPE, THE moment that the beam fell and struck Pentlow, Frank fore saw the awful consequences. He knew that it would crush the bel met, and that the scientist waa likely to drown. He acted with in stant rupldity. Forl!etful of the treasure-forgetful of all else-he instantly caught Pentlow !>y the shoulders. Barney, quick to act, seized him by the heels. It was only a qnAstion of time. All depended upon reaching the Sea Mole at once. Toward the boat the two divers rushed. Pomp saw them coming, and placed a finger upon the vestibule valve. the vestibule dashed Franitand Barney with their load. Pomp pressed the valve. "Yes." Perhaps when we get through with them there will be a respect able sum.'' "I shall hope so. You see the treasure of Katunda proving such a sham bas completely discouraged me.'' I am sorry!" Pentlow saw the folly of bls course and took matters more philo sophically; from that time he abandoned discouragement. All were now exhausted and iL was proposed to retire to rest before venturing out to search the four remaining wrecks. So Pomp being left on guard, all hands turned in. They slept soundly for eight boors; then they were astir again. The spirits or all were high when after a hearty meal the quest for gold was resumed. There was something exciting and exhilarating about the quest. .All enterl'd into it with great zest The Sea Mole was now ron aloogaide the third one of the sunkea pirates. or this ship, little was left above the sands, save some rotting ribs. Howover, work was begun with spades and scoops. The sand was thrown aside rapidly, and the keel was reached. The eearch wus prosecuted thoroup;hly and for boors. Tbe only re11nlt was the unearthing of a few hundred doobloona, all In rather a bad state. That there most have been more treasure aboard was a moral cer talnty. But t o lind it seemed a physical Impossibility. So, after a lime, work was discontinued, and the fourth sunken ship was visited. 'l'his was well sunk In the sand, and bot little wns left of the tlm bers. Barney pot his spade Into the saud and turnl'd up some of it. The result surprised all, for out from the sand there rulled a human skull. It was in a remarkable state of preservation, due no doubt to the fact that it had not been exposed to the acLion of the water. Frank took the skull up and examined It crltlcally. He saw that it was or unusual size and must have belonged to one of the largest of the pirate crew. 'l'here was a seam along one side, as though the owner had at some time or other suffered a lractore. Barney turned ap more sand but no more bones were found. However, his spa!le struck a hard eobatance. Digging aroucd it a while, the divers were astonished to aee re vealed a specimen of old-fashioned cannon. It was so Intensely rueted that a blow of the spade easily broke larg-e sections out or it. Bot the were looking for gold and passed over these tri lling discoveries. However, Frank preserved the akoll, keeping It for a relic. Gradually the lower tlnobera of the vessel were uncovered. Then they began to find gold.


12 SIX SUNKEN PIRATES. The metal was mostly round in the shape of coins, but at times small slugs or Ingots were unearthed. The was prosecuted upon a system. Barney and Frank dug the sand out, while Pentlow carefully sifted it. Thus the quest went on. Quite nn amount of the yellow metal was taken from the wreck of this vessel. But two more remained to be searched. These were zer.lously dug over, but they yielded hardly live thousand dollars worth of gold. This ended the treasure bunt. Back to the submarine boat they went. In the cabin the total of the treasure recovered was reckoned. It in round to about seventy thousand dollars. This to many might have seemed a tidy l mm. But it was not at all up to Pentlow's expectatiolls. He had looked for fully a round million." "On my word," be declared, "those fellows must have disposed of their treasure in some other way, or el s e they were dreadfully poor!" Seventy thousand dollars in those times was a larga fortune," said Frank, "that was nearly twelve thousand to each ship." Why, lt wmo1ld hardly pay to recover except in the way in which we have done it. By ordinary methods It would have cost as much as the gold was worth recover it.'' That is largely true," said Frank, "bat the seventy thousand is yours, and will make you a comfortable fortune." Mine!" exclaimed the scientist. "Yedl" "It is no more mine than yours. There must be an equal divis ion." For myself I want no division," replied Frnnk; decisively "I am wealthy enough for all purposes. If you choose to give Barney Pomp live thousand apiece you can do so." "Why, I will di1'ide it equnlly with them.'' "Yez needn't tbrubble yersill to do that," cried Barney. "Shure, I've enough fer all me needs now. It's not money I'm afther wantin'." Pomp expressed himself likewise. Pentlow was quite overcome. "Well," be declared, "I:must say that it is more than kin1 or you. I can cnrry out a few of my cherished schemes with that amount." "Wo wish you," said Frank. W11 would gladly have re covered tbe tlllilllon for you if it had been possible." "Indeed, I cannot tell you how much I owe you," said the profes sor, with feeling But for you I might not have recovered anything." So the matter was settled. Well, said Frank, "now that we have recovered the treasure of the six sunken pirates, and also that of the Golden City of Katundu, I don't see bo\ that we have accomplished our mission." "True," agreed Pentlow, "and yet I am loath to leave this spot." "Indeed!" said Frnnlr, in some aarprisA, Why ahonld we stay longer?" There is no good reason unless-unless--" "Well?" "We might feel disposed to pul'llue our quest further in the city of Katunda." / Frank gave a start. Wby-ves, of COUl'lle," he 'laid; that is, if you desire." "Would It be too dear a requestr asked Pentlow. "Certainly not." "I thank you." But-may I ask, do you expect to lind any more treasure tbllref" "Not altogl'ther," replied the professor. "I am, in one sense, done wltb gold hunting. This time my errand will be purely a sci entiflc one." "Ah! Well, it shall be so. Barney, steer us over to Katunda." "All roight, sor." The Celt sent the submarine boat nhend at a lively rate. It was but a 1'ery short time ere the gate of Katooda was at hand. Once more the Sea Mole Slliled through this and up the streets or the son ken city. Thrilling events were in store. CHAPTER XI. BARNEY'T GREAT PERIL, THE submarine boat once more sailed into the great plaza or the sunken city and the voyagers were In s1ght of the Royal Palace from which Pentlow had abstracted the sham treasure. In fact the spurious metal was scattered over the sands where it had been cast out. Pentlow heaved a sigh as he gazed at it. Do you want to stop herer' asked Frank. The professor shook his head. "No," he said, "let us go on up the street Pod see the rest or the -city." So the Sea Mole kept on. It was fully a quarter or a mile up the street, but then the expanse of nuother plaza larger than the first was seen. Here also were buildings having the appearance of being palaces. This was not a little surprising. How does this happen!'' exciaime Frank. Was not that the royal palace we explored before!" "Beyond a doubt," replied Peotlow. "Bot here are buildings to beat it." That is true. They may, however, belong to different branches of the government service. It is hard to believe that people were not in an advanced a tate or civilization." Tbey certainly were for barbarians. Let ua stop here, Frank. I have a deslr6 to look through that building yonder." All right!" The boat came to a atop. It settled down once more In the sand, and again Pentlow donned his diving helmet: This time only Barney accompanied him. Frank and Pomp re mained aboard the Sea Mole. Leaving the boat the two divers appreacbed the largest of the b11ild logs. They entered it tly means or a large portico. They round themselves at once in an immense high-arched structure. It was constructed entirelv or atone with mighty arches and columna. Here, for the first time, Pentlow an inkling of the character or .the ancient inhr,hitaots. There were a number of statues in the place. They wl!re crudely carved out of stone, and the action of time and the water, bad somewhat destroyed their outline. Yet it could be seen that the subjects were powerful framed men, ball clad in the Indian style. Most of the statues were of warriors, and carried he ::wy battle axes. p.,ntiow examined them attllntively. Upon the pedestals he found some inscriptions, which, however, he was quite unable to decipher. Meanwhile, Barney had been doing a little exploring on his own ac count. The Celt had found a flight of stairs leading down into a region he low. He ventured to descend while Pentlow was exl\mining the stat:us. He found once in a long, lowceiled room. Tbrough the center of tbls there extended a long atone table. Also atone benches were ranged beside it. Nothing was left of the dishes which might once have rested upon it, or of the bones of the feasters who might have occupied the benches. But there was good reason to belie1'e that a feast bad been in pro gress there at the time that the Island hall sunk into the sea. Be me sowl!" thought Barney, "this must 'ave been some koind av a big hotel I'm aftbet thinkin'. Shure there's no other way av Iukin' at it.'' With which sagacious conclusion the Celt paBied on into a chamber beyond, This might have been the great kitchen of the hotel," for there was a huge stone fireplace and otber evidences or the sort. The Celt now returned to the stairs. He climbed these and looked for the professor. 1 Pentlow had been the statues, but he was not there now. Nor was be in sight. Barney hastened to make a search for the scientist. He palled on through the mnin part or the building and into an inner courtyard. "Begorra, that's quare enough," he muttered; "ph were cod be have gone!" Through the courtyard the Celt went and into another part o the huge bulhling. From room to room he went, b11t not once did he catch of the professor. He was completely nonpluaed. On me worrod, he must be aft.ber being about here aome wberes," be thought, "but phwerei,er can that beT Shure he' niver gone ba.:k to the hoaV' So Barney ke 'pt on with his queet. For folly an hour be waD dared through the palace but not once did he get a glimpse of Pentlow. Then he t>egan to get really alarmed. "It's very funny," be muttered; "I'll niver think he'd go back to the boat widoot me. Shore, mebbe ume Qig fish has got the loikes uv him.'' Barney decided to first return to the submarine boat and lind out the truth. If any mishap had really befallen the scientist they would be the most likely ones to know it. At least it was pr.oper that Frank should know of it at once. The (',elt lost no further time. He set out at once through courtyard. He passed throogh the hall where the statutes were and a sodden chill struck him. The glare of the Sea Mole's search-light was not visible. What did it meanT He rushed out through the portico. All was darkness beyond. He ran down the stepA and into the street. Then a thrill of horror overcame the Celt. The submarine boat was gone. What bad happened! What did it mean! Where had the Sea Mole gone, and what was the meaning or her departure! There was certainly some good reason for it. So the Celt reflected. In his excitement he wandered on down the street or the sunken city. While he bad been in the banquet room of the palace, some unusual thing had happened to take the professor and the submarine boat alao out of the way. He was well satisfied of this But what was that unusual happenmg? He was utterly unable to solve the riddle. Moreover, be was phv sically quite overcome, and !!naVy sank down upon the steps or one <>f the houses.


. ,,.. I I I SIX SUNKEN PIRATES. 13 His bead ached violently, his Ideas were confased, Ills senses be numbed, and a stupor came over him. He was intensely sleepy, and tried in vain to throw It off. Finally he succumbed to it. And right there upon the stone steps he slept. How long be slept be never knew. But he came to with n peculiar shock. He experienced a sudden keen thrill, as If a bundred needles were pricking him. He opened his eyes to see that a snake like form was wound about bisleg. It reqalred only a glance for Baraey to see that It waa an eel. It was also one of the electric variety, and this explained the sting ing sensation be bad experienced. With a snort of anger lle essayed to kick the creature off. But It clung to him tenaciously, and he was finally obliged to grip the creau1re with uotb bands and pull It from its grip. Tbis gave him a double shock. Having disposed of the eel, Barney was now wide awake. Be recalled his predicament, strained his gaze in all dlrectiops for a glimpse of the Sen Mole. "Begorra, that bates the Dntch!" he muttered. "Phwere iver cud that boat hate gone? Shore It was foine work laving me here Joike this!" His helmet light.was all '.hat kept him from being shrduded in the dee1>est gloom. The eternal loneliness and possible hopelessness of llis position was appalhng to Barney. He did not fear suffocation. He knew that the chemical generator would last for many weeks; but be even now felt t11e pangs of hunger. And of course It would be impossible for him to feed himself with the helmet on. This was out of the question. Starvation, then, would be his ultimate fate, unless his friends should return to his rescue. 'l'hat they would, If in their power, Barney well knew. "Shure," he muttered with something like resignation, "I can only make the best av It an' wait fer thlm. They'll be comin' some time I'm shore!" So the courageous fellow settled himself down In a corner of a por tico of one ol the buildings and waited, Curious little h11ppenings came up to claim his attention and thas while away the time. Numb e rlesa little fish hovered In scllools over him. A curioas crafi' tried to fasten upon his leaden diving shoes. But Barney repelled it with a vigorous kick. Then a sizable thrust its snout up against his helmet glass and gave him a Once a number of slimy eels came wriggling like about him and It was with extreme dimculty that he !ought them otr. "Begorra, this is the divil'a vwn place," muttered the Celt. "Shure, it's not a bit av peace they give jez, but they're detarmlued to ate me up. Bad cess to the little divilsl" "However, those tormentors were u lliea to a new foe which sud denly appeared on the scene. This was in the shape of a huge shark, whose greedy eyes spied tile Celt. The monster made a shoTeling attempt to turn on Its back and pick the Celt out or bis corner. But its nose was too broad and Barney gave it a terrific blow with his ax. The water wau Instantly colored with blood, and the shark churned it madly In his fury. Again be made a rash at the Celt and" Its sharp teeth actually grazed Barney's leg. But the Irishman this time dealt it a blow w1th the keen ax which literally cieem!>oweled it. Tbil ended the conflict. With a breath of relief Barner drew bacic in his corner, while the shark's body drifted away lu the un:lertow, No more monsters of the deep ventured to disturb the Celt, and 'ror a while he was left to bia own deTices. CHAPTER XII. B.A.IitNEY'S REICUE-THE END, BUT what bad become or the submariDil boat and its crew! Where bud the profeuor gone, and wllat was his reason for so un ceremoniously uhaconlling! This was a problem. 1 After Barney's separation from him the ac1en!ist had spent some timtt m examining the etutaes. Then he was about to turn his attention to the loner courtyard when a thing occurred. Down over the great portico there came an Immense long slir11y coil. It looked likP t .he folds of a mighty serpent, and l'entlow at that moment Instinctively of the fahled sea serpent. "GrPat Cicero!'' he muttered, "it is not safe tc meet that monster, Where is Barney!" Be looke1l about and saw that the Celt bad vanished. It was not so very strange nt that moment that the pro feasor ahoul!J accept it as a !act that the Celt bad also Heen the sea monater and had fled to the Slla Hole to escape it. At any rate, this was Peutlow's conclusion, and naturally he began to plan for his own lafety. The body of the aea serpent or eel, whaleler it was, partly blocked tbe portico, nad it was, therefore, not safe to attempt to escape In that direction. There was a window near, and Pentlow rushed through this. He was conscious of a vision of fearful jaws and a frightful head, and then swam rather than leaped onr tbe Sea Mole's rail. In an instant he w n s in the vestible, and pressing the electric key, had expelled tbe water from it. Saved!" be muttered. By the shades of Plato, that was a close calli'' He threw off his helmet and sprung Into the cabin. As be did so, be met Frank Reade, Jr. The young lace was pale, as he cried: You are safe, PentlowT'' "Yes, but It was a close shave!" Where is Barney!'' "Bnrneyr Pentlow the name. Then he turned deadly pale. "Great ,Jupiter!" he exclaimed, "is he not aboard!'' We have not seen him!" "Why-be disappeared-I saw nothing more of him-I supposed, or coarse, that be was safe aboard before me.'' He is not!'' "Then be must be In the palace." "It Is likely. But il we can distract the monster's attention be may he safe. We will at least try it," "Good!" A warning cry came from Pomp In the pilot-house. It was very evidently not at all necessary to attempt to attract tbe sea monster's atten lion. J It ball already spotted the submarine boat.. The result was curi ous, For a moment 1t reared its powerful bead and glared at the boat. Then It was seen that its form was not altogether that of a aea serpent. Its tall was serpeiJllne, but its body was more like that or an alii gator, save that it bad many claws and short arms, surely a score in all. Tbis gave It the appearance of a strange sort of dragon, and this was terrifying enoagh. "Mercy on us!" cried Frank. "Who ever saw the equal of that chapT Is be not a terrible beast?" "Indeed, that Is true," agreed the professor. "Do you suppose It means to attack the boat!'' "Beyond a doubt. Look out! Throw the lever our Pomp-quick, or it will bit usl" But the COII)mand waa by far too late. L The sea II auch it might be called, made a lightning-like dart forward and struck the Sea Mole with terrific force. The boat quivered and careened upon its Then up it shot like a rocket, Up and up through the water it rushed with furious speed, and tore its way qaickly to tbe surface. As it leaped up into daylight all were for a moment blinded by the light of the sun. Then it was seen tljat naught was about them but the rolling waves of the Caribbean. "By Jove!" cried the profeasor, "do you think we are safe?' Will not the creature come to the surface a!ter us'" "1 t bink not," cried Frank; at any rate we will take a little run away from the vicinity.'' So the Sea Mole Willi given headway and ran some miles on the surface before it was deemed a sure thing tllat they were not pur sued by the dragon. And all this while they knew that Barney was somewhere at the bottom of the sea and consequently in awful peril. It was Frank's purpose to at once return and effect the Celt'IJ rescue. Butt first be re11lized that 1t was beat to SClfJ what particu lar damage the boat had suffered. He rushed to that aide of it which bad been struck by tile dragon and went out on deck. There was tte spot beyond a doubt where the monster bad strack the vesseL Be noted with something like a clnll that the plates. were started. there was no leakage. If the damage was no worse than this all was well. He returned to the cabin, and Pomp cried: Wha' am we gwine to do about dat l'ishm11n, Marse Frank?" We are going hack 11fter !Jim at once!" Fr. ank, "there shall be no time loatl" With which the young inventor stepped ap to the keyboard and pressed the reservoir valve. It was opened wide. Frank gave a start and looked about him. The boat did not sink. Aguin and again be called upon the valve to perform ita duty. Each time it refused. As t ounded as well as horrified, Frank started for tbe hold. Pentlow grasped his arm. What is wrong, Frankf' be asked, with pallid face. "The reservoir valve is canght somewhere,'' said Frank, -"I am down to fix it." Can it be fl.xP.df" For a moment the eyes of the two men met. Then Frank said: "Oh, yes, I think so. We shall very soon know." Pomp and the professor remained in the p1lot bouse in the direst suspense.


/ 14 SIX SUNKEN PIRA'l'ES. It seemed an age before the young inventor re.turned. When lie carne in bls face was very pale aad Ills manner dejected. It was hardly necl!ssary for Pent low to ask: Well, Frunk, bow is itT" The worst bus happened!" said Frank, with a shudder. Ab, what is that!" The reservoir valve is broken, and the steel doors and tubes are crushed, so that the Sea Mole cannot go to the bottom of the sea again.'' Groat heavens!'' It is true.'' But Pe:1Liow would not yielc hope. "Repair it," be said. "Impoasibhl It would have to be taken to Readestown. It would have to be taken all apart.'' For some moments the voyagers were quite stunned with this reilectlon. Then after a time Pentlow ventured to say: What is to become of Barney!" Frank shook his bead. "His position is a serious one." "But-surely we cannot leave him there, while we go all the way back to Readestown? He would never be found alive!" "I do not intend to return to Readestown and leave hlm there," said Frank. Ah!" "I have another piau for his rescue. It will Involve daring and risk, but it must be taken." What Ia it!" "One of us most go down into the depths after him." For a moment there wns silence. Then Pomp said: "Golly, Marse Frank, I'se jea' de chile to do dat!'' "Do you want to assume the riskf' asked the young inventor. "Yas sahl" it is settled. We will go back as nearly as we can judge, to the spot where we came to the surface. Then I shall put a cord about your and lower you. I do not think it is more than six hundred fathoms deep." "l'se all ready, sahl" It was certainly a plucky thing for the darky to under take, for the risk was most tremendous. There were any nu111ber or sharks and surface fish which he must run the risk o! encountering. An encounter with one or these might mean death. But uo time was lost. The Sea Mole made its way back to the spot where it bad emerged from the depths. As lt afterward proved it was the exact spot. Pomp was quickly equipped. He was clad in a diving suit, and armed with ax and knife. He also carried an extra coil of rope for Barney's use. He was to give a signal to be pulled up in case or extreme danger, such as might arise from meeting the dragon and so rortb. Thus equipped he was lowered over the rail and disappeared from signt. Down he went beneath the waves. It was really a period of sus pense and awful doubt to Frank and the proft>ssor. Down and down went the line. It seemed ar: interminable length of time before Pentlow drew a deep breath and said: The line Is slack, Frank!" "He is on the bottom!'' Yesl" "Now look out for signals!" "We must!'' And thus the two men leaned over the Sea Mole's rail and waited with intense interest and suspense. Barney, at thP bottom of the sea bad seen nothing of the dragon. It bad got out of the way Immediately after its encounter with the Sea Mole. After his little setto with the shark he was not again molested by any or the denizens of the deep. He sat for hours as it seemed to him in the little coner of the porti co. In reality it was but a short while. He wondered if this was to be hip end, if be was to die in \his man ner at the bottom or the sea. While be was pluck itself and not afraid of death, yet a species of cold horror came over him. It was dreadful to think. that be was never to emerge from those awful depths. That be wns never to see the sunlight or the world again. He thought of Readestown and of his home and friends there. Would they mis9 him! Would he never see them again! Then wild fancies came to him He tried to calculate the way to land. Tbe impulse was upon blm to uy and walk I Then be remembered that this would be a risky proceeding After all his best and safest method was to waiL for the possible re turn of the Sea Mole. He could not believe but that his fellow voyagers would return for him. At least be knew that they certainly would tr it was wil bin their power. Thus reasoning and pondering Lime passed by quite rapidly. A sort ol despondency had settled down upoY: the Celt 'llhen the change came. Suddenly looking up through tbe dark waters, he espied something which gave him thrill. It was a star or light. It came wavering and quivering down towards him. He started up and watched lt intently. Then down within the radius of his own helmet light there abot a human form. One glance was enough for Barney, and no explana tiona were needed to tell him all. It was Pomp. A.nd now, dear render, draws our story neat to its end. Of course Barney and Pomp were safely drawn to tber anrface. The project of further exploration of t.lle depths of the Caribbean Sea was perforce abandoned, for the submarine boat was crippled beyond repair. There was nothing for It but to return to Readestown, and this was done at once. It was a long journey, but was safel7 made. The Sea Mole was laid by for repairs. Barney and Pomp resumed their duties about the shops. 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