Frank Reade, Jr.'s search for the sea serpent; or, Six thousand miles under the sea

Frank Reade, Jr.'s search for the sea serpent; or, Six thousand miles under the sea

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Frank Reade, Jr.'s search for the sea serpent; or, Six thousand miles under the sea
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WEEKLY M .AGAZINE. Containing Stories of Adventures on Land, Sea & in the Air. Issu e d Weekly-By Suhscriptwn. $ 2 50 per year 4p)Jlict

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-. --FRANK READE :iCONTAINING STORIES OF ADVENTURES ON LAND, SEA AND IN THE AIR. Issued Weekly-By Subscription $2.5 0 per year. App!ication made for. Second Class ent1y at the New Ymk, N. Y., Post Office. Ente1ed accorchng to. Act of Cong1ess tn the yea 1903, m the ojfice of the Libaian of CongTess, \ I D. C., by Fank To,.sey, 24 Union Squa1e, New YoTk. No. 32. NEW YORK, JUNE 5, 1903. Price 5 Cents e l ;Frank Reade, Jr.' s Search for the Sea Serpent; t 'l tl t OR, v il SIX T H O U SAND MILES UNDER THE SEA. By "NONAME.' >C n. ----) e ic e 'u eJ ilE CHAPTER I. CAPTAIN CROWELL'S STORY. "Well, how they do cling to that o l d chestnut. Here is 'u I< a l e ngthy article on the sea serpent in the 'News.' Mercy d on us! Can't the reporters find material enough without II "Your uncle?" "Yes." "And he swears he ha s seen the sea serpent? Well, old pal, go to hi s assistance at once. Fetch him right down to Blo omingda le before h e gets viol ent Jack Clyde did not Indeed, he frowned instead, and st riking a match, lit a Spanish cheroot. resorting to such stale matter?" How a rd Mayne tossed the paper aside impatiently after Then he sank nto a chai r, and cocking his feet upon making this speech His friend, Jack Clyde, picked it up. the corner of the table, did not speak again until he bad ;k At the moment they were in the reading-room of read the article through the Boh emian Club. Both were young men, handsome, reHoward Mayne watched him half idly the while. His and afflicted with wealth. "Ah, who ha s been unwinding an improbable yarn now? :ts.laughed Jack, as he scanned the columns. "Hello, that's ''What?" W ilr C "Why, t h e old captain who t e ll s this sto ry, aptam un J eremy Crowell, of Hyannis, Massachusetts, i s m y own lor l e. e Howard Mayne gape d at hi s friend as if he thought him crazy. curiosity was just a bit aroused, and he was anxious to see how his friend would take the news. In substance the article was worded thus: "Captain J eremy Crowell, of Hyannis, tells a wonde r ful story of the famous sea serpent The captain i s an honest and reliable man, and does not even drink grog. "He owns the fine schooner, MaJguerite, and makes regu lar trips to the Banks, fishing for cod. When well off the coast of Nova Scotia, the lookout one day called 'Land ho


2 FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR THE SEA SERPENT. Capt ain Jeremy went to in spect what looked lik e a long "Bnt-how do you propose to do it?" h e a ske d "Get f ridg e of black reef ri s ing out of the water you r uncle's schooner?" "To his su rprise h e discovered that the obj ect was mov "No; emp loy a subma rine boat." able, and, in fact, alive, and was amazed to see the leviathan "A s ubmarine boat?" f "Y""'. proportion s o the sea serpent of fabled fame making off at """ railroad speed through the wat:r. "Whew! Who ever heard of s uch a thing? "The snake was fully two hundr ed feet in length, acco .famous a craft?" cording to Captain Crowell. He soon distanced the "A friend o.f mine." "Do you mean it?" schoon e r, and was out of sight "The captain's story is backed by every member of the crew, and i s beyond doubt correct. The existence of the wonderful sea serpent is thus proven a fact beyond all man ner of doubt." Well, that is the truth!" Howard l\Iayne lookd his amazement. "What!" he gasped. don t mean to say that you "Yes." "Who is he?" ":b"rank Reade, Jr., the inventor You have heard of him?" "Indeed I have," said Mayne, in amazement. that 11e has really invented a s ubmarine boat?" "Every word of iL." "Is it true tl Howard Mayne' s whole manner changed. The mentio na believe that cock and bull story?" }:' of the name of Frank Reade, Jr., at once put a new face on 1 "Pardon me," said Jack, with dignity. "My uncle is a matters. thoroughly truthful man. The story is s urely true l\Iayne whistled s lowly. "Could not your uncle be mistaken?" "I hardly think so. l have no doubt he is right. I ac cept my uncl e's worq." "Well," muttered Uayne, as he rose from his seat, "I don't wish to dispute your uncle's word, but the sea serpent is a pretty strong story to swallow, you know. Yet it, of course, is not altogether improbable. I move that we or ganize a party to hunt down this monster of the briny deep." 1\Iayne had spoken jestingly. To hi amazement his friend sai d, coolly: "All right I am with you." :Jiayne was staggered "Did you think I meant it?" "Why, c ertainly. "And you really :mean it?" "I do !" "Jack!" he exclaimed, "I am with you. "Then it is settle d." We will do it."I "But--" "What?" 1: "Are you s ur(' you can interest Mr Frank Reade, Jr., in the affair ?" 1 "Sure o.J: it? I know iL. lie wrote me only the other c day about the Ferret., his new invention, and spoke then o:f'1 taking a s ubmarine voyage a s soon as he could gain some object for such." Howard Mayne became at. once exeiled. He arose and paced the floor vigorously, with his hands in hi s pockets.' Man of leisure that he was, icllcnc shad palled upon him, j and he was aff1icted with constant ennui. This new project aroused his whole being, and he saw before him a certain opportunity for the di s pelling o.J: that terrible affliction. Adventure and excitement were :i\Iayne to contemplate. In Lhis he pleasant things for was like his friend :i\Iayne drew a deep breath, and sank again into his Clyde. chair. \ The Lwo at once entered into the of the un"W 11 I ,, h 1 d "Th t b t 0 tlertakmg, WJth all the zest of youthful mmds. e never e exc anne a ea s me. ome, I 'll d t It was decided first to communicate with Frank R eade, now, I'll bluff just as hard as you do. are you o go with me in quest of the sea serp ent!" Jr. This was done by t.clegraph. Thus Clyde worded the Jack Clyde turned and looked his friend squarely in message: "FRANK READE, JR., R cadestown: tho face. "That will be diversi'lm for us. I will accept your chal"Will you go in quest of the sea serpent with your sub lcngc.'' marine boat? I have got on of it. Answer. ; [nync could hardly believe his senses. Certainly Clyde "JACK CLYDE." wt::s in earnest "Bohemian Club, New York Oily."


FRANK READE, JR.' S SEARCH FOR 'rHE SEA SERPENT. 3 :=t An answer to this was a n xio us l y awaited. Of etf F ran k Reade, Jr., declincu, the affair was ended 1oped that he would not. course, It was It was a lat e r h our 1rhcn the answer came. It i'onnd he two young club men engaged in formulating plans. Jack Clyde ha tily brok e the sea l of the message, and CJ.8read: B e j abers, av ye did it wud be in a way ye desarve,n r e tor ted t h e Celt; "an', shu rc, that's on yure fiat nose!" "Huh! I see yo' 'bout dat by an' by, honey," said Pomp threateningly. "Yez will be shure to." "Gemmen s don' yo' min' clat sassy I'is h muckah,'' said. Pomp. "He ain' got no manners. Jes' come dis away !" Both Jack and Jlowarcl bughecl. They had heard of t h e "FRIE:-

4 FRANK READE, JR. S SEAHOl FOH 'l'IIE SEA SERPE rrr. "I wrote you about the Ferret?" "Yes." "Well, she is all don e and I must say she i s a beauty. I am satisfied with her." "That is enough," said Jack, h earti ly ; "of course, you are in for our proj ect of chasing the sea serpent." Which ha s hitherto been r egarde d as a myth, said Frank, with a smile. "But is, in fact, a reality." "Of course your uncle i s a r eliable man?" "I will swear by him." "That i s quite enough Then the question is sett l ed. We will go in quest of the sea serpent." In the center of this basin was lhe object which at one----: ta claimed their attention. This was the Ferret. an The s ubm arine !Joat was certainly a remarkable craft. It lines were most peculiar, b eing long, tapering am s l en der. The bow was ornament d with a sharp and pow1c tu erful ram. thl T\VO masts, fore and aft, arose from its deck. The decl itself was guarded by hand-rail s 'l'he main part of the deck wa occupied by a huge dome su like cabin, with a con ical' hap ed cupola. pa There were h eavy window or I late-glass in the dome tb and a balcony witl1 a platform and gua rd-rails. Oircula dead-eye windows extended around the middle of the dome "What a furore the report will create," cried Howard while just below were square window s ill :Mayne, eagerly; "the n ewspape r world will go wild over it." "Le t them!" lau ghed Frank, "they ca nnot dishub us. But I h ave planned the whole affair out s inc e hearing from you." "Indeed." Forward was a pilot-house, with plate-glass windows oi eno rmou s thickness. Ove r it was a sea rchlight f! The whole structure was of thinly roll ed, but durabl1 and strong s teel. Through the dome extended the chambers, by which the vesse.l yas enabled to e l evate ana sink in the water. "I hav e put a force of men at work preparing the Ferret 'l'his was done by taking in a huge volume of water intc Stores and equipments are being put for instant serv ice. aboard." the tank to s ink her, and expe llin g it by pneumatic pres "Hurrah!" cried Jack; "but a question." "Well?" "Of course you will allow u s to accompany you?" "I had decided that way," said Frank, with an inclina tion of his head. "There are just five of us. Barney and Pomp, you two gentlemen and myself. That s hould be a sufficient crew to operate tl1e submarine boat." "Give u s our dutie s and we will attend to them fanth fully !" cried Jack. "Your dutie s will be slight," repli ed Frank; "the boat can be easily operated by one man. The motive power is electricity, and every part of the machinery is controlled from the pilot-house by mean s of an electr ic key-board." s ure to raise her to the surface. Of course the system of air s upply aboard the vessel :;imilar to that of all s ubmarin e vessels, and depended wholly upon the working of a chemical apparatus in the cabin, 1 which r enewed the vitiated air by replacing it with pure oxygen. As long as this could continue the v e sel could remain under water and the crew could s urvive. 'l'his is a meag e r description of the outward appearance uf the Ferret. Crossing a plank, they now e ntered the cabin of the vessel. Here a wonderful ight met their gaze. It was like en "Wonderful! moment tcring a miniature palace How I would lik e to be on board at tlus 'rhc interior of the cabin was furnished m the most "Perhaps you would like to take a look at her?" said Frank. "I assure you I would be delighted." "Come this way." Frank aro e and l ed the way through the draughtingluxuriou s mann er. There were all manner of expe n sive adornments, rich draprry, curios, cabinets of rare books, and many oth e r things. It was a place of delight. The vis itors expressed their pleasure in terms of rapture. 'rhen they passed on into the dining-saloon, and then to room The two club men followed him. the state rooms. They pas e d out again into the yard. This time it was Beyond these they came to the most interesting sight of another part of th e yard, however, and they saw in its all-the engine-room. eenter a huge tank or basin of water. H e re were the electric e ngine s which operated the boat It was connected with the wat ers of a canal, just beyond, L by a look. 'I'hey w e re a wonderful s ight. Pastiing among the dynamo s Frank explained each de-


FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR THE SEA SERPENT. 10tail in a comprehensive manner. Many were the curious old Captain Crowell. At once the captain wrote to his and unheard of devices employed aboard the Ferret. nephew. Then the huge elevating tank was visited; next the chemn ical-room, where were the huge cylinders which manufac w turecl air and sent it coursing by means oi valves all through the boat when it was under water. d It would require a volume to detail all the wonders of the submarine boat, so we will ask the reader's indulgence and Je pass on to incidents of the story. After the inspection of the Ferret the party returned to lC. the draughtmg-room. a I Clyde and Mayne expressed their admiration of the, boat e in glowing terms. Then Frank said: of "Well, now, the question is, when shall we start on this famous voyage?" Jack was glad to get the lette r, for it gave a detail e d description of the se rpent, and the exact latitude and longitude where it was seen. "I hope ye'll have success, lad," wrote the old captain. "An' I believe ye will, for yc was allus a smart lad." "Very kind o.f uncle, I m s ure," laughed Jack. "I'll do my best." But the next morning Howard Mayne came across a pe culiar paragraph in the paper. Thus it read : "Another sea captain sees the famous sea serpent. time it i s off Bar Harbor, Maine. This "Captain Dennis Haynes, of the brig America, reports sighting the sea serpent in the vicinity of Bar Harbor, yes terday. His description of it tallies with that of Captain l "We are ready whenever you are, Mr. Reade," said 1 Crowell." r Mayne. S I "Well," cried Jack, laughing, "if we only hurry up there's :q s-"I have been ready for a good while," sai d Frank. uppose we put it three day frow now?" 'That is agreeable." "Then it is settled." no doubt but that we shall find his snakeship He certainly appears to b e in those waters." "Right!" cried Howard. ceed." "I feel sure that we'll sue"vVe will be here ready for the start in three days. I s suppose we shall start from here?" "So do L" The two clubmen were dined that night by their brother members of the Bohemian Club. They were the heroes of ihe hour. y "Oh, yes. You ee this basin is connected by a canal t, with the river. We can easily float down to the sea." "And then--" "We will steer straight or the locality where the sea serenterprise charmed their fellow club members, and the best 1 pent was last seen." The sang froid and pluck with which they undertook the 'l'his closed the interview. Clyde and Mayne took the e nc..'

6 FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARO H FOR THE SEA SERPENT. This showed plainly lww mighty was the public interest in the undertaking. "All these people will scan the daily papers for new s of u s," said Frank; "their intere st i s great, is it not?" "Indeed, _YOU are right," replied Jack "1 hop e we will succeed." Wrecks of sunken s hip s and reefs of coral, submar; hills and valley s and many other features pas. ed by. Tl ,dy Frank had laid hi s course stra ight for 1\iount De s A which is o:fl' the coasl oC Maine. 'This was whe r e the Rca serpent had b een last seen. gh he yet lingered in that vicinily the chances were good tlvifl "If we bag the sea ser pent," said Howard Mayne, "our the Ferret would iincl him. It fame is made 'l'he J!' rret glided on clown the river leaving R cades town far behind. In dne the sea was reached The mighty enterprise was well begun, and thrilling in cidents were in store for th em. < JHAP1.'ER UI. THE SIKKING SlliP. Out into the open sea tl1e Ferret glided. When well out to sea :Frank said : "Now we will take a farewell of the surface "Are we going down?" asked Jack. "Yes." lt was a novel sen ation to Jack and Howard to trm: a und er wat e r in such a Cashion. ud Lifo on board the Ferret wa peculiarly fascinating. E was a treat to sit by the plate-glass windows :mel view tl T wonders o the sea And one day a strange and thrilling scene was tered. 1 0 'fhe boat came to a mighty plain of pearly white sail( Ther e was no kelp or weed of any kind to obstruct i s moothness. And here, in a sma ll area, there lay the white bones of score of human beings. ln various attitudes they lay. The rotting keel of n rowboat told the story "Foundered at sea!" was Frank's verdict. "Probabl Quick orders were given Pomp to clear the deck of all ihey attempted to leave the ship in a lifeboat and werea portable articles Then all went into the dome. The doors, when closed, were hermetically scaled In-deed, each had a vestibule, occupied by pn e umatic pressure, 1vhich would o itself b e sufficient to keep the water out. Barney pressed the pneumatic leve r. Ins tantly the valves opened and the tank began to fill. Down settled the submarine boat, gracefully. Down to t.he bottom o.f' the sea it went. The d ept h was fifty and the pressure was therefore s light. 'l'he bed o the ocean here presented the u ua l appear ance peculiar to the North American coast. There were tangled forests of seaweed, huge l e dge s of rock, plains of san{!, and many forms of fis h life. The boat was allowed,to r est on the bottom but a moment, however; th e n Frank w ent to the pilot-house. B.e took c harg e of the key-board, and turning on the searchlight, sent its rays far ahead. This made the course clear, and the submarine boat was able to glide swiftly and safe ly tluough the wa.ter at but a swamped." (( "And all lie hero in a common grave!" cried Jack; "ho1' dreadfuJ il iB to think of." B.a "Who do you s uppose they were in life?" asked ra "That will never be known," replied Frank R eade, Jr "there is not eno u g h of their effects lelt to decide that." l'l "Thai i s so." "Begorra, it luk s to me as if there was a name on theti starn av the boat," &iecl Barney. "And it does to me," agreed Frank. B The s ubmarin e boat had been brought to a stop, and was drifting over the pot. Pomp rushecl to a side window andli t brew the g lar e of an l cct ric lamp full upon the rotting boat's ster n. \' This enabled all to read plainly the name: "Esther, Liv e rpool." "Englisllmen !"cried Jack. "Probably an English ves-few feet from the bottom. sel." 1' The electric light s of the boat made the bed of the ocean "No doubt," agreed Frank; "but they are all beyond our vi ible in every direction for a great distance. aid." Jn this manner the Ferret continued on h e r s ubmarin e "Buried in one hundred fathoms of water." voyage. Frank eni. the boat away from the spot, and no one was 11Iany and strange were the s ight s beheld by the voyagers. sorry. while the Ferret kept on even ly. Huge sea monsters fled into deep and dark caverns, or Then the first of a series of inciucnt occurred. SudYanished into the gloom beyond. d enly the boat bcgnn to pitch violently.


FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR THE SEA SERPENT. n There seemed a fearful commotion in the water. Everypneumatic pressure. Then the diver cou l d remocve hi s ocly rushed to the windows. helmet and safely enter the cabin. And there, in the glare of the electric lights, an awful lght was seen. A tremendous, dark body was coming 11wiftly down through the water. I\ It looked lil

8 FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR THE SEA SERPENT. But all were strangers to them. The passenger li s t of t h e Virgil had b .een heavy. Corpses were eveTywhere, in the cabin s aloon, the staterooms, and the captain's cabin. Here Frank secured the log of th e ship, and a. chest con taining the passenger list and moneys of the s hip. A few other valuables were taken; then Frank plac e d his \ helmet close to Barney's, and s houted : "I think w e had b etteT r eturn now." "All r oight, so-r," replied Barney. "Jist as ye say." "I have here all the valuable matter v:hich we \Yould be able to r emove. "Shure, sor, phwat will yez do with it, anyway?" "Oh, I will see that it is r eturned safe ly to its proper owner. The fate of the ship will probably remain a mys tPry until I do." "Phwat, sor? all on boord ?" "Yes." Do yez belave t h at s h e wint down wid "Shure, that's a pity." "So it is. But come; we can do no good here." Barney made no demur, but followed Frank up the cabin stairs to the deck. A few moment s more and they were at the rail. The outlines of the Ferret could be plainly seen. The glare of her electric lights macle all as plain as da. y about. It was easy enough to find their way back. But at that moment Frank felt a curious commotion in the water Then, before he could act to preserve himself, he was seized, as if in a vise, and whisked away through the water Horror most awful shut down over his soul as h e realized his awful pos ition. He was in the cruel of a monster man eating shark, But the young inventor was a cool and plucky fellO\ .... He did not intend to ) 'ie ld to this contingency if he coni's ( help it. "1l e n As h e hung from the s hark 's jaw s he was conscious t "' being whisked tluough the water at terrific speed Without a moment' s hesitatio n Frank drew hi s kniLei from hi s belt, for he had the use o his arms. "] l h Fran .s ( The monst er's eye was just within his reach. drove the knife to the hilt into that member. p There was a convulsive movement upon the shark's par Jr"\1 a fearful commotion in the water, and Frank felt himsel T falling. or Falling through the water, however, is not like fallin1 13 through th e air. It was a gentle sai l to the bottom of thhe sea. But he was out of the shark's jaw s 'I That was on ::E source of congratulation. His life was saved. A moment later Frank st ruck the botto-m. Jal H e wa I practically uninjured, save for a few flesh wounds. I The shar k had disappeared, l eaving a bloody wake. was not lik e ly that he would r eturn As soon as Frank could collect his scattere d senses he ab.c onc e set out fo-r the Ferret. He was gu ided by a di stant g lar e of light. He reckoned-a that the shark had carried him fully a mile. It had been a very narrow escape for him. Barney ha<\u beli eved hi s master lost Je ) The Celt was wild with horror and hopelessness. He was powe rless to act. 1a "Och, murther, murther he wailed. "Shure the mas ther's gone Phwat s h a ll I do! Phwativer shall I do !'b: He would hav e gone in pursuit, but the shark had left and b e ing carried away further every moment from the s ub-no trail behind him; he was out of sight with his prey. .a marine boat. Wo-rds cannot d escribe Barney's dismay. H e sank down upon the deck utterly overcome It was,a a long time bPforc he recover ed sufficiently to return to the Ferret. a CHAPTER IV. OFF THE COAST OF MAINE. As h e bur s t into the vest'ibule, and a moment later into The shark had caught Frank just above the knees. Forthe cabin, he could hardly wait for his helmet to be re moved. l< tunately its teeth did not reach the diving-suit, which was mostly about the shoulders. "Och, fer the love o.f God, go afther him R' he screamed. c N eithe r had the ja,ws closed 'so tightly that he was badly "Shure, the masther's lost!" wounded. Indeed, the shark's hold was mostly upon his The others were horrified. clot hin g "Wha' am dat yo' say, yo' good fo' nuffin' I'sh ?" cried Then Frank rea l ized that the mon ster was carrying him Pomp furiously "Yo' l et Marse Frank be done killed ?,l a way to a safer s pot to mak e a meal upon him "Och, wurra, wurra an' how cud I help it? Shure, I It would be an easy matt e r for the shark to bite him in niver seen him till h e was gone lik e a flash !" two ancl swallow at least half of him. "What took him?" asked Jack Clyde, excitedly


FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FO R THE SEA SERPENT 9 "Shure, it was a s hark, an' a divil av a big wan. Ah, :}s eaten Mi ther Frank up afore this." "1Iy God! that is awful," cried Howard Mayne. "Shall e noi go in pursuit?" d hure, that's jist phwat yez want ter do!" cried Barney. i:ILet the Ferret go ahead, I say, an' bad cE:Ss to the s hark." "Dat am jcs' wha' I'm gwine fo' to do," cried Pomp, s hing into the pilot-house. "Yo' jes' don' want ter tell s chile dat Marse Frank amn't alibe !" Pomp changed the lever, and the submarine boat s hot The bed of the ocean here did not present those inter esting features found in tropical seas. There were no coral reefs, sponge beds and beautiful aquatic plants, as in those seas. Instead, all was gloomy and dark and uninviting. There were uncanny d e pths, valleys as black as midnight, black ooze and mud, and giant boulders. Whales and seals took the place of sharks and c u ttlefish. 'l'he water was icy cold. One day Frank announced that they were upon the :fishrward; past the wreck it went quickly. ing bank s They were made a ware of this fact by several Then Pomp elevated the boat until :fifty feet or more times encountering the deep sea lines and nets of the fish-om the bottom of the sea. n Barney sprang to the sea rchlight and sent its rays everyh here through the water. The result was most gratify ing. n Far in the distance Pomp chanced to see the form of a an just climbing over a heap of tangled weeds. a It wa Frank Reade, Jr. Tie had sighted the boat and was rapidly making for it. I omp gave a yell of delight. "Marse Frank am alibe !" he cried. "I jes' see him, l o' as yo' am alibe, dis minnil. Whoop-la!" The Ferret bore down rapidly upon the spot where Frank :o1as. ermen. What a surprise it would have been for the fishermen iJ. the Fenet had suddenly popped up out of the sea before them. But more serious matters were in hand, and Frank had no thought of taking all this trouble for so slight recom pense; so the Frret went on its way, and the fishermen were none the wiser. Still to the northward the Ferret kept. Diligently the ea was searched. I "Really, it is about like looking for a needle in a haystack," :finally concluded Howard Mayne. "I daresay we are very fooli h." The young inventor experie n ced a thrill of joy as he saw "Don't say that," said Frank. "You are getting a deep .d1Jat he was rescued. A few moments later the boat set sea cruise, with t h e chance of at any moment running upo n led down near him. the serpent. W may cruise here for a lifetime without He clambered quickly aboard. A few moments later he finding him, but on the other hand we may :find him bel 'as in the cabin. 1 The happy outcome of what had bid fair to be a serious ''natter was a joyful thing to all. : t Mutual congrahilations were exchanged Frank's wounds appily did not prove serious A matter to be regretted was that the log of the Virgil s been lost. e This would, no doubt, hav e thrown much light upon the l ate of the ship. But it was decided not to return. fore an hour." "Let hop e for the latter chance)' cried Jack C lyde. "We are hav ing some fun, "Oh, I'm not :finding any fault," put in Howard, quickly. Barney a nd Pomp wer in the happiest of moods. Barney, especially, was chuckling in his s leeve at a good joke he itad put up on Pomp. The darky was supreme ruler in his kitch e n, or galley, and woe betide the invader or the meddler 0 So the Ferret went on her way She was now w e ll off the Maine coast. Barney was fond of abstracting choice doughn u ts from If th sea ser Pomp's larder, on the sly It was a long time before the )ent was in the vicinity they s hould, before long, come darky could account or their mysteriou s disappearance tcross him. When he did discover the cause he set about curing the But though the Ferret cruised about for a week under e sea not a sign of the monster was found. 1 It was then decided to proceed directly to the Grand anks, off the coast o Newfoundland. [ Accordingly, the cour e was set in that direction at once. For a long time the Ferret sai led on through the dark aters of the North Atlantic. thief in a most original manner. This consisted of infusing in several decoy cakes a mix lure of tincture of jalap. 'rhi terrible, sickish dose made Barney deadly sick, and he experienced great difficulty in overcoming a dispo s ition to constantly retch. It cured his appetite for stolen doughnuts comp l etely. But he swore an inner and fearful oath of vengeance


10 FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH F OR THE SEA SERPENT. He was d eter min e d to get with Pomp in some way It was not long before his liv ely inventive genius hit upon a plan. Over the door of the galley, while on watch one night, he ma n age d to suspend a ba g of :flour and arranged it s o cleverly t.\,lat any one opening the door from the out s id e would rec eive the full b e nefit of it over his per s on. When Barney called Pomp for th e morning watch, he turned in and s lept for a few hours, a s though his conscience was not heavily burd e n e d with guilt. But he took care to be awake early and ready for the fun. Promptly, at t h e hour of five, Pomp b ega n his dutie s in the ga lley. 1 This morning was no exception But when he assed through the cabin Barney was skulkRu s hin g into t h e pilot-house h e banged the door a I lGcked it. .S 'Che darky tried to force it, but could not. The rumpm brought the s l eepers from their state rooms, and they ca1 1 rushing ?uL in amazement at the sight Pomp presented. 1 "For m e r cy's sake, Pomp whaL ail you?" cried Frru Read e Jr., half in anger. CHAPTER V. A FIGHT WITH A WHALE. "It am dat no 'count I'ishman," cried Pomp, wildl "He je s' play one ob hi s sassy tri c k s on me! Lor' sakes, a dis chile cud j es' lay hi s han's on him now--" "Well, w e ll, e nou g h of this sort of joking," cried Fran ing behind hi1 with a grin upo n hi s broad mug as bright ungrily. "I don't lik e it." 1E as an Italian sunset Pomp at once s ub sided. Pomp r e ached the door of th e ga lley. He was great for ta l king to himself, and now, a h e saw the door clos ed, he began to jaw. "Howebber did da.t do' git close? he muttere d "Dat a m berry queer I j es' s p ec' dat no 'c ount I'is hman hab jes' b een fool in' roun' h e r e ag' in. I reckon I b ettah gib him anodd er dose--he, h e h e Barney unlocked the pilot -h o use door. f ""B eg orra 1VIisther Frank," h e sai d, meek ly, "I cudn h e l p but git square wiu the omadhoun '. h; "\Vhat did you ha .vc to get quare with him for?" "Shure, h e ni g h poison e d m e a Lime back by puttin' som1. n thin' in hi : d o u ghnuts." "Wel l you 1mrt quit this sort of ooling," cried Fran! Barne y held onto his s ide s to supp ress his l a u ghte r It 'It canno t end in any good results." was altogether too funny. The darky' s hand wa s now upon the door-knob. He opened the door, and-Whew-wh i h-whang-bang! "Ugh-ouch-huh-murder!" Out into i"he cabin reel e d the _astounded Ethiopian. Th e two joker::; w ere about to s lin k away mu c h abashec i}l whe n a ::;LarUing thin g h appened. Sudd e nly, and wit hou t warning, the r e was a. terri shoc k and CYery man was thrown from his feet It was for a mom ent us if the vessel was g oing to piece "Heave n s !" crie d How a rd Mayne, the first scramb P \V ords can hardl y describe hi s appearance. to hi s feet, "what on earth was that?" His complexion naturally was black as ebony It was "We've :;truck a rock!" cried Jack. now a s white as driven snow. But t hi s was di s proved for the sh ip was humming alon If Pomp had ever experie n ced a de sire for cqange of on an even keel. fl color, it was n?w gratified mos t literally. The :flour cover e d him from head to foot, and hung in a choking cloud about him. H e puff e d and wheezed and s n eezed furiou s l y b efo re h e was abl e to s peak a word. Tl1e n he began to see the point of the joke. "An earthquake!" But it rem ained for Frank Reade, Jr., to discover th r e al meaning of the s hock. i He rus h e d into the pilot-house, and a startling sight me his gaze. r The re, not fifty y ard s di stant, was a l eviat h a n body mo1 Digging the :flour out of his nose, ears and mou t h h e ing toward the I crret at li ghtning speed. made a dive for Barney, whom he chanced to see at that It was a monster whale of ihe s p erm s pecie s Its ja11 moment. were wide open, and it seemed c ertain to cru s h the "Fo' de La wd, I don e kill yo' fo' dis, I'is h !" h e yelled. to fragments. "Yo' n ebber fool di s chile data way, ag 'in !" B a rney was so conv ulsed with laught e r that h e could hardl y contro l him self. But he managed to get out of Pomp's way. Str:aight for the Ferret it came. Qui c k as a :flas h Frank pressed the rising lever. The whale struc k the boat amidships. Had it been fu and fair it mu s t have been s ma bed.


FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR THE SEA SERPENT. 11 1 But as Frank pressed the lever the boat leaped upward. a result the whale dove und er it, the keel scraping its ng back. Upshot the Ferret, and to the surface in a calm sea. Up came the whale a hundred yards distant, and spouted. 1 The monster swam around the boat, apparently inclined o make another attack. 11Look out for him!" cried Mayne "He will sink u s." "Begorra, it's a' crather he is," cried Barney. "In here, every one of you," crie d Frank. "I' 11 fix him." Into the pilot-house all sprang. l 'In one corner was a platform, with glass under it,This as designed for such emergencies as the present. Upon this platform aU stood. Instinc tiv e ly all l ooked around. A great cry broke from their lips. "A ship !" "Hurrah!" Certainly, out on the horizon there was plainly visible a ship. It was bearing down toward them. Frank went into the cabin for hi s glass. When he came c.ut he studied the distant vessel. Then he sa id : "On my word, it is a whaling vessel." "How do you know that?" asked Howard Mayne. "Don't you see the black smoke from her funnels?" "Like any steamer .': "She is not a steamer. That s mok e is not coal o r wood 1 Then Frank quickly connected a couple of wires with smoke You cannot mistak e its volume and color. It is e key-board. oil." 1 Pressing a key the circuit was made, and the full force f the current went through the stee l hull of the boat. Should the whale come in contact with it now it was likely 1at it would not venture to do so again. But the monster could sec in the subma rine boat only a ival occupant of the deep sea. Suddenly, head on, it made a rush for the boat. 1 "Look out cried Frank. "Prepare for the shock." ed All clung to the glass platform. T o fall from this neant death. It was a most critical moment. [fi On came the whale like an engine of destruction. The next moment the collision came. :e: The whale struck the boat. It was half lifted out of b he water, but the steel sides resisted. And the current passed through the whale instantly, rilling it jn the quickest possibl e manner. It fioat.ed on the top o.f the water. Frank instantly shut ff the current. "Victory!" he cried. chi All cheered, and then rushed out on deck to tak e a look d the mon ter, which floated alongside. "Then the smoke comes from her trying furnaces?" asked Howard. "Exactly." The whaler had evidently s ighted them, for as she drew nearer a signa l flag was sent up. Frank answered it, and then the whaler fired a sma ll cannon Nearer she drew every moment. It could b e seen that she was an American vessel. As all on board the Ferret were anxious to accost t h e whalers, the s ubmarin e boat was allowed to lay alongsi d e the dead whale. Soon the s hip tacked, and showed her broadside, l ying to, not more than a hundred yards di s tant. Then came the hail: "Ahoy!" "Ahoy the s hip cried Frank. "What craft i s that?" "The Ferret, s ubmarine boat, from Readest o w n U.S A." The re was a pause; then "Frank shouted: "What s hip i s that?" "The Priscilla, from New Bedford, out for wha l es." "Well, lower a boat and come over. We've a prize here nq It was a relief to all to, for the first time in many weeks, for you." reathe the outer air. O"\' "Is he not a monster?" cried Howard Mayne. "He is," agreed Jack. LW "Begorra, it's nigh as big as the Ferret, he is!" averred o arney. "There is some oil in his carca ss, I'll warrant," said rank. "It's a pity we have not room aboard for it." "And must it go to waste ?" Eu "It look s like it." "Oh, if we could only sight some whaling vessel now "Ay, ay !" The next moment a boat put out from the Priscilla' side. She carried four seamen, and the captain and mate. As the boat drew nearer, the captain was seen to be a tall;' beard e d man He saluted as he sprang onto the Ferr et's d eck, an d gripped hands with Frank. "I am Captain Ben s on "I am Frank Reade, Jr." "When we sighted you we fancied w.e h ad struc k a n


12 FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR T'IIE SEA SERPENT. enormous whale The shape of your craft gave us the idea." "Exactly; but I can assure you we are not in that class." "Yet you seem to be having good success. That i s a beauty lying alongside." "Ah, but you mistake," said Frank. "We a r e not whalers." "Not whalers?" "No." The captain looked amazed. .:May I be permitted to ask what you are, then?" "We are imly navigators of.thc submarine sea, and in quest of the sea serpent Captain Benson lookE'cl at Frank as if he fancied him gone crazy. He did not spe ak for a moment. "No," replied Frank. "It goes by electricity." "You don' t mean it?" A i1 "I'll show you p The whaler's captain followed Frank about the vesstt; complet e ly dumbfounded at what h e saw. "Well, this beats me!" he said; "but, hi-hi! we're gre ing clown I" 'I Ther e was a rus h of waters-a lunge, and the craft c1e go down. Frank had beckoned to those on d e ck, and tb1a had sprang into the cabin. a Barney had spnmg the lever at a s ignal !rom Frank. 0 Down went th e submarine boat to the bottom of the "Don' t have any f e ar, Captain," said Frank, with laugh; "you won't be haTmed. 1 : "'l'hundE>r and gun s !" ejaculated B e n s on, in cons tern "Thunder and guns he :finally "I hope I'm tion; "do you mean to say that we can rise again?" t d 1" Certainly JilO reammg. "It is a rca li ty." "In quest of the sea serpent ? "Yes." "Do you mean it?" "Of course I do." "Well," laughed Benson, good-naturedly, "that's a kind of a fool's errand, is it not?" "I think not. We are going to make a good search." "I certainly hope you'll have luck." "We hope to." "Yes; but you spoke of this being a submarine boat!" Certainly." "You don't mean it! "Yes, I do." The Gaptain whistled softly, and then turned toward the raiL "Well, good luck to ye, he said. "I'm going back and think this over. I'm not sure whether I'm drunk or dream ing." "Wait," said Frank. "I'll prove to you all I say." "You will?" "Yes." "All right!" "Come into the cabin." "And thi s boat can trav e l under or above the water?" so." 1 "But bow in +he name of Neptune do you get breathe?" Frank explained this at length. "Great Moses!" ga s ped the whaler' s captain, "I n ev1 heard the likes of thi s b e fore. Why, my crew, up abo"V' will reckon w e 're in Davy Jone s locker." "And s o you are," laughed Frank; "but not for keeps "Wall, I own up to being b eat; but I'm gl a d to kno you're an American, for you re the s martest young mal I ever met!" CHAPTER VI. THE SEA SERPEN'l'. This overwhelming compliment s omewhat confu&,] Frank, but he took it gra.ce fully and replied: < "I s imply let my works s p e ak for them e lv e s." "Well, by Jupiter, th e y speak well." The old captain went to the glass windows and looke out. He had sailed the sea s surface for forty years, but th Captain Benson followed Frank into the Ferret's cabin. was the :firs t time that he had ever s een its hidden depth He gazed about him in Frank explained many curiou things to him. "Well, I vum !"he exclaimed. "You've got things pretty Then he made a signal to Barney. nice, here!" The Ferret began to rise. 'We intend to be comfortable!" said Frank; "but come Up it went quickly and teadily A moment later and into the engine-room." "The engine-room!" exclaimed the whaler's cap t ain ''Does this craft go by steam?" was above the surface. There, not fifty f e et li.s tant, was th e body of the whal' Jus t beyond was the rowboat, making for the ship.


i FRA K READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR THE SEA SERPENT. 1 3 As the Ferret rose from the depths the astonished sailors son leaped into his own boat. The Ferret was sent full "t rowing and gave a yell. Pomp opened the cabin door, and Captain Ben on rushed ton deck. "Heigho, you block heads he roared. "Come back e been down to see old Davy and back again." This command was not to be disobeyed, and, of course, l e boat's crew returned. speed toward the great monster. Like a dart the submarine boat raced through the water. But the sea serpent seemed to move faster. It recede d away from her with ease. Frank crowded on full speed Suddenly the monster seemed to slacken its speed, an d come almost to a stop. 1 "Well, Skipper, I wi h ye luck," said Benson, shaking Its huge proportions lay upon the surface, extending for rank's hand; "but I wouldn't change crafts with ye, a fabulous length It seemed certainly three hundred feet tough yours may be the best. I'd rather sail above the in its entirety. e s than under." "Merciful powers!" gasped Howard Mayne. "What a "The same to you," replied Frank; "and I hope you monster!" y get some good oil out of that whale." "Shall we dare tackle it?" asked Jack Clyde. 1 The captain looked amazed. "One blow of the electric ram should stupefy it," repl ied "It's yours," he said "To the contrary; it is yours," said Frank. "Accept it ith our compliments Benson was so a t.onished that for a moment he could speak. Finally, he blurted out: "I'll pay ye well .fer it." "No, you won't," said Frank, decidedly. "Why not?" v E "I don't want your money You are entirely welcome." But before the captain could again utter his thanks, a 3ud cry came from the ship: 0 "Whale ho! There she spouts!" a For the moment Captain Benson forgot that he was not 1 the deck of his own ship, and shouted: "Where away?" "Dead to windward," came the reply All eyes were turned in that direction. Upon the surface o.f lhe sea, not a mile distant, was seen moving black body. ;e Indeed, there seemed to be several of them, appearing reappearing. Frank. "If I can only get near enough to strike it." This was the provision Frank had made for the annihi lation of the serpent. He had connected the steel ram of the boat with the dynamos in such a way that a blow from it would give a n all-powerful shock. In this way he hoped to conquer the sea serpent. With ordinary weapons it would have been folly to tackle such a monster in the open sea. The weight of its folds, a blow of its enormous head or tail would have crushed the submarine boat like an egg shell. Frank knew this full well. The whale ship and Captain Benson's boat were mer e 5pecks on the horizon. They were not seen again The sea serpent lay quite inactive upon the surface. Its head was beneath the water. When a hundred yards distant Frank changed the course oi the Ferret. He charged the steel ram, and held the. boat straight fo r the immense body. Then he threw the electric switch wide "A chool of whales!" cried one of the men in the boat; open. and they are swimming in single file." The Ferret shot forward like a bolt out of a gun rer"N o, they ain't," roared the captain. "It is no such ing. I know a Phale when I see it." h1Every eye wa upon the distant monster of the deep. h "What is it, then?" "It ain't a whale, and I'll take my oath." The excitement was intense. Then, suddenly, up from e water was reared a great head. An enormous pair of jaws, with glistening teeth, was Full tilt it raced down for the serpent It was calcu l ate d to strike the great body full and fair. But the best laid plans often fail. The purpose of t h e young inventor was foiled in a very peculiar manner. Suddenly, and without any warning, the huge monste r reared itself partly out of the water in sinuous lines. That part which the ram should have struck was raise d fully twenty feet above the sur .face. The Ferret shot unde r .n. Frank Reade, Jr., sprang to the pilot-house, crying: it lil(e an arrow. h"The sea serpent At last l" Whether the act of the monster was intntional or not The most fearful of excitement ensued. CaptaiJ? Ben -it was not easy to say.


1 4 FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR THE SEA SERPENT. It had, however, succeeded in thwarting Frank's purpose. The Ferret raced a hundred yards away u pon the other side :Ie Frank rus h e d out on deck at once. ar It r equire d but an instant for him to see the true s t sh of affairs. It was useless to reverse the engines, for While the sea serpent was making a sinuous course away propellers even were out of water. to the north ward. What was to be done? In that direction lay a hug e fog bank,. which had sudden ly risen. Into this the serpent vanished. Before the : Ferret had been brought about, it had vanished from s ight. The disappointment of Frank Reade, Jr., knew no bounds. "What awful l uck," h e exclaimed I was sure we had the m6n ter. How did it happen?" ''\Ve went und er him," Howard "Then he must hav e lifted hi s body." H e did." "Probably at that moment he made up hi s mind to go 011. That is hard luck. I.E we had been a moment "Never mind," e:ricd Jack. \Ye will find him again.' "We know that he exists. This was certa i nly a rea ssu ring reflection. comfort the trailers of the sea serpent went on. With it for This question confronted the voyagers with appall; force. "Upon my word!" cried Howard Mayne; "we are stu'") now. an "It looks like it, "agre d Jack Clyde; "how will we rE off, Frank?" o "I can't say, just now," replied the young invent a "We'll try and find a rmcdy, however." Fl The iceberg rocked and swayed tremendously with t weight upon it. l There eemed for a time danger that it would turn fg down, a trick which b ergs have of doing H Frank went forward, as far as he could, upon the Je: of the vessel. Il He aw that littl e damage had been done the subma r n: boat, other than a bad shaking up. T He also aw that it would require no ordinary force tt dislodge the craft .from its hold. l Into t h e fog th e Fenet raced. The searchlight was u sed, but even its power s u fficient to penetrate the solid wall of mist. Bu t Frank's ingenuity was not to be so easily baffled was not quickly outlined plans. jll tr I On {or miles into the fog the Fe-rret proceeded He returned to the cabin. "Well?" asked Howard Mayne. Following the course which he believed the ea serpent it, Frank?:' "What do you think I '] would take, : Frank followed it. "1 think we can get o:O' all right," replied the you., Wh ether t hey would hav e succeeded or not, had it not inv entor 1 been for a sudden in cident, coul d not be told "Then the boat is not badly smashed?" lE Of a sudden, Barney, who was at the searchlight, gave a warnin g cry. A great whit e object had loomed up di rectly in front of them. "By no means." "That is good." '] I Frank wnt to a l ocker in the gun-room, and took fromjj Frank realiz ed in that moment what it was. He rversed the e l ect ric current But it was too late. An awful cry went up : "An iceberg. We are lost." severa l dynamit e cartridges. 1 "Now!" he said, impressively, Lo his companions; operation of mine no littl e risk, and it may cru1 me a long dive to the bottom oi i.he sea. You must u just as l tell you.'' r11en ther e was a crash, a rending and g lidin g, and the "BcgorTa, .M:i ther Frank, if it's dangerous, can't 1 d s ub marine boat was stat ionary. fer yez ?" a ked Barney. J The s ituation was plainly seen. "No," repli e d Frank. "I prefer to do it myself }1 They had nm bow on upon th e iceberg. The ram h ad "All roi ght, s or." f a Bl acted a the bow part of a s l eig h runne r, and carried the "Now, remember, JOU are to ollow uectwns. vessel high upon a shelf of ice. me my divin g-suit." And there, secure up on the iceberg, the Ferr et was Barney quickly obeyed. wedge d Frank put this on, first explaining his purpose. b It could not be seen that special harm had been done Hi commands were that the others s hould remain in otherwise All h ad experienced a shaking up. _cab in with i:he doors securely closed.


F RANK R .EA DE, JR.' S SEARO H F OR THE SEA S ERPENT 1 5 e reckoned that the explosion would cause the berg to Objects about were very distinct; the bed of the ocean arate, and there was danger that the Ferret would b e was smooth, and Frank should be easily seen. t shed by the falling ice. But he was not in sight. 'rho search l ight's rays were CHAPTER VII. FRANK'S RESCUE sent everywhere "Begorra, that's queer!'' cried Barney. "Shure, an' phwerciver has he gone!" Then all exchanged startl ed glances. I "You are to at once press the sinking val:ve," directed Frank's position on the berg had been a thrillin g one ank; "let the Ferret go to the bottom. If I am unable There was every possibility t hat he had been crushed by remain on the berg after the explosion I shall jump the falling ice. o the water and go down, also You can there pick me t at the bottom of the sea." F r ank was equippeO. with hammer and drills, and thus t the cabin. "My soul!" crid Howard Mayne ; "it can't be that Frank has been killed "Begorra, don't say that." "I done fink we oughtn't to hab let Marse Frank do dat Climbing out over the ram he made his way onto the fing," cried Pomp. "On my word," said Howard; "I fear that harm has Here, at a safe distance from the boat, he began to drill come to him'' les in the solid ice. ln the;:;e, at a depth of four or five feet, he placed the "Yet he may be safe on the berg yet," put in Jack "You arc right; let us try i t i namite cartridges. Accordingly th Ferret was sent to the surface It lay Then he connected them with a wire in a small electric alongside the berg, and l<'rank was looked for. But no sign 1 ttery carried in his pocket. Climbing to a safe di s tance of him wa to be een anywhere. e pres eel the key. He was certainly not on the berg. A horrible thought 1 At once the current shot aloing the wire, and there was occurred i.o all. tremendous explo s ion. It seemed a certainty that he must be buried in the It wa::; as if a thunderbolt had struck the berg. It reeled, and spli L in twain. 'l'he submarine boat shot into the waler like a bolt from 1 catapult. 1 Upon that part of the berg, whic h turned bottom side u p, Frank Hcadc, Jr. The young inventor was fatborris deep under the water. But, of course, J1e could not drown, having his diving0 it on. But he could not get to the bottom where the Perret t w was, a he had hoped to do. As forLtm had it, he became wedged in between two urs of the icc, and unable to extricate himself. And there he hung in a msot precarious and rish.'"}' posio pn. Down to t.he bottom went the Ferret. Barney hall pres,;cd the reservoir lever just in time to low the boat to e cape the tons of icc which might have :ushed it. The Ferret "'eni. clown and rested on the bottom. crushing tons of ice which had collapsed with the explosion. But Pomp would not listen to this. 'rhe darky had an idea "Dat ar berg jes' tip upside down/' he declaied done fink : Marse Frank mebbe carried under by dat." I The idea was instantly embraced by the others. "Upon my word, Pomp may be right!" cried Howar d "That is o," agreed Jack. "Let us investigate." The Ferret was allowed ta o nce mo r e go u n der t h e surface. And this wa what saved Frank's life. The electric scarl)hlight could not help but r eveal him in l1is precarious position. 'l'he Ferret ran dose up undr the berg. put on a diving sui.t and went o u t on deck. Then Barney lt was the work of but a few moments to rescue F rank from his posii.ion of peril. He sank: down upon the dec k of the boat somewhat exhausted Barney picked hi.m up and carried him into t h e cab in 'l'hen every one wa on the lookout for Frank Reade, Jr. In a few moments Frank was himself again 'he electric light was turned in ev_ery direction There was indeed good cause for rejoicing t hat the m is -But not a. sign of him could be seen. If he had allen hap had not been worse. It was certainly a 1 1a1TOW escape intended, he should ccrta inly be very near. for Frank -....


16 FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR THE SEA SERPENT. "But w e got off the berg," cried Howard Mayne. "That first has been due north. I have only theory to de i i s one good thing." "We will try, in future, to steer clear of icebeJ:gs;" said Brank. upon. It is all a maLier o.f chance." "Whi ch I hope may be lucky." "So do I." he .er "But we hav e lost the sea serpent," cried But the Ferret was now in seas where icebergs were "That is so," agreed Li'l;ank; "but we will find him aLuml:mt. As their lower part wa much larger than again i f W have to go to the North Pole." above the surface, very often they nearly touched the "Which would not be a bad idea, anyw-ay," cried Jack, :or excited l y "To the North Pole under the ice." It was necessary to keep a sharp lookout in orde1 "What an idea," put in Howard Mayne. "Would that avoid running into one of these obstructions, which he possible, Frank?" have been indeed fatal to the Ferret. 1 "Oh, certainly," replied the young inventor; "it is quite Still to the north the submarine boat kept until well. a possib l e." Davis Straits. ] "What a great achiev3ment it would be." Here Frank came to a stop, undecided what to do. n( "It may be that the sea serpent will l ead us there yet was a rondom quest, certainly. 1 "Is there any likelihood of that?" He had no idea, whatever, a to what direction to t r "Why, yes, if he does turn about and com toward now. ::tb us, o r if we do not overtake him," declared Frank. The sea serpent might have gone on beneath the froeJ It was evident that Howard and Jack were much enthused waters of the Arctic, even to the orth Pole. ] with the idea of traveling to the North Pole under the On the other hand, it could easily have changed 1 field s of ice. course, and have gone back into warmer waters. 1 Indeed, it did look a tempting project, and plausible as It was certain l y not an easy matter to decide. An 1d well. But Frank would not .think of deviating .from his cident, occurred, howver, which settl d the question. original intention of first capturing the sea serpent. The fog still hung thick and heavy over the sea To avoid the possibility of meeting with a berg, the boat was allowed to travel undr water. rro the northward the Ferret kept all the while. Barney, who was in the pilol-house, had been flash the electric light through t.hc black depths. Suddenly, to the left he caught ight of wl1at eemed 1 a shadowy form outlind against the inky blackness. It wa moving lowly and inuous1y, and at first the ( The searchlight was constantly employed to catch a was unable to make out its character. sl glimpse, if possible, of the sea serpent. Then a mighty cry escaped him But the monster seemed to hav e given them the s lip in Eome manner Still the Ferret kept on. They were now sailing through a very deep part o:f the ocean. Frank e tim a ted that they wen ofl' the north coast of Newfoundland. "Misther Frankl Och, :Th' I:isther Frank!" "What's the matter?" cr ied Frank, rushing from cabin. "Shure, sor, it's the say sarpint." "The sea serpent!'' The cry went up from the lips of all. Then they ru into the pilot-house. "If we keep on at this rate," he declared, "it will not Barney flashed the searchlight in the direction in wJrE be long b efore we shall enter the Arctic ocean. I would he had previously, and ali caught a glimpse of that Ill<< not be surprised if the serpent had gone straight for northst rous, sinous form f 3rn waters." It was the sea serpent beyond all manner of doubt. "All right," cried Howard, joyfully. "We do not ob ject to going even to the Pole itself." The excitement was intense. Frank Reade, Jr., sprang to the keyboard, and sent'" "It is possible that we may get there yet," said Frank. submarine boat in pursuit. I shall follow the serpent until I find him again." Through the water flashed the boat. "But how do you h'Tiow that he is still on his way to near the sea serpent. (i1 ow it was qle: t h e Pole?" asked Jack. "He may have turned off in an-The monster appeared to be gently wimming in a r! other dirction." rent, and was making very low progress. "That i s true," agreed Frank; "but his course from the Frank headed the Ferret directly for that huge bo1


FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR THE SEA SERPENT. hand was upon the lever which was intended to electrify far out upon the surface of the sea, was seen a long, unduhe ram. luting black body. The boat shot forward, rapidly. Sho11ld it strike the sea erpent the electric chock woulU probably kill it. Straight for the monster went the boat. ] Everybody on board caught hi s breath, ancl bung on. "Look out!" houted .Frank, warningly. "Now it comes!" 'l'hc prow of the ram was razor-like in its kcenncs The ext moment there was a grinding, powerful shock What followed seemed afterward to all like a vague un eality. It seemed as if the Ferret was picked up by giant hands nd hurled a fearful distance through the water. Everything on board was turned topsy-turvy, and no t?erson was able to keep his feet. When the commotion bsidecl daylight was all abbut, ancl they saw that the ro errct rested upon the urface o.f an angry, tossing sea. Frank Reade, Jr., was the first to recover himself. d He was imply astounded at the turn affairs had taken. lt was the sea serpent. Frank was dumbfounded. What did it mean? He was sure that the ram had struck the body of the monster. Indeed, the water was suffused with blood, ancl there were reel marks upon the forward_ deck. Doubtle ss the keen edge of the ram had cut a terrible gash in the monster's body; bu.t it had nol proved fatal. Why had not the electric s hock ki !led the leviathan of the d eep? 'l'hi was what puzzled Frank. "It's mighty queer," be muttered. "What can it mean?" This caused him to pause for a moment to examine the e lectric connections The idea occurred to him that they might not have been perfect. This re sulted in a discovery which explained all. It was true that the electric connection hacl not been complete. A fallen wire from another part of the boat had crossed requir ed some time for him to collect his scattered se n es, and changed the circuit, so that the current had been per-n nd get anything like a comprehension of the situation. verted from the ram. CHAPTER VIII. TilE OPE N POLAR SEA. C What's the matter, Frank?" aske d Howard Mayne, hing into the pilot-house. "What has happened?" "That's what I cant understand," replied Frank "Did we strike the sea serpent?" n "Yes." "Then he is dead?" "That remains to be seen." "But how came we on the Burface ?" us Frank examined the keyboard, and then made answer: "Probably the shock threw open the switch," he said. wh\res-you can see how it was done." The sea serpent had received no shock whatever from the ram. The attempt to kill him llad proved abortive. Frank was d ee ply chagrined. He kuew that it was of no usc to attack the serpent again until this br eak had been repaired. So he commissioned Barney to watch the sea serpent, and k eep within a r e asonable distance. Then he set about re pairing the broken wires. In a short whil e Frank had everything again in working order. But by this time the serpent was moving northward with incredible rapidity. Of course the submarine boat was sent rapidly in pur-suit. But now an astonishing spectacle burst upon the view of all. This wa s in the shape of a long white line, exten dID("Then all the tumbling about came from rising to the ing from east to west. rface ?" "Very likely." "Well, I wonder if we really did kill the sea. serpent?" nt "We will soon find out." Frank was about to send the boat to the bottom again, qll(en a loud cry came from Barney. "A frozen sea !" cried Frank. It was evident that they were in frigid latitudes, though the air in the Ferret was quite warm. The plate-glass windows were, however, heavi ly, and a powerful head wind staye d the course of the Ferret very materiaJly. 1'Shure, Misther Frank!" he cried. A.ll were extremely curious to note what action the sea a c1'Well ?" shouted Frank. serpent would make upon reaching the line of ice. 'It's the say sarpint, sor. Jist luk off to the west, sor "Begorra, he may take it into his head to go right on bo[nstantly all eyes were turned in that direction. There, over it," cried Barney.


18 F RANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH F O R THE SEA SERPENT. Humph! I done fink he go under," said Pomp; "or "Certainly." m ebbe he turn aroun' an' come back." ''But i::; thia known for a fact?" persisted the incredulot he does that we will have him," said Frank. "And young man. L the ram s hould not fail to work this Lime, either." "It is quite well e::;tabli hcc1," r eplied Fr"lnk; "indeet 'l' h e wound inflict e d upon the serpent by the stee l ram there a r e explo rer::; who claim lhat there is a nation of JlCI Jid not $eem to hind er his mov ements in the lea st. ple th rc, a I amo uscontinenL wh c r bird and beasts a n He k ept on s t e adil y until the edge of the ic c pack was reptiles, 11 ot peculiar lo our l and, are found r e ached. Then s uddenly he disappeare d b e nca th the wat er One mom ent his mon s t er tail waa seen in the a ir. W onderful! P erhaps we can establish it f.or a fact." I V e will try to." "Goo d for you, Frank. Do you know I have quite a ''He has gone under!" cried Frank. W e mu s t go idea. after him "What is it?" At th e same moment he pressed the re ervoir l ever. Down sank the l!'erre t. "You know that the sea serpent may be even now on i way t o its oatura l haunts P er h aps its real home is i Wh e n b e neath th e a sa fe di s tance, Frank sent the ilwse Ar -tic seas, and the r e may be more if its kind ther l,oat ahead at full s p eed. "Quite an idea,'' laughed Frank. "It may be true. Soon the electric li ght r eflecte d upon the ice above, and So it was with mu c h interest and no little excitement tl they kn ew that they w ere under the pack ice Howard a n d Jack looked forward to their coming into t But the sea serpent was not in sight. open P o lar Sea For hours the chase was kept u p, but yet n o trace of him was seen. Once mor e it was a futile quest. Twice they had attacked h i s nakeship, and twice he had escaped. lt mi g h t b e twenty years b e for e they would gel anoth er suc h an opportunity. But Frank clun g to hop e Thus fa r they h a d trav led almo s t wholly under froz s<:as. rrhc water was chil l y inde d, and it wa neces to k eep i.hc electric heater in full (: But eve ry day l essened the di stance to the Pole. Up Da,i and finally, into the Arctic, the s marine uoni traveled. Thus far nothing more had b eeen of the sea serpent. H e knew that he was up o n the saurian's trac k. H e be-liev e d th a t the beast was bound direct for the North Pole But Frank felt very sure that the Jcatination of the m H e decid e d to go a s far in th a t dir ect ion a s possible. It s t er was the open Pola r Sea was quite a nov elty to travel under the ic e thi s way. H oward 1\Jay n e and Jack Clyde were perfectly carrie d away with the idea 'l'o them it was a treat. ''\\' e s h a ll m ake a ll o ur club .friends in X cw York en vious," said Jack. '"rher e's :Jlaj o r P o k e, who ha s traveled over India; 1am W e ll es, th e exp lor e r and Pro. :Jiuchly. the Australian s avant. They will b e literally green wi Lll e nvy." "Well, l"v e no doubt there i s muc h gratification in that," l a u ghe d Frank: "but

FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR THE SEA SERPENT. 19 Jagnetic pole, h e was rather in fear that Lhe disturming in might affect the batteries and dynamos. Deprived of a force the Ferret could never ope to make its way out of the terrible depths. So the young inventor proceeded with all due ca ution. l But Lhe magnetic pole is not the North Pole, and oon it as passed, and they began to recede from it. One day Frank Reade, Jr., made the startling announce "We are in the open Polar Sea!" This crC' tremendous excitement "You don't mean 1t !" cried Howard Mayne. "Why not n s a look at the open air again, Frank?" 1 "Oh, do, by all mean s !" cried J aek. e "I mean to," replied Prank. / So he reversed the electric levers, and the boat leaped 1 0 tl to the upper waters. Up, up, tt went. They were at a greater depth than they had been b efore &r a good while. Sud'lenly the boat l eaped into the z ,r. a She shook the water from her sLecl dome lik e a duck from back, and lay there upon the smoot h wa.ter, glisteni ng in 1e radianc e of the six months' sun of the Arctic s ummer. m To the surprise of all, the air wa fresh and balmy, like > at of June at home. It was not at all like the Arctic lill 0 10 Howard UayllC lost. no time in walking out on the deck. 1e followed. "How do you account for this, Frank?" h e asked. 1t "This is the Arctic summer," replied the young inventor. t gain we are under the influences of the Arctic Polar tincnt, where it is perpetual summe r." td "Perpetual summer?" h o 'Even Quite an

rr 20 J'RANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR THE SEA SERPENT. Othrwise it would have been the end of the boat, and all on board. But as. it was, no special harm was done, save to give all a severe shaking up. The whole length of the serpent's body passed over the "I don't know about that. 'rhey are doubtless very u age fellows." f "Ah, yes; no doubt. Well, I wonder if animals inluu these wilds?" But the question was answered at that very moment.a vessel. The Ferret was carried a dozen feet under water. They were approaching a mountain whose slopes w b The moment the huge body left the deck, however, the covered with a thick growth of fir$. Ferret bobbed to the surface like a cork. Suddenly from among these, and out upon a crag, srepE But th sea serpent had shot miles a .way with almost ina giant animal. credible speed. Then it disappeared beneath the surface. "Merciful heavens! What is it; an elephant?" gas1n k There was good reason for .mutual congTatulatiom Jack. These came in order, and then Frank Reade, Jr., cried: "A bear." 'h "But we are wasting time here. Let us act at once!" But it was not the common species of Polar bear wh81 "What shall we do?" asked Howard Mayne. is always as white as the eternal snows. "Pursue the serpent, of cours." Its color was jet black, and its size was nearly doublet. Frank sprang into the pilot-house, and set the e lectric enof the white bear, and even larger than "Old Ephraim'\r gines at work. But they might as well hav e tried to pursue a will-o'-thewisp. The sea serpent was out of sight, and all they knew of his disappearance was that he had been going to the westward. Frank allowed the Ferret to race on at full speed the Rocky Mountain grizzly. s That it was a savage and terrible monster to meet th.l: was no doubt. rible roar. At sight of the men below it uttered a lh h "By gracious," exclaimed Howard Mayne. care a bout a near acquaintance." "I dric n ''Nor I," said Frank Reade, Jr.; "let us change our l

K READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR THE SEA SERPENT. 21 'Xow is the time to get out of the way," cried lloward yne. ut Frank and J aek did not move. Leaving the h e adland of i.he coas t behind them the par ty advanced inland. 'rhe entrance to a deep valley was b e fore them. Enterwe've started on it, we had better kill the beast," ing this they beheld a wonderful scen e lared the young inventor. "I fear we shall hav e Bclnw w e r e extensive lowlands. Down from the mountains ran st ream s of wate r, forming wonde rful cataracts. o do I," said Howard. Far below w ere lakes and meadows, fore s t s and inter'However, aim .for the shoulder," cried Frank. "You vales, all making a beautiful panorama of green reach the heart." "An Eden at the North Pol e," cried Jack Cly de; "per nee the animal's heart was reached the fight was over. haps we have discovered the old home of Adam and Eve." knew this "If so, then we had better stay here," lau ghe d Howard Mayne. "W c know a good thing when we see it." rhe bear had got down from his rocky perch with almost edible speed. He now burst forth from the brush at the "Alas I fear we would find our supposed Eden fruit but apples of ashes," said Frank. "America i s the modern t of the slope. t terrible looking monster he was, as the personification rutc fury, he came full speed to the fray. teady," cried Frank; "take plenty o.f time to aim." 11 knew that their alvation depended on that shot. t hould they fail to bring the monster down, one or more t hem was likely to be injured or killed. l o To chances, therefore, could be taken; it was a time n nerves of steel were needed. .o!Sut not one in the party flinched. Good, carefu l aim Eden." "Good enough," c ri e d Howard; "that i s a patriotic s en might b e proud of." Further conversation was interrupted at this moment by a strange incident A peculiar, wild cry rang out upon the air. ment all half fancied that it was human. Then Howard Mayne c ried: "My soul I,ook there." For a moAll gazed in the indicated direction and were rendered 1 taken. spellb ound by the stra nge spectacle they b ehe ld. r 0len the bear was about forty yards distant, Frank gave word: Fire!" here was one material advantage. The bear was a endous mark, and a novice could not have missed him. s ru e to the mark went the bullets. All three struck the CHAPTER X. THE SEA SERPENT AND WHALE. The expl orers, in ente rin g the valley, had noticed a peculiar species of tree much resembling a palm. shoulder, and one went through to the heart. A clump of these were not two hundred yards distant :he giant bear droppi?d, and was dead instantly. So ex It f tl th tth F th l th was rom 1em a_ e cry came. 'rom e c ep s t. were the hunters that mvoluntanly they :flung up the1r f th f t t 1 k' t t d t d I o e ores a s r a n ge -oo mg crea ure s eppe ou an n and cheered. 1 performed a most wonderful feat. ff We've got him!" cried Jack Clyde, wildly. "What a J F t tl 1 ld 11 h b 1 d 1 a mom en 1e exp orers cou w e ave e 1eve Il1 skm w1ll be worth five hundred dollars m New th 1 t t d b 1 to 1 hi t 'Indeed, you're right!" cried Howard. emse ves ranspor e ac >: ear y pre s or1c ages. The animal, o r creature, or whatever it was, was a cross between a: salam ande r and a k a ngaroo. h 11 advanced and stood over the monster. But its size was e lephantic Indeed, so great was it s h eight, that it seemed occupied in eat ing th top s of the Befor e we leave, Barney and Pomp hall remove his peculi ar-lookin g trees. Then Frank t." Frank R eade, Jr., passed a hand across his eyes. wt me further exploration was intended before returning "I hope I 'm not dreaming," h e mut tere d ; "but I could almost take my oath that 1 am living in a noth e r age." he manner of animals inhabiting this strange and un"That creature belongs to a pr eh i storic race," cried ored continent were o vast interest to our :friends Howard. I say, Jack, what is its sci entific n am e ?" ven Frank Reade, Jr., himself, was very deeply in"Do you w ant m e to have paralysis of the jaw?" laugh e d ted. Jack. "I could pronounce it nor r emembe r it."


22 FRANK READE, JR.' S SEARCH FOR THE SEA SERPENT. "That is a creature lon g si nce believ e d extinct," sai d Frank. "What wou!Ll not some of our famous zoologists give to be here now?" I'm afraid 1re 'll never be able to tell them about it if we stay here mu c h longer cried Jack. "l hav e heard it said chaps are fund o f human meat." I think he hns fiendish eye on me now," cried How-If he went straight on through B ehring Straits he no way of lmowing but that i.hc sea erpent had ling e red ( tho Arctic basin. \. What s hould he do? Should he stop and qu csl further in the open sea? On lh e of her hand, if the serp n t had gone on and l 'l. lhe Behring Sea, then he would be wasting time by rem 8 ard. L et's go at once." ing in I he open Polar ea. There evidently no better course to adopt So the IL wa"' time before Frank could quite make ulthree explorers got out of the valley quickly mind. 11 Bu t at the end of the pass Jack Clyde halted. \ nd again, as before, he was led to do s o by a "By Jupite r, I'm going to see if that fellow can eat bulincident. Jack Olyuc wa::; the first witness of it. 1 l ets," he cried "He looks as if he could eat locomotives The s u bmarine boat was forging along at full peed,\.. for d eocrt." every moment approaching n earer lhe ice barrier. l1 "No; don't fire at hi Ill," cried Howard, in disma-y. Suddenly Lhere was a tremendous commotion m l But before either he o r F-rank could interfere, Jack fired. water not a mile distant from the Ferret. \. The r esult was at least a comical one. rrhe bullet struck the mailed coat of the monster and g l anced ofi Irom a stee l target. The creature ceased eating, and looked about in a puz zled manner That was all. 'Then it resumed its feeding quite unconcern ed. The ex plorers looked at each other, and then burst out laughing. "Enough," cried Frank R eade, Jr.; "let u s return to the Ferret. We have had experience enough for one clay." "So say I," exclaimed Howard ill ayne "Jack, I don't think much of your marksmanship A short while la te r they were on board the Ferret. B amey and l>omp w ent ashore to remove the skin of the giant be a r. \\'hen they returned .Frank hoi sted the anchor of the s ubmarin e boat. Great column of white spray went flying into the a i r A couple of huge bodies were scco about tb apparently engaged in a deadly combat "Two whales!" cried Jack. "rrhcy are having a His cry brought all out on deck. Instantly the of the yenet wa changed to approach the scene It was apparenlly a battle of giants Words can h ardly de cribc the cene. The wate r 1 la shed in hillocks of foam for a hundred yards abou\t contestants. But as they drew nearer to the scene Frank R eade ,; made a sta rtlin g discovery. "Hurrah!" he shouted. "We'11e on the right track 1\u "Right track!" exclaimed Howard Mayne. "Now for new scenes, be c ried. continent again at some future time." "We will visit this youmean?" l Howard nor Jack did not demur. 'They were perfectly willi ng to re:mme the quest for the sea serpent. Straight to th e westward the subma rine boat went. Frank believed tha\ the sea serpent had, as heretofore, kept a straight course. P erhaps the monst e r will keep st raight on through the "Just whal 1 say. Those arc not two whales but one whale and the serpent." "rrhe sea serpent?" 'I here wati no d the fact; this wa certainly b 'rhe mon te r and a large :;perm whale were engaged a deadly combat h rrhc coil s of the serpent could b e seen lo be wound (O Behring 1:ltraits," he declare

/ FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARO H FOR THE SEA SERPENT. 23 1l'he ea boiled and tossed over the spot where they had u e down. ll on board the Ferret looked to see them come up again; after a time Frank said : 'Lower the boai, Barney, and we'll sec what is going on wn there." u But Howard Mayne said: l "No; ee! They were now nearing the ice field rapidly. The cold was increasing bitterly. "Mercy on us," cried Howard Mayne. be able to catch that chap." "It looks like it," agreed Frank "We shall never "Bejabers, mcbbc 1 kin faix the beast," crie d Barney, picking up his rifle. He drew aim and fired. But to the surprise o all the bullet was sCn to lift the l C p to the smfacc there came sudden ly a huge, black scales s li ghtly on the monsters back. Ii had glanced off. U,v. lt lay dormant upon the wat r. lts hide was bullet-proof at that range. r It the whale, dead. The sea serpent had been vie-' 'lOllS. ll on board the Ferret were deeply i mpresscd with the ulL. BuL even while they were reflecting upon it, a cry nt up: 'There is the serpent All gazed in the direction indicated. ll here, dead to the westward and making a rapid course ht the ice field was the sea serpent. he monster's head was high out of the water, and it was a o eling with great speed. : o Quick!" shouted Frank; "let u s pursue it. I.f we could \Y oYertake it, l think this time we could end the fellow's eer." "Begorra, wud ye'h luk at ther lojkes av thai?" cried Barney. "Shure, it' a hard ould skin he has, to be sure." It was evident that the career of the sea serpent could not be brought to an end in that manner. Indeed, before any fmther move could be made, the mo:nster disappeared beneath the waves. Frank at once shouted : "All inside! Close down the doors l" This order was quickly obeyed. Then down sank the 5ubmarine boat to the bottom of the ocean But the sea serpent had disappeared. Nothing whateve r could be seen o it. however, kept a straight course uncle the water. The depth was greater here than at any part o the northr sprang into the pilot-house and sent the boat ern sea. which they struck yet. 1t1aa at full speed. Across the waters it raced. Still the submarine boat kept on its course. Frank felt l..nd, indeed, it seemed to gain rapidly on ihe e, moment it drew nearer. The monster was swimJg lei surely, and did not seem to heed its pursuer. !'lut when within one hundred yards of the serpent the certain. that lhe sea serpent's course would be directly under the frozen sea to Behring Straits. In this event no doubt the chase woulll be carried into the Pacific. ta 1arinc boat could not seem to get nearer. He was not sorry for this, for the thought of traveling ,!though put to its full peed, the Ferret yet maintained under the hundreds of miles of ice was indeed an unpleas distance. 'J'hi::; gave those on board au excellent ant one. ce to study the sea serpent. How long it would take to reach the o pen seas of Beh-is leviath an folds, wriggling through the water, were rjng Straits could not very well be estimated. y tply gigantic in circumference. Yet they lrcrc as light Frank, however, hoped thai two weeks would do it. The lis orne in action as though not 80 ponderously heavy. Ferret was capable of quite good speed under the s urface. lhe risk which Frank took jn approachine the serpent But thrilling episodes were near at hand, and their trip osely was no slight one. under the frozen Arctic was to be one long re-would seem a if the monster could easily, at any momembered. turn_, ancl, with a single blow, demolioh Lhe submaroat. ut Frank kept the ram constantly charged with elec-\ CHAPTER XI. o.eJy, and depended wholly upon its effectiveness. THE BER G CAVERN. t vain the engines of the Ferret were taxed to their utThis distance should certainly be covered easi ly in four :1t capacity. days. In that event a week should see them in Behring e distance between it and the serpent could not be ap Straits. helab ly overcome. Im1cec1, before long it became apparhat the mon tcr was gaining. They were now near the end o the ice floes, and Fra11k hoped to very quickly reach daylight.


24 FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR THE SEA SERPENT. All had grown extremely weary of travelmg through the Barney, who had been in the dome, regulating the sea;darkened waters and gloomy depths. light. t Fish of all kinds were in some places quite abundant. For a moment he fancied that he had been the cau" In shallow waters and walruses were often be-the sudden rise of the boat by changing the circuit or thr, n eath the surface. But as yet, no trace of the sea serpent. iug open a switch. ( On the third day a thrilling incident came near terminat"Begorra, phwat the divil is wrong?" he yelled, excite ing the career of the submarine boat, and the voyagers as tumbling down from his perch. "Och, Mi sthe r Frank! well. But at that moment he saw Frank in the engine-r(\ Frank was forward in the pilot-house when he saw an and understood all, and that the young inventor was a immense narwhal s teering straight for the boat. responsible for the change of base. The fish was a monster of its species. What was more, "Shure, Misther Frank, and phwat's the :rrl.atter ?" it was not alone. cried. Back of it were others; fact, a perfect school. They "Don't ask me yet, Barney," replied Frank. "I tri!1 were all bearing toward the submarine boat, with the apparget out of the w ay of a school of narwhal, and had no ent intention of striking it. Frank knew well what such a contingency as this would mean. we w e re o near the surface Eve rybody now was on hand. It required but a glance to take in the true situation The narwhal of the Arctic i s a h eavy :fish, second to the certainly was a most sta rtling one. whale, and is provided with a powerful lance, or so-called "Golly! I done fink w.c am anchored now, N sword, upon the extremity of his head. A blow from this had been known to pierce the timbers of a s hip. Frank knew the danger of an encounter with so many of these powerf ul :fish. It meant probable annihilation of the boat. Frank," cried Pomp. "Where on earth are we?" cried Howard Mayne. we yet und e r the sea?" Indeed, it required a second g lanc e to determine, thro the mi sty glass, whether t.hey were y e t in or in ai But a few moments served i.o settle this fact beyonc With an exclamation of horror he sprang to the switch dispute. Then the que st ion arose as to what ought board Quick as a .flash h e pres ed the e l evating key. done. The pneumatic valves quickly forced the water out of Frank opened the door and steppe d out upon the dec. He examined the position of the boat, and made a the reservoirs and the boat sprang upward. The move was executed not a moment too soon fish passed directly under the Ferret. Inde e d the commotion rocked the boat violently. this was not the end of it all. The ling declaration: "We are under a moving berg," he d eclared "Lo But the current in the basin which will tell you." All looked at the black water in the ba in, and saw th In its upward career the Ferret struck the ice above. was moving. 'rhe water was more s hallow than Frank had reckoned on. "You are right, Frank," cried Howard Mayne. But fortunately it was a thin coating, and really covered b erg is moving." a basin in the interior of a mighty mountain or berg of "What is more, we are in a fearfully dangerous posit pack ice "Dangerous?" The Ferret shot up into this basin like a cork, breakin g "Yes; we arc in imminent danger of being crushed the thin ice. At the same moment its engines forced the atoms at any moment." boat fonrard and it shot with full force between opposing "How is that?" asked Howard Mayne. cakes of ice, and wedged there. It was driven clean out of the water upon a shelf of the berg, and to add to the catasthrophe, an imm e nse cake fell down from above and lodged across the bows. Thus the Ferret was pinioned in the heart of the hollow berg. All had been done in the twinkling of an eye. Perhaps the most astonished person in the crowd was "Look up and you will see." Far above, in the arches of the berg cavern, huge rr.b of ice, tons upon tons, were seen hanging in a most prE ons position, seemingly waiting but a slight encourage1 to fall. I If they should fall in it would mean a collapse o, berg, and the cavern would tumble in.


FRA K READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR TilE SEA SERPENT. 25 ['h e result of a contingency, so .far as the su bmarine twa concerned, can be imagined. ; t woul d be like an eggshell. ver y moment the berg was drifting into warmer waters, ch simply meant that it was approaching nearer to di s e tion. This was no li ght unde rtaking. But, n evert hele ss, a channel was dug down to the water's e d ge. Then a cab l e w as drawn a bout a spur of ice upon the op posite side of the basin. Frank set the electric engines at work. Slowly and su r e ly the boat slid down the improvised icy rhe position of the Ferret, therefore, was an awfu l one. ways. It neared the water rapidly. he voyager were aghast. Suddenly it s lid into the basin. Then c heer s went up. a hat was to be done? This que tion was stamped upon The voyagers quickly cram bled aboard. There was face. Instinctively all looked toward Frank Reade, really no lime to lose. A c r eaking and straining of the ice roof was ominous. e wa the genius of the crowd, and to him they looked Frank threw back the key on the switchboard, and the Ie a method of deliverance. Fenet sank. :> nd Frank's mind was not idle. He had been ve r y busy It was not a moment too soon. The r e was a terrible avoring to formulate a plan for deliverance. e saw that it was not going to be easy to do this. But n. he danger of the falling ice, it would be easy enough commotion above, an earthquakel ike shock. The berg had tumbled in. Had the boat been in the cavern at that moment it would have been crushed to atoms. the Ferret from its position with dynamite. ::\I It was the narrowest kind of an escape. Five minutes t the hock of the explosion would be fatal. There o doubt of this. e cold on the deck was intense All repaired to the ancl a conference was held. hr f ter some discus ion, Frank said: t ai believe ther e i but one thing for us to do. We must on t ke picks and axes and dig the Ferret out of the trap L t more and the fate of the Ferret and its c rew would have been scale d foreve r. Down to the bottom went. Matter s w ere quickly put to right and the Ferret went on its way A day l ate r and they were well out from unde r the ice. Shaight down toward Point Barrow the northernmost part of Alaska, the submarine boat h eld its course. v.'' )orrect," cried Howard Mayne. dec As yet, si nce leaving the open Polar sea no sig n of the "But how long will Eea serpent had been seen a s <:e to do that?" Frank, however, wa yet sa n guine of coming up with his cannot say. It will depend upon our capaqilities for snakeship. He was very resolute in his purpo se to bag the g ice." Loa at it," cried Jack Clyde. "Let u s not waste ent, but at once go to work." wt big game 11We shall find him in the Straits," h e declared; II or at the farthest, in the basin of Behring's Sea." entiment was echoed by the others. Picks an.d "{i'ere furnished, and every 1e went out on cleck. Succeeding events prored that hi s conviction w as based correctly. ch knew that while working there he was unde r the tw of death. The ice above might fall at any moment 0051 ush him to death. The Ferret had passed into the Straits, and was making dow work against a head winli when Pomp, who w as on lookout, sighted a vessel far to the eastward. shed all worked resolutely and bravely. "Marse Frank, it jes' look like to me as if dey was in ge pse $mall fragments falling :from above would fill trubble," cried the darky. 11Wha' yo' fink?" ith consternation. Frank procured his g la ss, and studied the distant vesse l. a falling block, weighing tons, struck in the waters ba'in "You are right, Pomp," he cried, fmally; "they are in trouble." reverb eration was fearful, and it seemed as if the "What sort of craft is it, Frank?" asked Howard Mayne. erg was about to tumble But it did not. "I would not be surprised if it was a sea l er," r ep li e d ually the ice was cleared from the bow of the Ferret. Frank; "but she is in troubl e, and we must gc to h er." ouroe of time, and with much cfl'ort, thi s was acAt once the course of the submarine boat was cha nged 0 hed. rrhen the question of getting the boat back and h elcl down for the di tant s hip. I e water aro e. 1 It required some time to cross the intervening miles.


26 FRANK. READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR 'l'HE SEA SERPEN'r. But Frank signaled the distant vessel, and received an an swer. There was no doubt but that she was in distress. Frank answered that he would assist her. Finally, the s ubmarin e boat carne within hailing dis "Simply blow a hole in the ba r with a dynamite ; tridge." "But the ship--" "Don't you fear; it s hall not be harmed, I will pre l you." tance of the sh ip, which it was now seen was aground. "But how a re ye goin to get down under the bi' ( The sea was s mooth, and she had not a s yet receiv e d any place the cartridge?" L1amage. But, of course, it was impossible to tell when this might happen. A high sea would sweep over her decks and brea k her up. Frank went out on deck and hai led the ship: "Ahoy!" he shouted. "Ahoy!" came back "What vessel is that?" '"rhe Utopia, from Seattle, engaged in catching seal3," was the reply. CHAPTER XII. THE SAND BAR-END 0.1!' TLIE SEA SEHPENT. "Just a; I thought," said Frank, turning to his com pan ions. "She is a sealer." Then he s houted: "What i s your distress?" "vVe're aground on a bar," replied the captain of the utopia. "We ran inlo s hallow water without knowing it. 1 say he queried, "what sorl o a craft i that?" "It is a boat," replied Frank. "Who

FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR THE SEA SERPENT. 27 e saw ihat ii was only the clinging mud which held and that this could b quickly r e moved. he bar was a long l'idge not over a dozen feet across. J the dynamit r was placccl ome twenty feet along the h er side of the bar, Frank believed that the bar coul d cut without doing any material damage to the 'o h e carc:fully dug a hole in th e san d and the ridge in it. Tamping the cav it.Y with shell:.; and t s he extended the wire along the bed of the sea. 'hen back to the Ferret he laid the wire. waR but a moment's work to chmbcr aboard. uiekly he connected the wir with the dynamos. Then a llowecl ihe Ferret i.o rise to the surface lis wa b cause it was safer to be above than below the r. At that moment a ringing cry rom Barney went from one end of the boat to the other. "Bcjabers, an' there he is, Misther Frank I" Frank rushed to the rail. 'rhere was no mistaking the fact. 'T'hcre, just r ounding the end of a i sle, was the sea .;crpcnl. H e came on proud l y through the like a conquering army. His head fully twenl,Y feet in the air. Frank sprang to the pilot-home. Look out he shouted. "Stand by, every one." The Ferret shot forward like an arrow. Frank aw ihe course of the serpent plainly. It was for a small channel between the islands The young inventor' game wa to cut him off at that point. He u id not believe the monster would change his the crew of the Utopia had seen the Ferret di appear, course. were eagerly waiting for her reappearance. u. h e now appeared the crew gave a cheer. Frank le, Jr., opened the door, and stepped out on deck. s u hoy !'' he shouted clio," r eplied Captain Gilson, appearing at the rail. at can l do for yc, Cap' en?" 'e ar e now r eady to fire the cartridge," replied Frank. Ill ay give your ship a little shaking up." I he cou ld reach him at just the right moment, he would be sure to trike him broadside with the ram. 'o Frank ent the vessel on like a bird. Straight :for the isle she went. And clown along the shore glided the sea serpent. It cou ld be ,:een that both boat and serpent must reach a given point at the same moment. It was a c riti cal moment. 11 right. W e're ready!" Every man on board clung to some object, and h eld ills hen here goes. breath The next moment the impact came. nn ank the electric key. Almost instantly there The ram of i.he submarine boat struck the sea serpent's IU 0 n earthquakc-1ikc at ecmcd like a huge tidal wave rolled over the bar. ked the Utopia anil. the Ferret up like corkR, and ca rhem yard away. k Utopia was e;omplctc l y swept off the bar. The wind ac her sail and began to fill away. the iops sprang her m n. Rattling cheer alter c he e r tr up. ;op al S eattle an' see u !" shoulcd. blu[ Captain Gil "I hope ye'll catch the sea serpent." nk wavccl arm. in reply, and lhen sprang to the 1 ousc. ck y et his cour c at once for the di stant Aleutian I s land s :tee an F e rr et ra ced across the sea li ke a sprite. All that quest wa kept up. et not a trace of the sea serpent could be found. afrairl we've trace of him," aid Frank, finally. l y h e has gone or perhap s oui into the P aci body full and fair. There was a shock, a recoil, and then Frank shut off the engines. The ram was buried two feet deep in the serpent's body. The monster had been in stantly killed. A cheer wcllt lip from all on board the Ferret. The long, powerful bo{ly of the sea serpent floated u pon the top o.f the water. It was drifting in the surf t6ward the island. Frank wished to avoid thi so he sent the submarine boat around the serpent's body for the purpose of affiXing a line to its head and towing .it to sea 'rhis plan would have worked well had it not been for an unfortunate fact. The hare of the island at this juncture was fringed with a series of unken reefs. Almost before those on board the Ferret bad a chance to realize it there was a terrible crash. Then water rushed into the cabin and over the bow. Barney ran up the stairs, s houting: "l\Iurther, murther, 1\IiRther Frank. It's wrecked we are, 't abandon hope," said H oward l\fay11e, cncourag-au' the boat i s s inking." "1\J crci fu l powe r s gaspe d 1\inyne ; "we hav e st ruck a )OW. cl y I l not mlcn io. l t 1ere is Hilc ehan c I fear. 1


28 FRANK READE, JR'S SEARCH FOR THE SEA SERPENT. "We arc going down!" very short time the leviathan was dive sted of the cov1 "Get out the boat!" nature had given him. "Save yourselves!" Fires w e re built, and the work of recov e ring the s 'There was hardly time to get the Ferret's boat into the ton was begun. Several days were thus consumed. water. Th e next moment the end came. The skin and s keleton of the serpent were very f rrhe beautiful submarine boat went down beneath the preserved. waves, with a hole stove in her stee l hull, which could not be r epai red in that part of the world. CHAPTER XIII. THE END. 'rhe Ferret's bow remained out of the water, but that was all. In that moment Frank saw the triumph of his inventive genius forever mined. He knew that it would be utterly useless for him to think of rai sing the boat. The delicate electrical machinery would be spoiled by the water in any event So h e said: Then one morning the castaways awoke to hear a ca shot. A vessel off s hore h a d seen their signa l. A boat put off, and the first person to step out of i Captain Gilson, of the Utopia. "Well, I vow," h e cried, in s urpri se; "what does ar mean? Shipwrecked?" "That is the 8ize of it," replied Frank. "Can yo ua aboard your ship?" "Cap I?" blurted the big captain. "Waal, I kne git a chance to pay ye back!" All were taken on board the Utopia. Some weeks they were in eattle. From thence they went to San Francisco. Then "Pull for the shore, boys. We have got to make the best Lheir return spread through the country. It created great excitement and interest. Crowds r. of it." to the whar. to se them land. This was done s lowly and sad ly. But Frank, and Barney and Pomp went at oli "It i s a confounded shame!" c ried Howard Mayne, forciReade town bly. "Why could we not have seen that rock!" "Never mind," said Frank; "we captured the sea ser pent." "But what good will that do home!" "Oh, I think we can!" "How?" us? We can never get it "It will drift ashore. We can then remove its skin and preserve its bones." "Correct!" cri ed Jack Clyde; "but is there any chance of getting home?" "Oh, yes," replied Frank. "Some Olent Indian will take u s to the mainland, or a sealing vessel will pass this way." Howard :Mayne and Jack Clyde went back to New where they were at once in s tall ed as the lions of t hemian Club. The skin and s keleton of the sea serpent i s to h to the Smithsonian Institute, as a m emento of the mo t wonderful enterprises of modern times. I And thu s having brought our characters to a pro 1 point in thi s narrative, let u s write THE END. "I hope so." Read "FRANK READE, JR.'S PRAIRIE W "I know it!" WIND; OR, THE MY TERY OF THE HIDDEN 'rhis reassured all. When the boat reached the shore all YON," which will be the next number (33) Rprang out. R eade Weekly Magazine." The first move was to make a fire and dry their clothes. Then darkness came. The i le was rather a barren spot, but the castaways made SPECIAL NOTICE: All back numbers of this themselves at home, and were quite comfortable for th e are always in print. If you cannot obtain them fr night news dealer, send the price in money or postage s b The next morning the mighty sea serpent la y high 011 mail to FRANK TOUSEY, PUBLISHER, 24 l the beach, whe re the waves had it. SQUARE, NEW YORK, and you will receive th At once all set about r emoving the monster skin. In a you order by return mail.


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L ibert y Boys' Decoy; or, Baiting the Brit ish. 1 Ltberty Bors' Lost; or, The Trap That Did Not Work. Lllwrt)' Boys Lured; or, The Snare the Jilnemy Set. Liberty B oys' Hansom: or, In the Ilauds of I he 'l'ory Outlaws. ew Libe rty Buys as Sleuth-IIounds; or, 'l'tailing Benedict Arnold. E t Liberty Boys "Swoop" ; or, Scattering the Redcoats Ltke 'half. Htv Boys' "Uot Time" ; or, Lively Work In Old Virginia. Boys' Daring Scheme; or, 'heir !'lot to Capture the Kin g s Son. 0 b Liberty llovs' Bold Move; or, Into the Enemy's Country. e L i b ctt:v no'ys' Beacon Light; or, The Sll'(nal on the Mountain. J,iherty llois' Honor; or, The Promise 'l'hnt Was Kept. tto Lib e rty Bois' "'l'cn Strike" ; or, Bowling the British Over. Liber ty Boys' Gratitude, and llow they Showed It. 1-r ,ibe rty !Joys and the Georgia Giant; or, A Hard Man t o H an dle. I Pro IAberty B oys' Dead Line: or, "Cross It if You Dare!" L ibe r t y Boys "Hoo-Dooed" ; or, Trouble at F.vety Turn. Liber t y Boys' Leap for Life; or, The Light that Led 'l'hem. Lib e r t y Boys' Indian l'riend; or, The Redskin who Fought for I n d e p endenre. l Libert y Boys "Going It Blind"; or, Taking Big Chances. Lib e r ty Boys' Black Band; or, Bumping the Briti s h H ard. 00 T h e Liberty Boys' Guardian An g e l ; or, T h e Beautiful Mai d of the :Mountain. 'll The Liberty Boys' Brave Stand ; or, Set Back but Not Defeated. 02 T h e Liberty Boys "Treed ; or, Warm Work in the Tall Timb e r \l:l 'l'he Liberty Boys' Dare; or, Backing the British Dow n 04 The Liberty Boys' Best B lows; or, Beating the British at B enning ton. !)5 The Liberty Boys In New Jersey; or, Boxing the Ear s of the British Lion. OG f.rhe Liberty Roys' Daring; or. Not Afraid of Anything. !J7 'be Liberty Boys' Long March; or, The Move that Puzzle d the British. !)>; The Uberty Boys Bold Front: or, Hot Times on Heights 09 The Liberty Boys in New York; or, Helping to Hold the Great City. 100 'l'he Liberty Boys' Big Risk; or, Ready to Take Chances. 101 'l'he Liberty Boys' Drag-Xet; or, Uauling the Hedcoats l n. 102 'l'he Liberty Boys' L ightning Work; or, Too Fast for the B r itish. 103 The Liberty Boys' Lucky Blunder; or, The l\llstake that Hel ped Thew. 104 The Liberty Boys' Shrewd Trick; or, Springing a Big Surp rise. 105 The Liberty Boys' Cunning; or, Outwitting the Enemy. lOG 'l'be Liberty Boys' "Rig Hit'': or, Knocking the Redcoats Out. 107 The Liberty Boys "Wild Irishman"; or, A Lively Lad from Dublin. 108 The Liberty Boys' Surprise; or, Not Just What T b ey Were Look-ing For. 109 The Liberty Boys Treasure: or, A Lucky Find. 110 'l'he Liberty Boys in Trouble; or, A Bad Run of Luck. 111 rbe Liberty Jubilee: or, A Great Day for tbe Great Cause. 112 The Liberty Roys Comered; or, "Which \\"ay Shall We Turn: 113 'l'be Liberty Boys at Valley Forge; or, Enduring Terrible Hard ships. 114 The Liberty Boys Missing; or, Lost In the Swamps. 115 The Liberty Boys' Wager. An d How They Won It. 116 The Liberty Boys Deceind; or, Tricked but Not Beaten 117 The Liberty Boys and tbe Dwarf: or, A Dangerous Enemy 118 The Liberty Boys' Dead-Shots; or, The Deadly Twelve. 119 The Liberty Boys' League; or, The Country Boys Who H elped. 120 The Liberty Boys' Neatest 'l'r ick; or, How the Redcoats were 121 The Liberty Boys Stranded; or, Afoot in the Enemy's Country. 122 'l'be L iberty Boys I n the Saddle; or, Ltve l y Work for Llbe.rty s Cause. 123 The Liberty Boys' Bonanza: or. Taking .roll from the .ro r ies. 124 'l'he Liberty Bojs at Saratoga; or, 'l'he Snrrender of Burgoyne. 125 The L iberty Boys and Old Put. ; o r, The Escape <\t Horsenec k. 126 'l.'he Libf>rty Boys' Bugl e Call; or, T h e Plot to P o ison \Vas b i ngton For Sale by All Newsdea l ers, or w ill b e Sent to An y Address o n R e c e ipt of Price, 5 Cen ts p er C o py by ANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union Square, New York IF YOU WANT ANY BACK NUMBERS E.t. r Librari es and ca n no t p rocure t he m f rom n e wsdeal e r s t hey c a n b e obtain ed f r om this office direc t. Cut out and fill following Order Blank and send i t to u s with the p ric e o f the books y ou want and we w ill sen d them t o y ou by reail. POS'I'AGE STAMPS TAKEN THE SAME AS MONEY. K TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union Square, New York. ... ..................... 190 D EAR SIR-Enclosed find ..... cents for w hich pleasfr sen d me: opies of AND WIN, Nos ............. -........ .......... ......... .................. 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SECRET SERVICE OLD A.ND YOUNG KING BRADY, DETECTIVES. l PRICE 5 CTS. 32 PAGES. COLORED COVERS. ISSUED WEEJd LA'l'ES'l' ISSUES: 142 The Bradys and the Broker ; or, The Plot to Steal a Fortune. 143 The Bradys as Reporters; or, Working for a Newspaper. 144 The Bradvs and the Lost Ranche; or, The Strange Cas e In Texas. 145 The Bradys and the Signal Boy; or, the Great Train Robbery. 146 The Bradys and Bunco Bill; or, The Cleverest Crook in New Y ork. 147 The Bradys and the Female Detective; er, Leagued with the 187 188 .1.89 f. The Bradys and the "Rube" ; or, Tracking the Confidence 1 'l'he Bradys as Firemen ; or, Tracking a Gang of Incendial\ The Bradys in the Oil Country ; or, The Mystery of the : Gusher. 190 The Bradys and the Blind Beggar; or, The Worst Crook of 191 The Bradys and the Bankbreakers; or, Working the Th'\ Chicago. 192 The Bradys and the Seven Skulls; or, The Clew That Was l in the Barn. 1 Customs Inspectors. 148 The Bradys and the Bank Mystery ; 193 The Bradys in Mexico ; or, The Search for the Aztec Trt" or, The Search for a Stolen Honse. Million. 149 The Bradys at Cripple Creek ; or, Knocking out the "Bad Men." 150 The Bradys and the Harbor Gang; or, Sharp Work after Dark. 151 The Bradys in Five Points.; or, The Skeleton in the Cellar. 152 Fan 'l'oy, the Opium Queen; or, The Bradys and the Chinese Smugglers. 153 The Bradys' Boy Pupil ; or, Sifting Strange Evidence. 154 The Bradys in the Jaws of Death ; or, Trapping t h e Wire Tap pers. 155 The Bradys 156 The Bradys Thieves. and tlle Typewriter; or, The Office Boy's Secret. and the Bandit King; or, Chasing the Mountain 157 The Bradys and Chinatown. the Drug Slaves; or, The Yellow Demons of 158 The Bradys and the Anarchist Quee n ; or, Running Down the 159 The Bradys and the Hotel Crooks ; or, The Mystery of Room 44. 160 The Bradys and the Wharf Rats; or, Lively Work in the Har bor. 161 The Bradys and the H ouse of Mystery ; or, A Dark Night's Work. 162 The 13radys Winning Game; or, Playing Against the Gamblers. 163 The Bradys and the Mail Thieves; or, The Man In the Bag. 164 The Bradys and the Boatmen; or, The Clew Found in the River. 194 The Bradys at Black Run ; or, Trailing the Coiners of C1 Creek. 195 The Bradys Among the Bulls and Bears; or, Working the ; in Wall Street. 106 The Bradys and the King; or, Working for the Bank of Enf, l 07 The Bradys and the Duke's Diamonds ; or, The Mystery Yacht. 198 The Bradys and the Bed Rock Mystery; or, Working In the Hills. r 199 The Bradys and the Card Crooks; or, Working on an () ce an 200 The Bradys and ''John Smith"; or, The Man Without a Na 20 1 The Bradys and the Man hunters; or, Down In the Dismal S1 202 'l'he Bradys and the High Rock Mystery; or, The Secret q S even Steps. 203 The Bradys at the Block House ; or, Rustling the Rustlers Frontier. 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 The Bradys in Baxter Street; or, The House Without a The Bradys Midnight Call ; or, The Mystery of Harlem Htr The Bradys Behind the Bars; or, Working on Blackwells Islt., The Bradys and the Brewer's Bonds; or, Working on a Street Case. 165 The Bradys after the Grafters; or, The Mystery In the Cab. 166 The Bradys and the Cross-Roads Gang; or, tile Great Case Missouri. In 211 The Bradys on the Bowery ; or, The Search for a Missln1..' The Bradys an41 t h e Pawnbroker; or, A Very Mysterious C' The Bradys and the Gold Fakirs; or, Workir.g for the JIIC 'l'he Bradys at Bonanza Bay ; or, Working on a Mllllon 'J C l ew. 167 The Bradys and Miss Brown; or, The Mysterious Case in So 212 The Bradys and t h e Black Riders; or, The Mysterious ciety Wildtown. 168 The Bradys and the Factory Girl ; or, The Secret of the Poisoned 213 The Bradys and Senator Slam; or, Working With Wash Envelope. Crooks. o 169 The Bradys and Blonde Bill ; or, The Diamond Thieves of Malde n 214 The Bradys and the Man from Nowhere; or, Their Very a Lane Case : 170 The Baclys and the Opium Ring; or, The Clew In Chinatown. 215 The Bradys and "No. 99"; or, The Search for a Mad 1 171 The Bradys on the Grand Circuit; o r, Tracking the Light-. Harness Gang. 216 alre. 172 The Bradys and the Black Doctor; or, The Secret of the Old The Bradys at Baffin's Bay; o r The Trail Which Led to tb Vault. tic. 0 173 The Braclys and the Girl I n Grey; or, The Queen of the Crooks. 217 The Bradys and Glm Lee; or, Working a Clew ln Chlnat.1n 174 'l'he Bradys and the Juggler; or, Out with a Variety Show. 218 The Bradys and the "Yegg" Men; or, Seeking a Cle w 175 The Bradys and the l\1oonshiners; or, Away Down ln Tennessee. Road. 176 The Bradys in Bad town; or, The Fight fo r a Gold Mine. 219 The Bradys and the Blind Banker; or, Ferretting out the wan.; 177 The Braclys in the Klondike; or, Ferreting Out the Gold Thieves. Thieves. 178 The Bradys o n the East Side; or, Crooked Work in t h e Slums. 220 TheBradysandtheBlackCat;or, WorkingAmongtheCal'dcfb 179 The Bradys and the "Hi ghbinders"; or, The Hot Case in ChinaChicago. town. 2 21 The Bradys and tl;le Texas Oil .King; or, Seeking a Clew in the 180 The Bradys and the Serpent Ring ; or, The Strange Case of the west. Fortune-Teller. 2 22 The Bradys and the Night Hawk; or, New York at Midnight 0 181 The Bradys and "Sil ent Sam"; or, Tracking the Deaf and Dumb 2 23 The Bradys in the Bad L ands;or, Hot Work in South Dakota. e Gang. 2 2 4 The Bradys at Breakneck Hall; or, 'fhe Mysterious House on ttb( 182 The Bradys and the "Bonanza King; or, Fighting the Fakirs in e m 'Frisco. 225 The Bradys and the Fire Marshal; or, Hot Work in Hornersvillcu 183 The Bradys and the Boston Banker; or, Hustling for Millions in 2 26 The Jlradys and the Three Sheriffs; or, Doing a Turn in Tenneete: 184 on Blizzard Island; or, Tracking the Gold Thieves of 2 2 7 and the Opium Smugglers; o r, A Hot Tr
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