Frank Reade, Jr.'s deep sea diver the "Tortoise", or, The search for a sunken island by "Noname".

Frank Reade, Jr.'s deep sea diver the "Tortoise", or, The search for a sunken island by "Noname".

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Frank Reade, Jr.'s deep sea diver the "Tortoise", or, The search for a sunken island by "Noname".
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Senarens, Luis 1863-1939
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g l-n --Y. vr. -.. '-? ._ FRANK READE "WV"EJEI:EE.LI'V'"!:i:J:N'":EJ. C O NTAINING OF ADVENTURES O N LAND, SEA AND IN THE AIR. lBIIUed Weekly-By Subscription $2.50 per year. .Application made for Second Cla.8s entry at the New York, N. Y., Post Ojftce, Entered according to Act of CongreBB in the yea 1902, in the ojftce of the Libarian of Congr98s, Washington, D. C., by Frank TOtlsey, 24 Union Square, New York. Price 5 Cents No.8. NEW YORK, DECEMBER 19, 1902. Frank Reade, Jr.'s Deep Sea Diver, The "Tortoise" OR THE SEARCH FOR A SUNKEN ISLAND. Bv "NONAME." CHAPTER I. This report at the time created some sensation. But the 1 story attached to it was so strange and wonderful that the A STORY OF THE DEEP. marine world was agog with interest, and there was much 1 talk of sending a scientific expedition thither. On the 19th of May, 18-, the maritime records of New The reason for this was that as the Thespian was making York showed an entry from the log of a South Sea trading sounding;; for the sunken island an overturned coracle was vessel, which was at the time of much interest as well as wonderment to mariners and geographers. This w ,as a s follows : "On board ship Thespian, Captain Amos Bailey, Borneo discovered floating upon the waves. To this there clung a white sailor, the only survivor of the terrible earthquake. He was picked up nearly deaa from the shock and being so long in the water. His story was a thrilling Qne as rendered to Captain for New York, sighted an island in lattitude tlO degrees 61 Bailey minutes south, wes t longitude J 40 degrees 7 minutes 10 seconds, appearing to be an atoll Lay to to go ashore for water. Just as the ship's boat was lowered there was a tremendouslupheaval, like a tidal wave, the boat was stove He gave his name as.-George Vane, a castaway from the ship Verda wrecked in a typhoon For six years he had dwelt upon Reef, a veritable Robinson Crusoe. H e lived upon shell -fish, bird's eggs a n d a few wil d goats an d two men were lost, the ship laying upon her beam ends. Believed to be an earthquake o r some coovulsion of nature which w ere upon the i s land. which destroyed the island, for it was found no more. It Six years he pa,c;sed watching for a passing ship. In is believed that the island sank. Deep sea soundings w e re this time he had become familiar with every foot of th e taken, but the water was so deep that no bottom could be re-island. ported. The isl and upon the chart is marked as Carter's Befor e h e hacl been man y months in the atoll h e dis-Reef. Captain Bailey an entry of the occurrenc e in covered a beautiful coral cave exte ndin g fa r down in t o t h e his log, and it goes upon record reef.


\ 2 FRANK READE, JR.'S DEEP SEA DIVER, 'l'HE "'l'OR'l'OISE." Upon exploring this wlwt was his amazement to discover a vast pirate;s treasure there stored. The T e w ere chests and casks of all sorts filled with gold coin and silve r and precious j e wels. The fortune there sec r e t e d, as ncar as h e could estimate, would approximate full, the value of a million dollars. Yanc n ea rl y went crazy ovt'r !'he cliscowr,v. Fro m that hour he would s p end all his spare time watching for a pa<>sing lt \\'a s his one hope to get his trca3Urc hom e, .itnd it would vun::;ummate the dream of \l'calth of a lifetime. A ccordingly it was served up \Yi I h the u sual and embelli shment and given to the public. A gentleman sitting in the reading-room of t h e Palmer Hous e in Chicago, glancing over the columns of the paper, read the He was a young man with clcar-cut f eatures and won ckrfully bright, k ee n eye::;. The r e was a distinguis h ed air about him whi c h esta bli s h eel the fact that he wa s out oi the ordinary. He r ead the r eporte r 's glowing account with interest and what appeared to b e d eep astonishment. Certainly h e was jus tifi e d in this, for the love of gold The n he turned to the white-bearded old gentleman who is inherent in the nature of man. But the weary years passed, and yet no ship came near the atoll. occupied a chair n ear hiiu and asked: "I say, Captain Bailey, ha this account any reference to you? I know you were captain of a ship called the White sails pa5sed on the h or izon but his signals were Thespian. uuscctL Y e t the 'patient watc h e r clung to hope. Then the Thespian came, and it see med a s if she meant to Land <1t t he island. She did not see his excited s i gnal;;, and at l ength, fearful that h e would lo se this chance of getting b ac k to civili zatio il, Vane put out from the in a small coracle which l1e had made himse lf. "Certainly I wa 8," r eplie d the elderly gentleman, who se very appearance betok e n e d him a retired s ea-captain. "That is what I thought. Then t hi s mu s t concern you." What i a it?" 'l'h e young man gHc him the pap er. Captain Bailey granced over it and gave a great start. "Why, upon my word, it i s e v e r y bit the truth." In he was making for the 1'hespia. n whe n t he i,;land ''What!" exclaime d the young man; "you don t mean. to that tha t i sland actually sank in that !attitude with that wa s nearly di.:appeared int o tl1e sea. The coracle w as overturned, and V anc drowned. l\ihen picked up by the Thespian deliriou s t rea sure ca Y e and all?" he wa s half His wond erful talc excited the crew of the Thespian. "Yes, I do," replit>d the ca ptain, emphatically. li c ,e Vane told the truth." ''Whew!" I be-But nothing cguld be clone. The young man got up and walked back and forth ex The pira. tes' treasure was at the bottom of, the ocean, and ihere seem e d no logical way at hand of reclaiming it. The e:itedl y h:Jd sunk too deep to admit of the ordinary diver "We ll ?IIr. Frank R eade, Jr.," said th e old captain, going down to it. watching him, "why are you so s tirred up about the matt e r ?'' For' a day or two t he Thespian cruised about in the vi. R eade, Jr., for that wa s t he young m an's name, c:mty. But as the atoll s how e d no signs of making a reappear-pause d and gazed keenly at the old s ea captain. "I hop e there i s no jes t about this, captain. Is there :mc-e, the ship sa iled away, homeward bound. Before New York was rea ched Vane died of ship f eve r But his deposition was put on r ecord and excited much comment. 'l'his little anecdote is here given to prepare the reader f o r what is coming. Let u s now give an incid ent wl1ic h amply illustrates the truth of the saying that ver y important events oftentimes hinges upon mo s t trivial of circumstances. One day an enterprising reporter of a leading New York I r ea ll y a s ullk c n i sland with that amount of treasure in that !attitude?" The captain nodded. "It's the truth," he said Frank R e ade. ,l r., drew a d e ep breath. His whole manner as indicative of grea t animal for ce and personal magnetism as "ell hrain pO\rer In all the world there was 11t that moment, not to be daily was looking over the maritime record s and came acro ss found a more talented or distinguis hed cl1aracter. the account of the Sunken Island. Frank Reade, Jr., was know:ri the world over as the faAt once he eagerly seized upon it as a good subject for m o n s inventor of many wond erful machines in the line I a newspaper story. steam and electricity.


FRA"KK READE, JR.' S DEBP SEA J?IVER, THE "'l'ORTOISE." 3 In all the U nited t h e r e w as no mor e thriving and impul s ively ''But do not g ive m e y our a n s w e r n ow. T hink attractive town than R eadc s town it ove r for a few day s In the m eantime I giv e you m y e ar-It was the r e that t h e exte n s ive s h o p s for the cons truction nest inv itation to accompan y m e to R e adestown u p o n a of Frank Reade, Jr.'s invention s w e r e loc a ted. little visit, and I will s how you m y new s ubmarin e inven\ W e ll," s aid the y oung inv entor, afte r a pau se, "you no tion." J o ubt wond e r at my excited manner, Captain Ba j ley l W e ll yes, it is a littl e c urious," r e plied the r etire d sea c ap t ai n The old c aptain's f ace flu s hed w i t h pl eas ure. O f c our se I'll go, mate h e c ri ed, h eartily ; and I'cl ri g h t willingl y g o with you o n the cr uise if I did not f ear will explai n t o you I h ave been lookin g for a n opt hat a n old hulk lik e m e w o uld b e more of a det rim e n t t o you por tunity of t hi s ki n d for s ome t im e p ast I hflvtl t h e t h a n a n y ser v i ce." mean s for rescuing that treasure from its wat e r y r est ing p la ce." Captain B ailey was m ore t han surpri s ed. "Not a bit of it, c ri e d Frank R e ade, Jr., h e a .rtily The n h e t urned to the c omical-looking darky who la y c o il ed up in a c h air H e gaze d at t h e youn g inv e n tor a m o m ent a s i f h e couL! Pomp!" not believe hi se n s e s Ya s, s a h Wha yo' h a b s ah ?" G reat wha l e s h e ga s ped. Wh a t a r e you s pnuting Hav e m y lug gagC'I sent to the d e pot. G e t my eff e c ts about, m a.te?" g e t h e r, hunt up B a rney, an'd both o f y ou b e r e ad y to l ea v E I m ean jus t what I s a y," r e pli e d the young i nv ento r o n the evening t rain f or R e adestown impe rturbably. All ri g ht, sah, a nd a way went Pomp, o n e of the inv e nt" Y ou mean to say t hat you c a n r e all y recove r that t reaBo r 's faithf ul se r vito rs. ure ?" I do." Bu t how, m ay I as k ?" "Certainly. I hav e an i nven tio n ju s t fini s h e d whi c h will d o it. The old c apta in sc r atc h ed his h e ad. CRAP'rE R II. AT SEA WITH THE TOll T OI S E Tha t even i n g took t h e quartette, Captain Bail e y, W ell," h e sputtere d ; "I'd like to a s k what kind of a Frank R e ade, .Jr., and hi s tw o ser vants Bame y and Pomp mi g hty inven ti o n t hat mi g h t b e ?" out of Chi c ago. "Certa inl y r e pli e d F r ank, coolly. "It is m y n e w s uh Barney was a sawed of[ s p e cim e n of th e g enuine Celt mar i n e vesse l the T o r to ise, o r m y D eep Sea Diver as I c all as faithful a s could be, and as full of Iris h wit a.s a. nut is of it." m eat. Deep S ea ? i v er, r e p eate d the ca.p ta.iil. "A s ubm a rin e The negro and the Iris hman w e r e the best of friends, boat?" t h ough fond of pla ying prac ti c al j o kes upon one another '' Y es." The y h a d acc omp a nied Frank Reade, J r up o n all his W ell, I'll b e c u t llp for a Turk! I n e v e r h e ard t h e likes f amous trips a r o und the g lobe o f th a t b efo re. Why blo w it, m a n t hat i s l a n d i s a s much a<: a mil e n nilrr w a l r r. I t l o n't c a r e l10w cle rp i t is," r e pli r d the young i nventor coolly. I mean to recov e r that pirat e tre a sure." You do? "'[ es.' "Whe n will you s ta rt?" "Jus t a s soon yon promise m e o n e t hin g.'' ''What i s t hat ? "That y o u will go a l o n g with me, and g ive m e all neces sary advice in r ega rd to the locali ty.'' The c a ptain s ank ba c k in his c h air a nd s h o ok hi s h ea d "Ah, lad," h<.> <;aid, s adly "I've t a k e n my la s t voyage. I'm a11 o1d hulk now a nd l aid np for old rubbish." lndeed th eir ser v ices w e r e quit e indi spen s a bl e to the .1 o n ng inn n tor, who v al ued the m hi ghly thPy w ere acr o mpli s h e d in man y thing s Pomp was a n exp ert e lectrician, a s w e ll a s a good cook, and Barne y was a s kill e d m e ch a nic These arts had bee n t aught the m by Frank Reade Jr. In du e time Read estown w a s rea c h ed. F rank at onc e drov e t o the work s in his carriage with Captain Bailey. Ente rin g his priv a t e office, the young inventor los t no ti m e in a t once s howin g his guest the p lan s of his inv e n-1io n 'l'h e;;c h e d esc rib e d a t l e n gth, and t h e n s a id: "Now y ou can see the feasibility of the invention cap"Yo11 not s a y that, Capt a in R ail<)Y c ri e d Frank, tflin


\.. 4 FRANK READE, JR.'S DEEP SEA DIVER, THE "TORTOISE." "I can." "Oh, yes; they are of m y own inv e ntion and I make n o "Well, now come with m e into the store-room and I will use of an air-pump or life-line. E how you the boat. "How do you do that?" The captain follow e d Frank through a door and a pas-''Simply by means of a reservoir of compressed air, carried s ageway, and quickly s tood in a mighty high-rf ofed chamupon the back, and which is regularly admitted to the hel ber. met, secured again, and oxyg e nized by m e ans of a chemical In the center of the chamber was an imm e nse tank, into and returne d to the reservoir to be used over again indefi which the water was admitted through a c anal connecting nitely." with the river. "Wonderful!" exclaimed Captain Bajley, with s incerity In this tank floated the s trange s t-looking craft, as Cap"Tru1y, Mr. Heade you are indeed, the most wonderful tain Bailey was bound to admit,. that he had ever seen. It was made of the toughe s t and lightest steel, the hull being long and rakish, with a bow. The deck was low, and guarded by a rail which extended inventor on the earth." "You do me too much honor," said Frank, with a l a u g h ; "but come, let me s how you the a.ppointments of the intetior." fmm stem to Passing throu g h t h e vestibule the y the main From the deck there was built a st ructure with a s loping cabin of the s hip roof, s mooth and s trongly plated, not unlik e the back of a This was most luxuriou s l y furnished. turtle. Above thi s was placed a protected globe containing The earpets were of the finest velve t the wall s hung with an electric light of great power. In the side of the _turtle back s up e r structure the r e were bull's-eye window s, into whi c h w e r e fitted the s tron gest of glass. "You will see the object of the boat," said Frank Reade, Jr., explanatively. "This turtle bac k i s strongly constructtapestry, and the furniture of the l atest pattern. A spiral s tairway l e d to the up e r tower or pilot-house. Here were the electrical app aratus and machinery of the boat 'rhey w e r e ins pected duly, and thrn the captain ask ed: ''But how do you make your boat ri se or sink. in the ed, and capable of s upporting a tremendous pressure In-water, Mr. R eade?" deed, it would seem almost impo ssib l e to crus h it." "Ah, I will explain to you," sai d Frank. "Step this "What is the advantage of that?" asked Captain Bail ey. way." "The advantage i s very great, indeed. An o rdinary 'rhey pa sse d down a narrow which seeme d to submarine boat could not descend to the depths that the l ea d into the hold Tortoise could without being crus hed." "Ah, I see." But it brought them to a large compartment i n the stern of the boat which held sevehl huge tanks. '"rhese turtle back roof s are supported by the strongest "Those," said Frank, "are the air chambers. Fill those Qf steel plates, and the surface being s o equalized that it i s with water, which can be don e almo st instantly by m eans able to stand the great Now let us take a look of pressure and the" boat will s ink. The n when the boa t is inside." desired to rise, I s imply exhaust the tanks b y mean s of pow-In the side of the submarine boat there was a large door. er ful pres sure. The boat then will go to the surface lik e This opened and shut by means of a s lide, which Frank a cork." exJ>lained was one of hi s inventions "Good e nou gh!" cried the captain, with d e light. "Then Passing through this door, they were in a s mall ves tibule. you think, Mr. Reade, that the Tortoi se c an de scend to any 11Th is ves tibule," said Frank, "is s o arranged that when depth with safety ?" the ship i s under water, we can simply step into this vesti"I know it," replied Frank, confidently. bule from the cabin, with a diving-suit, close the watertight Well, I can only say that I'm mightil y pl e a sed with t h e door and by filling the vestibule with water, open the oute r craft, and to take a trip with you aboard her will please m e d'oor and walk out. When we want to return, we walk into much." the vestibule close the outer door and turn a valv e whiph W e a h a ll hop e before we return," said Frank, "to brin g operates a pump, which s oon takes the wat e r out. Do you back the of the sun ken island." see the idea ?" ''There is little doubt but that we s hall s ucceed," declar e d "Then you have divings uits with which you C{ln leave the the old sea captain. ship?" 'i'his ended the in s pection of the T o rtoise.


FRANK RE:\DE, JR.'S D EE P SEA D IVER, THE "TORTO I SE." 5 A stateroom was set asid e for the captain's use, and he buoyant enough to ans wer the purpose. Anybody can con -had his effects sent to it that day from the hotel. struct a s ubmarine boat, but when it is e explained to me." "Begorra, I kin play the fiddle an' have me eye on the s quall s aJl at the sa m e toime !" c ried Barne y Then he dre w hi s bow across th e strings and began a rea l Irish jig. This was mor e than Pomp could stand. The darky accordingly sprang to hi s feet and began a lively dance It was a genuine Virginia breakdown, and the faster Barney manipulat e d the bow the faster P omp danc-ed. "Ve r y true," replied Frank: "but the 10ccr e t cons i s t s in "Wbmroo !"roared Barney. "Go it, ye b l ack divil. l\lay thr rqua lizin g of the and the comtruct i on of a v essel th0 fqirie<; take ye !"


" FRANK READE, JR.'S DEEP SEA DIVER, 'l'HE "TORTOISE. "Golly cried Pomp, tmning a hands pring. "If y o 'rhe whale, however in its dying agonies, was thrashing don gib di s chile a chanre fo' h is br eff, I'is h, l'se done a bout furiously and dyeing the water with its blood gwine to break d e flo' down!" Its convulsions threatened to strain the To r toi se and do it Bailey laugh e d until b e was apoplectic. But much harm. right in the midst of the jollification t h ere came an asSomething mu s t b e done, and immediately, or the re was to unding surprise. great danger that the s ubmarin e boa t would founder. There was a sudden terrific s hock which knocked every"Goll y s akes, Marse !" cried Pomp. "What a m we body down. gwi n e to do?" CHAPTER III. THE WHALE. Pomp, mixing his legs, w ent down upon hi s h e ad. Tfii s was lucky for him, for if he had fallen upon any ot h e r part of hi s anatomy, h e would have been badly hurt. Barney was pitched, fiddle and all, again st the pilot-hou se window. Ca.ptain Bailey w ent tumbling down the stairs. "Golly! Golly!" yelled Pomp. "Lor' sa b e di s chile! I'se gwine to glory!" "Begorra, it's the worrnld comin' to an ind yelled Ru ney "Shure, it's kilt I am!" "Great barnacles!" roared Captain Bailey. "What struck u s? I'll take my davy it's a rip-tearin tornado!" But up from the cabin Frank R ea de, Jr.'s, voice: "Ho Barney and Pomp, turn Lever No. 6 and com e down here at once." The young inventor 's tone was on e of p e remptory com man d The two servitors knew bett e r than to dis regard it. "A'right, Marse Frank!" r e plied Pomp. "Bejabers, it's eomin I am, sor !" returnE'd Barney. The n down the sta irway they pile(). But Captain Bailey had preceded them. 'l'he s hip was ro cking violently, and seem e d e v e ry momE'nt about to capsize. Frank was in the lower cabin, and was engaged in putting o n hi s diving suit. H e was very much excited. "Begorra, it's a wha l e an' I'm thinkin' h e' ll s ink the spluttere d Barney. .. Easy, l ads crie d the old captain. "Wh y n ot back w ater, Mr. Reade ?" "The ram will hold the whale in spite of that!" said Frank. "Then what will ;you do?" "Sink the boat. Frank steppe d to a lever on the t abl e and switche d it. Insta ntl y tbe s ubmarin e boat sank beneath the water carrying the whal e down with it. For an instant all was darkness in the cabin. The n Frank touched anot her l ever, which set all the e lectric l a mp s ablaze. I And the searc hligh t b e in g turned upon the bow, shower1 the whal e being carried down with the boat. 'l' he huge monster h ad ceased to strug g l e now and was evi dentl y dead. All dang e r was now passed, but the question yet r e mained as to how to free the ship of its incubus. The "ubmarine boat now rested on the bottom of the sea. Frank now had his divingsuit on, and said to Ba.mey: "Put on your s uit, Barney. I want you to go with m e This ple ased t h e Celt only too well. "All roi g h t, sor !" h e c ri ed, heartily. "Shure, H's mesilf as will b e wid yez." H e was quickly in diving-suit. The li ghts from the Tortoise s howed the bed of the ocean plainly for a great di sta nce around. It was a wonderful and e n c h a n ting s i ght. The smooth white sa nd s were brok e n h e re and there with "W-what on e11rth i s the matter, Frank?" as k e d the capro c k s strewn with seaweed s and fille d with b eautiful sliells. tain. Frilnk touched a latticed ;::cr ee n which op e ned a large ex" Look out of th e forward d e adeye the re and you'll see," pilnse of pl ate in the side of t h e boat. replied Frank. One sittin g in the cabin could g aze with e ase out upon th 'l'he captain did a s he was bid and b e h eld, indeed a stftrtof the mig11ty deep ling s ight Beautiful :fisl1es a nd habitues of the d ee p se a came The bow of thE' boat terminated in a sharp rnm and this ing their noses 11gainRt the glass. had s truck a whal e broadsid e 'rhey w e r e ma g nifi ed to twice their natural size b y th The ram had transfixed the monster cetacean lik e a. fro g g laf'R. 'lpon a monRter s hov e red in thE' g loom f:11' 1 (; tc oJ


FRANK READE, JR' S DEEP SEA DIVER, THE "TORTOISE." 7 yond devil-fishes and octopu,;, none of the m v enturing in "My soul!" he cried, "that shark will get one or the other t-h e glare of light. a s sure as you live. What can we do?" Captain Bailey was delighted with the s ight. This was a question not easily ans wered. ; He sat near t h e g lass window and studi e d the sce ne. "Goll y fo' glory!" screamed Pomp. "Dey's gwine fo to "It beats the world!" 11c declared. ''Why, I wouldn't get eat up fo' sho' !" Ill the sight for a fortune." But both Frank and Barney thistime s aw the shark Frank and B arncj' now left the boat and walk e d out upon lhc bed of the ocea n with their di v ings uite on. Captain Bailey watc h ed them with great inter est. 'Great g unw a les!" h e exclai m e d ; "I wouldn't beli eve t hat p ossi ble. This i s like a scene from the Arabian Nights." Indeed, the bluff captain wa s right. coming. was no possible chance to get on board the 1'orloise b e for e he s hould r e ach them Jhank s aw this. It was a trying moment. But the young inv entor never lost his nerve He drew his long bladed knife and crouched down await-Frank and Barney were armed with axes and knives tViih ing the attack of the shark. 1rl]ich to cut away the whale's body They reached the bow of the Tortoise, and Frank mad e a sup erficia l exa mination of the po s ition of the cetac ea n By placing their h e lm ets close tog ethe r and sho-ut in g, It came like a fla s h 'I'he huge fis h made straight for him. It was evident that this time it meant to finish him But Frank did not m ean to snccnmb in that manner. the two divers conld make eac h other h ea rd Jus t as the s h ark w as almo st upon him quick as a fla s h he "Begin work h e r e, Barney," Frank directe d "I will go around on t h e opposite s id e." "AU roight, sor." Barney mounte d the 1 ram ,,ha l e's carcass a.nd began to cut away the It was s low work. Frank b ega n on the opposite side But finally the soft blubber was cut c lear ed. a w ay and the r:nn The ca r cass of the d ea d wha l e l ay now c l ea r o the ram. But t h e blood hacl eviden tl y been scented by fis h of prey far and near, for no soo ner had the job accomplislied when Barney gave a great c ry. "Look out, Misther Frank I" But h e was too far awav for t h e voun g inventor to hear. Down from above ca m e a huge s hark. The mon s t er made a lightning div e for Frank. In another moment he would have struc k him but for Barney's quick action The Irishman sprang forward and gave Frank a tremen dous pus h The young inventor went tumbling down into th e s and s et But this was Hea-de or his c aptor, which he kn e w to b e 11monster octopus: to see the s h ark c oming for the m again. As far a s Barney conld see in the ocean depth s the re waii Captain Bail ey aboard th e 1'o rtoiEc hacl see n the danger no trace of Frank or the octopus. of hi s com panion s, and was terribly e x cite d. The mon ste r had evidently made good its escape to a sa.fc


8 FRANK H"BJADE, JR.'S DEEP SEA DIVER, THE "TORTOISE." diEtance with its prey. The horror o.f the faithfulirisf1man can well be imagined. 'rhrrc would have been no hesitation about hi s going to !<'rank's r e lief but he knew not in whi c h direction to go. \Vhat should he do ? The Celt was in an agony of terror and don bt. He went as far a s be dared from the s hip in the direction whi c h be believed monster had dragged .Frank away. Then, a school of s harks appearing, he was obliged to beat a retreat. The poor Irishman was beside himself. "Shurf', pbwativcr shall I do?" he wailed. "Misther Frank has gone to his death, I m shure !" In his extremity he rus hed into the Yestibule of the boal. H e closed the door, and in a few moments the water was pumped. out of the place. He then s taggered into the cabin, and was received by Captain Bailey and Pomp. ''Och hone, it's the la sht av Mistber Frank!" cried the agonized Celt. "Shure, he's kilt, bad luck to the bloody "An I'll j es' b e ready in one minit, l 'ish.'' Pomp was a s good as his word. H hardly required a minute for him to get into divings uit Then both entered the vestibule. Captain wati to keep watch and if anything hap pC'ned he w as to give suc h astiistancc as he could. 'l'hi s time Barney and .Pomp provided 1rith long pik e poles. These w e re armed with sharp blades at the end for the purpose of disemboweling any voraciou s which should (:hance to come their way. Thus equipped they left the submarine boat on their per ilous mi:::sion. That it was a perilous one uoth well knew. The chances were that they might never return lo the T o r That they would succeed in finding Frank Reade, Jr., bot h knew to be almost hopeless. Yet they were determined to sell lheir lives m the at tempt. crayther what tuk him away!" They were inte nsel y devoted to their gifted young mastN, "Fo' de Lor' sakei!, don' yo' dat, chile!" cried Pomp. nnd being brave both of them, they would nol hesi-"I done fu1k we nebcr gib Marse Frank up!" rate a mom en t to die in his behalf. "It i s po ssible that he may have successfu lly fought the Leaving the 'l'ortoise, thPy mad e their way s lowly over the octopus," cried Captain Bailey; "but we ought to go to his s andy b ed of the ocean. aid." "Shure, sor, an' in phwat direction wnd yez go?" cried As a precaution, :::hould they get beyond the range of light from the Tortoise and lose their way, Pomll carried a small Barney. wire, which unrolled. from a aboa rd the ship as fast as they went on. I don t know." "N ayther do L s or, an' if any wan CLH:t tell me, shure, I'd do anythin' fC'r him. Och hone! it's a broth av a byo he \mt:, an' him now dead!" But Pomp was aroused. "I done fu1k de cap'en will stay wif de boat, I'ish !" he .::ried, "an' yo' an' I will go after Marse CHAPTER IV. THE SEARCH. By this they .would be enab l ed to find their way bctck to the Tortoise There was a large gang of sharks feeding on the carcass of the wh1:lle. Barney and Pomp gave the.m a wide berth, and, fortunately, were not molested them. They started boldly into the dark waters beyond. 'l'he bed of the ocean now began to undergo a change. Instead of the clean white sand there were rocks and crags and yawning abysses. Frank, if dragged clown into one of these terrible places, 1rould probably never escape alive. "Of course I will," c ried Captain Bailey. "And may Pomp, put his helmet close to Barney' s and shouted : you good luck." "Phwat's that, naygur ?" asked Barney. "Don' ax no questions, chile. I'se gwine wif yo' to fin' 1\iarse Frank.". "Wha' yo' fink, I'ish? Am dis a likely place fo' de oc t opus to carry Marse Frank?" "Begona, I think it is, naygur replied Barney. "An' 8hure if Misther Frank is down in that hole, I'd niver hope "Good fer yez: naygur !" cried Barney. "Shure, it's to see him up again." redd_y I am." "Golly, dat am so !"


FRANK READE, J R.'S DEEP "Begorra, I'm afraid we' ll niver see .M:isther Frank again." "Dis chile neb e r gib him up.'' Whurroo! I V hat do ye z ca ll that? What s eemed lik e a black c loud now ca m e drifting t hrough the wat er. The two div e r s w e r e for a m d m ent n onplm:ed. 'rh en Barney remembered that th e octopu s always throw s out jus t s u c h an inky c loml upon approach. H e put hi s h elmet clo8e to Pomp's and s houted: "Look out fer yersilf I Th e omadhoun i s a-comin !" 'rhe next moment the ink y c lou d 1ras a ll 'about them D I VER, THE "TORTOISE." It yielded, and in s uch a life-like manner that the Celt flashed hi s electric light down upon it. "Tare an' 'ounds !" he gasped "phwat the devil &m I doing av?" It was easy to see that the s pong y mass was the tentacles o f a mighty devil -fis h. B efore could mak e a further move, up flashed the might y aim, and was about his body a s quick as a flash. He was lifte d up bodily, and atthe s ame moment up from r he bla c k ab yss there arose a terrible apparition of beak like jaw s and horrible s taring eyes. 'rh e devil-fi s h had seized Barney, and was rising from its The electric l amps in the ir h e lm e t s w e r e not stro n g lai r to mak e a m ea l upon its inte nded victim. eno u g h to p enetrate t h e g loom. It was an awful moment for the two horrified divers. But in a few moments the ink y c l oud was gone. Och hone, it 's kilt I am!" wailed Barney, with awful h o rror. The two diYer s s tood up o n the v erge of the ab yss but not Had h e been less brave and 'cie termined he would hav e a s ig n of th e octopus could b e seen. "Bej abers, that's quare!.' mutt e r e d Barney. "Phwere i s Jainted away upon the s pot the bas te'?" But with that c ourag e whi c h was inheren t in hi s nature, he b egan to fight the foe. The Celt ca uti cus l.v got down upon his 1mecs and p ee r e d over the e1:lge. But he could sec nothin g in the g loom. In t he viWith hi s knife b e b ega n s lashing at the hug e w hich h e ld him s o tightly. The blood s purted out furiously from the wounds, and the h'ugc t e ntacle began to w e aken its hold cinity ther e n o t to b e seen a liv ing c r eature of aJJy B arney realized thi s and imbu e d with sudden hope, One s in gulnr fact wa;:: n ot iceable. h o w e ve-r. kind. All evide n ce of mar in e life, whi c h was so plentiful a short diE tance away, was lackin g here. The myriad s of fis h and c ru s tacean s whi c h s warmed the ocea n depths wer e not to be found about t hi s dark hole. It was prima-facie e vid ence that some mighty danger wa s, h e r e conceal e d tha t ;::ome m omtrr h e re lmkecl. All thi s drifte d t lir oug h Barney's ver y a stute mind. away. Pomp cam e to hi s aid "Golly! gib it to de critter!" cried the darky, excitedly. ''I done fink h e hab Marse Frank now in his belly, b u t he don' hab dis chile!" Of course Barney could not hear thi s exclamation, but he saw the darky coming to hi s aid and gained new hop e The octopn s' t e ntacle was nearly severed, anu Barney The n h e picked up a r ock a nd t ri e d to hurl it down into was almo s t free, when suddenly' up st ole another wrigg l ing th e abyss. 'l'hi s h ad no effec t, how e Y e r .. Barney put hi s he lm e t aga in s t P omp's and s l,outed: Phwa t do vez think av i t navo1.n ?" .Jb 'l'h e darky replied : "I don e fin' dat Marse Frank hab b e en carried down into dat dr e fful place." "Thin, bcjab e r s it's the ind av him!" "Yo' am right." "Phwat sha ll w e do?" "I don e fink w e h a b t o gib it up, I i s h For a moment the two faithfu l ser vito r s s tood in uncer taint y upon the verge of the abyss. The n a startling thing happen e d Sudd e nl y B arney gave a move to the left. arm. This embraced Pomp, and the darky found h ims'elf be ing drawn toward the ravenou s b e ak of th e mon s te r But Barney was now releas e d and flew to Pomp's a id Both went to s lashing this tentacl e furious ly. rhere was not a mom e nt. to lose. Once Pomp was within a few feet of th e dead l y jaws Only a de s perate struggl e e na bled him to escape them. Barney, with a last vigorou s s las h, cut off the monster's t e ntacle and Pomp was free. Both got out of the way as qttickly a s possib le. 'l'hc octopus s ank back into the dark abyss and o u t of s ight. The two divers were completely exha u sted with their He s tepp e d upon a s pongy yielding mass which seemed s trenuou s efforts. Pomp put h i s he l met close to Barney's I partly imbedd e d in the white s and and cried:


10 READE, JR.'S DEEP SEA DIVER, THE "TORTOISE.'' "Fo' de Lor', ]'ish, I don fink w e bah to gib it up. I reckon w e bettah retmn to the submarine boat." The darky was in earnest in what h e Barney nod drd hi s h ead. W ell, I'ish," h e said to Barney, w e se dead fo' to jine Marse Frank if he dies now, ain't we?" "Begorra, but m csilf as don't want to die at all, at all!" retorted Barnry. "HhmX', loif c is good enough fer '' Begorra, thin yez don't belave t .hat we kin foind Misthe r me." Frank?" But something must br clone "'Pon mah word I i s h T don fink w e can'' They could not remain wherr they were forever. Finally "All right," r eplie d Bmn ey, "thin it's bac k to thr 'rorit occmTNl to .B:nney to cut in a given dirrction and we' ll be afther goin'." mark their with piles of s hell s and nt Boi.h turned away with lH'fll'ts. alternate inte rvals. 'rhis was donC'. 1 t was harcl, indeed, to give up all hope of: eYer seeing In this ma1mPr they kept on for some way, when s udtheir young maste r alive ag

FRANK READE, JR.'S DEEP SEA DlVlm, THE "'I'ORTOISE." 11 It was a s tupendou s problem F o r a moment h e e to od ag ha st. Of cou rse there was the c h ance o proceeding directly to the boat in all but there w e re many c hance s again s t the s u ccess of s u c h a more. \\"hat was to be don e : It was w aterlogg e d and rotte n, having lain maybe a quarter of a century under the wave s Frank at d.i,:l ance and gazed upon it. 'l' be re i s ."OllJCthing in a wrecked vessel even if seen abon: the sea whi c h appeals to the inquisitiveness o f an observ er. A thou sand wondering thought s are created. Many vagu e In all hi5 Jiff h r r faie. !<'rom appearances s h e went down .in a s torm and with all han clti aboard l" Frank was now deeply inte re s ted in the hi s tory of the 'l' h c c h emica l air ge n e r ato r upon his back could not la s t vessel. for ever. He next clambered over the rail and s tood upon the d eck. Had h e been otherwi s e amphibian it might not have boon The timbers were rotten and dilapidated and Frank bad, for there was pl enty of food to s u s tail1 hirn. feared that they might give way under him. But with t h e diving h elmet on h e could not eat. To rc-But he trod c arefully and reached tho mainmast. more it would hav e been to welcome death b y drowning. Here la s hed to a stay was the s k e leton of a man. 'l'hi s would inevitabl y come, if not s uffo cat ion, when the Passing thi s, Frank s aw another s keleton la shed to the chemical air generator s hould fail to operate. wheel, and h e then reached the companionway. But Frank was yet resolute. His electric lamp illumined thi s quite w e ll and he made I mu st and will find the Tortoi se," 11e d e clar e d rigidl y his way down the shaking stairs. :::lo on he w ent until s uddenly a mighty dark obje c t This. brought him into the cabin of the vessel. loomed up b e fore him The scene that met his gaze was a most affecting one. At first it seemed like a mountain, but h e s peedily found There lay, in the center of the cabin floor a perfect heap Lhat this was owing to the magnifying propensity of the of skeletons. water. It showed too plainly what had bee n the fate of the poor It was reall y the hull of a wre c k ed ve5sel. The k e lpwretches who had found passage aboard the Catherine strewn hulk seemed to Frank for a moment a suggestion Adams. or But second thoug11t causrd the rnfl ec tion that this sunken hulk could not possibly afford him rescue Death in a mos t horrible form had been their fate. It was an awful thing to contemplate. With a s ick ening s ensation Frank returned to the dec){.


FRAN],\: READE, JR.'S DEEP SEA DIVER, THE "TORTOISE." A thrilling surprise was in sto r e for him. The position of the captain w as hardl y better than thci raker. was in a desperate frame of mind. He knew that had got to turn up in their favor Yery s oan, or it would mean death in a horrible manner. He thought of Captain Bailey. Frank turned his h ea d away with pain Pomp fairly stagge red alon g now It became evident that he must soon succ umb. But at the very last mom ent, when it seeme d as if hope was reall y gone, the une xpec ted happened


RE-\DE, JH.'S DEEP SEA DIVER, THE "TORTOISE., ] 3 Frank suddenly waved his arms excitedly. 'l'he horror of that dreadful search under water for the 'rhrough the distant gloom there was a peculiar halo. It 'l':ortoise not one of them would ever forget. was certainly the distant illumination from the electric Frank had experienced enough of under-water adventures lights of the Tortoise for one day, and accordingly he opened the lever which exFrank was sur e of this, and placing his helmet against pelled the water from the air chambers. Barney's, shouted : The Tortoise sprang to the surface like a bit of cork. "We are saved Help m e to carry Pomp along." With on each s ide of him, the darky hastened along through the water. Frank's supposition proved correct. Once more the submarine boat continued voyage. The days pa s sed into a 1rcek, and one day Frank said: "We are upon the equator. In another week we shal1 r e ach our destination lt was the Tortoise and they were close upon it. It had been an exceedingly quick trip, all things 90n Jn a very few moments the light became intense and the :;idered. outlines of the boat were plainly seen. The incidents of the voyage had been many and varied. It was like being rescued from a watery grave, like being But nothing of a thrilling nature occurred after the exIJJought back from the dead, and the joy of the party can periences just. narrated until the Tortoise reached a point hardly be described in word s But the great question now was as to whether Pomp would survive until the Tortoise was reached or not. The darky was certainly very far gone. But in the last twenty yards Frank and Barney carried him. Captain Bailey was at the glas s window watching for their coming. 'rhe captain had been intensely worried by their absence and had really fancied that his last hour had come As they appeared now howev e r, he was overcome with joy. Frank reached the vestibule door and flung it open. The two rushed in and dragged Pomp after them. Frank shut the door quickly and then turned the pump valve. In a few moments the water was out of the chamber and Frank quickly unloosed Pomp's helmet. The darky had fainted. But his heart yet beat and Fi:ank knew that he was saved. "Hurrah!" he cried. "We're back from the grave Hea ven be praised!" "Begorra, I niver want to go there agin !" declared Baruey. was niver so near purgatory afore in me loife. Then he bent down over Pomp. "Och hone, an' don't yez tell me that the naygur won't be afther livin !" he cried. "Shure, we must be afther savin' him!" The young inventor now produced a bottle of brandy. A few drops between Pomp'::: lips had a magical effect. The darky's eyelids rolled his chest heaved, and in a few moments he breathed regularly. He was far from being a dead. negro. In a few moments he was himself once -more. It is needless to say that all were overjoyed at their essome twenty degrees south of the equator. Then, one day, as Captain Bailey was in the pile>t-house, he saw a white sail to the southward. The captain bronght his glass to bear, and made it out to be a full-rigged ship of the merchant variety. A moment later he gave a start and an exclamation. Jus t to the rear of this vessel he saw a rakish-looking craft. In an in _stant the astute captain saw that one craft was Yirtually giving the other pursuit. "That's queer ; be muttered. He brought his glass to bear u:pon the pursuer. This occa s ioned hi s deep alarm. "Thunder and gun s he ejaculated; "she's a pirate!" Then he saw a distant puff of smoke leap from the rakish craft's side, and heard the distant boom of a gun. It was a signal to heave to, as the old captain well knew. A more excited man than Captain Bailey at that moment could hardly be imagined. With the most intense feeling he sprang up and cried: "Mr. Reade, on deck, please. There's a blasted out yonder!" Frank came up in a jiffy. "What is that?" he asked. "A pirate, sir! A blasted 1\falay, or I'm a sinner!" Frank was astoni s hed. "Pirates in these day s !" he exclaimed. "Why, I thought their day was over." "Ah, but there are many of them skulking around here, sir," replied Captain Bailey, excitedly. "They come out from the Ladrones and when they see a good chance they are only too ready to pounce upon a merchantman.'' "Well," said Frank, s ententious1y, "we'll see about that." Frank studied the di stant craft his glass.


RE.\DE .. JR.'S DEEP SEA DIVER, THE "'l'ORTOISE." It needed but little scrutiny to sati s f y him that the cap tain was right. The merchantman was fa s t being overhauled. It meant Jcstruction to the fine vesse l if o vert aken. 'fhc Tortoise lay s o in the wat e r th e Malay un doubtedly had not seen h e r Frank went to the stairway and s houted: "Barney, set a course due s outh. Pomp f etc h m e up three projectile s for th c e l ect ric gun." 'l'h e e l ect ric gun was a weapon of Frank's own inv e ntion and was planted upon the uppe r d eck. It would fir e a proje c til e of dynamite, which at a di s tanc e of a mile would reduce to atom s the larg est ship. Barney obeyed, and headed th e Tortoise to pass directl y between the pirate and the merchant s hip. But the latter could be seen to be heaving to, and the n ext moment the pirate ran alongside "What s hip am you?" "The Tortoist), electric sub marine div e r Prank Rcadl' Jr., captain. The n the 'fortoise whi sked by and was soon beyond ha 'fhc decks of the Prisci lla s howed that the s hip had b e wade ready .for a fight, the r a il s being covered w ith arm sailors. 'rhe Tortoise went on in pursuit of the pirate The l\falay was making off at full spee d But s h e ma n gcd Lo scud a s hot of d efiance at the Tortoi se, though. The s hot ricocheted over the wa vcs, and barely misse d th 'l'ortoise. As the latter was not iron-clad, and would be eas il y sun by s uch solid s hot Prank did not care to take any undu ri sk. So he s i ghte d the elechic gun, and took careful aim a the pirate. Frank was disappointed. There was a flas h a s ho ck, and the dynamite proj ectil It would be impos s ible now to use the gun without r educfled on its way. ing both ships. lt s truck the Mala y fairly und er the thwarts, and the rc But he sought to send a warning to the pirate, w.hich mi,ght cause him to break away. So he s ighted the gnn and fired a s hot to the ri ght of the suit was terrifi c The re was a tremendous upheaval water and flyin d e bris. two vessel s Wh e n it settled down, no of the pirate s hip 'rhc projectile struc k the wat e r and lifted it in a straight drifting heap of refug e could b e seen upon the face of th e:olumn to the height of a hundred feet. lt was a t e rrifi c exhibition of might. ocean. It had b een a terribl e bolt of deBtruction which had struc For the first time both the pirat e and the m e re:hant s hip it. saw the s ubmari!ie boat. I The effect was startling. The pirate evidently believ e d the 'l'ort q isc to b e an iron clad of the English or Am e rican navy. 'I'he pirate tried to break away from its hold upon the merchant sh!p. 'rerror mu s t have seized the Malays, for they set s ail to the north with all haste. Meanwhile, the Tortoi se, with the s peed of the wind, was bearing down upon the two ships. A short while later the s ubmarine boat passed under the stem of the merchantman. \ Prank went out upon the main deck and hailed the merchantman. "Ahoy! What s hip i s that-?" A tall man, evidently the captain, was in the s hrouds, and replied through a huge s peaking truh1pet: "The ship Priscilla, New York for the Straits of Magel lan Indian port s." "Ay, ay," replied Frank. "What s hip i s that yonder?" 'rhe gang of and murderers had met with f ea rful and a jus t fate. No more would thev scour the seas, like a vulture what they might devour. Their end had come. And in a fitting mann e r. :Frank Reade, Jr., felt not the lea s t particle of compun c tion in firing the s hot which d e moli s h e d the pirate ship. He knew that in a mom ent h e had taken hundred s o lives. But h e felt no worse than the hangman who metes out jus tice to the brute who has made a practice of slaughtering in nocent human beings. As for Captain Bailey, h e was beside himself with delighb "Hooray!" he cried. "That's the way to treat the soul pins They've scuttled the last fine ship they ever will I reckon!" "You are right, cried Frank. "If we meet any mor e o that ilk, we'll treat them the s ame if not worse." The merchant ship went s afely on its way. Frank did not seek closer acquaintance, and "A who ha s jus t broken away from us. Aho) r !" Tortoise en h e r course for Carter's Reef "Ay, ay." The s ubmarine boat now made good progres s


FRANK READE, JR.'S DEEP SEA. DIVER, THE "TORTOISE." 1 5 'l'he young inventor estimated lhat in two days more they would be in the water s which covered the sunken i sland. CH A P'I'RR YTl POMP SQUARES .\C'C'Ol ':-.ITi::i. Barney was on deck keeping watch, but he managed to place one ear at the hatchway Unfortunately hi s got the best of him and he laughed uproariou s ly ln a mom ent Pomp had divined the secret of it all. "Fo goodness sakes,'' he muttered, "I done fink it "as i !at sassy T'i s hman. I break his head fo' him." Up the nas hrrl Pomp and made a dive for BnrBarne y ,m d Pomp fnr hnd thoronghly e njoyed tlw n ey. trip. But the Celt rPnclH'd the l)ilot-hou se and lorked him-Jn f<1et, the two jolly sonl s wonlrl haven g-ood time even :-:elf in if they were in a morgue. 'I'hc spirit of fun was predomi nant in the soul of each. Barney hacl played a little trick npon Pomp a few days previous which had made thr dorky k('en to get Rqnnre with him. 'l'he Celt had managed to entrap n huge and combative crab during a submarine vi3it 'l'his creature he s muggled away ami

FRANK READE, JR.'S DEEP SEA DIVER, THE "'l'ORTOISE." Barney was snoring b e autifull y whe n Pomp crept into the cabin. The darky chuckled, and cr ept behind Barne y's bunk. 'rhe n Pomp lit the lant e rn and put in a s lide. Jt was about the mos t hideou s r epre s e ntation o f a. hobgob lin that could be imagined 'l'h e likenes s of the fiend was s killfull y t hrown up o n t h e partition close b y Barne y's s ide. There it fiickE>red and quiv e red danced and l e ap ed. So ove rwrought w e r e hi s n e rves t ha t brok e down a nd actually cried Bad cess the da y h e w a il e d "Shure, the divil come t o m 2 a nd c alled m e to go wid him !" "'rhe d evil?" e xclaimed Captain Ba i ley, f e ignin g s urprise. P s haw! wha t are you talking abou t ? H e am drunk dat's wha t l w am!'' put in P o mp 'l' hi s fired Barney, a nd h e m a d e a dive at P o mp B e jab e rs; I ll have the s k i n a Y yez fer t hat! h e c r ied. Then Pomp l e an e d ove r and began to g roan di s m a ll y in Have a t ye, yez b l ack mi sfit Barne y s e ar. 'fhe Celt was a s ound s leep e r b n t t hat groa n w o uld have nigh arou sed a d e ad man 'fhe Celt turned ove r mutte r e d som et hing and ope ned hi s eyes. H e was face to face wit h t h e s pectre. F or a moment h e did n ot move, o win g, no doubt to a ;::tate of stupidit y out o f whic h h e was c oming. But the next moment h e awo ke, a nd l e t out a yell of t e r r o r that went f r o m o n e e nd of t h e boa t to tbe o ther But P o mp .\Yas unable t o conta i n himse l f a n y l onger H e burst into roa r s of lau g h te r B arney thum pe d a n d p o unded him but th e d a rky took t h e b lows o n his h e ad and o nly lau g h e d t h e loud er. It was the bes t jok e that Pomp h a d pla yed up o n h is rog ui s h comrad e in m a n y a clay. H e had indulg e d in r e v e n ge cer tainly of t h e s w ee t est kind. The tric k h a d work e d fa r beyond his most s a ng u ine ex p e ctations. Ocb! Murtha Murtha! H elp! sbure, h e' ll have me. But Barn ey's n e rves w e r e gett in g th e bette r of h i m to The divil i s afth e r me. Arrab! don't tak e the poor Iris hs u c h an e x t ent tha t Ca p t ain B ailey fel t t hat h e mu st in te r man 's loife, s or, I b e g of yez. I'll go wid ye?.. I'll do an y -f c re thing yez say, but don' t take m e l o if e 'l'he fie nd yet danced, but s udd enly vani s hed. sank back in abject t error. Ava s t the re mate!" h e c ri e d seizin g B arney's a rm. Barney Don t fly to pieces. You h a v e n't seen t h e de vil. It onl y a trick." "Och hon e i f iv e r I see an ything loik e tha t afor e h e A thrick do yez s a y?" cri e d Barney. "Shure yez can't m utt e r e d in t e rror "Shure, t h e o nld N i c k i s afth e r ye, fool m e Didn t I see hi s Satanic Maj esty wid m e o w n Barney O Shea !' J eyes? The word s were bar e l y off hi s lip s when another s pectr e Ah but it wa s a tric k lLaped into the room Divil a thrick s ay 1." This time it was a gho s tly, grinning skeleton And the captain h a d n o end of ilifficult y in quietin g B ar The way it danc e d up and down the room and ove r th e ney down. H e could not explain matters to him for t h e c-ed a ppear e d to him that night and bathed with perspiration and s haking with terror The Tortois e wa s now n ear the !attitud e n a med in the lo g "Och, worra, worra, me day s are numb ered!" he groru1ed. o f th e The s pian "Shure, the divil has called me this noi ght. I'd niv e r hav e C a ptain Baile y had recognize d tbe loc ali ty b y a number b e lieved it, but I seen it wid me own e yes." o f low l y in g reef s whic h wer e jotte d down upon t he map s HFor goodness s ake, Barney, wha t i s the matter with as Carte r 's R e ef you? asked Captain Bailey, fei g nin g a s toni s hm e nt. uYo nd e r la y the i s land," he s aid, pointing to the s outhv Mas s y sake s alib e !" c ri e d Pomp inn o cently "Am y o' ward "It lies now far b elow the surface." sick, chile?" "Whe n w e ar e dC'ad o v P r the i s l a nd s aid Frank, "I s hall Thi s too much for Barney. send th e T o rtoise to th e b o ttom }


, FRANK READE, JR.'S DEEP SEA DIVER, THE' 17 "All right," agreed the captain. The Tortoise moved s wiftl y through the water. Suddenly Frank c hecked speed The boa t s topped and the young inventor cri e d : ''Look out, all! Close the hatc h B arney!" 'l'h c Celt has tened to obey. 'rhe n ext mom ent the Tortoi se took h er deep dive down into the ocean d epths ''Never!" cri e d Captain Bailey, e xcit e dly. "It beats the world!" "Be gorra foin e !" cried Barney "Shure, I wouldn't rnoind livin in a foin e place lik e that!" Goll y I don e fink y o wou)d drown yo'se'f, !'ish!" s aid Pomp, sole mnl y "Arrah; ye naygur, an' if I'd drown s o wud ye! Shure, if ye was to go out there in that white pl ace, the Down down s h e w ent. It was a thrilling moment to all 1 r u d b e so grea t that it wud scare the fishe s !" G n board Not the l eas t e x c ited of any w as Captain Bailey. Doe s yo' m ean to insult me chile ?" It lo o ked as i f their exp(;ldition was about to r e a c h a te r"Begorra, I cudn t do that!" mination a n d whethe r i t w o ul d result fa1o r abl v o r not would ver y soo n b e d e t ermine d P o mp mad e a div e for B'arney. 'l"hey would doubtless have had a livel y wrestl e then and The motion o f the Tortoise in g oin g down 11as n ot a t lterc but Frank R e ad e .Tr. inte rposed. plea sant one. It ge n erall y m a d e t h e occ upants both s i c k and clizz.y Frank l o ok ed at the e l ect ri c p r essure a nd that already a hundred f athom s w er e above the m The effect o f the pressure was at onc e evi dent. 'rhc boa t ex p erien ce d a janing sen s ation and the r e a P.eeuliar crunching, g rindin g sound, a s i f the s teel s ides 1re r e b eing s ubj ecte d to great strai n. And ind ee d they w ere. Down down w ent the boat until e xclaim e d : ":My God! W e are two thou sand feet b e l o w th e surface. "The re is no tim e for joking, h e s aid "There is work : o r a ll o f u s.'' then turne d to th e c aptain. ''Ha v e you an y idea upon what part of the island the t C!lve i s located?" he as ked. Not th e slightest repli e d the c aptain. H er e was s omething of whi c h the voyager s had not once thought. .!<''rank was ove rwh e lmed with the sudden thought, and sank into a chair "Upon m y word," h e g a s p e d, "it i s queer that we nev e r lf w e go much deep er we s hall b e crus h e d lik e an egg s h ell!" 1 thought of that. CHAPTER VIII. EXPLORINQ"THE SUNKE N ISLAND. But jus t at that moment the submarine boat came to a stop. Frank pulled the s teel shtte r s from the plat e gla s s win dows, and shot the searchlight's g lare out into the depth s The effe ct was wond e rful. The Tortoi s e had settled down upon a sh elf of tock in the verge of a mighty forest of trees. 'l'herc wer e palm s ann pines and o a k s in profn s ion, with foliage and clinging vines, but all COilt e d with a. crys t a l white deposit It looked lik e fairy land Fishe s of all color of the rainbow s wam in and out among the trees, and there w e re b eautiful paths and nook s and grottoes far b e yond the most vivid of imagination s The voyagers gazed upon the scene s pellbound. "Upon my word!" c ried Frank R e ade, Jr., "did any of you ever see the lik e o f that?" The mer e sinkin g o f th e i s l and had ver y lik e ly closed the cav ern; if not, the a c c umulation of debri s To at'tempt to find the spot withpu t an y c l e w whatever a s to its locality was what look e d to b e a stupe .ndou s tas k Well, upon m y word," Frank sa id, finally, "I would not have believed it possible to overlook that point." "But we did," s aid Captain Bailey. "That is true enough." "And here w e are." ''Of cour s e the best thing we can do i s to make the att empt." When it was rem e mbered that the castawa y had been long upon the atoll b e fore he had di scovered the c ave, the trea s ure hunters in a measure r e aliz e d the difficulty of -their ta sk. But Frari k R ea d e, Jr., w as not the one to yield to defeat. He had come all this vas t di s tanc e to recover the treasure, and he was det e rmined to do it, if such a thing was possibl e Accordingl y he mad e preparations with that end in view The divingsuits wer e brought out and Frank and Bar n ey put them on It was arranged that Pomp and the captain should s ta y f'lboard the T o rtoise


18 3fEADE, JR.'S DEEP 8EA DIVER, THE "'l'OB'rOISE.'' "I will let all yon youngPr tellows have all the fun," said forninst that big tree. If l"n) not mistaken there's a small the captain, bluffly. "I am too old by far to stir around in hut there.'' o lively a fashion.'' Frank had especially designed for this of pre;::eurc, and he believed it would be safe to venture Prank did as requested. He saw what look e d like the shadowy outli11cs of n hut. At once his interest was arou s ed. nut in them. It was jnst be:rond the range of light from the searchlight 'L'h0 helmcb were of double thickness, and the pressure in of the Tortoise. the air rrsf'noir of rloublr force. The young inventor llid not hesitate to take the risk of the the two daring explorers started exploration, however. out. He started forward eagerly. 'hey were destined to experience most thrilling adven hues before returning. Barney follo'.red him. But just a::. they drew nearer to the h11t a thrilling thing 1 n a fe11' moments the vestibule was filled with water, occurred. and then Frank opened the Ollter door and walked out. There was a sudden commotion, a sound like reverbcratFor a moment he was obliged to wait and accustom him-ing thunder, and Frank looked up. just in time to see that self to rhe increased pressure. But this he gradually overcame. 'l'hen both walked out into the crystal forest. It was a beautiful scene which was spread before their gaze. To :1ll appearai1ces the island had not changed materially. 'fhe white crystals which had seemed to exercise the pre"erving influence O\'er t h e foliage even was undoubtedly a (Jte of t l r huge trees was falling He was out of range of it himself, but it was falling di rectly upon Barney. There was no time to lose. .Frm1k put out his hanrl and gra s ped Barney's arm. 'He meant to pull the Celt away from the deadly danger. But he was just too late. The tre e fell with a mighty crash, and one of its branches pinioned the unfortunate Celt to the bottom of the ocean. It did not crush him, fortunately, nor penetrate his di v-. By breaking away the white incrustations from the trunk I ing-suit. or a tre0 Frank found that the wood was yet wonderfully This was fortunate indeed. 11 ell prc ,;'.'ned. It held him down, hmrerer, as if in a vise. In 1ain Frank Tlw radiance from the electric searchlight of the Tortois e tried to extricate him. rxtcml P d Jor a grrat distance. 'fhis enabled Frank and Bnmcy to go some ways from the b(wt with l ; pon crery haml new and wonderful scenes were r evealed to them. 'l'he two Jivers were charmed and almost spe llb ound with the scene. X ever in their lives had they the like. lt was certain that the isl and in its natural state must harr been a beautiful spot. The young inventor had been with horror. At the moment he had faithfully belieYecl that Barney\ I fate was sealed. It did not seem possible to him lliat t!,f' Celt could be saved. He was confident that the Irishman's armor "'oulcl be pierced 11nd he would strangle to death. But fortunately this did not prove to be tlw case. 'I'hc branch of the tree held him clown firmly. He could not extricate himself. For a moment Frank was in a quandary. But now that it was transformed with the crystallization, Then it occurred to him as a simple matter after all to it was a veritable wonderland. For some ways th.Py wandered on, and Frank began to \\'Ond;r what part of the island had been the casta way's home. relca:;e his friend. He had a good sharp ax in his girdle, and drawing this he began to denl heavy blows upon the limb. The chips flew beneath the sturdy blows, and Barney Thus far he had seen nothing which would indicate that seemed likely to be quickly released when a startling thing human beings had e1er inhabited the i s land. happened. But suddenly Barney turned and made an excited gesture In a moment Frrmk b,v his s ide. 'I'hey put their belmets together and shouted: Suddenly from the gloom of the forest there crept forth a monste1, the like of which Frank had never seen before. It was a fierce mon ster, half crab, half octopus, with vo-" Rhure, )1isther F1ank, wnd yez cast yer eye over yender racious jaws and long, talon-like claws.


,'J FRANK RBADE, JR.'S DEEP SEA DIVER THE _'TORTOISE." ]\) Its glaring green eyes were fixed upon t h e two divers. Evidently it re _garden them an appetizing morsel, and intended to s n atc h them up. Frank stood aghast fo r a moment at sigh t of the mons ter. Barney oaw it coming aldo, and madcArightcned s ign s to I rank. till on came the creature. Frank saw that h e coulfl newr h ope to releasr Barney in lime. Th:?rc seemingly 1ray but to give battle to the creature, or give B arney 11p to it:; c law". Frank could have mad e guo d o wn C$Capc. But he would haYc been comp e lled to Jea1 e Barney, and he 1rould hil1e death bd'or c h e w ould have c1o n c this So he rai se d ax th reatcningl r and started fo r the m?n g loriou s victory and fill e d with joy he turned to effect Bar n ey's r esc u e But to hi s h orror h e beh eld a n e w anil, more appalling peril than the one he had just averted. UHAPTER IX. _\. n e w foe, more powerful and horrible than the one lw had jus t worst e d, appeared upon the scene \.t :fi.r;;t Frank thought h e face to ace with the sea :'r:rpcnt whom peopl e had been apt to r egard a s a fable. The creatur e c1irl n ot secul to knoll' lrhat fear \\'as. It was a mon ster fis h of the eel spec ies, and fully fifty It came on the and forth one l ong claw [cct in l e ngth. ca ught Frank b y the w aist. J ts snake-like bo?y c ame writhing through the fore st,

II "''' :.'0 FRANK READE, JR.'S DEEP SEA DIVER, 'fEE "TORTOISE." 'fhe water was so dull and cloud e d that for a time he could distinguish nothing. The n h e sa w Barney standing before him. In a mom ent the Celt rus h ed into his arms and cried: O c h hone, .Misther Frank, it's glad I am to see yez. Shure, I thought yez kilt intirely." Frank put his helm et clo se r and shouted: ''But how in the world did y ou ge t free, Barn ey? "Shure, s or that bi g snake s napped the 1.rce \ritl1 its w eight and let me up. Tare an' 'ounds, how the omadhoun ciid squirm afther yer baste d him wid the ax "Where i s the monster now?" They wer e now far beyond the range of light from the T o rtoise. They knew well from former expe ri e nce what it meant to be lost a t the bottom of the ocean. There was no desire on the part of eith e r to repeat that (;Xp e rience. Barney put hi s helmet c l ose to Frank's. "Phwat shall we do, Misther Fra. nk ?" "Rctum to t h e Tortoise," replied Frank. ''All roight, sor.'' The Celt see med eager to teturn, and l e d the way. Frank's plans w e r e qui c kl y ri ''Shure, s or, I've not the s lightest id ea, but I 'm thinkin' h e's gon e home fer to git a poultice on his jaw. H e would change the position o t h e Tortoise, t ravel to a b'rank laughed at this. Both could well afford to feel happy, for t heir c.;cape from death had been most marv elo us. But the two mon s ters of the de e p had been repulsed, and the coast was clear. Of course there was a possibility of com in g across more )f the sa me kind but Frank did not fear it. Now that the d;mgrr \Yas over, their courage returned quickly. Frank starte d forward to exami"n e the hnt. other part of the i sland and mak e a search for the trea s ure cave. Accordingly the two div e r s made their w ay b ac k to the boat. As they approached, Captain Bail ey could be see n a t the hig window b e ckoning excitedly to them. Frank was surprised. "What's up?" h e muttered. "What does h e want?" How erer, the young invento r qui ck l y climbed into the ,estibul e, f ollowed b y Barney. ; I f He reached the rloor and put his head in. The e lertric laiiW on his helmet partly illumined the inte rior. 'l'h e water was quickly pumped out, a nd r e m ovi n g t h eir the two div ers entered the ca bin Captain Bailey rushed up to Fran k in great excite m e n t. Great barnacles! I'm glad y ou hav e com e ba ck!" h e A number of little fish s camp e red out throu gh t h e win rried. dows, see min g l y terrified at t h e intn1 sion. The interior of the ca bin prov e d at once t hat it had been certainly the island hom e of the castaway. It was pract icall y in the sa m e condition in which he had left it so many years before. "Eh !"exclaimed Frank. What i s the matte r?" "Something i s going on up above us." "What do y ou mean ?" "Listen Now that hi s h elmet was off Frank c ould h ea r plainly. In the center of the floor w as a table made of pieces of 'l'o his hearing there came distinctl y the di stant boom of a can e deftly put together. Several chairs as c l e verly fas hgun. i on e d wer e about the room 'fhere was a bunk against the w all, in which there were _vet a f e w shre ds of rotte d cloth. The walls were hung with trophies of the chase, sea -s h ells of gorgeous hue s and the s hells of turtles. In all appointments the cab in was plainly the i s land hom e of a man cast away for yea rs. Many little articles were s cattered about which we will not pause to e num e rate. Frank and Barney entered the hut and looked a bout the m with much interest and curiosity. Beyond the hut Frank saw a broad p a th leading away, as he imag i n ed, to the s hore He was desirous of following it, but realized that thi s would be ris ky. He exchanged startling glances with the captain. "I t e ll yo u som ething i s go in g on up there!" d eclare d the old s kipper ''Upon m y word I believe y ou 're right," declared Frank, but what is it ?'' "It s ound s like a sea fight." W ell, we'll soon find out." "What, are yoy going up?" "Certainly." Frank sprang to the pilot-house and reversed the lever which expelled the w ate r the air-chamber. The Tortoise shot upward. Up up she went lik e a cork A f e w moment s late r s h e popped into the air. All rus h ed to. the window and took a s weeping look at the sea.


FRANK READE, JR.'S DEEP SEA Dl VER, THE "TORTOISE." 21 They were rewarded with a startling sp0ctacle Two One appeared to be a trading vessel, though s h e was more an ordinarily rakish in her build. The other was a Malay pirate. Boats began to put out from the pirate s hip with the c\'ident intention of making for the trader. "Thunder and blazes!" cried Captain Bailey. "I hop e the skippe r ain't fool enough to take 'em aboard. That would n e ver do." The trader carried a couple of cannon and had brave l y "Not much," r e torted Frank. "I tell you that sk ipper :isted th e attack nuid e upon her by the pirate. i s a ll right." Indeed a good-sized sea fight was in prog r ess, and the ''Marse Frank," crie d Pomp "I j es' lak fo' to gib dat yagers on board the Tortoise watched it with intere st. pirate a s hot wif mah gun!" 'Great barnacle s!" cried Captain Bailey, with great ex"No," replied Frank; "that would be useless s laught e r tement, "I'll bet the trader w ill lick the black flag yet. Their pos ition is bad eno ugh a s it is Mighty few of them 'em go it." Indeed, the trader did seem to be holding its own. The pirate seemed to be try in g to bring the other shi p close quarters. But the captain of the trader evid ently under stood this 11, for h e kept his dis tance. Had the pirate been able to bring the fight to close quar s the trader would have been whipped quickly enoug h. It was a thrilling s ight, as witnessed from the deck of the rtoise. Frank did not intend to interfere until he s aw that the der was getting the of it. The cannon-balls flew fast and furious, but t h e Tortoise gout of range had nothing to fear. At l ength the pirate ceased firing and bore directly down the trader. twas evident l y hi s intention to bring the battle to close rters or make the trader run away. n the latter case the pirate would quickly overhaul its y and be ab l e to actually close with her. 'Stand your ground, my hearty!" cried Captain Bailey, itedly. ui hope they won't be so foolish as to b e hoodked like that." 'I reckon not," said Frank. ult is m y belief that the per of that craft knows what h e is about." 'By crackey! I agree with you!" admitted Captain Bai "He i s following just the right tactics." e trader kept broadside on to the pirate vessel, and ked her guns to the utmost. is was with most telling effect, too, for the pirate's mast suddenly went by the board. en a great cry went up from the excited Captain ey. Bully for1 the trader!" he roared. "See, the black flag ck !" is was true e pirat e's death-head emblem came down with a run. e trader ceased firin g will liv e to see land again." This was true enough. The pirate vessel was s inking, and the crew w ere getting adrift in the boats. A. rough sea was coming up and the boats could not hop e to live a great while. It look e d as if the c rew were doomed to a fearful death 'rhe trader in the m ea nwhil e was making off to the south ll'ard. S h e wa-'J now within hailing distance of the Tortoise, and for t h e first time saw the s ubmarin e boat Immediately from the trader's deck came the hail: "Ahoy! What craft is that?" Frank made prompt reply: "The Tortoi se, s ubmarine boat, Frank Reade, Jr., mas ter." "What are you doing here? L ooking for the s unken island." 'l'his reply seemed to a st oni s h the cap tain of the trader, for he brought his vessel about. "What s unken island?" he a s ked "You are directly over it now," said Frank. "What s hip i s that?" \ CHAPTER X IN THE TREASU R E CAVE. "The Maggie May, New Orleans for Sydney," was the reply. "Captain Artemus Bunce, mast e r." A great cry broke from Captain Bailey's lips. "Thunder and guns!" he cried. "Is that you, ArtY. Bunce? I reckon we used to mate once, twenty-eight year s ago!". 'rhe Maggie was now so near to the Tortoise that the two skippers could see each other. 'l'he captain of the trader at once bawled out in reply "Dang my dead-lights if it ain't Jim Bailey! How are. y<>, Jim?" /


!2 FRANK HEADE, JR.'S DEEP SEA DIVER, THE 'TOR'rOISE." "Lively! How are y ou '?" \I ell, Mr. said Captain Bunce, in leaving, I "On deck and cleared for action!" 1ril l invite you aboard m y ship." "I see you are, by the way you settled that Malay." "l will beg your indulgence this time," replied Fran "Oh, I don't travel these waters nowadays without a lit!JOl ii c ly. "I h a 1c much to do and my time i s limited." tle hot shot f or jus t nwh fellows as that!" "Then I hope to sec you in an American port." "That where yon are right. I glory in your victory "But I say!" "Ahoy!" "What sort of a craft i5 that? K ot a torpedo boat r" "Your wis h i s mine., "Thank you. Farewell." Captain Bunce r et urn ed to his ship \. moment litt e r the fired a :;alutc of three gun:;. "You bet not!" replied Captain Bailey; "this i:; the mo;:;t Fr:_ank sprang to the dynamite gun and placed in it a pr wond erful invention on record. It io Frank R e ade, Jr.'s jectile. submarine boat, the 'l'ortoise." "Submarine boat?" "Yes." "Oh, I see; sa il under or over wat e r." "Yes." "Wait a bit. I want to co we

FRANK READE, .JH.'S DEEP SEA DIVER, THE "'l'ORTOISE." 23 '.rhe eave could not. be in locality, h e reflected. It would mor e likely be found upon the ro cky coast. This deciclrd t crnnk to the position of the subma ine boctt. Indeed, it occurred to him to take a ,)[' under water ruise about the i s land. With mind made up to this he wrnt into t h e pilotonse. I n a frw rnomenb ihe 'l' o doi se w:1s liftrd a few fret from IC' ])('(! of t sra and brgan to glide grntlJY forward. Jn way li'ra11k srnt the boat a l ong on the tour of in-There was a narrow aperture in lite w:1ll of t h e cliff which look ed as if it might be the entrance to a ca \ 'rrn. The young inventor din not lteR itatc H e pushed hiH \vay into the placr. 'l'ltc lig ht f'mm his helmrt ill111llinated it s ufficientl y to r nahl c him to Ree whnt sort of a place it was. A nnnow passageway, it l ookrcl. far aR tl1e viRion could go. l 'his he followed for som e wnyR, il'hrn Ruclr l r nly it tnrnrrl to th r right. Here it seemed to terminate inn wnll of rork. Had Frank not been in of anything, h e would hav e H e krpt Hw flash light at work in eve ry direction. Every heen satisfie d at once that the caver n w ent no further. i ok or grotto was closely Soon the boat began to approach a lin e of c liffs. This undoubt e dl y one sho r e of the i s l and. Frank felt wrc that if the cave in existence, it was be found in this locality. So l w select ed a suitab l e spot and brought the a stop. a "He r e we will rest," he declared. l'e." to find th e 1 ''Bejaber s, I'm wid yez !" cried Barne y, with alacrity. The .f'rishman quickly brought onl lhc diving s11its. 1uired but a few moments for them to don them. It a "Golly, I' ish,' cried Pomp, "if yo' clon' fin dat cave dis 1e, I tol e yo' dis ch ile am gwine to look fo' it. "Bcgorra ye kin, an' welcome!" cried Barney. "8h llre, R1rncy O'Shea can't find it thin no nade av sir h ye lukin '." "Huh!" sniffed Pomp, "don' yo' fink yo' i s srnaht?" ''I'm as smart as yez ny toime, naygur, an' 1 bit ore "Yo' am a big stuff!" "An' yez are a monkey!" This mad o P omp mad a nd he made a wha c k at Barney. t tl1e Ceit sprang into the vestibu l e with Frank The door was shut, and the water began to enter. In a few moment s t h e place wa s full. Frank opened the tside door. But as it was, h e was far from Ratisfied. l f c e xamined the wall a moment and gave a start' of snrp1' ise. The seemingly blank wall was a l arge R lab of s l ate, so placed as to bar the entire size of the cavern. It was hut a moment's work to disp l ace it. The n h e passed into a square, vault-like ch amber which look ed as if it had been mad e by human hands. There was little doubt of that, as the mark..:; of the drill were plainly visible in the walls of the chamber. But the contents of 't he cavern in tlw s unken islimd was \\'hat c l aimed Frank'R earn est attention. They were of a nature to at once excite hi s keenest inJn a heap upon the floor tlwre wer e s ilver flagons, plate nnd other articles. O.f course their lustre was gone, nncl thry were, in :1 corrod e d by the wntrr. But they were distinguishnblr as just t l w same. Against the wal l there s rood a number of mo ld el' in g c h ests They were iron bound, and seemed of very ancient manufactnre. Bu t Frank stru ck the nearest with his ax. It fell apar.r. The yolmg inventor had been prepared for a wonderful s ight. H e had fancied that gold in h ea p s would roll out upon The ocean depth s l ay before the m Frank took the prethe stone floor. t tion this time to make sure that no huge monster s of the But to his amazement that did n ot prove to be the case. p were lurking about ready to pounce upon them. The chest was empty. Tlie coast seemed clear, and the two explorers set out A s udden startling thought cnme to him Had some fldently. one visi t ed rhe cave before the i s l and sank, and had they rc The searchlight was set with :full glare along the face moved the treasure? the cliffs. It was a greusome and nnpleaRant reflection Frank would not entertain it, and made a noth e r blow at a second uddenly he pau sed with an exclamation. chest.


24: FRANK READE, JR.'S DEEP SEA DIVER, THE "TORTOISE." Thi s on e parte d and th e youn g inventor's gaze was r e warded with a mos t wond erful sight Out upon the s t o n e floor r o lled g r ea t of gold c oin s Spani s h doub}oon s of gold a nd pis t o reen s o f silver wer e there. C ertainly a fortun e was contain e d in t h a t o n e c h est. F rank, with a bluw of hi s a x, brok e t h e next. But h e h a d barel y seat ed h i mself wh e n the r e c am e a s u d en d ull rumbling s ound a nd a pec uli a r t r e m or B arney sprang up. B eja b ers, phwa t t h e div il does t hat mea n ?" he e claim e d i n genuine alarm. "Shure, w as i t an ea r t h quake 'rhe Celt was n o w m u c h worried a b o u t F r a nk. '' P h w y d o n't h e com e back?" hE' m u ttered. "Shure, i Mor e coin s roll e d out. A t hird c h est hel d s w ord hi lts a fool yez arc, B arney O'S h ea, not to have kept him in yo and variou s baubles, all evidentl y o f gold eye. A fourth, s m a ll e r tha n the others, con ta i ned jew e l s and Wi t h this B arney re n ewed his quest for Frank. man y preci o u s s t o nes. But h e coul d find no t r ace of him. F rank kn elt down and examin<'d the vast treasure before \Yhut 1 ras more, t h e li g h t of the T orto ise had him. and mys t e r ious l y vani s h e d T h e Celt was seized with terr A million dollar s would n o t begin to estim a t e i ts r e al Cer tai nly affairs wer e in a Rtartling and inexplica v alue. The young inventor pi c k e d up sev er-al di a s t a te. lllOnds a nd placed the m in a poc k e t of his d i v in g-suit. In vai n Barney tried to l ocate the submarine boat 'I'll g o bac k and g e t Barn ey," h e tho u g ht; th e n w e' ll H e felt. t hat h e was l ost. r eturn and fix s om e W!J.Y in whi c h to get t h i s t r easure aboard the Tortoise." H e had barely m a d e this res olution an d risen t o his fee t, howe v e r, when a startlin g thing happ e ned The re was a sudd e n shoc k a dull r umbling and a t r e m bling of the ground. It was a s if the r e had been a s ligh t eart h q u a k e s hock. The young inventor w a s puzzl ed All w a s d ark ness beyond t h e ra n ge of the small l amp hi s h e l met. H e coul d not see a11y way o u t of t h e terrib l e scrape he \ i n Time p assed slow ly. F inall y B arney becam e calm er. He reali zed that n oth ing was to b e gai n ed by sitti down and giving u p to use less reflections upon his fate. "That is queer," he muttered Wh a t does it mean ?" S o h e a r ose t o h is feet and wandered about aimless But as h e s tarted to leav e the cavern a horr ible explana looki n g i n va in for some s i g n of the l ights of the Tortoi tion was accorded him. What h ad become of th e s u bmari n e boat, anyway? 'l'he outer cavern had lit e rall y f all e n in and clos ed up This was a q uesti o n not easi l y a nswered. B arney He was shut in by tons of rock a pris on e r i n the t re a sure wholl y lost cave. As the awful realization dawn e d f ull y up o n him it see m e d as if his brain would turn and he would go s tark ravin g IT'. ad. CHAPTER XI. BARNEY HAS A HARD TIME. Barney, left out s ide, had been not a litt l e w o rried at the a hsenc e of his ma s ter. H e had not seen Frank enter the cav e rn, and did not of its existence. B e gorra, it's moighty funny ph w e r e Mi sthe r F rank went to," h e muttered. "I don t loik e it at all at all!" In v ain h e searched the vicinity Then he sat down upon a. rock. "Faix, I'll w ait h e r e until h e comes ba c k h e muttered. "It'll not be f o r long I'm shure. In this s t a t e of m ind h e gave u p h ope. H e wand ere d on aim l ess l y How l ong thi s sort of ng conti nued he ne\cr kn But s udd e nl y a s i g h t burst u pon hi s visio n Upo n the b e d of the sea l ay a g h ast l y corpse. Abov t h ere h overe d a swa rm of fis h For a n i n sta n t 1! h orribl e fear had seiz<.'Cl the Celt, tha mig h t b e the r emai n s of Frank Reade, J r But a second g l a nce s howed h im that the dead man t d t 11 n o w ear a 1 v m g s m his sk in was dark a nd his dress of the M pattern. H e was on e of t h e pira t es from the wrecked s B arney s to o d c onte mplative l y o v e r the u n fortunate low. Barney h a d h a rdl y t urne d away f r om this ghastly cvid o f t h e sea fig h t whe n h e came to another. Within a r a diu s o f fift y f eet he d iscove r ed fully a c1 b o d ies The r e w e r e very likel y a hundred scatte r ed about i n o u s localiti es, for few of t h e ga n g h ad l ikely escaped.


FRAXK HEADE, JR.'S DE.EP SEA DIVER, -THE '"1'0R'l'01SE.'' 25 I Th e Celt pa sse d o n and s udd e nly caught s ight of an obje c t For a mom ent, in the inte re s t he felt, Barney forgot his in the gloom which caused his heart to leap. pos ition or the peril that he was in .\t fir s t h e thou ght i t the Torto ise with her lights out. 'l'he love of i s a poll'erful one in the human comBut th e n e:xt m o m e n t h e sa\\' the e rror of hi s s uppo s ition. e s p ceia1ly i s this true if the di s covery be u. was the hull of a s unk e n s hip tre asure trove 4s he drew n ea r e r it a ppear e d to be the pirate ves sel. So Barne y at once b eg an to ransack the ship. The craft lay upon h e r s ide and in s uch a position that He went aft only to find th e quarter s o the crew and a could 1ral k f rom t he ocean bed into one of her ope n motley aggr e gation of odds and end s In the cabin th e re was nothing of. valu e But going for-ls h e did s o a t hrilling sight m e t hi s gaze. ward, Barne y founa a s ealed door n e xt to the powder-room .\scen e whi c h s poke loud e r than word s and told of au aw"Be gorra muttered the Celt, "I' m afthe r believing Barn e y' s whole soul was thafs it in there I'll foind the s hining gold I'm looking H e was in t h e ri c hly furni s hed c abin of the pirate s hip. 'fher e b y the door jus t a s d eath had overtak e n them, for." Barney tried to force the door But it would not yield two human form s There was a heavy lock upon it, and the Celt spent some One wa s that of a y oung girl of b e auty and with time in thinking how he could force it. ,.....,.,,.,"" upon her fair wri s t s a nd a look of agon y upon face s uch a s Barne y had never s een the lik e s of. With one hand s till fa s t e n e d with a d e ath clutc h upon th e of the ca. bin door, and half r e clining agains t the parwhe r e d eath had overtaken him, was a powerful-The y oung girl was a priz e capture d from s om e s hip whi c h fall e n a pre y to the pirate She had been k ept a pris on e r perhap s f or ransom, aboa rd pirate s hip. The c aptain seein g that th e ship to b e s unk b y trad e r rus hed to the c abin to dra g forth hi s fair pri s thinking that the s i ght of h e r would c the cr e w the trader to yield to pit y and m e rcy. 'No doubt it would, but d eath had int e rven e d before could lea v e the cabin or r e a c h the deck Barney gazed upon the s cene with a s ensation mos t in'bable. The door was of most solid oak and it would no doubt r e quire a great deal time to cut 11. way through it. A happi e r idea struck Barney. Back to the cabin he went. The pira t e captain lay yet against the partition. Barney inadc a move. toward him Then he paus ed. "Be me sowl, I b e li eve the omadhoun has the key av that r oom in his poc ket. Shure, he's the captain av the ship." Barney' s s urmi s e was a good one But it was quite another thing to secure the key. Ordinarily tlw Celt had no fear of a corpse. But a c orps e und e r water i s a gruesome object to tackle. The pirate's eyes wer e wide open and staring at Barney. B\c ry movement of the water swayed his fonn to and fro. Thi s was a mos t uncanny proceeding to watch. For some time Barney hesitated to approach the dead pirate. The n b e mus ter e d up courage. "Begorra, I niver want to see the Joikes av that again!" Adrancing, he caught hold of the corpse and endeavored muttered. Poor c ra yther! If onl y :Misther Frank had t o pull it toward him. H e more than succeeded. of her being aboard h e would have right soon s aved it was too la te now. --"' turnr d a way a nd b egan t o t ak e a look a bout the was a s c ene of riot a n d conf u s ion. dead bodies lay about and thin gs w e r e generally upside down idea occ urred to the C e lt. The dead pirate mad e a s avage dive toward him. So life -lik e was it t h a t Barne y l e t ont a wild y e ll and bolt e d from the c abin. To hi s horror the captain f ollow e d him. Borne in on the c urr e nt, the c orpse o>e rtook him in the inner cabin Brought to bay Barney' s Iris h grit was arou s ed "Shure, it's a fool t hat c an't whip a d e ad m an!" he splut t e red. "Have at H e g ra s p e d th e pirat e captain by the throat and held him bei11g a pirate ship, it was not unrea s onable to s upoff at ann's l e n g th. Then with hi s free hal.ld, he ll'ent there might be large booty aboard. t,hrough hi s pocket s


FRANK READE, JR.'S DEEP SEA DIVER, THE "TORTOISE." He was rewurded with success. A bunch of keys was found. Barney felt sure that one of must the door to the treasure-room. He seized a bit of rope and la s hed the dead pirate to the Htairway so that he would not follow him about. Then Barney went to the door of t h e trea s ure-room. He tried a dozen before he found th e right one. At length the loc k back and the door open e d Barney entere d the room. By th e light upon hi s helm et it wa illumin ed, and he saw a wonderful sight. Gold and s ilver plat e, coins, jewelr y and articles of value w e re heaped in a pile. The Celt looked at thi s exhibition of wealth s p e llbound. "God help me!" he moaned'. '"rhis is to be my end!" \Vith difficulty he kept from fainting. 'rhen, in a f e w mom ents, he became ca lm e r. The r e was cer tainl y som e way out of the place. not give up without an e ffort of som e kind. Hewo He once more examined the closed pa ssage very careful But there was not even left a crevice by which a mo could s queeze through. It would r e quire months to drill his way out b y that p sage, even if he had the tool s and liv e that long. His fate seemed sealed. Frank turned and his gaze fell upon the treasure tro ''And it was all for that!" he muttered, bitterly. "" but I am not the first one whom lu s t for gold has brou0 That in these modern times a pirate' s treasure be to death!" found seemed incredible. Yet Barne y knelt and passed hi s In hi s eyes at that moment tha.t pile of treasure was loa fingers through a pile of s hining yellow U. S double eagles. some and hateful. Som e tieasure-laden s hip had pa ssed into the clutches of ".It has cost me my life!" he said, bitterly. Lhe pirate, and these gold eagles were the booty. How he repented having undertaken the task. Certa.i "Be ;.ne sowl !" exclaimed the Iris hman. "Phwativer the trea s ure was accursed. wud Jlriist her Frank say to this? Shure, there's treasure Awful vague despair set tled down upon the young e nough here to let alone lookin for the cave on the s unken Yentor. He waa no t a coward, nor in the ordinary way was Barney was right, but a chilling thought struck him. afraid of death. "Och hone an' phwat good i s it at all?" h e wailed. He could have met hi s fate in battle or in the order "Shure, I'll niver see Misth e r Frank again to tell him av uaturc calmly. it." But to be shut up in thi s fashion and die lik e a rat i It was certainly a t er rible refl ection. Sick at h eart the Celt arose, and was abo' u t to turn away, when a most startling thing happened. There was a sudden crash and a terrific Rhock. Barney' was prostrated. For a moment it seemed as if the s hip was going all to Something had happ e ned. It as if some heavy object had struck the ship. Barney regajned hi s feet, and through the cabin, rcac:hfld the open port by whi c h h e h ad entered. At that moment a great flood of light s hone all around him. CHAPTER XII. Lra p wa s something mos t awful to contemplate. But in t h e mids t of all his di s mal one l resort came to Frank. He prang up and began to e xamin e the cavern cham carefully. Certainly it was by no means that there mi be some other mean s of exit from the cave. The thought wa:; father to the hope. H e at once b to make a seal't.!h. To his intense delight he found that a narrow pass did lead from tbc opposite end of the chamber. At times the passage was very narrow, and he was c polled to squeeze his way through. But he kept on. Suddenly he s aw whit e object s ah e ad. he came upon one of the most beautiful sce nes that it eve r been his fortune to gaze upon. FRANK'S THRILLING EXPERIENCES, He was in a cavern, the arche s and floor and dome The human fancy could hardly picture a worse position which was all of the rarest pink blue and white coral. than that in which we left Frank Reade, Jr. He believed .that b,v the caving in of the passage he was literally buried alive in the treasure cave. It was a veritable fairyland under the sea. Colored fis hes s wam about dainty were about, and everything had a delieate, fragile beauty.


FRANK READE, JR.'S DEEP SEA DIVER, THE "TORTOISE." 27 In all his life Frank had nrver seen anything more beau.ful. But hope was now strong in his breast. Then he remembered the earthquake, which had been the means of closing the cave. It was not impossible but that this revulsion had also There was no doubt but that over these r eefs he would done great harm to the submarine boat. 18\l.CC-EleU in finding hi s way to the upper s urface and bed of In fact, it may have been the meano; of totally destroying Frank knew that his friends above must by this time be s as to his whereabouts. As J1c had anticipated, h e wry soon came out of the bed of the ocean. the Tortoise. Yet he would not abandon hope He searc hed for the spot where the Tortoise had been. He wa" rewarded with success, for h e found the impress of the boat's keel in a patch of mud His joy could not be expressed. But the Tortoise was gone, The question now was to find Barney a nd the Tortoise. Awful horror now seized upon the young inv e ntor. H e It was not difficult to find the cliffs and shore once more knew that there was some good and powerful reason for the These h e followed until he imagined h e was near the spot departure of the submarine boat. h ere he had entered the cave. He could not remain ina ctive any longer. Something But the lights of the Tortoise were not to be seen, nor was 1m1st be done, or hi s brain would burst. ,.,..,.,.Tum to be found. Hestarte d out with the insane hope of finding the Tor-For a time thi s puzzled Frank. Then a thought st ruck Was he lost? toise. On and on h e wandered over the ocean bed: Every moment h e was becoming more surely lost, until it seeme d almost a living certainty that death would soon Was he upon some di stant part of the island, fl,'om whence overtake him in its most frightful manner. find the 'f ortoisc would be an interminable task? But he pooh-poohed this. Certainly it could not be so. 'fhe island not so larg e but that he should be able to all over it in a short space of time He kept on for what seemed to him to be hours Ever the same line of high cliffs seemed to present them. and there was no sign of the Tortoise. Suddenly the young inventor paused. He was before a high cliff which looked strangely famil Suddenly he saw an object in the sand. Reaching down h e picked it up. lt was a knife. He kne w that it belonged to Barney This was evidence the Celt had b een that way but a s hort time previous. Frank looked for hi s footprints with tlw hove tHat he the action of the water had obliterated these. Frank had evidence that he was upon the right felt certain that thig was the s pot where h e had C]l the treasure cave. increased hopes, Frank started for the place where last seen the Tortoise. thr lights of the Rnbmarine boat were not to be seen. did it mean? a fearful chill seize d him. soul !" he gasped; "have they gone and left me?" rrrtnin ly looked tl1at way. At length a st rang e drowsiness came over him He selected a bed of seaweed upon a large, flat coral s helf, and lay down. In a few moments he was enwrapped in s lumb e r most profound. '!'here he lay at th e bottom of the mighty South Pacific. Every moment the ajr chamber was becoming exhausted, and the pure oxygen absorbed. As soon as the generator should cease i ts work he would be s ure to suffocate like a rat in a trap. Nothing seemed at hand to save him What power could? It seemed truly only that of God. Slimy eels and horrid crabs c rawled over his sleeping form. Yet he did not awake. It seemed a fearfu l lethargy which was upol\ him. Was it the s l eep of death? CHAP'fER XIII. THE END. But what of the 'I'ortoise? Left aboard the s ubmarin e boat Pomp and Capta i n Bai ley waited for the return of Frank and Barney But time _passed rapidly. They came not, and at lenf!;th Pomp's feat'S became aroused. "Golly sakes!" he cxclaimccl. "I done fink it am powerful qnrer whateber hah be rome ob dese people."


1'. I! FRANK READE, JR.'S DEEP SEA DIVER, THE "TORTOISE." "They will return all right in due time," said the captain. He rushed forward. Pomp saw him, and a few mom But a few moments late r a startling thing happe ned. later h e was safe aboard. It was so sudden and wholly unlooked for that Pomp and There was a happy meeting. But Frank was yet to the captain were utterly unprepared for it. found. Ther e came a peculiar shock, like the quivering of the atmosphere before an earthquake. 1 he next moment an explanation was given in a startling manner. The Tortoise ehot up into daylight and the open au. Pomp was in the pilot-house on an investigating tour. He sa w instantly what the trouble wa;:. 'l'he shock of the earthquake had damaged the electrical machinery, bro ken a s witch, and sent the boat to the surface }for()over, the whole was on, aml the boat was t earing through the wat e r at a runaway speed most fright ful. The darky's wool rose high up. The Tortoise went on her quest. Fortune favored se archers. Carefully the bed of the ocean was swept with the sea light. Suddenly the rays were concentrated upon a prost form on a shelf of coral. 'Marse Hrank !" cried Pomp, wildly. "It am he suah !" It was indeed the young inventor. Only a seeming m cle had contributPd to saYe hi s life'. Barney went ont and brought Fnmk aboard. 'T'he > prise and joy o.f tho awakened yout h can well be imagined "Ah," he sa id with a deep breath, "that was very ne, s l eep of death. T owe my life to you, dear friends!" "Golly! T done fink wP would hil b hunted desc wa "Mah soul!" he ga sped. "Just fink ob dat! Whatebe r will become ob Marse Frank anti dat down at d e oLelected, and the Tortoise was sent down. Until the young inventor has p erfected this n ew inv But it was npon the bed of the ocPan, with no sig n of the !.ion, we will with the r eader's kind permission, take < i sland anywhere. leave of him for a time. The 'I'ortoise was sent ahead under wat e r. Caphtin Bailey was in the pilot-house. and kept a good THE END. wntch out. But the density of the wat e r was s u c h that h e Heacl "FRA:.\I"K RBADB. JR.'S BLTWTRIC INVE

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ISSUED LA'J'EST ISSUES: 1.13 The Bradys D c5ed; or, The Hardest Gang in New York. 114 The Bradys in High !Are ; or, 'l'he Great Society Mystery. 115 The Brndys Among Thieve s ; or, Hot W ork in the B o wery. 116 The Rradys and the Sharpers; or, In Darkest N e w York 117 The Bradys and the Bandits; or, Hunting for a Lost Boy 118 The Brady s in C entral Park; or, The Myster y o f t h e Mall. 119 'l'he Bradys on their Muscle; or, Shadowing t h e R e d llook Gang. 120 The Bradys' Opium Joint Case; or, Expos ing t h e C h i n e s e Crooks. 121 The Bradys' Girl Decoy; or, Rounding Up the EastSid e Crooks. 122 The Bradys Under Fire; or, Tracking a Gang o f Outlaw s 123 The Bradys at the Besch ; The Mystery o f the Bath House. 124 The Bradys and the Lost liold Mine; or, H o t Work Among the Cowboys 125 The Bradys and the Missing Girl ; or, A Clew Found in the Dark. 128 The Bradys and the Banker; or, 'l'he Mystery ot a Treasure Vault. 127 The Bradys and the Boy Acrobat; or, Tracing up a Theatrical Case. 128 The Bradys and Bad Man Smith; or, The Gang of Black Bar. 120 The Rradys and the Veiled Girl : or, Piping the Tombs Mystery. 130 The Bradys and the D eadshot Gang; or, Live ly Work on the Frontier. 131 The Bradys with a Circus; or, On the Road with the Wild Beast Tamers. l 32 The Bradys In W yoming : or, Tracking the Mountain Men 133 The Bradys at Coney Island ; or, Trapping the SeasideCrooks. 134 The Brady s and the Road Agents ; or, The Great Deadwood Case. 135 The Bradys and the Bank Clerk ; or, Tracing a Lost Money package. 136 The Bradys on the Rac e Trac k ; or, Beating the Sharpers. 137 The Bradys in the Chinese Quarter; or, The Que e n of the Opium Fiends. 138 The Bradys and the Counterfeiters; or, Wild Adventures In the Blue Ridge Mountains. 139 The Bradys in the D ens ot New York ; or, Working on the John Street Mystery. 140 The Bradys and the Rail Road Thieve s ; or, The Mystery ot the Midnight Train. 141 The Bradys after the Pickpockets ; or, Keen Work In the Si''>P ping District. 142 The Bradys and the Broker ; or. The Plot to Steal a Fortune. 143 The Bradys as Reporters; or, Working for a Newspaper. 144 The Brady6 and the Lost Ranche ; or, The Strange Case in Texas. 145 The Bradys the Signal Boy; or, the GrP t Trnln Robb e ry. 146 The Bradys and Bunco Bill ; or. The Cl e v erst Cro ok in N e w York. 147 The Bradys and the Female D etective; or, L eagued with the Customs Inspecto rs. 148 The Bradys and the Bank. Mystery : or, The S earch tor a Sto len Million. 149 The Bradys at Cripple Creek; or, Knocking out the "Bad Men. 150 The Bradys and the Harbor Gang; or, Sharp Work after Dark. 151 The Bradys In Five Points; or, The Skeleto n in the C ellar. 152 Fan Toy, the Opium Que e n ; or, The Bradys and the Chinese Smugglers. 153 The Bradys' Boy Pupil ; or Sitting Strange FJvld e n ce. 154 The Bradys In the laws of Death; or, Trapping the Wire Tap pers. 155 The Bradys and the Typewriter ; or, The Office Boy's Secret. 156 The Bradys and the Bandit King; or, Chasing the Mountain Thieves. 157 The Bradys and the Drug Slaves; or, The Yellow Demons ot Chinatown. 158 The Bradys and the Anarchist Queen ; or, Running Down the 'Reds. 151l The Bradys and the Hotel Crooks ; or, The Mystery ot Room 44. 180 The Bradys and the Wharf Rats: or, Lively W ork In the Har bor. 181 The Bradys and the Honse ot Mystery ; or, A Dark Night's Work. 162 The Bradys' Winning Game; or, Playing Against the Gambleri 163 The Bradys and the Mali Thieve s ; or, The Man in the Bag. ..: 164 The Bradys and the Boatmen ; or, The Clew Found In to: River. 165 The Bradys after the Grafters ; or, The Mystery 1 n the Cab. 166 The Bradys 1 \Dd the Cross-Roads Gang; or, tne Great Case Missouri. 167 The Bradys and Miss Brown: or, The Mysterious Case in S ciety. 168 The Bradys and the Factory Girl ; or, The Secret of the Poisone Enve lope. 169 The Bradys and Blonde Bill; or, The Diamond Thieves ot Malde Lane 170 The Bradys and the OP.ium Ring ; or, The Clew In 171 The Rradys on the Grand Circuit; or, Tracking the Llgh Harness Gang. 172 The Brndys and the Black Doctor ; or, The Secret ot the 011 Vault. 173 The Jlradys and the Girl in Grey; or, The Queen of the Crookf 174 The Bradys and the Juggler; or, Out with a Variety Show. 175 The Bradys and the Moonshlners; or, Away Down In Tennessee 176 '.rh e Bradys in Badtown; or, The Fight fqr a Geld Mille 177 The Bradys in the Klondike ; or, Ferreting Out the (fold 'fhleveo. liS The Bradys on the East Side; or, Crooked Work In the Slum?< 179 The Bradys and the "Hlghblnders"; or, The Hot Ca@C In China town. 180 The Bradys and the Serpent Ring; or, The Strange Case ot thl FortuneTell e r 1 8 1 The Bradys and "Silent Sam" ; or, Tracking the Deat and Dum! 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'01 The Bradys nd the Man hunters; or, Down In the Dismal Swamp 202 The Bradys and the High Rock Mystery ; or, The Secret ot th1 Seven Steps. 203 The Bradys at the Blo c k H ouse ; or, Rustling the Rustlers on tht Frontie r 204 The Bradys in Baxter S t r e et; or, The House Without a Door. 205 The Bradys Midnight Call ; or, The Mystery ot Harlem 21 6 The Bradys Behind the B ars; or, Working on Blaokwells Island. For Sale by All Newsdealers, or will be Sent to Any on Receipt of Price 5 Cents per Copy, by PBAIIX TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union Square, New Yor IF YOU WANT ANY BACK NUMBERS our Libraries and cannot procure them from newsdealers, they can be obtained from this otnce direct. 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J y THE STAGE. No. 41. 'THE BOYS OF lNEW YORK ENJJ ME:'<'S TOiCE BOQK.-Containing a great -variety of the latest jok es by the most Eamon end men: No amateur minstr e ls i s complete without this wonderful lirtle book. .. _-,o._. 42. TlfE BOYS NEW y;oRKe STUMP SPEAKER. ning a _varied asso,rtD?ent of tump speeches, Negro, D u tch a Also Pncl m ens JOkes. Just the thing fo r home amusemen t a aruatem s hows. No. 45. THE BOYS OF l'\ElW YORK MINSTREL GUIDE AXD JOKE B<;lOK.;-Something new an d very instructi ve. Every s h o ul d obtam th1s book. as it contains full instructions for or h ganizi n g an amateur minstrel t r oupe 65 i\1 ULDOON'S JOKES.-This i s one of the most oriainal jok e books ever publis h ed, and i t i s b ri mfu l of wit and It eoiltaiD a large c ollecti on of songs, jokes, conundrums etc of Terre n ce Muld oon. the great wit, humori st, and practical of the day. Bve-ry boy who can en jo.v a good s ubstantial joke s h o uld obrai n a cov.v immediate ly. Xo. 7 9 .fiO\Y TO BECO:.\IE AN ACTOR.-Containina com p lete instrugtions ho\v to make up for val"ious cha racter s the srage: with the duties of the Stage Managet rrompte r ::>e '!1iC property l\fan. ,B.v a prominent Stage Manage/ 80. WILLIAMS BOOK-Containing th e lat est jok es, anec dotes and funn.r stories of this world-re nown e d and E'\"<'1 popular German comerlian. Sixty-fouc pages handsome lored corer containing a half-tone plioto of the authoi. HOUSEKEEPING. 16 BOW TO KEEP A, GARDEN.-Containin g I mstrnct1ons fot constructmg a wmctow garden either in town country. and the most approved methods for raisi ng beautiful r s at hotnc. '.rhe most comp lete book of the kind ever pub-lr 30. IIOW 'l'O COOK.-One of the most instructive books on cook in g ev e r published. It contains r ecipes for cQoking meats 11 fish, game and oyste rs; also pies, puddings, cak es and all kinds of pastry, and a grand collect ion of 1ec i pes by one of our most popu lar o c o oks No. 37. HOW 1'0 KEEP HOl'SE.-It contains information for ever)body, !Joy!<, girls, men : :mel women; it will teach you bow to nxtke anything around th e house, such as parlot ornaments brackets, ce m e r:ls Aeolian harp and bird lime for catching birds ELECTRICAL No. 46. HOW TO MAKE Ai'\D USE ELECTRICITY.-A descrip tion of tbe wonde r ful uses of e lectricit y and e lectro magnetism; together w1th ful l instructions for making Electr ic Toys, Batteries, etr. By Gtorge A ?II., 1\I. D. Containing over fifty illustmtions. Xo. 64, HOW TO 1\IAKE ELECTRICAL MACHINES.-Con ta!ning full Jire0tions for making e lectri ca l induction coils. dynamos. and man)' novel toys to be worked by electricity. B.r R: A. R. Beimett. Fully illustrated. No. 67. HOW '1'0 DQ ELECTRICAL TRICKS.-Containiug a large collection of instmctiv e and hi gh l j amusin g e lectrical fricks together with illustrati ons. By A. Ander son ENTERTAINMENT. No.9. HOW TO BE(;OME. A VENTRILOQUIST.,-B y Harry K ennedy. The secret given awaj. :Every intellfg ent' boy r eading this boo!; of instructions by a practical p rofes&or ( d e lig .hti ng multi tud es night with his wond erful imitations), can master the art, aucl create any amount of fun for him self and friends. It i s t h e greatest hook <''er published and the r e's millions (of fun) in it. ::'\o 20. HQW TO ENTERTAIN A,N EVENING PARTY.A \"Pry YalualM little book just pHolished. A co mplete ird, bobolink, blackbird, paroquet, parrot, etc. No. 39. HOW TO RAISE DOGS, POUL'.rRY PIGEONS AND RABBITS.-A useful an.d instructive book Handsomely illu s tl'ated. By Im JJrofraw. No. 40. lJOW TO MAKE AND SET TRAP.S.-Including hin ts on ho w to catch moles, weasels, otter, rats. squirre l s and birds. Also how to cure skins. Copiously illustrated. By J Ha'l'rington Keene. No. 50. ; 'r_O S'rl-!FJ!: ... JHRDS. AND ANIMAbS.-A va lu able boo k g1vmg mstn1 ctlons m eollectmg, preparing, moun t ing and preserving birrls, animals and in sects 'o .. 54. llO!V TO KEEP AND l\[A TAGE PETS.-Giving com as to t h e m_anner ;tn_d method of raising. k eeping. _breedmg, an_d managmg all kmds of a l so giving fnll mstruct10ns for makmg cages, etc. Fully exp lamed b v twentv-ei"ht illustrations, making it the most comp l ete book of "the kind p ubli s hed. MISCELLANEOUS No. 8. HOW '1.'0 BIWOME A SCIE::\'TIST.-A useful and in structive book g i ving a co mplete t reati se on chem istry; a l so rx in acousti cs, m ec hanics, mathematics. chemistry, and di r ectiOns for makmg fireworks, c6 l ored fires, and gas balloons. '.rh-is book cannot be equal ed. No. 14. HOW TO l\IAKE comp lete hand-book for making all kind s of candy, i ce-c ream syrups, etc., etc. r\o. TOUSEY'S UNI'rED STATES DISTANCE POCKET AND GUIDE.-Givi ng the oflic 1 al distances on a ll the r ailroad of the United States a-nd Canada-. 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A SPLENDID .NEW ONE ran CONTAINING STORIES OF ADVENTURE ON LAND --UNDER THE SEA--IN THE AIR. '' .A.1\I.[E,'' THE PRINCE OF STORY WRITERS. Each Number in a Handsomely Illuminated Cover. j A 32-PAGE BOOK FOR 5 CENTS. -.. All our 1 eaders know Frank Reade, Jr., t h e g r eates t inven tor of the age, and his two fun-loving chmns, Barney and Pom}). The stories to be publishe d in this magazine will contain a true account of the wonderful and exciting adventures of the famous inventor, witb his marvellous flying machines electrical overland engines, and his extraordinary submarine boats. Each number will be a rare treat. Tell your newsdealer to g e t you a copy. Here are the first EIGHT titles, and eac h number will be better than the previous one: No.1. No.2. NO.3. No.4. No. a. No. 6. No. 7. No. 8. READE, JR.'S WHITE CRUISER OF THE CLOUDS; or, The Search for the. Dog-Faced Men. Issu e d O ctober a1 FRANK READE, JR.'S SUBMARINE BOAT, THE ''EXPLORER"; 'or, To the North Pole Under the Ice. Issu e d November 7 FRANK READE, JR.'S ELECTRIC VAN; or, Hunting Wild Animals in the Jungles of India. Issu e d November 14 FRANK READE, JR.'S ELECTRIC AIR CANOE; or, The Search for the Valley of Diamonds.-" Issu e d November 21 FRANK READE, JR.'S SEA SERPENT"; or, The Search for Sunken Gold. Issu ediNovember 2s FRANK READE, JR.'S ELECTRIC TERROR, The "THUNDERER"; or, The Search for the Tartar's Captive. I ssued Dece mbea 5 FRANK READE, JR.'S AIR WONDER, The "KITE"; or, A Six Weeks' Flight Over the Andes. I ssue d December 12 FRANK READE, JR.'S DEEP SEA DIVER, The "TORTOISE"; or, The Search for a Sunken Isla Issu e d D ecembet Fo r Sa l e by A ll Newsdea l e rs, or w ill b e S ent to A n y A ddress on Receipt of Price, 5 Cen ts per Copy, b y FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union Square, New Yor IF YOU WANT ANY BACK NUMBERS of ou r L i b r aries and ca n no t procure them f rom n ews d e al ers, they can b e obtained from this office direc t Cut out and fill in the following O r d e r Blank and send it to u s with the price o f the bo oks yo u want and we w ill s e nd t hem to you b y re-turn mail. POS'rAGE STAMPS 'l'HE SAME AS MONEY. FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union Sq u a re, New York. ................ ........ 190 DEAR SIR-Enclosed find ..... cents for which p lease send me: .... copies of WORK AND WIN, Nos .... .......... ................................................ .. .. WILD WEST WEEKLY, Nos . .... . ...................... .... .................. .FRANK READE WEEKLY, Nos .. .. .... ................... ............................. PLUCK AND LUCK, Nos .............................................................. SECRET SERVICE NOS ...... ..... .................................................... THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76, Nos ................ ... ............. .... .... .... ......... T encCent Hand Books, Nos ............................................................. N arne ... .......... ....... ...... Street and No ......... ....... Town ....... .. State .................


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