Around the world, underwater: or, The wonderful cruise of a submarine boat.

Around the world, underwater: or, The wonderful cruise of a submarine boat.

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Around the world, underwater: or, The wonderful cruise of a submarine boat.
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Senarens, Luis 1863-1939
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WEEKLY MAGAZINE. Contain in Stories of Adventures on Land, Sea & in the Air. lulled Weekly-By $'2.50. zx r yJUJ.r. i)Jplioalion. made for &ccntE-Cla.ts!{"at N-. l'. NEW YORK, MARCH 13, 1903. Two of the divers seemed determined. to the life of a third, "lrly'! .. thought' Fra.nkr "*hey would kill himl" He signs to Pomp. The da.rky pulled his a.x from his belt. a.nd, with Fra.nk. started to the rescue.


These Books Tell You Everything! A COMPLETE SET IS A REGULAR ENCYCLOPEDIA.! Each book C<'ts tt-eated up!''l are explain<>d in s tch a simple manner that any btld can tborougl1ly understand them. Look over the list as classified and see if you want to know anything ab'Out the subjects meDT,IOn<>d. BOOKS ARE FOR SALE BY ALL NEWSDEALEltS OR WILL P.E SENT BY !\fAIL TO ANY ADDRESS FROM TIII OFFICE ON RECEIPT OF PRICE, TEN CENTS EACIT, OR 'l'HRETwr published. It contains full intructions about gt'ns, hunting dogs, traps, trapping and fishing, togethE"r with de criptions of game 11nd fish. 'o. 26. HOW TO ROW, SAU, AND B"CILD A BOAT.-Fully illustrated. Every boy should know how to row and sail a boat. Full instructions are given in this little book, together with in structions on swimming and riding, companion sports to boating. No. nOW '.1.'0 BHEAK, HIDE A 'D DRIVE A IIORSE. 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HOW TO DO FORTY TRICKS WITII CARDS.-deceptive Card Tricks as performed by leading conjurorso and magrcrans. Arranged for home amusement. l!'ully illustrated. MAGIC. No.2. now TO DO TRICKS.-The great book of magic and card tricks, containing full instruction on all the leading card tricks of the also most popular magical illusions as performed by ou': magrcrans; every boy should obtain a copy of this book.. as 1t wtll both amuse and instruct. No. 22. now TO DO SIGHT.-nelll'r's seconJ sigh explained his former assistant, Hunt. J1. Explaining how the secret dtalogues were canietl on between the magician and boy on the stage; also giving all the codes and signals. The onh authentic explanation of second sight. 'o. 43. HOW TO BECOME A :\1.\GI th< gran?est assortment ?f magica! illusions ever placed before tlu pubhe. Also tr1cks w1th cards. mcantations, et<'. 68. 1'0 DO CHE:.\riC.AI .. 'l'!UCK '.-Containing over one hundred htghly amusing and instructive tricks with chemical:i By A. Anderson. Handsomelv illustrareJ "o. 69. nOW DO SLI'J.rGilT 01!' oveJ fifty of the latest and best tricks usf'd by magicians. Also C phone and other musical instruments; together with a brief de scription of nearly every musical instntment used in ancient 01 modern times. Profusely illustl'3.ted. B.v Algernon S. l!'itzgerald for twenty years bandmaste1 of tlw Bengal Marines. 1 'o. 59. HOW TO MAKE A :.\IAGIU a d('Scription of the lantern, together with its history and invention .\!so full directions for its u and for painting slides. Handsome! illustrated. By John Allen. 71. HOW '1.'0 DO l\1ECITANICAL <'omplete instructions for perfotming over sixty )1echanical Trick By .\. Anderson. Fully illustrated. Containing over thirty illustrations of guards, blows, and tbe dilfer-ent positions of a go,' boxer. Every boy should obtain one of LETTER WRITING. these us&ul and instructive books, as it will teach you how to l.Jox 11. HOW TO WRITE LOVE-LETTERS.-A most com without an instructor. plE"te little book, containing full directions for writing love-letters .. :9. 25. HOW TO BECOME A full und when to them. I E"tters for young and old mstruct!ons all of "'ymnasti<' and athletic No. 12._ HOW _TO LETTERS TO_ LADIES.-G;iving Embracmg thtrty-five Illustrations. By Professor W. llacdonald., complete InstructiOnS for wrttmg letters to lad1es on all subJects .\ handy and useful book. al:;:o letters of introduction. not('s and 34. IIOW TO full instruction for No .. 2_4. HOW. TO. WRI1'E TO fencmg and the use of the broadswo:-J: also instruction in archery. i Contatq_mg full d1rect10ns for wntmg to gentlemen on all subJects Described with twenty-one practical illustrations. givin" the bestIal o givmg sample letters for instruction. positions in fencing A complete book. 'o. 53. IIOW TO WRITE LE'l"VJ.'ERS.-A wonderful littlt TR lc I book, telling you how to write to your sweetheart, your father KS WI'!H CARDS. mother, sister, brother, employer; and, in fact, everybody and any o. HOW TO DO W lTII. CARDS.-Contammg body you wish to write to. })v('ry yc.ung man and every young explanatiOns of t'he general prmc1ples of sleight-of-hand applicable lad y in the land should have this book. to tricks; of card. wit}) ordinl!-ry cards, and not requiring 74. HOW TO WRITE LETTERS CORRECTLY.-Coll eleJg_ht-.of-hand; of trtcks tnvolvmg sle1ght-of-hand, or the use of taining full instructions for writing letters on almost any subject. ; 5 tn lly prE"pared cards. By Professor Haffner. Illustrated. also rules for punctuation and composition, with specimen Jette os (Continued on page 3 of cover.)


r.:c-----FRANK READE "'WV"EE:EE:L 'Y" C ONTAINING STORIES O F A DVENTURES O N LAND 8 E A .AN D IN TilE AIR. Issue d Weekly-By Subscription $2.50 per year. Application made for Second Olau entry at the New Yo1k, N. Y., P os t O jft ce. Enteed according to Act of Cong1'688 in the year 1903, ;,. the ojftce of the Lib1arian of Congrett. Wathington, D. C by F1ank Toutey, 24 Union Square, New York. No. 20. NEW YORK, MARCH 13, 1903. Price .5 Cents Around the World Under Water; OR, THE WONDERFUL CRUI S E OF A SUBMARINE BOAT. By "NONAME." CHAPTER I. This provoked some disc u ssi on Dr. S e abright V an Bulow taking an oppos ite stand. In fact, the argument went so fa r that much p e r son al abuse was Jsed, u ntil the preside n t si l enced the di scussi on In the wear 18the r e was held in the rooms of the by rapping to order and fining e a ch member l iber ally who A SCIENTIFIC DEBATE American Scientific Institute, in New York City, a gath-was in the squabble. ering of learned savants and men of knowledge. As soon as order was rest or e d the orig i nal debate, w l ich Nearly every principal city in the country was represented. con cerned the bottom of the sea, was retu rn e d to. It was a vast aggregation of knowledge and brains, Prof. Valentine Vose, w h o had unt i l now been silmt, arose and addressed the meeting and the few spectators enjoyed a mental treat such as had never fallen to their lot before. The evening was occupied with various lectures, ad dresses and debates, all of them of a mighty thrilling na ture, for the subject of the congress was: The professor was a tall, fine looki n g m a n o f possibly sixty years of age. He was the distinguished au t h or o f several hi g h class "The bed of the ocean. Its formation, material, extent works upon geology, and h i s o pini o ns w e re c e r t a inly e n and how best to accomplish its exploration." titled to respect. It can be understo o d that such a subject could not neces"Mr. President-gentlemen! he bega n, I believe t he sarily be a dry one object of our assembly here to night is to consi der the fea si-In fact, it was a very watery discussion, and at times the bility of making an exte n ded research of the b e d of the water was very hot, especially when Prof. Filipini Giorza expressed it his firm opinion that the maelstrom was formed by the boiling of a vast geyser two miles below the sur face of the sea. ocean for the interests of science and geol ogy?" "That is one of the objects!" interrupted Dr. V a n Bulow. Professor V ose bowed. I a ccept your amendme n t to m y speech," h e n o -


AROUND 'rHE WORLD DEB WATER. litely. "Let it go at that. Why not, then, discuss this There wa a distinguc air about him which proclaimed matter without further delay?" him more than ordinary. "That is right!" As he turned and faced the crowd l1it: demeanor wa,; Go ahead!" modest and unassuming, though the flash of eye was a:;. "No more quarreling!" I keen as a dart. I These crieR and others filled the air. ''Gentlemen, 1uc to inlrocltt{'C to you Mr. Frank Professor \ ose cleared hi throat, and then continued: Reade, Jr., the inventor." Professor \'o e. "He will "I believe that it i quite possible to succe sfully carry be glad to answer all que8!ion:; in regard to thi3 :::nbmarine out this plan and make a thorough exploration !" There was a. deep silence. A pin could almost have been heard to drop in the hall. Finally, a voice said: In what manner do you believe that this can be done?" "Very simply!' replied Vose, means of a submarine boat!" "A submarine boat?'' A buzz of surprise filled the hall. Wa:: all report true tf1at this man Vose wa a literal and dangerous crank. Everybo d y looked keenly at him. One man asked: "Have you a submarine bout at your command, ose ?" 'rhf6 learned geologist looked ste adily at hi:; interlocutor and electrified the meeting by replying: "I have." boat." 'l'he young inventor faced the audicucr of distinguished llll'TI, and :::aid: 'Gentlemen, Profe:;sor \ T o e inte ested me greatly in this subject of exploring the bottom of the ocean. In fact, it has been my purpo e for some to undertake a like feat' for my_Q1\!n gn1tification. I have invented and already built a submarine boat, in which I propose to take a trip (}found rhe world, nuder \Yater." The young inventor pau ed a moment. The excitement was intense. Uany thought that the spo11ker wae crazy. Few could believe that the matter of -ubmarine navigation had been solved. But that it had been, and in a masterful way, the readf'r t shall speedily learn. The reply created a :oensation. Everybody cro,vded near-''Do you really mean to ay that you have. built a er agog with marine boat, Mr. Reade?'' asked one of the scientists. A submarine boat!" "Something new!" "Who ever heard the like. Might as well talk of flying The young inventor nodded hi s hcacl. "Have you made a trial with it?'' with some arcasm "I have." i n the air!" "This i s quite wonderful. J you understand All of which has been solved!" replied Vase, quietly. that if you have really accomplished thi:o: feat you ha\e made ''Gentlemen, I am not talking idly. I can back up every fame and fortune?" word I utter with positive proof." "I have a lready made fan)e and fortune! replied Frank, "You can?" cried Van Bulow. with dignity. "lam not trjing to foi t anything upon "Yes." society. Indeed, l have been per uadcl 11" a favor to Pro-"Well, we arc obliged to call upon you to do it!" fessor Vosc:, to make you an offer that a committee of two "I can and will. Perhaps you haYe not all heard of Mr. from your society may accompany Ill<.'. if they rhoosc, upon Frank R eade, Jr., the young American inventor. Well, he my submarine tour. P e rsoJJall,r it i, of no tonscquene:c it is who has solved this great riddle of submarine naviga-to me at a II whether they nccept or not I start in two tion !" days so it will be necessary to takt immediate action. T "Another Verne?" laughe

Ttm WOULD U DJDR W.\'l'J;H. 3 "Wt all wish to humbly beg the gentleman's pardon, if re,u deck there ro:;e to a considerable height a dome-shaped we ha\C off('ndt>d him," he d('Clared; "the American Society structure of plated steel. would JWH' r uP guilty of an impolite act. .But he will un'l'hi was perforated in orne places with windows and derstand vur surpri:;c at an astonishing declaration as deadeyes. he has just made!" The lower part was the cabin, but the u:pper section was "I will speak for my friend," said Professor VoE>e, with a vast reservoir of air or water, whichever should be ad dignity. "He is telling you the absolute truth. His mitted. home is in Readestown, and you all have an invitation to be The pressing of an electric key in the dynamo-room or on hand the day of the launch. A a member of this club the pilot-house would open a vast valve, throwing instantly I make a motion that ?llr. Heade be thanked for his J..'ind a huge volume of sea water into the chamber. offer, and that a committee of two be appointed to accom-This would at once sink the boat. pany him!" 'J'he motion was greeted with cheers. It was warmly seconded and unanimour:ly passed. A ballot &howed that Professor \'ose and Dr. Van Bulow were elected to accompany th<> :mbmarine navigator. Both g<'ntlem<'n W<'re delighte d, and til<' emied of their compatriots. They shook hands wannly ivilh Frank RPade, Jr., and "aid: "We will be on hand Thursday with all our effects, readv for the tart." To rai'le it il was only necessary to open another valve, which expelled the water by powerful hydraulic pressure of tons weight, and caused the boat to rise like a bubble. 'l'hrec hollow steel masls aro:>e from the uPc-ks and the cemer of the dome. 'l'here were gangways, neat little bridges, and upperC16nd lower decks. But there was an automatic device for closing airtight every door or window aboard the craft \vhen uncl e r water. The interior of the submarine boat was scarcely less wondc r.ful. It lacked nothing for comfort or Gouvenience that could "Who will go beside u ?"asked Dr. Van RL1low. be procured. "My two friends, Barney O'Shea, an l'Nshman, and Pomp, a negro," replied Frank. "They will be my crl'w." With a few more words the meeting adjourned sine ui<'. It is needles to say that not a member of the society but was mightily interested in the venture. CHAPTER II. A'f THE BO'f'l'OM OF THE SEA. The visitors passed tll!ough a steel door, with airtight, All envied the two savants who were going with Frank mbber edges, into the cabin of the craft. This was luxuriously furni hed, anu was a silting-room, Rtade, Jr. The news of the intended tour around tl1C' world tmdl'r parlor, libnuy and thawing-room all combined. Tlw of furniture adorned the place, and there wat<>r sprf'ad ovrr all the <'Ounlry like wildfire. 'rhe pncs took it up, and everybody read the thrilling ac-were fine nautical inslrumrnt,; and a stanrl of arms. t:ounts. Beyonu this cabin was th<' and the cooking 'Many rE>gard<'d it all 3 hoax, bnl the ml'mbers or tlw .-\meriran Hociciy wf're all on hand at thr Jannrhing. A shorl time devofNl lo an insprdion of tlw D:nl, Hw bo.:tt wa. called. In all their livrs they had never sren so peculiarly C011-8tructed a craft. It was unlikt anything had t>vcr :.:rrn bdorr. 'J'he hull was long, narrow nncl rakish. nnd built what on llw mod<'l of a light govemment cruiser, with n great 8teel rum in front. 'fhe hull wa. made or finely rolled teel, nratly plntrd. There werr decks forward and aft. and a narrow hridge running amidships from stem to stern, with n railing. But from a point just aft or the chains and forward of the galley. 'fhen thtrc \rrre.o.the stat<>rooms, and on the lower drck # was all the WOJHlerful electrical machinery of the boat. 'l'lH're were l'leclrie wirPs C'OI1lll'ding with the pilot-houst?, which was forward of the dome. .. Bul you will explain to nw. l\Ir. Reade,'' said one of the "how YOU tlr<' supplied with air while under water?" ''Ut'rtainly,'' 1''1ank. "Ju. t step this way." Tnto the main rabin tlwy Wf'nl. Frank then fouf'he

4 AROUND THE WORLD '(j'NDER WATER. the boat, which recharges the air with fresh oxygen, and also, by an induction draught, consumes all poisonous vapors or gases which may be generated in the confinement of passengers." "Wonderful! That keeps y o u all the while supplied with pure air?" "Yes." The Dart was thoroughly equipped for a long voyage. There were any quantity of provisions on board, as well as ammunition and other stores. Everything was in readiness for the departure upon the wonderful trip around the world under water A vast crowd was collected around the quays of Reades town that day. A little bell tinkled, there was a lunge, the hissing of air, and the Dart disappeared gracefully beneath the waves Down to the bed of the river she settled, and there rested upon a heap of rubble. The electric searchlight was sent everywhere under the water, the shutters fell from the deadeye windows, and the passengers looked out upon the scene about Nobody experienced any nausea or were pressed for air. The descent trial was a success. Now for the ascent. Frank pressed a key, and the hydraulic pump valvf>S quickly worked. The water rushed from the air chamber in mighty vol umes, and instantly the Dart, by its regained buoyancy, be From all over the country people had come to witness gan to ri se the start. Up..from the depths .of the river into the open air all Various and odd were the opinion s expressed. There were many who had absolute faith in the inven tions of Frank Reade, Jr., and predicted s ucces s dripping he burst. A tremendous cheer went up from the waiting crowd. It seemed as if they would crack their throats as the sueOne man went about trying to wag e r even money that cess of the Dart was thus assured. the Dart would sink and never rise again. The voyagers appeared on d eck for a moment. But at length the hour for the launch came. Then the Dart moved away upon her voyage to the aea. The party all went on board. Down the river she made her way at a medium rate of There were Prof. Valentine Vose, Dr. Van Bulow, Frank speed. Reade, Jr., and Barney and Pomp. The iormer was a curious specimen of the native born Celt, with an honest heart and the ric'hest of brogues. The latter was a genuine type of the plantation darky, bubbling with wit and humor, but true as steel. In due course she rea c hed the delta of the river, and then was in salt water. Frank had carefully marked out hi. course upon a chart. He had selected a point jus t off St. Augustine to make a start from. All stood on the deck as the eventful moment Then he intended to go due east a c ross the Atlantic, The workmen at the ways knocked away the supports, around the Cape of Good Hope, through the Indian Ocea11, the Dart gave a lunge and then went racing away down to the South Pacific, and again into the Atlantic, vi Cape the water. Horn, and thence to the starting point. There was a plunge, spray went up fo'f several feet, the Dart's nose took a dip, then she righted. And as she floated there on top of the water like a cork, she made a handsome picture, and drew a vast cheer from the crowd. Bands played, cannons fired, and Frank Reade, Jr., waved the American flag. Then the young inventor turned and gave sharp orders to Barney and Pomp. All rushed int.o the cabin. A touch upon an e!ectric key and the doors and windows were hermetically closed. Another key was pressed and the chemica l air began to circulate throughout the boat's interior. Frank made sure this was pure and sweet. Then Barney r-ushed to the dynamo-room, and Frank went into the pilot-house. This would assure an absolute circumference of the earth under water. In due course St. Augu sti ne was reached. Frank at once sent the Dart to the bottom. It was his purpose to come to the surface only in case of an emergency until the whole trip had been made. The submarine boat descen ded until within sight of the bed of the ocean by means of the searchlight. Then it shot forward. The great trip had begun. Around the world under water! Surely this was a won derful feat to attempt. It required a nervy and keen-sighted man in the pilot house. For the bed of the ocean was extremely undulating. There were valleys and mountains, hills and da l es, just the same as on l and.


... .,J..,n AROTTND THB WORLD U DER WATER. 5 The of running into these elevations was by no means small. It was necessary to lift or lower the boat at interval to avoid this and still keep in view of the bed of the sea. The sights revealed to the submarine navigators were omething wonderful to behold. At this point there were coral reefs, plains of snow-white sand, and valleys and grottoes peopled with all sorts of strange marine life. Fishes of all shapes and colors swam in and out of these beautiful abodes of the sea. In the glare of the searchlight they were all made quite plain. The two scientists, Dr. Van Bulow and Professor Vase, were nearly beside themselves with excitement. They could hardly contain themselves, o anxious were they to get out upon the bed of the ocean and secure speci mens. Frank Reade, Jr., had foreseen thi., and had provided for what he believed would be an important exigency. Down deep in the boat and over the keel wa. an air and water tight compartment. It had a sliding steel floor. onnected with this floor was a contriYance made of rubber and ela tic steel wiies. This wa bell-shaped, and when compressed lay flat against the hull of the boat. But when expanded and the boat rested ten feet from the bottom, it would settle down, and the edge would cling tenaciously (by mean of a spongy contrivance heavily charged with electricity) to the bottom of the sea. So tightly would they cling in this that by pumping out the water in this curiously contrived divingbell, any one could safely walk on the bed of the ocean. This was used often. Whenever a specimen was seen, or there was occasion to make an examination of the ground, this curious arrange ment was easily employed. The savants were rapidly acquiring a perfect knowledge of the plant and animal life of the ocean depths. Whenever Frank Reade, Jr., or Barney or Pomp wanted to go out exploring, however, they employed a far different means. Frank wa the inventor of a peculiar diving-suit, which did not require pump nor life hose. trance and exit wa made while the boat was submerged. The vestibule remnined filled with water until needed Then a pump drove the water out of it, and the diver en tered. Closing the door behind him hermetically he ad mitted the water again, and then walked out into the ocean. He returned in the same way. Two curious characters aboard the Dart were Barney and Pomp. Both were fond of playing practical jokes upon the other. Though the best of friends, they frequently were found in a wrestle. It wa hard to tell which came off victor the greatest number of times. For every joke the darky played upon the Irishman, he got back again with compound interest. "Begorra, av yez think ye'll iver get the best av Barney O'Shea, it's a misthake yez will be afther makin'," the Celt would say. "Don't yo' fool yo 'sef," said Pomp, with a vigorous toss ing of his woolly head. "Yo' a in' smaht enuff dis chile will git square wif yo', an' don' yo' fo'git it I" Prompt in their duties, fearless in time of danger, and greatly devoted to him, Frank placed great value upon the services of his two servitors. The Dart made good progress the first day under water. Indeed, the rate of speed was at times terrific. The Dart outstripped all the big fishes with ease. It must have been a surprise to them to see this curious, blazing monster go rushing through their hitherto unex plored haunts. Strange and wonderful were the scenes revealed at the bottom of the ocean. To describe them all would be the work of a lifetime. At time the boat halted, that the scientists might do some work. For the first day very little of interest occurred beyond this. But the second day a thrilling affair took place. Frank was in the pilot-house, Pomp in the galley, Barney in the engine-room, and the two scientists in the cabin, when a great warning cry from Frank's lips rang through the ship. Instantly everybody was roused. What had happened? An air-chamber, with a chemical generator, was worn CHAPTER III. upon the bac'k, and connected with the helmet, gave a sup-THE GIANT WHALE. ply or air which would la t for hour Frank Reade, Jr.'s warning cry had brought all into thP \mid. hip there was a. door and vestibule by which enpilot-house.


It was in tantly seen that there was good cause for alarm. A great cry went up. "Bejaber it' kilt we are!" crierl. Barney. "Bcjabers, an' niver a priCilt on hand to hear me confes sion!" wailed Barney. "Shure, it's to torment I'd have wint !" 'Mnh goodness! jes' look at dat dar big eritter !"gasped Professor Vose and Dr. Van Bulow were each nursing Pomp, almost tprning pale. bruises. The two scientists stood aghast and had not t.ime to Frank Reade, Jr., however, had dived below decks. speak. 1 He had been fearful that some of the machinery might be For there through the plate glass by the seachlight's out o.f order. It was his first thought. glare they saw a mighty thrilling sight. This wa a monstt>r wl1ale coming straight for the Dart, with its jaws wide open and displaying its mighty rows of teeth. The whale evidently regarded the boat as a rival monster of the deep, nnd con idered it business to crush it at once. But a quick examination convinced him that no harm had been done. Everything was all right. But what of the belligerent whale? Everybody was asking this question. It was quickly answered. Suddenly Barney gave a sharp cry and pointed out over Frank Reade, Jr., had for one momenL been undecided the dancing waves. how to act. "Shure, an' there is the old omadhoun !"he cried. "Wud So sudden and startling ltad been the whale's appearycz luk at the size av him!" ance that he had been taken wholly off his guard. The monster had come to the urface to spout. .. ow, however, he quickly made action. He wa seen to be the largest specimen of a permaceti He threw back the lever which was to exhaust the regerthat any there had ever seen before. voir and the Dart b<'gan to rise upward. After spouting for some while the whale c.9mmenced But quick a;;; the movement had been it was not quite making tt lightning-like circle of the Dart. quick enough. It was evident that the monster meant to attack the bOat One of the whale's flukes struck the Dart as the monster pa sed under the keel. The result was terrific. It was like the shock of an rartbquake, and for a momPnt every man on board Rremed standing on hi!' The submarine boat quiv<>red like an aspen long after the shock. again. There was no other way but to prepare for this, and Frank did so. It was likely now to be a battle royal to the death between the whale and the submarine boat. But the young inventor in making his boat had foreseen just such exigencies as the present, and had prepared for Everything movable was hnrlrcl right and left and piled them. up in heapR. For a moment all thought they were lost. Frank Reade, Jr., was willing to give up the boat afl w1 eked hopelc sly. But the Dart righ!rd herself a!id continuerl upward. The nPxt monwn! :;lw up into daylight AU managed io recover to grt upon t h('ir feet and look around them. The intnior of thP submarine boa! thr appe arnnC<' of much havoc and ruin. He procm<'d from a ch<'st in the forward cabin a clll'ions looking float with a long steel lance in the end of it. 'l'his was held in check within the float by means of a sen spring. 'ro the float was atlacked n long, insulated wire. The float. propcllt>d itself by JJJcans of a negativ<' cnrrenl of dectricit,Y. Placed in the walt>r it would travel in a sb-aighl line wherever directed. l'onlact with an object by the float would loosen the spring and let fly the lance, which was ehargt>d through the Bverything was turned upsille uown, and everybody was wire with a d('adly current from the more or less battered and bruised. A touch from the lance would be sufficient to knock the Yet no grf'at lJarm wa, done despite all tl1is. Looking ont through the partition all could the surface of th heaving blue sea. "Golly fo' glory!" cried Pomp, rubbing his shins. "I tlon(' fought mah time had come

AROUND THE WORLD U DER WATER. 7 Through the water it glided, Indeed, so taken aback wa:; the monster that it made no The cetacean at that moment was re ting quietly on the .fmther elfort to change its position. surface, alternately spouting and blowing. It remained motionless like a floating island in that spot lf he did not move the torpedo would be sure to ::itrike for some mii uites. him. It was Frank's time Everybody on board the Dart watched with keen interest. But ju8t as the torpedo arrived within a .few ynrds of the the monster lei urely g ided out of range. While the whale was endeavoring thus to recover from it -su1pri e, the young inventor wa engaged in preparing a hot reception for it. Into the water Frank quickly placed the electric torpedo. "What a pity!" cried Dr. Van ulow, drawing a deep breath. 'rhis time the uistance wao not so great. the affairwith the torpedo and straight for the whale. The two scientists had been watching deep intere t. Forward glided But Frank was not to be baffled. "Bring the Dart about two pointe," he cm:nmanded Bar ney. The Celt obeyed. This brought the submarine boat around so that once more tlie torpedo was headed for the whale. But away dashed the mon ter in a mad career. ''Look out! cried Professor ose, wildly, "he i coming for us." Indeed, this seemed true. The whale was coming head on toward the boat. Prank began to pull in the torpedo. "Steady, Barney!" he cried. "Shoot ahead at the right moment. Dodge him !" 'l will, or,'' replied the Celt. .Barney's keen gaze was upon the I!lOD ter, and his right hand was on the motor lever. At just the right moment he would rnd the boat ahead. But udclenly, when withi11 ixty yards the monster for some reason or other dived. The next moment the whale spouted. Frank feared for a moment that the monster would change its po ition, but it did not. Ou glidetl the torpedo. All on board craned their necks and watched with interest. The next moment the torpedo struck the whale. There wa a shock, an upward current of blue flame, and the whale seemed to fairly leap out of the water. 'rhat was all. ilently the huge body drifteu astern with the wind. The deadly invisible current had done its work. Tho danger wa' removed. rrhe batlle was won. rrhe superior eience and brain s of man had trium' phed over brute force and mighty P9'''Cl'. lt was a thing to think uno:n. Frank shut off the current and droll' tho torpcuo in "Whew!" exclaimed Professor Vo:;c, wiping the pertipira tion from his brow, "what a wonderful thing is electricity." Frank now ordered Barney to let the Dart descend. No land was in sight. Far in the distance a sail wa seen. Down he went, leaving the mighty whirlpool of waters behind. Down went the Dart into the bla<:k once more. Frank feared that he would come up under the Dart and Again the electric lights shone forth, illuminating the hoist it out of the water. bed of the ocean with all its wonder:5. ''Look out, Barney," he cried. '1 Better go ahead a bit.' "All roight, sor." The boat hol ahead two hundred feet. Then .Frank rushed to the stern. His unnise had proved correct. Up came the whale N t at the spot where the D&rt had been. Once more the Dart went groping il way through an ocean valley. The searchlight now revealed most wonderful sights. High upon either hand ro,e mighty cliffs and walls of black kelp strewn rock. Curious growths of marine plants grew in forests upon the mountain and hillsides, and the strangest of fishes and 'I'he monster had calculated well, but his adversary had submarine monsters lurked in their depths. dodged him. Up came the mon ter, a column of water high in the air. The Dart made its way slowly down into thi dark valley. The two scientists were now very busy. There were thousands of curious things for them to sro rt. "as cvid<'nily SUl'pri sed at the diRapp arancc o it; and analyz<', and make notes upon. foe "-Indeed, Doctor," :oaid the profeFsor, "we shall be ahle


8 AROUND THE WORLD UNDER WATER. to write a hundred volumes upon these wonderful things when we get home." "You are right, Vase," agreed the doctor; "we are lucky men." "Few in this generation have been so favored." "I agree with you." The Dart kept on down the submarine valley They were descending to a terrible depth. Suddenly a Its buoyancy was. such that it ab olutely refused to de scend d eeper into the valley. So dense was that lower stratum of water that even the electric light could not penetrate it. The intense pressure of the water in their present posi tion threatened to crush the Dart. So Frank hastily proceeded to back out of the valley. Slowly and cautiously the Dart was extricated from its startling thing occurred. position. An awful wall of blackness lay below tbem. The electric A backward course was taken, and soon the Dart was lights could not break it. The Dart came to a jarring stop. It gave starts and jerks, and its metal shell groaned and cracked alarmingly. out of danger. Frank consulted his compass and found that his bearings were all right. Moreover, every one on board experienced a strange, sick-The Dart now forged ahead at a good rate of speed. ening feeling at the pit of the stomach. The bottom could not be seen, and down below all was "My God! What has happened?" cried Profes sor Vase, blackness. wildly. "Doctor, I fear we are lost. Something must Frank remained in the pilot-house for some hours, until have happened to the machinery." CHAPTER IV. ACROSS THE S INK. after awhile objects became visible below onre more, and a coral reef rose up out of the gloom. The mighty sink which could n e ver be penetrated by man was passed. The Dart's electric light now showed the bottom of the It was simply a terrible reflection that the machinery had ocean with an upward trend. gone wrong. Reefs and sanubars of enormous proportions were now At that awful depth in the sea, suppose that it refused encountered. to ever work again? There they must stay. Of course, little was to be feared from them as it was How awful the thought. How hideous a nightmare. e asy to guide the Dart over them. But fortunately nothing of this kind occurred. Frank conjectured that they hall probably pas ed over a Frank Reade, Jr., was in the pilot-house vast submarine valley, and now had come to land The two savants rushed in upon him. and broad uplands of sand and coral. "My God! What has happened, Frank?" asked Vose. The water became brighter, and there was every evi" Are we lost?" queried Van Bulow. dence that they were nearer the surface. But the young inventor was cool. Frilnk looked at the patent register which indicated the tci think not!" he repli ed, "but I don't believe we can exdepth, and to his surprise discoverro that they were easily plore this valley any further." within one hundred feet of the surface. "Why not?'' The spirits of all were now brighter. "The pressure is too great." Passing over the valley had certainly occasioned a roo-The two scientists drew a deep breath. mentary gloom which was most depressing. They understood it all now. The Dart now glided along through the water with the They wondered why they had not seen it in the first utmost of ease. place. It is a well-known fact that at a certain depth in the ocean, the upward pressure of the millions of tons of water is so great that the most solid chunk of iron would be crushed like an eggshell Indeed, objects sinking to a certain depth have such buoyancy in this mightily compressed body of water that they never reach the bottom, but hang in suspension. Thus it was with the Dart. The two scientists, Van Bulow and Vase, resumed their observations, and Barney and Pomp repaired to the galley where they began chaffing each other. Each was always engaged in playing practical jokes upon the other. It was hard to tell which got the best of it in the end. u Golly, I' ish!" spluttered Pomp, "if yo' don' jes' clar out ob dis cook-house right off now I'se gwine fo' to gib yo' dat what yo' won't want,


AROUND TlfK WORLD UNDER WATER. 9 "Begorra, an' phwat's that?" asked the Celt, mischiev-1 Then he closed and barred the steel door. ously, as he substituted salt for the soda with which Pomp For the nonce he was safe, and could laugh at his conwas trying to make biscuits. frere in hearty fashion, while he went on vigorously with "Yo'll fin' out in a way dat yo' won't care fo'," de-his work. clared Pomp, mix,ing up the salt with the flour unsusBarney was forced to be content with blackguarding his peciingly. persecutor outside the door. He uttered all sorts of "Arrab, an' it's always ta11.'in'' yez are an' niver a bit threats. av action!" retorted Barney. "Divil a bit I care for such "Shure, yez'll niver dare to come out, yez black divill" as yez." he cried, excitedly. "I'll have the heart out av yez fer Pomp suddenly caught up some of the dough which he wa molding and examined it. this!" "Huh! if yo' don' let me out yo' don' get no suppah !" retorted Pomp, who k"llew well enough that he had the best of the situation altogether. It required but a glance for him to see that it was not just right. He was perplexed. Barney, however, was determined to get square with his friend. He picked up the dish in which the salt had been placed. He pretended to go to his duties in the engine-room. Some of the salt was yet in i.t. A taste was enough. Instead, however, he picked up a wet and dirty swab The darky at once divined the truth. Of course he was mad that his work should have been which had been used for washing the lower deck, and sta tioned himself behind the door. poiled in this manner. But he did not betray this fact to Barney. He was too shrewd for that. Pomp worked away cheerfully for a while. He sang plantation songs and whistled breakdowns, and altogether was very merry indeed. He was determined to get square with the Celt at any He never su pected the surprise Barney had in store for him. Indeed, he believed the Celt was hard at his own Suddenly he gave a cry of amazement, and pointed out work. cost. tp.rough the glass window which looked out into the sea. "Huh! I don' fink dat I'ishman want fo' to trifle wif Barney of course instantly gazed in the same direction. This was the opportunity that the darky wanted. He acted quickly. Swift as a flash he caught up the worthless dough. dis chile any mo'," he muttered to himself with a chuckle. After awhile he thought he would go into the main cabin. Confident that the coast was clear, he boldly unlocked the door and stepped out. What happened next was to him a It had not been molded much, and was soft and sticky. genuine surprise, as well as a shock. Pomp hurled it at Barney's head. Down upon his devoteJ head came that swab with a sickIt caught the Celt full in the face, forced its way into ening thud. his half open mouth, and completely filled his nose and Dirty water filled his mouth, nose, ears and eyes, and eyes. trickled down his neck. For a moment he thought the For a moment he was completely hors du combat, and boat had collapsed. unable to breathe or see. "Massy sakes, alibc !"he spluttered, furiously, "wha' am Then he began to dig the dough out of his mouth and dat? Dis chile am gwine to kingdom come. Bress de eyes. Pomp's revenge was a sweet one, and he gave way to the most hilarious emotions, laughing boisterously with all his might. "Ho, ho, ho! Yo' done fought ycl played a mighty fine Lor', bress--" He suddenly ceased shouting. His eyes had cleared sufficiently for him to sec his ad versary just in front of him. There was Barney with his hands upon his hips, arms trick on dis chile, didn't yo'? But it didn't wo'k so berry akimbo, laughing in the wildest manner. well after all. Yah, yah, yah!" Of course this added vastly to the fury of the darky. "Tare an' 'ounds !" spluttered the Celt, furiously, "I'll have the heart out av yez fer that, yez black misfit." But Pomp suddenly caught him by the shoulders and pitched him out of the galley. "Golly!" he muttered, "I done spile dat bit of fun, yo' bet!" Lowering his head, as 1\ flash the darky shot for ward.


10 The Celt saw him coming-, lmt not qui( k Pnough to get out tlw wny. His hilarit.1 1ra:> th<> nPxt morny The creature> l laugh turn r d upon him. "llo, ho, ho!" he roar ed. "Yo' done> fink yo' do a mighty fing when yo' hit me wif dat wab. But dis (;bile donPgii square wif you', uah's yo' 1/on." Banwy wPnt U'roaning away to his quarters. Rot!J.Itad eno}gh fooling f'or one day, so the joke dropped. _\f eanwhil(, thr D;n( had lwen making good time It. did not scrm to evince fear at sight of the boat. But, rather, it seemed to remain more quirt. But Yan Bulow was not lie> wi1dwcl to sec the ccl move, and di, the wrcck of a ship was lying half buried in the f'and. At at a 11 times the temptation was great to visit the wreck and explore it. But Frank did not deem it advisable thus far, so they wc>re passed by. But an incident occurred just here which was worthy of note. Fortunately littl1' or no watcr entered. Van Bilow seized a sha rp pointed pole and prodded the eel. The effect was most startling. The monster reared it elf in one huge coil and flashed away like a thunderbolt into the darkneRs. But the commotion in the water made by thi action was something fearful. 'lhe Dart was lifted and tosf'ed about like> a toy, and al most overturned. It wa momcnts beforr the hont. rcg did not !'\trike thr Dart." "You are right." "I fear that our boat would have been reduc ed to atoms." "It certainly would." The monster had disappeared, but, of course, there was But a moment's scrutiny cau:::ed them to change their no certainty but that he might come back. mind. ''Heavens!" gasped Van Bulow. "It is a mighty eel, Vase. 'l'h!' largest ever seen or heard of. Did you ever see his cqttal ?" "No. 1 never did!" replied the professor, almost spell bound. Frank Reade, Jr.; in the pilot-house had seen the ('('l and now brought the submarine boat to a sudden stop. Indeed, at that moment the commotion began once more. Just in time they saw the danger, and Van Bulow cried: "Greal heavens! there comes the beast again. Look out for him!" But the adrq

AUOUND THE WOULD UNDER WATER. 11 rrhe eel had evidently discovered the cause of its injury. .. We have confidence in your ability, Frank!" It was coming for the boat with vengeful intent. "I am glad to hear you say that." rrhe eel is known to be an aggressive fish, and will com-Frank had no doubt that the eel would return. bat anything in the water. He understood well enough thepeculiarities of that rep-It evidently fancied the submarine boat to be some species rcsentative of the finny tribe. of fish-a denizen of the deep like itself. Sure enough, the monster did return, but he came in a There was no time to get out a torpedo. The eel was coming like a flash. But the Dart leaped forward. Through the water the submarine boat tore at a furious rate of speed. The eel was in pursuit. And now ensued a race a novel and strange as was ever put on record. But it could not Ia 'l long. As speedy as the submarine hoaL was, the eel was more speedy. It gained quickly upon it. Frank that a collison was certainly inevitable. There was no pos8ible way to aroid it. The young in ventor was' for a moment thrilled with horror. He saw that there wa no way but to fight the eel. It was now narrowed down to the question of the best way to fight the monster. His mind wa quickly made up. Frank knew full well that if the eel should strike the boat in mid water, it would be disastrous for them. Instantly he adopted a plan of action. He allowed tlie boat to de cend until it struck the bottom of the ea.' It rested in a bed of sand. The eel was going so fast that its huge, slimy body glided completely over the boat. For a moment there was a fearful shock, a grinding and groaning, and it seemed as if the fate of the submarine boat was sea led. But the stanch little ves el withstood the fearful weight different manner this time. Slowly his huge body was seen wriggling through a growth of sea grass just ahead. He was upon the bottom and gliding toward the boat with the motions of a serpent. His blunt head, with it double row of shup teeth was raised: Frank had rigged mw of the torpedoc and now had it ready at a forward part. ll was but a moment's work to launch the projectile. By means of the wire it was aimed straight fo: the eel's head. There wa:; a in for thaL eel. Barney in the dynamo-room had his hand upon the pu5h / He only waited word from Frank to let lhe current on. Meanwhile, the young inventor had been watching the eel earnestly. He let the projectile glide forward toward the monster. The eel saw il comi{lg, and that moment its ac tions were peculiar to say the lea L To Frank's surprise it began to slowly retreat, its sinuous body making a wriggling motion. N carer drew the torpedo to the eel. Suddenly the eel paused. Then, swift as lightning it darted its head forward. The result was thrilling. The eel's jaws closed upon the torpedo with a sudden sharp snap. Then Frank cried out to Barney: The latter let on the current. placed upon it. was a terrific shock, up into the water went the It re ted safely in the sand, and the eel was once more wriggling body of the eel. Then it sank like lead and lay out of sight in a twinkling. motionless upon the bottom. "Frank!" cried Van Bulow from bciow decks. It was the end. "Well," repli ed the yomig inventor. 'l'he eel, like the giant whale, had been unable to with" Do you think we arc in the safe t kind of a position?" stand the force of the deadly electric current "Why not?" "Hurrah!" cried Van Bulow, wildly, "we have got rid "Had we not. better go to the surface?" of that foe!" "No." "You are right!" said Frank. "Will not lhc creature have a better chance at us here?" "But," said Professor Vose, with surprise, "if we have t0 "T think not!" replied Frank, with conviction; "he must encounter such monsters as these every step of wa.v, crrtain ly dcsr&nd to our level to get al us. If he gets upon 1 fear we shall make very little progress in our trip around til<' bottom I'll find a way to handle him." the world."


12 AROUND THE WORLD UNDER WATER. 1That is true," replied Frank, "if you gentlemen persist in thrusting a lance into every one of them you see." Everybody laughed at this. The eel was closely examined. 'fhe diving-shield was lowered, and the two scientists once more descended upon the bottom of the ocean. The stores did not seem to have depleted noticeably; there was still plenty of chemical for making oxygen, and all was well. But thrilling adventures were in store. Suddenly as the Dart was making its way over the sand wastes of the Shallow Sea, a great cry went up from Barney, The eel was found to be of the Conger species, and a who was in the pilot-house. literal monster. A close and accurate description was taken of it for scien tific purposes. Then the Dart once more resumed its journey. Frank now reckoned that they had covered nearly nine hundred miles, and that they were far out into the Atlantic. They had occupied about four days in making this dis tance. This, by calculation: showed that it would take at least four months to accomplish the entire trip. The circumference of the earth is given as 25,000 miles. Frank decided that faster time must be made. He now changed his course toward the equator and the Cape of Good Hope. The Dart plunged forward now at a faster gait, and the next thousand miles was made in less than three days. Nineteen hundred miles now brought them to the Shallow Sea, so called, which really consists of many miles of sandbars far below the sv.rlace. The color given to the surface of the sea, however, was so deceptive, that the mariner inevitably used to get out his lead line for soundings, only to find perhaps two hundred fathoms beneath him. "Shure, wud yez luk at the loikes av this, Misther Frank," he cried, wildly. "Ph what do yez call it, anyway?" Frank sprang up into the pilot-house. "What is the matter, Barney?" he asked, sharply. "Wud yez only look fer yersilf, Misther Frank," replied the Celtl pointing away into the watery wastes. CHAPTER VI. AN ACT OF IN JUSTICE. Frank did look for himself, and beheld a most astonish ing spectacle. There, thrust deeply into the sand at a spot some hundred yards distant, and plainly visible by means of the sea rchlight, was a spar, and to it was bound tightly the figure of a man. There he hung, a ghostly spectacle, the victim of-what? Was it a storm which had dismantled some ship, a:ad sent his body to the bottom lashed to this spar? Else how could it have got there? Certainly human be ings could not have placed him in this position. It was somewhat curious that the spar hould have sunk with the weight of the body. But it transpired later that it was a section of a steel The Shallow Sea covered several hundred square miles, mast to which the unknown victim was bound. and was indeed a curious freak of nature. Frank at once turned the Dart in that direction. The sand had massed itself into various shapes, and in many cases had solidified into a kind of stone. This was an ocean mystery which he believed it was well worth while to investigate. These sssumed fantastic shapes and colors. Indeed, in As the submarine boat drew nearer it was seen with some no part of the ocean were such beautifully colored fish to be surprise that the features were perfect, and that the body see n as here. had not as yet been troubled by the fish. Also, here dwelt the giant crab, the discovery of Van This was evidence that it had not been long in the water. Bulow and Vose. "What do you make of it, Frank?" asked Van Bulow, It was safe to say that no man on land had ever seen onP with interest. of these monsters. And, indeed, it was quite likely that no other living men had ever seen their lik e They were in shape and appearance very much like the ordinary crab, only of a fearfully gigantic size. Indeed, one of them ventured to attack the Dart, but Frank managed to get out of the way very quickly. Thus far the trip had been a glowing success. Nineteen hundred miles had been covered, and all were in good health and spirits. "I hardly know," replied the young inventor. "It is very likely some poor victim of a shipwreck." "Do you believe it?" "Why, what else can it be?" "Well, it strikes me that he is the victim of an execution.'' "Let us investigate." The Dart was now quite near the unhappy victim. He was seen -to be a young man of remarkably intelligent features, and dressed in a seaman's garb.


AROUND THE WORLD UNDER WATER. 13 His eyes and drawn features were evidence of the pain he must have suffered. The Dart rested upon the sand, and gave to Barney and Pomp to bring diving This was done, and then Frank and Barney each donned a suit. They stepped into the vestibule and closed the door. In a few moments it \Vas filled with water, and then the outer door was opened and they walked out and stood upon the ocean's bed. It required some moments for them to get accustomed to the pressure of the vast body of water. Then both advanced toward the victim bound to the mast. Frank cut the bonds which held him to the mast. Then he guessed, with reasonable accuracy, bow it was that the mast came to be planted thus in the sand. The dead man had probably been bound to the mast and shot overboard from some ship. Once more on board Frank subjected the papers to a dry ing process. All were much interested in the case. As soon the papers were dry Frank found that they were covered with a quite legible handwriting. It was barely traceable, however, owing to the acti on o f the water. However, with the aid of a powerful glass belonging to Van Bulow, the writing was deciphered. Thus the document read: "ON BoARn H. M. S. SATELLITE, June 12th, 18-: This is the journal of a few events in the life of Rafael Sands, purser of the Satellite, on her trip to the Mexican Gulf. "I, Rafael Sands, am in solitary confinement, accused of1 a crime of which I am wholly innocent. "On the first day of this month a terrible discovery was made in the forward cabin. "The first lieutenant was discovered in his life blood, The steel mast, taking a straight downward plunge, had hacked and mutilated almost beyond description. "It was murder beyond a doubt. The crew were piped It was certainly a curious thing, but not at all improbto quarters and great excitement for a time reigned. \ struck upright in the sand and there remained. Cutting the bonds, Barney and Frank lowered the body and laid it upon the sands. The young inventor's curiosity was now thoroughly aroused. He was determined to, if possible, learn the fate of the victim. Frank's first move was to critically examine the dead man. "Of course, some person on board had committed the crime. I was horrified, as were the rest, but never dreamed of the possibility of the crime being charged to me. "Imafol"ine my surprise when the guard advanced ancl. arrested me. Without explanation I was thrown into soli tary confinement. "As innocent of the crime as an unborn babe, I would not believe that they could convict me. "But it was shown at the trial that the blood marks had He became satisfied that the fellow had been bound to been traced even to my cabin door. the mast alive, and that he had therefore come to his death "In my bunk was found a bloody knife. I was by drowning. convicted and sentenced to death. Satisfied of this he began to examine the victim's body "And I am now awaiting the twelve days' lapse of time for some clew as to the reasons for the crime. to suffer the penalty of this crime, of which before God I As a result, in an ipner pocket he succeeded in finding am not guilty. a packet of papers. "Oh, will the Almighty permit so unjust a thing? Will These were water-soaked, and it was with difficulty that he not at the last moment intercede for me? Frank preserved them. "I cannot imagine who the real assassin is, and why he This was all of value that could be found upon the dead should have fastened the crime upon me. man's person. Barney returned to the submarine boat and obtained a spade. With t.his a grave was dug deep in the sands. The drowned man was thus decently at the bottom "J:?oubtless it was for self-protection. upon his head. My blood will be "I have a presentiment that it was a brutal Swedish sailor, who had acquired a hatred for the first lieutenant, and wreaked his awful revenge in th,s manner. I of the sea. Thus was a Christian act performed. "Certainly it is a terrible thing. I have.yet six days left This accomplished Barney and Frank returned to the in which my innocence may be proved. God grant that the Dart. truth will out.


14 AROUND THE WORJ_;D U JDER WATER. -"June lOth. Only two more days of re pite. I have been kindly used. rrhere is a certain amount of sympatlry for me. "But I can hardly hope for pardon. The officers of the ship had no other course but to declare me guilty. "June 12th. 'l'he Ia t day has come. All hope is fled. Oh, God! must I die? H is an awful thing to think of. "Were I guilty, I could face fate with composure. But to die in this manner is most dreadful t(1 think of. "I am counting the minutes. ln a short while I will be in eternity. [ must make my peace with God. "I hear the tramp of the death guard on drck. What folly for me to write thi:-;. I shall plac-t it in my bo;:om, and lndeed, they became agog with interest, and could hardly contain themselves. The Dart had been traveling rapidly, and therefore wa::in the higher stratum of water. I Frank now slackened speed, and l et the boat descend. The Dart proceeded slowly now, as was the case wheu engaged in exploration. The bottom of the sea l1ere presented a different aspect. Indeed, those on board the Dart had never seen anything like it. I There were va t forcstl:i of trees, which seemed strangely like the natural growth on land But examination p vPd thut Uwy Wtrc c0vcred with a11 no mortal eye will ever sec it. Yet it comfort:> me. I must put aside my pen. 'are the Ja,..( word:;. guard ha come. 1 go Now incruRtation of coral, a d "t, and ilwt W is no myth, after all, gut a genuine reality.'' "I think I can prove i L to you," !:laid Fr ank. c will But the best that could be done for the unfortunate man explore region well." had been done. "Atlantis i del:icribed as having bct n a very powerful He was buried peacefully in the bed of the ocean, there nation, with many big citie and a powerful navy.'' to wait the final call of the great trumpet and to meet his "Yes.'' accusers. "All in one night and day it was overthrown avd ank The Dart was once more on its way. into the ocean.'' Frank preEerv<;d lhe written statement 0 { the dead man. "Just as Europe or America may do some day when the It was his purpose to sooner or later send it to the Britforces of Nature get to work." ish Government for im-estigation. The Shallow Sea was finally left bchi11d, and one flay Frank reported tl1al they were hardly eight hundred miles from the African coast. "Now,'' he declared, "we should be on the alert for a great discovery.'' "What may that be?" asked Dr. Van Bulow. "It will particularly intercsL you, gentlem<'n. It is, of It was a strange thing to think upon. CHAPTER VII. THE CITY. 'I'he Dart now went ahead slowly. 'l'hc searchlight's glare thrown here and there, and cverywherr, in fact, to illuminate objects. Certainlv thr formation of the ocean bed hNe was all -' course, easily remembered by you that ancient records speak in kePping with thr topography of the ]a11d. of a wondarful Atlantis." It was casy to imaginr praceful and fruitful farms one "Indeed!'' replied Professor Vosc, 1 remember that time upon thrsc hillsides or in these valh.vs. well!" "Very good. It is ncar t.his very part of the world that the great was supposed to have taken its final plunge." The two it iR needless to say, wer e at once in td with sea graSSC'S ancl marine growl h. rrll(' bed o( or<'an thick with krlp art<] sta l'hclk There W!'['(' all m;mnrr of of mariue lifr. shel l anrl


AHOUND THE WORIJD tTXmm W.\TBR. 15 ih;h of all kind,;, mon,lm.: of unknown pecies lurking in the The houses were all and adorned with porticos, ea \'{'rnous dept!1s. ba lnstradeR, bale-on an. W<'rC' a peoplP given to Rut finally all away, and narrow c-liff:> of luxury and WPalth," said Van Rulnw. rocks rising high in the water were upon either or the Dart. have nrver seen finer architrcture." "Nor l." Of eourse the boat could have gone OYer these, but Frank Of it waR oul of the qm"tion to attempt a thor; preferred to go through tlw pass. ough t'xplorntion of thC' city. So the dart went on slowly anu sleauily. 'l'his would take an irnmensp amount of time and paSoon beyond the pa:l,; tlw glarr rrvraled an tienee. astounding sight. So Frank ,;(lrc-trd onr of lh< largest of the buildings, and A white, glittering objrd was seen, and Barnry said: ca.tching sight of it, cried in amazcmlnl: LPt cxplot'l' thil'.'' "Br ml' sowl, a !" Ro the Dart. wa,: anc:horrd. A toniRhed, all saw that this was so. The nt>xl moment The werr brought out. the Dart elcarcd the pass. Barney and Pomp, much to thcir ehagrin, were this time And ihere before them wert thr pavecl of n mig-hty forced to remain ;tboarcl the boat. city, all done in whitr cmal. Frank had Jeciucd that thr two >:eicntists should accom The searchlight's powerful glare showed up lines of pany him. mammoth and costly buildings of stone, long nvenurs, and and and minaret,;. all in a wonderful style of architcctun. the like of whieh did not exist on land. Of was l'min('ntly fit and propet, for the re would be of most value to them. So Vosc and Van Bulow proceeded to don their Jiving It was a Yeritable city under thr sea, and a more beautiarmor. ful -'ight onr had never witne;lRed before. ''A city!'' gasped Yan Bulow. "The iost Atlantis," Raid It was the first timr that they had ever har1 it on, nnd the experience was at once strange and novel! However, they entered the vestibule and Frank turned on _t\s far aR thr eye could reach extemled whit( city of thr deep the wondE"rful lhe water. Every building was m; whit<" driYt'l1 snow. But this could be eal"il.r understood whrn it waB reasoned that the little coral insret had donr 'rhe place was quirkly filled, anrl then Opc'lling the door each walked out. A moment later, climbing down from the Dart's de<"k they stood upon the coral paYements In the countlef's centmies which had elapsed :;incc Each was armed with an ax and a sharp knifr, as well city had figured as a living center of humanity, the eoral as coils of pliable, but stout wire in;;ecis had a great work. Frank lel the Dart riRe a bit, and all gazed with utmost IHmclerment upon the wonderful city. There is no city like that upon land!'' cried Vose. "You are right," agreed Van Bulow. "London :md Paris are nowhere!'' lt srems strange that no better rrcord of this wonderful people is to be obtained." These were to be used in caRe of an emergency. Down the coral strt'et at tJ1e bottom of the sea thev walked. It was a strange and most novel rxperience. Yet everything was curiously life-like. The water was as pure as crystal. Indeed, as they walked on they could net help looking up at the about in instinetivc expectation of "It is more than said Frank Reade, Jr., ''but some person looking out. such is a fact. Howewr, let us explore the city while w<.> What had become of the people in this 4-llantean city? are about it." Drowned past a doubt, and in the lapse of time not even demmred, and the Dart drifted down into the the dust of their bodies was now to be fo1md. mnin "treet of the town. It was a forceful subject io reflect upon. As fa1 as the eye eould reach it extended in vast avenues The large building which Frank had singled out he reckand streets. oned to have been a hall of debate or congres'.


16 AROUND THE WORLD UNDER WATER. The steps leading to it were as perfect as the day the city with e xactly the same number of doors leading into it as had went down into the depths. led out of the vestibule below. The young inventor led the way into the place. It was safe enough to allow that all of them led into this They stood in a vas t hall high arched and grand. same chamb e r. This would have been shrouded in dar.kness but for the In the center of the chamb er was a va. t pile of marble, electric burners on their helmet s h aped half like a dome and e v e r y t e n feet in its surface There were benches and form s all stationary, though little crabs and sea spiders had made homes in nooks and crannies, and now retreated unceremon i ously to their lairs at this intrusion. The scientist s looked about with great curiosity. The place was thoroughly explor ed. But not an object of any kind was to be found. Only the stone of which the Atlantean city had been built was left. Of course in that vast lapse of time brass or steel implements would have ru s ted and passed away There w e re indications of this Upon the mooth tone of the altar, from which the coral was broken away, there was the full impress in a dull color of a strange shaped sword. Its shape was much like that of the old Eturscan hanger. Once more they passed into the street. Frank led the way, and they went on further down the street. th e re was a s eal e d door. Frank advanc e d and e xam ined these doo r s c a refully "Wha t a curious looking affair! Dr. Van Bulow shouted by placin g hi s h e lm e t close to Frank's. "It is that!" replied Frank. "What do you mak e o f it?" "It may have been a tomb, and these are vaults." "Yes." Th e question mi g h t hav e been e t t l e d thu s had it not been for Profes s or V ose. That worthy advanc e d and l i f ting hi s ax dealt one of the doors a blow. It was in s tantly shivered i n fra g m ents and th e result was a s urprise. Out upon the marble floor th e re fell a h eap of s hining yellow metal. 'rhere it lay in a glitt e ring h eap in small ingots and bars. There was no doubting it s nature. It was gold pure and rich. All these lon g centuri e it h a d r e mained intact in tha t This brought them to a mighty square, in the center of trea s ure box. which was a domed building. The center-piece of this was not wholly covered with the coral, and an inscription was to be seen. But it was not read. There were good reasons for this, for it was, by far, too enigmatical. When the three explorers had recover e d from th eir surpris e Frank advanced and picked up some of th e metal. It was a s fresh and bright a s the day it had been placed there. In its elf it was a fortune oi no des pi c able size. The three divers made sign s to e ach other, and then Pro Frank was determined to enter this place. He had no fessor Vose shattered one of the other door s idea what sort of a place it was whatever. But as it fell ope n and di sclosed the chamber beyond it But his curiosity was aroused. As for the two scientists, they were ready to follow him anywhere. So into the place they went. Entering by means of a wide portico, they stood in a small, circular chamber. There were six doors leading from this, and each led up a stairway. This was certainly odd. Where did the stairs lead ? Frank had no means of knowing, but he was determined to find out. He boldly ascended by means of one. was seen to be empty. The other chambers also proved to be empty Only this one see med to contain any gold Undoubt e dl y this was the treasury of some banking or money changing firm. At any rate it was a rich find and Frank decided to r e move the treasure to the Dart. But first of all it was deemed best to finish the tour of exploration. CHAPTER VIII. THE PIRATES Up he went, until he came to a landing above. Leaving the gold in its place the three divers proceeded Then he saw that he was in a vast, high-roofed chamber to further explore the place


AROUND THE WORLD UNDER WATER. 17 Nothing more of interest was found, however. posed of. His tentacles were completely severed from his If there had been any more or any human body, and he was killed. beings in the place at the time of the overthrow, there was It had been a close C'all for Van Bulow, however. no trace of tll('m there now. If he had come within reach of the monster's beak, his They had probably long since C'rumbled to dust and passed end would have certainly been assured away into nothingness. As it was, all had good reason to congratulate them-It was decided to return to the street and continue the selves. search further. \ This was done. The huge electric light of the Dart made the st reet as light as day for a distance of two miles. Naturally they looked about them to see in what sort of a place they were. As they did so, suddenly, Van Bulow disappeared from sight. The three explorers started down the street. Friink and Vose stepped back with horror to see an aperThey were walking side by side when a startling thing ture yawning at their feet. occurred. Chancing to pass an open window suddenly long arms hot out, and enveloping Van Bulow he was whisked in tautly out of sight. "1\iy God!" thought the young inventor. "he is lost!" Indeed, this seemed a fact. That Van Bulow had fallen through some sort of a trap was certain. For a moment neither Frank nor Vo e could Into the house he was pulled, and his astounded comact. rades turned to find that he had di.appearcd. Then the young inventor recovered himself. Frank Reade, Jr., was overcome for a moment with He bent over th e e dge of the aperture and looked down. horror. The electric light on his helm et illumined the depths for But he was the first to r ecover himself He made quick some way. action. Then a thrill of joy seized Frank. Then he -started into the house \Vith his ax uplifted. He aw the bottom of a pit, not quite twenty feet deep, Vose followed him. and tl1ere was Van Bulow apparently unharmed by his Entering the place Frank saw Van Bulow struggling in fall. the tentacles of a mon octupus. Frank made motions to him which the scientist answered. The doctor would certainly have fallen a victim to the It was clearly impossible for hl.m to climb out of the terrible beak opened to receive him if he had not received pit alone. aid. Frank saw this at a glance The tentacles held him tightly, and in vain he struggled to free himself. Frank, however, quickly uncoiled the wire at his belt. Here was clearly au opportunity to use it. He lowered one end of it down to the imprisoned savant. Van Bulow took it and twisted it skillfully about his Frank ru.hed at him with ax uplifted. He dealt one of waist. Then Frank and Vose took hold of it and quickly the tentacles a terrific blow. drew him up out of the pit. It nearly severed it. This settled the matter of exploration for the time. Another blow would do this. It was decided unanimously to return to the Dart, bearVase saw his opportunity, and at once finished the job. ing with them the gold they had found. Off came the tentacle. But there were others coming First a return was made to the ubmarine boat and a forward to take its place, and the creature was filling the large bag obtained. water with an inky fluid. Into this the gold ingots were placed and conveyed to This threatened to put them into darkne if quick action the Dart. was not made. Van Bulow, freed of one tentacle was now able to help himself. Barne y and Pomp welcomed their return with joy The two faithful servitors had been upon the watch for them, and had feared much that harm would come to their He drew the ax from his belt and dealt the octupus terbeloved master. rible blows with it. Therefore when they saw him return safely they were With all three axes plying the octopus was speedily disoverjoyed.


18 _\ROI. D THE WORLD TT TDRR WATER. The gold all'o had a jubilant \'ff('<'t upon thrm. All W!'re in high ,pirits. Frank rerkonro the length ol tim!' flpE>nt i11 the vicinity. and was thumlerstrurk. af: were the n>st. ; "We have spent a wholl.' day here!'' hl.' declared. "You don't m!'an it?'' cried Van Bulow, in amazement. "Yes, I do." '' lt can't bP po sib!!'.'' .. The ehronometer cannot lie." lt. wa,; derided, thenforr. that tlw journey must bl' re 'l'hl' .\tlantPan city an inviting field for but I he trip around the world was in order now. The trouble that the life of the chemicals which fur nished the oxygen wa. brief, and afl soon at; they were exhausted the Dart would bP obliged to return to the This would, of defeat the purpose of going urounrl the world under water. o a reluctant adieu was bid to the Atlantean city. 'rhere wa no telling what vast fortunrs yet awaited disC"overy there. But Frank was anxious to his feat of making It like the roar of dil'hlllt thnn1lPr. and just oyerhead. "What do you call it?" a kf'd Van Bttlow, in f:urpriF:e. "Lt must lw a :-torm going on up there!" ,;aid But .Frank listPned He shook hi01 head. "lt is no storm,'' lw ''X o torm ?" ., 1\o.'' ''.But--" ''Well?" "\\'hat i it?" I The young inventor f'ilPnt a momPnl. Thrn hE' said: lt i a figh L" The l;cic-ntists wen ;.lstou'lluPd. Do you mean "0 r COlli'"<' I do "How do you kno11 it?" ''By that ;;ound. 1 t nothing hut thP hnoming of c:m non !'' Frank then sLepp!'d inio tlw pilol -hou,e. Tl!' >'tnt the rayK of thr <'arrhlight upward. 'l'hey swrpt thr washof w1ltf'rs abore. 'l'hc:n Frank gaw a trip around the world under water. an of Oood HopP. 1n twrnty-which pumped the resPrvoir. fours hour;; we shall br in the Indian Ocean.'' Thi. announcement wa

.\ROUND THE WORLD UNDER WATER. 19 'J'hen it will be a Christian di1ty to take care of them?'' "Certainly." othing more was said just then. 'rhe Dart leaped up from the ocean into the open air. .Frank shut off the oxygen and opened the ports. The Dart rested upon the surface of the ocean. A thrilling scene was revealed. A fight was certainly in progre:,s, and it could be from the deck of the Dart. In a very short time fully iwo thou.;and feet were ouL and this was deemed a suHiciently short distance. Then once more the Dart went to the surface The position now was, that the Dart wa, at a ;afe tance from the pirate ship, which had a torpedo at tached to its hull. Frank connected the wire with the dynamos, and waited a favorable moment. Then he turned on the current. The result wa, terrific \ stanch merchant the En"'lish flag wa beThe pirate ship lifted in the air in a million ing UJ two rakish looking carrying black ments, and a terrific roar like thunder aro:;e. A eolumn of water many f'Ci high arolit>. 'l'he piratps Wl'l'l' l'CDdiug cannon bali!, aft r their Vtl:tilll. The rep!.) ing with one swivel gun which it had fired tht' magazine of the pirate ship. The dynamitl' torpedo had cxplollen lo haul to and come about in ihe fall into the h. The Dart did not earr.r a gun, but she had on board plenty of the l'lcctrie and torpedoes. in the hand of Frank Reade, Jr., were far more effective than c-annon balls. 'rhe Dart. waE !"Cnt forwmd at full .;:;peed. It gained upon th<' pirat0s Fearing that the would see the ubmarine boat and give it a fatal shot, Frank ent the Dart below the sur face. Down to thr depth of ten fathom it went. Then Frank ran the Dart directly under one of the ships. Hr donm'fl his diving-armor and went out upon deck. Banwy in the pilol-hou:;e followed dirE-ctions 1mplieitly. and let tlw Dart until jul-'i undN the pirate',; keel. Then Frank jabbed the lamc of one of the torpedoes into 1 he wooden hull. This dour he paid out a lot of insulated wire, and then rdurn(ll to the c-abin. 'l'hc Dad rapidly fell astern, paying out the wire all the "h_ ile. with all haste. H was ::,everal mile::. distant already. Frank had thought of pur .. uing it and effecting it destruction al o. But he now changed hi" mind and ran up a ignal flag upon the Dart's mainmast. The merchantman an wered the signal, and bore down for the Dart. Soon they were within hailing distance, and Frank went out on the bridge. 'rhe merchantman was seen to be an English ship, and a fine pecimen of a brig. "Ship ahoy F' called Frank. "Ahoy!" "What ship is that?" "The brig He,tcr, N"orthampton, bound to Calcutta.'' There was a mome11fs silence. and then the hail came back: ''What craft is that?" "The Dart, Frank Reade, ,Jr.'s .'ubmarine boat!" Frank' reply. This to create much astoni:;hment aboard the brig. ".\ submarinr boat?" ''Y e;:." "Do ym1 mean to that you cnn travtl unrlcr water? .. ''Yes.'' I "Whnt an you doing m


20 AROUND THE WORLD UNDER WATER. "We are making a voyage around the world under water The bottom was rich in the pearl oyster, and Frank in the interest of science." brought the Dart to anchor and sent the searchlight's rays uwell, I never! bawled the English captain. ''What into the depths. will you Yankee s get up next? You beat everything!" A wonderful sight was revealed. "We are bound to be ahead," replied Frank. "But for There in the sands were a dozen of the native divers gropour coming you would have been a prize for those pirates." ing about on their hands and knees "You are right. We owe you much." "Are you afraid of the other ship?" "No. We can handle one of them all right, but two were too many.'' They were visible only for a moment or two, returning to the surface quickly for air. Bt others came down in their place, and so the fisheries went on. "Then we will take leave of you. We wish you fareThose on board the Dart watched the affair with interest. well." The divers could not see the Dart, for the electric light Then before the English captain could say mor e Frank blinded them. pressed the valve which opened the reservoir. The vessel sank instantly. This was the last seen of the Hester. They doubtless attributed the great light to increased radiance of the sun. Of course they never dreamed of such a thing as the "Well," said Van Bulow, drawing a deep l;lreath, "they presence of a s ubmarine boat in their midst. ought to feel very grateful to you, R eade." "They are wonderful divers!" said Van Bulow, as he "I have no doubt they do," replied Frank, cqolly. "Now watched them, "they can remain under water a marvelous for a run across the Indian Ocean." length of time." "One moment." "It is indeed wonderful!" declared Vose. "How I would "Well?" like to capture one and bring him aboard!'' "I would beg of you to stop among some of the coral "We can do that!" declared Frank. "Barney, bring out reefs." the diving armor." "By all means," pleaded Professor Vose. "It will be "All roight, sor." a favor." Everybody was greatly enamored of the scheme. "Very well," agreed Frank. "Only you will find mor e of Only one thing was against it." This was the possibility them in the South Pacific." of a struggle upon th e part of the captured diver, and thJt Several days passed without incident. he might die before he could be got aboard the Rubmarinc Frank ran north until near the Chagos Islands, and then boat. cut due east for Batavia. He finally reached that archipelago, and threading the However, Frapk was willing to take the risk Barney and Pomp brought out the diving armor. shallow strait mad e for the Caroline I slands. Frank had decided to take Barney and Pomp with him, In this route Borneo lay a trifle to the north, and the the two scientists signifying their willingness to remain Dart now entered a sea which was unrivaled for its great aboard the Dart. beauty. But before the armor could be donned a strange thing It was not deep. happened. But the water was clear and limpid, and the bottom Suddenly a shadow fell athwart the glass dome and penebright and sandy, with coral reefs, sponge plants and shell trated into the cabin of the Dart. fish of eYery description to please the eye. Frank glanced aloft, and gave an exclamation. Some of the shells were of the most gorgeous description. Never had the voyagers seen anything to equal them He sprang into the pilot-bouse. H e und e r stood at once what it meant. A craft of some The two scientis t s secured all manner specimens for th eir cabinets at home. of wonderful kind was just o>erhead and might throw out an anchor. If this should with crushing weight upon the They were now in the wonderful region of the most Dart, the result might be serious. costly pearl fisheries in the world. But before Frank could tart the boat the anchor deSuddenly, as the Dart was slowly wending its way !lcended. throu g h th e coral reefs it carne directly under a fleet of pearl fishers. Fortunately the young inventor saw it just in time, and realized that it would not strike the boat.


AROUND THE WORLD UNDER WATER. 21 It was a kedge, and fell back of a coral reef some yards away. "Hello!" cried Vose, excitedly, ''do you know there is a ship anchored above us, Frank?" "I know it," replied the young inventor. "What do you think of that?" "Let it stay there." "Why?" "All the better. They will send down a diver very soon, and then we can catch him." This was true enough, as all were bound to admit. Frank had no doubt tha t the craft was one of the pearl fishing schooners, and that divers would soon descend. His surmise proved correct. To be prepared for the eme rgency, with Barney .and Pomp, he entered the vestibule and filled it with water Then the three men walked out and clambered down from the Dart's deck. And just as they did so they saw a naked form descending through the water It was one of the native divers. Down he came almost at their feet. In a moment Barney and Pomp seized him. The fellow was apparently amazed beyond all power of description. He fought like a veritable demon. But he was overpowered quickly and dragged toward the Dart. The Kanaka 's visage changed at the of the words, and he gave a quick, eager glance from one face to another. "You Inglisman! No hurtee Matto ?" "No," replied Frank, kindly. "We won't hurt you. This is just a little joke of ours, that's all." The native's fear s seemed to subside. CHAPTER X. RODRIGUEZ THE RED. But he looked about him with a puzzled air. "Where I be?" h e a ked, incoherently. "Me no see you before. We be under water?" "Yes," said Frank, "we are under water." The Kanaka mystified. "This ship under water, too?" "Yes." "But-me no understand. Ship dive like man?" "Yes," replied Frank, "this is a ship which can travel under water a well as on th e surface." "Go up top when want to?" "Yes." "An' dive whe n want to?" "Yes," replied Frank. The Kanaka clasped his hands. "Funny he exclaimed. "How you do it? How you get air?" "We manufacture it," r e plied Frank. "We make it Just as the railing was reached it was seen that he was with chemicals." overcome by the water. The Kanaka shook his head. There was no time to lose. It was all a mystery to him. Frank instantly seized him by the hair of the head, and But his courage had returned. pulled him aboard the Dart. He was awed with the splendor of the Dart's cabin, as Into the vestibule they all rushed and the door was well as pleased. closed. "No have seen s hip like before," he declared. "Come The valve was opened and the water pumped out. here under water?" But the native diver lay limp and insensible in Frank's "Yes." arms. "Fis h for pearl?" He was copper colored and a well-formed man, being evi"No," replied Frank, "but if you want to see your com-dently a Malay Efforts were quickly made to resuscitate rades, come here." him. Frank led the way to the plate glass windows of the Dart. He finally began to show signs of life, "and then grad ually came to. When he finally opened his eyes and looked about him, an expression of trrror settled upon his face. He opened his mouth and let out a wild yell, which was ear splitting. "Hold on, you fool !" cried Frank, forcibly, "what ails you? We won't hurt you!" A wond e rful view of the ocean's bed was spread to the Yiew of the astonished diver. Ju t at that moment down came one of the div er from his schooner above. Th e fellow descended and struck the bottom not twenty feet from the Dart. H e saw the vessel at that mom e nt. The effect was thrilling


I 22 AROUND THE WORLD UNDER WATER. For a moment he crouched upon the sands in surprise and terror, then up he went to the surface like ai shot. 1\fatto, the Kanaka, laughed ai this immoderately. "Berry funny!" he cried. "He see under water boat. He 'fraid." "So were you at first," said Frank. Matte looked about apprehensively as if he had not quite "Shure, sor, an' it look like two ship one fastened to the other." At a glance Frank saw that this was true enough. There, at the bottom of the sea, lay two ships side by side. They were in a fair state of preservation, though plainly of the mo t ancient type. recovered from his fear as yet. They looked like old Spanish galleys, as indeed they were, Frank then touched the electric lever which exhausted the with the long tier of guns still frowning from their sides. reservoir, and the boat began to rise. They were lashed together with chains, and it was vi-For a moment Matto was alarmed. He fell down upon dent had gone down in a terrible sea fight. his knees with a terrified prayer of supplication. Frank comprehended the situation at a glance. But the next instant the boat shot up into daylight. He allowed the Dart to run the two ships. lls uppcarancc among the flcel oi pearl fishers created 'l'hcn he survryed them. a panic. One of them was a richly laden mer<'hant ship, and lhe All pulled up anchor to leave the spot, fearing an attack. other. no uoubt, had been a pirate ve:>sel. Coming together in mid-ocean, they had been Ia. lwl to But Frank ran a white flag up which seemed lo quiet thrir fears, and then the young inventor appeared on the gcther, and fought unlil in a sinking condition, when on!' bridge with Matto and hailed one of the schooners. A parley ensued, and then a boat came and look : Malto off. The pearl fishers now swarmed aboui lhc subtnarine boat without fear and in amazement. They were evidently very favorably impressed with the wonderful craft. ship dragged the other down. lt was a fearful thing lo think of, and thr on board the Dart regarded the pec:tacle with interest. "Some poor souls wenl to eternity with thal trip," dP clarcd Van Bulow. "You arc right!" agre<>d Vose. ''I have a strong desire to explore tho::;c vessels and learn their names." A number of the captains came on board, aml Frank en" So have I." tertained them. Some hours were spent this way, then the Dart cast off and took a div:e beneath the waves. Once more she was on her under water journey. From the Island of Borneo a course was set for the Carolines. Here a landing was made to secure a supply of fresh water. Thi was the first landing made, and all were glad to get ashore and stretch their legs. The two scientists looked at Frank. The young inventor nodded his head. "Very well," he said, "you shall have the privilege, if you like." The diving-suits were brought out and donned quickly. Barney and Pomp were to remain aboard the Dart. Soon the three explorers were making their way over the bottom of the sea to the two sunken ships. As they drew nearer Frank deciphered upon the stern of one the name "Mary Isabella, A. D. 1640." Soon, l10wever, the Dart was crawling along the bed of the sea toward the Gilbert Islands. The other bore the name "Buena Vista," without a date. Reaching the Mary Isabella, the three divers clambered They were now not far from the equator, and a rise to over the rail. tho surface revealed fearful hot weather. The decks presented a scene of wild confusion. But at the depth at which the Dart was, all was as cool Despite the more than two centuries that the shjps had and comfortable as could be wished for. laid at the bottom of the sea, however, things were in a The Gilbert Islands lay on the northeast, whim one day remarkable state of preservation. Barney in the pilot-house sighted a scene. tordage and kegs of powder were piled in heaps. "Shure, Misther Frank!" he cried, "wud yez jist coom up an take a look at the loikes av this." "What is it?" asked Frank, as he sprang into the pilot house. Dismantled cannon lay on the decks, splinters of rotting wood, broken spars, and even shreds of sails yet preserved. But the ghastly sight of all were the human bones scat tered from one end of the ship to the other.


.JD THR WORLD UNDER WATER. 23 and cat hinr:;; lay about by >< th P r had fallen from th<' hands of the drowning victim->. The e).plorer,; counted fully t\\'o hundrrcl humnn skulls. '('his show<:'d that the pirate had cartied a strong crew. Near the cabin stairs lay the body, or rather, ske l<:'ton, of a giant-framd man. Aero s the s k eleton lay a huge sword. with a handle oC ivory and gold. This hurl tarni:;h<:'d and corroded sornrwhat in the of time. But Frank pi('king it up W

24 AROUND THE WORLD UNDER WATER. Barney was in the pilot-house at the wheel. Frank was quickly by his side. The Dart was being whirled with fearful speed through the deep. There was most fearful danger of a collision with some object, and Frank took the wheel from the Celt s bands. Barn e y pointed to the barometer. through a transparent body of water until in the vicinity of Galapagos Islands. The e are dead on the equator and westward from Peru. Here he shaped his course due southward, and ran at full speed, until one day, upon taking his bearings, he dis covered that they were just off the entrance to the Strait of Magellan. "Begorra, Misther Frank," he cried, "I felt it coming, Into these the Dart made its rapid way, and not a great an' shure, I med up me moind it was a cyclone we'd be while later made the Falkland Islands. afther havin'." "That is right, Barney said Frank. The young inventor kn e w that a typhoon was raging upon the surface of the s ea, and the depth here was not so great but that the Dart would be involved in the current. It was impossible to say what might be the outcome of this. If the Dart could reach deeper water it might descend below the level of disturbance. If not, it would be whirled nobody knew what distance. There was also a po s ibility of becoming engulfed rn a tidal wave and hurled to destruction. It was a time of awful peril. And Frank and his companion s had been lucky to get aboard the Dart in due season. If they had failed to do so the Dart would have left them. Away like a race horse the Dart whirled. Once more the submarine boat was in the South Atlantic. But here the water wa cold, and the bed of the ocean and cheerless. The voyagers were glad to get away from these uninvit ing seas, and make the equator once more. They were now near to having completely encirclc>d the globe. It was like entering upon the homestretch, and all were feverish with anxious haste. They had been out thus far not quite three months. But it seemed an eternity. Indeed, it was almost as if they had lived at the bottom of the sea. They longed for a change and the privilege of once more setting foot on America's free soil. Indeed, the confinement of three month on chemically purified air had not been without its injurious effects. The countenances of all were ghastly white, and it was But it could not last forever. safe to say that a much longer confinement would have been Suddenly Frank became convinced that there was deeper very detrimental to health. water under them. Accordingly he let the Dart descend. Down shot the submarine boat. It was a cot-Teet guess. There happened just here to be a deep sink, and down into it the Dart went. So the Dart was put under full pressure. But the exciting incidents of the trip were not by any means over. One day Pomp had his turn in the pilot-house Barney was working hard below decks, Frank was in his stateroom, and Van Bulow and Vose were engaged in a In a few moments it was in still water, and they were scientific discussion. saved. Suddenly the darky saw a peculiar object far head. The commotion in the waters overhead was something frightful. It lasted until the typhoon had passed and then subsid<'d.' All was quiet once more, and it was now safe to ascend. The Dart was soon under way and making good speed once more. There was no thought of returning to the wrecked vessels. Indeed, this would have been hardly possible, for the fact that their locality was unmarked, and to find them would have taken much time. So the Dart resumed its journey across the South Pacific Keeping till to the eastward, Frank ran the Dart It looked like a vast black mountain, but as he strained his vision, he saw that it was really the hull of a huge vessel lying at the bottom of the sea. The darky at once headed the Dart toward it. His curiosity was aroused. He shouted down the gangway to Frank : "Hi, Marse Frank! Jes' yo' cum up yere one minnit !" Frank heard the call. He at once complied. He came tumbling up the gangway and reached the pilot-house in another moment. "What is the matter?" he asked of the darky. Pomp pointed at the sunken ship


AROUND THE WORLD UNDER WATER. 25 "Look dat, sah !" Frank's face fell. They were daily passing sunken wrecks without a thought of pausing to bestow attention upon them. The young inventor was out of patience. "What on earth do you mean by calling me up here for that, Pomp?" he cried. "Why there is nothing remark able about that wreck." "Don' yo' say dat, Marse Frank. As suah as yo' 1s bo'n dere am a live man climbing around on dat wreck!" Frank gave a start. "A live man?" "Yes, sah!" ''Nonsense!" "It am a fac', sah." "More likely it is a big crab crawling over it." "No, eah. It am a man, I tell yo' Look fo' yo'sef." Frank did look. He saw that the darky was right. A man was certainly climbing over the rail of the sunken ship. Barney was called into the pilot-house at once. Frank explained the situation to him, and said: "Now I want you to stay here, Barney, and watch for my signals. Pomp and I arc going to visit the wreck. Of course we do not know that they are friendly people." "All roight, sor," agreed Barney. "I'll do jist as ycz say, sor." Barney and Pomp at once prepared the diving armor. Frank and Pomp donned it and made ready to leave the Dart. Van Bulow and V ose were both anxious to accompany them, but were unable to do so, as Frank did not deem it safe. Leaving the Dart, Frank and Pomp started for the wreck. The divers did not note their approach, and seemed busy in overhauling a bundle of something in the sands. Suddenly a thrilling sight was beheld. One of the divers had stooped to pick up an object, when his companion struck him a terrible blow with a hatchet. The stricken diver staggered to his feet. He warded off a second blow and clinched with his as-He carried an ax in his band and also a lantern, the sailant. gleam of which was plainly seen. Then followed a terrible struggle. What was more the stranger wore the suit of a diver. Two of the divers seemed determined to take the life of a "\V ell, upon my word, you are right, Pomp!" declared Frank. "J reckon he am a diver, ab !" "Yes." "Whatebber am he doin' dere, sah? Am dat a treasure "It is possible," replied the young inventor. "At any ra1e we will find out." Frank seized the lever of the searchlight and turned the c nrren t on. The blazing light made all in the vicinity of the wreck as light as day. There were seen to be really three of the divers. Their life lines, even, could be distinguished. certainly engaged in exploring the wreck. Frank at once correctly divined that they treasure. They were were after He regarded them attentively a moment, and considered 4 be feasibility of making their acquaintance. "I'll tell you what we'll do, Pomp," he declared, with inspiration. "Well, sah ?" third. "l\fy God!" thought Frank, "they will kill him." He made signs to Pomp. The darky pulled his ax from his belt, and with Frank started to the rescue. Rapid progress was out of the question; but Frank pressed forward. To shout would have been oi no avail, as his words could not have been heard a foot away. The beset diver was making a bold and plucky fight. But of course the odds were by far too great. He was quickly overpowered. His two foes were raining blows upon his helmet. Suddenly one of them saw Frank and Pomp coming. They were seen to pull the life lines. ln another moment they were pulled upward and out of sight. The third diver lay upon the white sands by the hull of the wrecked vessel. He might not be alive. CHAPTER XII. THE DIVER'S STORY. So thought Frank Reade, Jr. But he hastened to his "We'll just put on our diving-suits and walk up there side. and make their acquaintance." He had given Barney the signal, and the Dart was quick"A'right, Marse Frank!" cried Pomp, with alacrity. ly coming to the spot.


2G AROUND 'l'HE WORLD U DER WATER. Frank instantly supported the head oi the injured diver. He saw that he was still alive, but that the life line was cut, and he was drowning rapidly. Barney had seen the whole nfl'ail' and understood it. He knew that quick work mtJst be made. The Dart was quickly on the spot. Frank and Pomp had pick ed the injured man up and mshed for the vestibule. T}lere was need of extreme ha te. Ali wa' done in a twinkling. 'l'he door was thrown open, and they were quickly in the m,tibule. The water was expelled, and the rescued diYe1 lay gaspi11g in Frank's arms. The young inventor quickly removed hi helmet, and gave him air. Then he was taken inside the boat and placed upon a couch. Artificial respiration was re.ortecl to, and every known means used i.o bring the unfortunate man back to lije. lowly be revived, and soon was able to look about him. There were c uls and bruises upon his body from the blo .ws given him. But :Frank had carefully dressed these, and found that none of them were seri ous. Soon be had revived suffieienlly to talk. "Where am I?" he exclaimed, in good English. "What is all this ? "You are on board the Dart-submarine boat," Se never heard of me. But I am well known in that locality. 1\ty busine::;s in this part of the world was the recoyery of a million dollar in gold from the wreck of yonder ship. "'fhat ship was the steamer irgo, oi the Argentine service. "She sailed ix years ago for .r ew York with all that coin on board, and was lost at "I have been for six years engaged in looaling her. I have spent fifty thousand dollars, or nearly ten thou Eand dollars a year in quest. At last 1 1lucccedcd. "There she is, and the coin is n(}w safe l y aboard of her. It i a Yast treasure and well ''orth striving for. "But, unfortunately for me, I w&s induced to take into partnership two men whom I now know to be rogues. "Thfy are brother Martin and James Henry. "We found the wreck by repeated diving in different "Wonder of wonders! 'fo what government does it be-latitudes, using my yacht, the Fancy, manned by a trusty long?" "It is owned by a private party." "Who?"' "! am the man. My name is Frank Reade, Jr." A light of comprehension broke acros the man's face. "You are that young Yankee inventor who is so fa-mous ?" he cried. "!am an inYentor." "! have heard of you and your airships and submarine boats. So this is one of them?'' "Yes; this is the Dart." "Well, it is a dandy." "It is a good boat." "But what arc you doing away down here in these sea ?" "We are oll. our way home." '"l'o lhe United States?" crew "And they tried to murder you so that the treasure would be all theirs," said Frank, quietly. 'You that iVith your own eyes, did yo u not?" "Yes." "They meant to kill me!" "Certainly." "Doubtl ess they even now believe me dead." .. I daresay." "They will tell the crew that I was devourel} by a sea 111onster of some h.ind. Then they will try to get away with the gold coin." "That is what they will do, very likely," agreed Frank. ow, if in my case, what would you do?" ''I shou ld remain quiet right h ere until you arc fully recovered."


,---f AROUND THE WORI,n UNDER WATER. 27 "But--" The villain evidently did not dare to descend into tlte "Wait t: moment. When you are recovered, I will do all ocean depths again, either from fear, or some in my power to help you recover that treasure, _and also to other cause. overtake and puni h your foes." Smith gave an inarticulate cry, and seized Frank's hand. 'You don't mean that?" "Yes, I do." "You are too kind to me!" "lt will be a pleasure. You may remain on board this boat until America is reached, if you desire!" "God bless you!" A trip was next made to the wreck of the Virgo. Frank and Barney thoroughly explored the ship from one end to the other. In the treasure room the gold coin was found. But there was no such amount as Smith had declared. Instead of a million bare one hundred thousand dollars was found. What had become of the balance was a myst0ry ncYer Smith seemed ov0rcomc for a moment. Finally, he to bo solved. aroused himself and said, in a faltering tone: "You arc more than kind to me. Let me tell you my "I will be glad to listen!" "I have a mother and sister at home dependent upon me. The money was removed to the Dart in canvas bags. 'fhe n, aft0r making anotlwr long search, the submarine boat went again on its way. Frank Reade, Jr., now headed the Dart for home with all speed. My mother is aged, and my sisL<'r is a cripple. The two scicnti tr;, Van Bulow and Vosc, were well atis"My father is in prison falsely charged with forgery. fied with the result of their He has not the to procure a new trial, which would They had gained much material of value, and were reclear him. turning with enough to make of them lions in scientific "It is for these ends that I am working, that I desire this circles. fortune. It is not for myself!" Frank listened kindly. Barney and Pomp were tired of the trip under water. "Bejabers, it will seem good to git a sprig av good old Then he took the wounded diver's hand, and said: shamrock ag'in !"declared Barney. "'l'he soight av a green "Rest easy where you are. \We will see that you gain field wud surely par'lyze me!" your ends!" "God will bless you!" The the wounded man sank back and slept soundly for time. 'l,hc voyagers all came forward and looked upon his hand facC'. ..-"He is a noblP fellow, I'll wager my life," declared Van Bulow. "Huh! I jes' want one mo' whack at a good posrum stew," said Pomp, smacking his lips. As for Frank Reade, Jr., he was thinking of a wonderful new invention which he should proceed to perfect as soon as he reached Rendestown. And II<'rbert Smith waR very willing to get home. In fad, tht' ll<'W was hardly able to realize hi good fortune. "He is a man of heart and deep refinement," said Vosc. "I don't unuerstnncl how that million in gold coin shrunk "However that may br," said Frank, forcibly, "he has to a hundred thousand dollar;;," he declared, "but that hrn in Ow han'l" of a f:<'t of Jf I can hclp him out large enough fortunr for mr. 1 am satisfied." of it l surP l y will.., "I hope that you wi11 ovrrcomc all your trouble ," said H was deci

28 AROUND THE WORLD UNDER WATER. "I have taken a great interest in you, Smith!" he deIt required some time for the young inventor to fully clared. "I hope that you will prosper and be happy." sh1dy out the situation. "Thank you!" Then he called Barney and Pomp to his aid. Still the Dart kept on her northward way. Tools were brought out and work was begun. For a week It was evident that the party had all been under water the Dart lay at the bottom of the sea, not one hundred miles quite long enough. off St. Augustine. All were beginning to feel a trifle sick, and the boat itself This was a hard thing to think of on the whole. was showing the wear and tear of the trip. It was certainly hard lines that so near the end of the Frank could hav<' risen to the surface and gone along journey the boat should meet with such an accident. much faster. But he preferred not to do this. As he said, the cruise had thu far been made under water It was worth Romething to say that one had been around thr world und er water. and he wanted the credit for it. o the Dart kept on just the same. CHAPTER XIII. AGAIN-THE END. I was a joyful day when Frank announced that the Bahamas lay ju t to the northward, and they were making in for the Florida coast. But Frank, however, kept cool and cautious. He knew that even on this last stretch serious things might happen. And this was proven true. Even as the Florida coast was sighted and Frank made it only one hundred miles to St. Augustine, an incident of thrilling sort occurred. Frank was in the pilot-house when suddenly the boat gave a lunge forward, and came to a dead stop. The submarine boat settled down to the bottom of the sea, where it rested easily. Frank pulled open the propeller lever, but all to no avail. But Frank proved his indomitable spirit in royal fashion. He had finally succeeded in repairing the shaft so that the Dart could go s lowly forward. Once more they were on the way. Two days later the Part glided into St. Augustine. Then it came up out of the harbor depths and ran up to the masthead Frank Reade, Jr.'s flag A number of government vessels were there, and many private yachts. All had been awaiting the return of the Dart. At its appearance the boom of cannon burst upon the air. The enthusiasm and excitement was great. The wonderful trip around the world und er water was ended. From one end of the continent to the other the wire carried the glad news. The crew of the wonderful submarine boat came in for an ovation. Dr. Van Bulow and Professor Vose returned to New York to report to their society. Herbert Smith started at once for home with his treasure. The Dart was placed upon a special train and shipped to Readestown for r e pairs. A. few days later Frank Reade, and. Barney and Pomp were home again. There they were satisfied to remain for a time. But the young inventor had new and daring plans, intended to eclipse even these portrayed in this story of a s ubmarin e "What is the matter, Frank? What has happened?" boat, or a trip around the world under water. Instantly a thrill of alarm seized him. cried Van Bulow. "What has broken?" "Have we been run into?" "We are lost!" These were the excited cries. But Frank only descended into the cabin coolly, and said: "You must all remember that you are men, and you must have grit and coolness. We can only die once." Frank quickly descended into the engine-room. THE END. Read "THE MYSTIC BRAND; OR, FRANK READE, JR., AND HIS OVERLAND STAGE," which will be the next number (21) of the "Frank Reade Weekly Magazine." SPECIAL NOTICE: All back numbers of this weekly It required but a moment for him to see what wa, the are always in print. If you cannot obtain them from any matter. The propeller shaft had broken, and was for the time useless. The young inventor examined it. I newsdealer, send the price in money or postage stamps by mail to FRANK TOUSEY, PUBLISHER, 24 UNION SQUARE, NEW YORK, and you will receive the copies you order by return mail.


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Sixty-four pages; handsome olored cover containing a half-tone photo of the author. HOUSEKEEPING. No. 16. HOW TO KEEP A WINDOW GARDEN.-Containing 'ull instructions for constructing a window garden eithet in town .>r country, and the most approved methods for raising beautiful :lowers at borne. The most complete book of the kind ever pub isbed. 30. HOW '1'0 COOK.-One of the most instructive books :.n cooking ever published. lt contains recipes for cooking meats, ]sb, game, and oysters; also pies, puddings, cakes and all kinds of pastry, and a grand collection of recipes by one of our most populat ooks. No. 37. HOW TO KEEP HOUSE.-It contains information for verybody, boys, girls, men and women; it will t;,eacb you how to 11ake almost anything around the Jwuse, such as parlor ornaments, rackets, cements, Aeolian harps, and bird lime for catching birds. ELECTRICAL. ... o. 46. HOW TO MAKE A:ND USI11oney than any book published. No. 35. HOW '1'0 J;l.l..AY GA:\fES.-A complete and useful little ,ook, containing the rules and of billiards, bagatelle, ackgammon. croq111't. dominoes, pte. illo. 36. HOW TO SOLVE CONUNDRUMS.-Containing all lle leading conundrums of the day, amusing riddles, curious catches nd witty sa:yings. No. 52 HOW 1'0 PLAY CARDS.-A complete and handy little .. ook, the rules and full directions for playing Euchre, Crib ;,age. Casino, Fortv-Five, Rounce, Pedro Sancho, Draw Poker, "-uction Pitch, All Fours, and many other popular games of cards. 66. HOW TO DO PUZZLES.-Contaming over three bun red interesting puzzles and conundrums, with key to same. A -:omplete book. Fully illustrated. By A. Anderson. ETIQUETTE. o. 13. HOW TO DO IT; OR, BOOK O'F ETIQUETTE.-It a great life secret, and one that every young man desires to know .. 11 about. The.rE>'s happiness in it. No. 33. HOW '1'0 REIIAVE.-Containing the rules and etiquette ->f good society and the easiest and most approved methods of appearing to good advantage at parties. balls, the theatre, church, and o tbe drawing-room. No. 31. now '1'0 BECOME A SPEAKER.-Gontaining four teen illustrations, giving the different positions requisite to becom a good speaker, reader and elocutionist. Also containin g gems from a_ll the popular !illtbors of prose and poetry, arranged i n t he moa simple and concise manner po sible. No. 49. _H()W '1'0 DEBA'I'E.-Giving rules for conductin g d& bates, outhncs for debates, questions for discussion and the b n sources for procuring information on the questions give n SOCIETY. ro. 3. now TO FLIRT.-The arts and wiles of flirtatio n art fully E>xplainerchiE>f .. fan. glove. parasol, wiudow and hat flirtationji'it cona _full hst of the language and sentiment of flowers, which i 1n_terestrng to everybody, both old and young You cannot be bapp;, Without one. ro. 4. IIOW '1'0 DANCE is the title of a new and bandsom' little book just by l!'rank 'I'ousey. lt contains full instruc lions in the art of, <;tiquette in ball;room and at partiea how to and full d1rect1ons for calhng off m all popula r squar dances. No. 5. HOW TO ?IIAKE 1:;0\'E.-A complete guide to love court8hip and ma!Tiage, giving sensible advice, rules and etiquetU to be observed, 1tb many curious and interesting things not gl'n ually known. No. 1 i. HOW '.I'O DRESS.-Coutaining full instruction In th1 art of dressing and appearing well at home and abroad giving tht selections of colors, material. and how to have them made up. No. 18. HOW '1'0 BECOME BEAUTIFUL.-One of th most valuable little books E>ver given to the world lwerybody w1shes to know how to become beautiful, both male female. The secret is simple, and almost costless. Read thi boo, and be convinced how to become beautiful. BIRDS AND ANIMALS. No. 7. HOW TO KEEP BIRDS.-llandsomely illustrated an containing full in tructions for lhc management and training of tl;" canary, mockingbird, bobolink. blackbird, paroquet, parrot, etc. No. 39. HOW TO RAISE DOG POULTRY, PIGEOXS A::-l, RABBITS.-A useful and instructive book. Handsomely illu< trated. By Ira Diofraw. No. 40. HO\Y '1'0 l\IAKE AND SET TRAPS.-Including bin on how to catch moles, weasel otter, rats, squirrels and bird: Also how to cure skins. Copiously illustrated. By J. Harringto Keene. No. 50. HOW TO ST FF BIRDS AND valuable book, giving instructions in collecting, preparing, mount! and preserving birds, animals and insects. JS"o. 54. HOW TO KEEP AND i\IANAGE PETS.-Givmg cou: plete information as to the manner and method of raising, taming, breeding, and managing all kinds of pets; also giving fu !nstructi_ons for cages, etc. Fully explained by twenty-eigi: lllustratwns, makmg 1t the most complete book of the kind published. MISCELLANEOUS. No. 8. HOW TO BI<:COME A SCIENTIST.-A useful and Ia structive book, giving a complete treatise on chemistry; also en pc1iments in acoustics, me hanics. mathematics, chemistry, and dt .rections for making fi1eworks, colored fires, and gas balloons Thta I.Jook cannot be equaled. No. 14. IIOW TO MAKE CANDY.-A complete band-book for making all kinds of candy, ice-cream, essences, etc. etc. 19.-I<'HANK 'l'O .UREY'S UNITED STATES DI:STANO TABLES, POCKET CO:\IPA,'ION A:ND GUIDE.-Giving t G official distances on all the raih'oads of the United States a n Canada. Also table of distan es by water to foreign ports, bac fares in the principal cities, reports of the census, etc., etc., maklllt.l it one of thE> most romplt>te and handy books publi bed No.3 HOW TO BEC0:\1E YOUR OWN DOCTOR.-A wo derful book. containing u eful and p1actical information in tlat treatment of ordinary diseases and ailments common to everv family. Abounding in useful and effective recipes for general co plaints. No. 55. HOW TO COLLECT STAi\iPS AND COI:NS.-Coa taining valuable information regarding the collecting and arrangiD of stamps and coins. llandsomely illitstrat{'d. No. 58. HOW TO BE A DETECTIVE.-By Old King Bra the world-known dt'tective. In w.hich be lays down some valuab and sensible rult's for beginners. and also relates some adventu and of well-known detectives. No. 60. UOW TO BECOME A PHOTOGRAPHER.-Contai ing useful information regarding the Camera and how to work It also bow to make Photographic l\lagic Lantern Slides and oth;r Transparencies. ITandsomely illustrated. By Captain W. De Abney No. 62. HOW TO BECOME A WEST POI T CADET.-Containing full explanations how to gain course of Study, Examinations, Duties, Staff of Officers, Poe Guard, Police Regulations, Fire Department, and all a boy sbou"i know to be a Cadet. Compilt'd and written by Lu SenarE>ns, au tho of "How to Become a Naval Cadet." No. 63. HOW TO BECOlllE A NAVAL CADET.-Complete L structions of how to gain admission to the Annapolis NaTI DECLAMATION. Academy. Also containing the course of instruction. descriptiQ, No. 27. HOW TO RECITE AND BOOK OF RECITATIONS. of grounds and buildings, historical sketch, and everything a be;, -Containing the most popular in use, comprising Dutch should know to become an officer in the United States Nayy Co : .. ,alect, French dialect, Yankee and Irish dia. lect pieces, together piled and writt<'n by Lu Senarens, author of "Ho to ltb man7 atandard readings. West Point Military Cadet." PRICE 10 CENTS OR 3 FOR 2S CENTS. Address FRAN K TOUSEY, Publisher, 24: Union Square, New Yo r k


FRANK READE Stories of Adventures on Land, Sea and in t h e Air. EI"'Y" ''1'TON"' E ach Number 10 a Handsomely Illuminated Cover 32-PAGE BOOK FOR 5 All our readers know Frank Reade, Jr. the greatest inventor of the age, and his two fun-loving chums, Barn ey and Pomp. Th e stories to b e 'published in this magazine will contain a true account of th e wonderful and exciting adventures of the famou inventor, with hi s marv e llous flyin g machines, e lectrical overland engine and hi ext ra ordinary ubmarine boats. Each number will be a rare treat. T e ll your newsdealer to get you a copy. 1 Frank R eade, Jr.'s W hite Cruiser of t h e Clouds; or, The Search for the Dog-Faced Men. 2. Frank Reade, Jr.'s Submarine Boat, "The Explorer''; or, To the North Pole Under the Ice 3 Frank Reade, Jr.'s Electric Van; or, Hunting Wild Animals in the Jungles of India. 4. Frank R eade, Jr.'s Electric Air Canoe; or, the Search for the Valley of Diamonds. 5. Frank Reade, Jr.'s "Sea Serpent" ; or, the Search for Sunken Gold. 11. Frank Read'e, Jr., an'd His Torpedo Boat; or, at War With the Brazilian Rebels. 12. Fighting the Slave Hunters; or, Frank Reade, Jr., in Central Africa. 13. From Zon e to Zone; or, The Wonderful Trip o f Frank Reade, Jr., with His Latest Air-Ship. 14. Frank Reade Jr., and His Electric Cruiser of the Lakes; or, A Journey Through Africa by Water. 15 Frank Reade, Jr., and His Electric Turret; or, Lost in thn Land of Fire 6. Frank Reade, Jr.'s Electric Terror, "The Thunderer; or, 16. Frank Reade, Jr., and His Engine of the Clouds; or. the Search for the Tartar's Captive. Chased Around the World in the Sky. 7. Reade, Jr.'s Air Wonder, the "Kite''; or, a Six Weeks 17. In the Great Whirlpool ; or, Frank Reade Jr.'s Strange Flight Over the Andes. Adventures in a Submarine Boat. 8. Frank Reade, Jr.'s Deep Sea Diver, the "Tortoise"; or. 18. Chased Across the Sahara; or, Frank Reade, Jr., After a the Search for a Sunken Island. Bedouin's Captive. 9 Frank Reade, Jr.'s Electric Invention, the "Warrior"; or, 19. Six Weeks i n ouds; or, Frank R eade, Jr.'s Air-Ship, Fighting th e Apaches in Arizona. the "Thunderbolt." 10. Frank Reade, Jr., and His Electric Air Boat; or, Hunting 20. Around the World Under Water; or, the Wonderful Cruise Wild Beasts for a Circus. 1 of a Submarin e Boat. For Sale by All Newsdealers, or will be Sent to Any Address on-Reeeip of Price, 5 Cents per Copy, by !'BANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union Square, New York. IF YOU WANT ANY BACK NUMBERS ot our Libraries and cannot procure them from n ewsde al e r s, they can be obtained from this office direct. Cut out and fill in the following Order Blank and send it to u s with the price of the books you want and we will send them to you by return mail. POS'.l'AGE STAMPS TAKnN THE SAME AS M O.NEY. FRANK TOUSEY Publi sher, 24 Union S quare, New York. .......................... 190 DEAR SIR-Enclosed find ...... cents for which please send me: .... copies of WORK AND WIN, Nos ................................................................. WILD WEST WEEKLY, Nos ........................................................... FRANK READE WEEKLY, Nos ......................................................... PLUCK AND LUCK, Nos .............................................................. SECRET SERVICE, No s ........................... .................................... THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76, NOS Ten-Cent Hand :Books, Nos .............................................. Name .......................... Street and No ................... Town ... ...... State. . . ..


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