The missing island; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s voyage under the sea

The missing island; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s voyage under the sea

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The missing island; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s voyage under the sea
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FRANK REA.DE CONTAINING STORIES OF ADVENTURES ON LAND, SEA A N D IN THE AIR. Issued Weekly-By Subsc>iption $2.50 per year. Application made for Second Class entr11 at the New Y01k, N. Y., Post Office Ente1ec! a cc01ding to Act of Congress in the year 1903, in the office of the Libarian of Cong1ess, JVashington, D. C., by 11'1-anl' Tousey, 24 Union Squme, New York. No. 47. NEW YORK SEPTEMBER 18, 1903. Price 5 Cents. THE MISSING 'ISLAND: OR, Frank Reade, Jr/s Voyage Under the Sea. By .. NONAME." CHAPTER I. :A NEW PROJECT. "Natives?" "As true a s you live. They are of the old Aztec race and doubtless the only living representatives to-day." Frank Reade, Jr., the fa.mous inventor, was intensely in "I will admit, Mr. Frank Reade, Jr., that you are a much terested. haveled man, but I think there is one part o the world which you have not visited, and which, in fact is seldom thought of by explorers or scientists. "Indeed, Mr. Denv er Gray!" exclaim e d the young in"That is all very wonderful, if true," he declared. "I hope you will not doubt me," said Gray, reproach fully. "Cer tainly not, if you have seen these islands and their ventor, in surprise. You interest me greatly. "Pray, where inhabitants with your own eyes. is that s trange locality?" "I have." "It is not far from our own United States." "The n there must be some formidable barrier to keep away the ubiquitou s touri s t of these mod ern time s." a T ot the lea st sort of a one. You can go thith e r however only by as the locality I have reference to is an archipelago of i s land s jus t below the Gulf of California." That is a well travel e d part of the ocean." "You are wrong. Th e a r c hip e lago of which I speak is southwe st of Mazatlan and out of the beaten track of ves-sels. It is seldom or never visited by any ship." "That settles it." "As no doubt I have informed you before, I have been a rolling stone," said Mr. Denver Gra .y, li ghting a cigar. a I have gat hered little moss, but lots of experience and heaps of adventure." a Indeea "How I came to visit the Azte<; Archipelago came about in a curious fa s hion. I was in California during the gold fever. Going into the mine s I made a snug fortune and thought I would r eturn via Cape Horn to New York. "You don't mean it!" "So I embarked on a merchant brig, the Esther. Off "Yes, I do. What is more, these islands are inliaoit ed." Cape San Luca s we struck a typhoon and were blown for a


J .... ....... JL_.-flf._; ,\. ............ -:-... ........ 2 THE MISSING ISLAND. day or more whither we knew not. But the vessel :finally ficcd until only Dick and I remained. It for came upon a reef us, but we made a desperate effort to escape and succeeded. "The next day, when the storm had subsided, there we "That night we broke our dungeon bars and cut sticks for were high and dry. About us were a number of very beautithe shore Fin

TilE MISSING ISLAND. one." "Then," exclaimed Gray, eagerly, "why not go with me upon a oyage to the Aztec Islands?" Frank was silent a moment. The n he said : <'That looks like a capital idea, but--" "What?" "Why need a submarine boat be employed? Why will not something el e do just as well? A ship, for instance?" "Ah, but wait until I have explained," declared Gray. "There is an ample and wonder.ful field for submarine work. negro, readily. "He am jes' waitin' fo' yo' to c ome along and put him to wo'k, sah." "All right," laughed Frank. "We'll fix him." Then they passed through the gate CHAPTER II. THE NAUTILUS Know that the whole bed of the ocean between the Aztec One might as well have attempted to profane the sanctity Isles and the mainland was once above the water and peopled of the Holy of Holies in a 1-Iindoo mosque as to gain admis with a powerful race. There remain yet buried under bunsion without a card from Frank Reade, Jr., to the inn e r dreds of fathoms by some mighty revulsion their cities and works of the Reade machine s hops. towns. Why not explore them?" Frank brought his hand down forcibly upon the table. "I will do it!" he cried. Gray gave a cry of joy. "Then I have gained the object of my visit here to-day!" he said. "What!" exclaimed Frank. "Was this what brought you here to sec me?" "YEs," repli e d Gray. "I read in the newspapers that you had just finisheCl your submarine boat. It occurred to me that if I could enlist you in my scheme success would be cer tain. So I came on to Rcadestown at once to see you I will now telegraph my friend Harkwell of my success." "Wait," said Frank, putting a hand upon his arm "Would you not like to sec the new boat?" "Very much indeed." "Then come with me. Fnnk opened the door, and Denver Gray followed him out. They were now in the office of the great machine works in Readestown, where Frank Reade, Jr., manufactured his machines. It is hardly necessary to explain to the reader that Pomp, the faithful negro, was sure to be on guard at the outer gate, while in the inn er yard one would certainly e n counter Barney O'Shea, a shock -h eaded, cmnical -mu gged son of Erin's Isle. I These two servants of the young inventor had long been in his employ and accompanied him wherever he went upon his travels. They were jolly as could be, and faithful to the i r duties. Pomp was a capital cook and man of all work, and Barney was a skilled electricia n. They were naturally the warmest of friends, but proverbially fond of nagging each other As Frank passed into the inner yard w i t h his g u est the re was Barney all in readiness. "Begona, Misther Frank, an' did yez com e in: h ere widout iver foindin' t hat care less naygur at his post?" cried Barney. "Oh, no, Barney," r e plied Frank. "Pomp was on hand and seemed alarmed lest you shou ld not be." B arney sco'W l ed "Bad cess to his black shkin for thr yin' to give me a bad name to yez !" he growled "The foist toime I git behoind his back may the divil spha re'him, fer I won't!" Frank and Gray ll'mghed Readcstown was the home of the ancestors of the famous in"Evidently they are a little out with each other," said ventor, whose father was famous before him, and that it Gray. was a smart, thriving lii.He city. "Pshaw! that is only the .ir way of joking," said Frank. Denver Gray followed Frank out into the high-walled "Well, let us go on." yard, and approached an inner gate. Barney opened the inner door, and Gray beh eld a su rA diminutive dmky appeared, wilh a comical grin which prising s ight. showed a gleaming double row of ivories Here, within high brick walls, was a mighty and deep "Open the gate, Pomp," said Frank, authoritatively. basin of water. "Where is Barney?" In it float ed tl1e new triumph of the inventorls brain, "Dat I 'ish loafer am in de nex' yard, sah," replied the the submarine bpat, the Na utilu s


THE MISSING ISLAND. 'l'rul y it was a wonderful craft to look upon. Gray, which will be call d to the attention of the reader Frank stood upon the plank l anding and pointed out its lat er in lhe sto ry. many excell ent lines above the w a t e r Gray said but little until alter the entire round of the In o u tline it resembled muc h one of the famous racing boat had been made. yachts, ave that it was br oader abeam. Above the water line and guarding the deck was a hand r ai l extending fore and aft. The cabin was long and half cylindrica l in s hape as seen above the deck. In it were g lass windows and dead -eyes. 'l'hen h e said : "Only one point is unexplainable to me, Frank." "What is lhat ?" a ked the young invenLor. "When under water where do you rret all the air necessary to sustain life and keep this pn umatic machinery in trim?" The material of the yac ht, as Frank explained, was all "I will explain that easil y," said Frank, with a laugh of tough, but thin l y rolled steel. "Do you see these small tubes which occur at intervals of a Aft was the huge pneumatic reservoir of water w hi ch reg -few feet all along the cabin wall?" ulatcd the ri s ing o r d escent of the boat "Yes." Above the cabin wa s a small hurricane deck inclosed in "Well, those are governed by valves connected with an h eaviest plate g lass and wire netting. Forward of this was immense chemical air generator in the hold. As fast as the the pilot house. pure air is manufacturcu the gases are attracted and de-And in this was a powerfu l submarine e lectric searc hlight c apab l e of dispelling the darkness of the ocean depths for fully half a mile. Practically this was the s um total of the outward intere st in g features of the N a u til u s "Now we will go aboard," said Frank. A plank shot o ut, and the visitors walked a board the submarine craft They passed through two hermetical doors and a vestibule arranged with a number of air valves which will be described in f ull lat er. Into the cabin of the Nautilus the two men passed. Frank touch e d a spring a nd it was in stantly dazzlingly ablaze with e l ectric light. "What can beat this?" he a s ked. Gra y gazod a moment spe ll bound, and then said : strayed, so that, while living under water, we are breathing th e purest of air." Thi s settled all doubt in Gray's mincl A fe-w moments later they had left the boat and were again in the yard. "How soon shall w e start, Frank?" he asked. "I am ready now." "So am I." "Then let us put i t Thursday of this week.'' "It hall be so. I will go al once and telegraph Harkwell." "'I'hen our crew will consist of five?" "Yes." "Very good. Be sure and be on hand Thursday. "I will do so." That night the train took Gray out of Readestown on his way to Baltimore. "Nothing on earth!" In due time he reached that city and went at once to a Trul y th e cabin was a picture of rare lu xury and cost lihotel. ness. The furnishings and drapings were fit for a pa lace. Then he called a messenger and sent him out after Dick Into the staterooms they next went. These were elegantly Harkwell. E.tted up. Gray had not long to wait. The n came ihe gun -r oom an d the sci entific room. The The door opened and the first mate of the Esther stood e l ectrical e n g ine-room where the motive power of the boat before him. was obtained. It was drive n by twin screws operated by e l ect rical en gines The tank which r egulated the rising and sinking of the boat worked by pneumatic pressure. When water filled the tank the boat sank. When it was I n personal appearance Ilarkwell was by no meam prepossessing. He was tall and brawny, with a dark, scowling cast of features. IT e barely nodded as he entered. expelled by pneumatic pressure the boat would rise. "Well, Dick," said Gray, gayly; "I have made the hit." Then the cook 's ga lley was visited. H ere Pomp concocted "Wbat hit?" asked the other, tersely. the daintiest and most appetizing of dishes. "Why, I have seen Frank Reade, Jr., and his submarine There were many other wonderful things witnessed by boat, and have en li s ted them both."


THE MISSING ISLANJJ. 5 "Oh, you have?" said IIarkweli, with some show o:f in terest. ''When are we going to start?" "Thursday of i.his week." "Pshaw! That is all folly when you can have all that same wealth for the simple taking of it." "I certainly should not lend myself to such an act of "All right," and the mate's eyes glistened greedily. piracy!" declared Gray, "and I don't believe Frank Reade, '"l'here ought to be a big fortune for u s out there, Gray, if Jr., would, either." we can kill off those Aztecs and get their gold." But Harkwell only smiled in a sinister way. "Kill them off?" At length the day set for the start came. "Yes." "What for?" "Why; aren't you stupid! How can we get their gold if not?" "Why, barter :for it," said Gray. Harkwell laughed coarsely. "Mighty little I'll barter," he declared; "but we'll settle It proved to be a propitious one, and a large crowd were present to witness the departure of the subma.rine boat Frank Reade, Jr. met Gray and Harkwell at the train and conducted them to his house. There a rich dinner was partaken of and then all repaired to the yard wl1ere the boat was. A loud cheer greeted Frank as he drove through the st reets that later. 'fherc's only one bad feature in taking this man of Reade s town. Reade along." "Our project claims the interest of the majority of the "One bad feature?" people in this country!" cried Gray; "and I hope it will "Yes." "For mercy's sake what is that?" "We'll have to divide with him and his gang." Gray looked at his companion hard. 'l'his sentiment of utter selfishness sickened him. "For mercy's sake, what has come over you, Harkwell ?" he exclaimed in s urprise. "I can't mak e you out." "Can't you?" laughed the other, coarsely. "Well, don't try. But never mind. We'll wait until we get the gold :first. I'll be on hand Thursday." After Harkwell had gone, Gray spen t some time in revsucceed." "So do I," declared Frank. But Harkwell's eyes gleamed, and he smiled in a strange w y. CHAPTER III. ON THE WAY. No cloubt the reader is wondering how the start was to erie. be made from the machine works in the submarine boat. "That Harkwell is a queer fellow," he muttered. "I A word of explanation. almost wish he was not going, after all." The news of Frank Reade, Jr.'s projected trip leak e d out, and speedily traveled from one end of the country to the other. Everybody was at once. interested, and accounts were eagerly waited for. Of course such a thing as a trip in the Pacific in a subOf course the N au til us could not proceed without water, and of that there was plenty, however. The immense tanlc in which she rested was connected with a deep canal and a series of locks, which led down to the river. From thence the river was navigable to the sea. So when the voyagers had gone aboard the Nautilus, and marine boat was quite an unu s ual thing, and must need s all was in readiness, th e gate to the canal was opened. attract attention. The wa.ter rushed into the lock, and the Nautilus entered. Meanwhile Denver Gray made all preparations for the voyage which he deemed necessary. Rarkwell became more congenial, and seemed to enter somewhat more kindly into the scheme. Nobody could b e more confident than Gray that a fortune might be re aped in the Aztec Islands. "I tell you it is there!" he declared; "to open up a profit able tlade 'With those island s is to establish a sure highway to great wealth." But Harkwell only smi led evilly and said: Soon she was in the canal, and later s hot into the river. Thou s ands of people lined the river banks and cheered her. The voyagers all appeared on the deck and waved their caps in recognition. The Nautilus gliled along through the water as buoyant as a canoe. Frank sa w that the peopl e observed this, but that they were not satisfied. They wanted to see the boat operated, be said: "Into the cabin, all of you. I want to prove to those peo ple that the Nautilus is indeed a submarine boat." \


6 THE MISSING ISLAND. All rushed into the cabin. In due time the ocean was reached, and plowing the waFrank stepped into the pilot-house and pressed a spring. ters of the Atlantic, the little submarine boat took a south Every door and window was in. tautly scaled hermetically. ward course The n t,he young inventor turned on the electric switch which set every electric lamp a glow. Next he pressed the lever of the water tank, and m stantly the boat began to sink. 0 course there was no other way but to round Cape Horn. The N autih 1s, however, was a J'ast traveler and let the miles rapidly behind her. Down she went gracefu ll y to i.hc bed o the river. Frauk had decided i.o keep on the surface the most of the The depth was not great; scarcely more than forty feet, way. As yet there was no reason for descending to the lower but there she re sted for _orne time upon the muddy bottom. depths. Then .Frank raised her and sen if her forward lhrough the The au til us could travel !aster above than below water, water at a distance hal way between the boi.tom and the o course. surface. At night the searchlight lit up the sea for two miles ahead She moved as easi ly as if upon the s urface, and as graceand warned all vessels from her course. full y as a fish. There was something charming in the voyage on the N au The -voyagers felt no jar and experienced no inconventilus. ience. It was a most novel and agreeable sensa-tion The smart little craft made rapid headway, and the rough "By Jove! this is delightful!" declared Denver Gray. "I seas did not interfere. enjoy this immensely Is it not grand?" But there were days, while crossing the equator, that the "Goll; de N au til us am ju s' a dandy an' no mistake!" desea was like a mirror and the moon hung like a silver globe clmed Pomp. in the blue ether "Begorra! yer right fer wanst in yer loif e !"cried Barney. "Huh! don' yo' be so flip, I'ish !" spluttered Pomp. But liarkwell was silent. He had occupied himself in stealthily studying the mechanism of the boat. It wa his purpose, if possible, to gain admittance to Thrn all lin gered upon deck until long past midnight. Barney was a rich baritone singer and also played an Iri h fiddle. lie was familiar with legions of quaint melo dies of Erin's Isle. And Pomp contributed his share to the entertainm ent the engine-room and ex11mine the machinery. fund. He was a machinist by trade himself, and therefore was The darky was a rich tenor singer, and played the banjo mor e than ordinarily interested. Frank let the autilus run ahead or a few hundred yards. Then he sent her to the surface. As she came up like a duck from the dripping depths the as few can. lie ;;ang plantation mel galore and danced in the ap proved breakdown style So that, altogether, the first part of the trip of the Naucrowd on the banks of the river saw her. tilus was us jol1y and smooth. as could be wis hed for. They saw at once that she was a logical triumph and noth-But after the Cape Horn seas had been buffeted and they ing less than what was claimed for her, a submarine boat. were well into the South Pacific, one day Barney, who was So they made the welkin ring with their hearty cheers. in the pilot-bouse, gave a great cry of alarm. The Nautilus thus had an enthusiastic send-off. "Ach, Frank, wud yez cum here, sor ?" Frank now delayed no further. The young inventor detected the note of in BarHe started the engines at full speed, and the N au til us ney's voice, and rushing to the pilot-house, saw the Celt shot forward clown the swift current. hanging to the wheel with paJlid face. She was on her way to the sea. The great journey wRs begun. What its outcome was to be only time could tell. One thing was certain, and this was that the voyagers dreamed little of what was in store for them. "What's the matter, Barney?" asked the young inventor sharply "Oh, sor, wucl yez luk at the loikcs av that?" Frank look ed in the direction indicated, which was to the horizon line, and saw that the Celt's fears were not without Adventures wild and thrilling. hardsl1ip and and many strange s ight s were to be theirs. privation. foundation. Above all was a clear and c l oudle s sky. The start, however, was made in the most joyful of But low upon the horizon was a long yellow cloud, belCYW wh@1 was a line of what looked lik e white frost.


THE MISSING I SLAND. Upward toward the zenith the yellow cloud was spreading "Tl!ey are all doomed. T hey can never take in a ll tha t sail rapidly. now!" The young inventor was by no mean so unfamiliar with signs of those latitudes that he did not know what this meant. He knew well enough that a storm of most savage charac ter was rapidly coming. The typhoon of the South Pacific it was which threatened them. "She will go to the bottom." So T think." "But we can do no more than warn the witless crew." But now a very curious state of affairs was .discovered The Nauti lus had made a lightning-like run, and was almost within hailing distance of the strange ship But not a human being was seen in the shrouds, at the But at the sight Frank only smiled. rail, or even upon the deck. "Pshaw!" he said. "Is that what you are turning pale the voyagers gazed at t h e ship. for, Barney?" She was a noble brig, anrl. stood up before the wind bol d ly. "Shure, Misther Frank, an' it's afther bein' a dreadfu l Every so1il was spread, and she was making a clear sthorm." through the water. "Yes; but it cannot hurt us." "Not so, sor ?" But nobody could be seen at the wheel, which seemed to be lashcr1. "Why, of cour e not. "\'i'e have only tu let the boat sink "Tlwt is more than queer," muttered Gray. "Where are to the bottom. .Not the slightest eLrect of the storm can be her crew? Can they all be nslcep ?" felt there!" The Gelt looked foolish. "I niver thought av that, sor !'' he declared. "Shure, it was very funny, indadc But I thought I wud call yure attintion--" "Which \\'Us right," said Frank. "We will be on onr guard. But what is that to the eastward?" "Shur, .or, it looks loikc a wl1ite sail." "A sail!" exclaimed Frank. "That ship 1s m deadly peril unless she gets under bare poles at once!" The vessel: however, seemed to stand up to the wind with .,. all canvas spread As yet no effort had been made to take 1t in. Frank continued to watch the strange vessel with "Mercy on !"he exclaimed. "Why don't they sec their danger?" "It must be, sor, that they niver saw a sthorm av the "If FO, it is time to wake them up!" said Frank Reade, Jr. "Run the Nautilus alongside, Barney." The Celt proceeded to obey. The ship had been hailed repeatedly, but no answer had been returned 1 It seemed most queer, and Frank was resolved to solve the mystery. There was but one way to do this, and he accepted it. As the N au til us ran alongside, Frank grasped a swinging rope, and went over the rail and aboard the mysterio u s ship. CHAPTER IV. THE PLAGUE SHIP. As Frank went over the rail he was followed by Gray. koind afore," ventured Barney. Tcgether they stood upon the deck of the strange ship. "It may be so, but it hardly seems possible!" declared One moment they l 1 esi!atcd, both impressed with the same Frank. "If not, I think we ought to warn them!" peculiar sensation "Something ought to be done, Frank," said Denver Gray. There was a certain unearthly stillness, a sense o utte r ___ "They evidently arc blind to the awful peril." desertion aboard the vessel that one experienced an u nc a n n y "Then let us go over an 3 give them warning," declared feeling. Frank. Barney quickly set the course of the submarine boat. Acro3s the white-capped waves she sped. 'l'he strange ship did not make a m ove to change her canvas, in 8pite of the fact that the storm was close at hand. Higher into the zenith the yellow clouds were ranging. "\\'hat can Lhey be thinking o ?" cried Gray, feverishly. "Ugh!" excla i med Gray, "the vessel cannot be aban doned, can it, Frank? There don't seem to be anybody aboard." "Impossible!" exclaimed t h e young inventor. D on' t you sec the sai l s are a ll set? They must be in t h e cabin." Then Prank l ifted his voice a n d shou ted vocife r o u s l y : "Ahoy, the ship


8 THE MISSING ISLAND. Again and again he repeated the hail, but no answer came, Captain Clark overboard to join the re st of the crew of no blue-jacket crew came rushing from the forecastle--no twenty-one, who have all perished by this dread disease. officer came from the cabin. "God alone knows what my chances are. Hour by hour I Astounded, the young inventor took a s tride aft. feel the awful s ickness enchaining me, and I am powerles s Thi s brought him in view of the wl1eel, and there at its to resist it. At lea st I will remain above Lhc deck and at the foot he saw the form of a man recumbent. wheel. Strange that we meet no friendly sail God rest "Asleep!" he gasped "Well, he must be a sound the poor souls who have fallen victims to this awful pestisleeper !" lence. Our Father, h e lp me in my extremity. I see only He moved forward with the impulse to rouse him. But as death before me. But lot it come. My nerves shall be steel, he did so, he involuntarily drew back again. "My God!" he gasped; "he is dead!" "Dead?" ejac ulat ed Gray. There was no doubt of this. The man's swoll en features and sallow hue, with the vacant eyebal ls, showed that he was truly dead. and I will die as a brave man shou ld. Farewell." Frank read thi s aloud. Gray was now by his s id e "Honible !" groaned the explorer. "Whai a dreadful fate!" A few s tep s further, upon a couch, lay the corpse of the mate. The two adventurers turned and fled up the stairWhat was more, upon his face were s trange pustules, evi-dences of the true cause of death. way. "Heavens!" gasped Frank "It is small-pox !" Both men recoiled. "Are you not afraid of the contagion?" asked Gray. am not. I have bee n exposed to it before." In. the open air they revived. "Mercy on u s !" gasped Gray. "I thought I should .faint. Eh, Frank "I "The sam ," repli ed the young inventor. "It is the "I fear it not," said Frank. "Let u s see if any other poor most dreadful case I ever heard of." "And this ship--" souls are on board, and if any are alive." "Must go to her doom, for there is no crew to sail her!" "It seems a pity." So both turned toward the cabin At the gangpla nk they halted "And yet-how could the pestilenc ever be driven from An unbearable odor came from below. It was terrible t o her? Who would come aboard her now and s teer her to a think of entering that cabin. port of safety and risk the plague? Of what value is the "A veritable plague ship gasped Gray. "We risk our cargo?" lives in s taying here, !rank." '"rruc," agreed Gray; Heaven help us! Look at "Can it be that that poor fellow at the wheel was the only survivor, and that all have been wiped out of exist ence?" exclaimed Frank. "I believe that is the truth," declared Gray, "and I wouldn't go down into that cabin." "But what if some poor soul is down there who need s help?" "If ao, then he will an swer us. Shout down to him." Frank complied with thi s but no answer came back. The young inventor hesitated but a moment, and then de-scended the stairs. It was risking infection, but he did not think of that. Down he went, and stood b e neath the skylights There was the cabin table, and upon it was an open book. A legible hand hac1 traced an entry upon the page. Thus it read: that, Frank The yellow cloud had passed the zenith and overspread the sky by two-thirds. The air was growing strangely dark, and the distant thun der of the storm came booming over the heaving sea. Far away a wall or white was seen racing across the ocean. It was the dreaded tidal wave. "Let u s get out of h ere a quickly as possible," said Gray "We have no time to lose. H that wave overtakes u s we are lost "Right!" cried Frank "Back to the autilus !" Back to the deck of the submarine boat they sprang. the cabin they rushed Into Frank's first move was to enter the medicinal cloaet where he kept a sulphuric disinfecta nt. 'I'his both he and G;ay indulged in liberally both exter nally !lnd internally It was a positive safeguard. "To-day Page, the mate, died of tlw terrible plague. He Mca-cwhile, Pomp haft cast loose from the plague ship, is the 1ast save me. Only yesterda;owe threw the body of which was now half a mile astern.


THE MISSING ISLAND. 9 The tempest was likely to strike first, so when Fnmk I 'l'here was no doubt but that his jaw had s uff e red, for came up into the pilot-house he took the wheel and said: b lood was seen i n the water, and h e drifted far astern. "If possible I want to see how that ship will take the The closest shave the Nautilus expe ri e nc ed was when it 15torm." ran plump into the arms of a tremendous cuttlefish. "That is right," said Gray, eagerly. "Alas, I fear she This mon ter: had arms f ull y forty feet in l e n gth and at will go down." Harkwell stood near watching the scene silent ly. made no comment. He Suddenly a cloud seemed to swoop down upon the brig. One moment she bent before it, then, louder than thc blast, came a report like a cannon. Her mainmast was swept by the quarter. With it went the fore, and the hulk, whirling about, was also strippe d of the mizzen. High up in the arms of the storm the dismantled shi p was carried for one moment and then lost to sight. Then, and not a moment too soon, Frank pressed the elec tric key. once enfolded the bow of the boat. That it might have done seriou s h a rm was certain bad not Frank Reade, Jr., acted promptly. Pomp was at the 'Wheel at the time, and yelled: "Golly fo' glory, Marse Frank. We am done cotched fo' suah Cum as fast as yo' kin!" Frank was instantly at the wheel. He acted quickly. Dmwing the boat back as far as possible, h e put on all the power of the engines, and rammed the cyclops of the deep. The ram cleft the monster's head and eviden tly r eache d a vital part, for it succumbed. Again, the boat was running at f ull speed one day, when Barney sudde nly saw what looked like tons of rock falling An immense wave rolled over the Nautilus Had s h e been from above. other ihan a submar in e boat, that moment would have been :ije instantly reversed the eng ines, and yelled for Frank. her last. The young inventor instantly saw what was the matter. But that wave had little effect upon her save to jar her The rocks above were not falling, but absolutely statio nsomewhat. A momel!.t more and she was under the waves ary, being nothing more nor less than the roof of a. subma and safe from harm. rine cavern in which they had nm. Down she went until the motion of the storm could be felt ''By Jupiter!" exclaimed Gray, as this announcement no long er. was made "We don't want to get too deep into this place, Then Frank set the course to the northward and ran on or we'll never find our way out." under the sea. While the awful storm was raging above, the N au til us was making good headway. Below, in plain sight, was the bed of the ocean And many wonderful sights were there revealed. "You are right," agreed F;ank. "It is a literal mam moth cave of the deep sea." But they had no trouble in finding their way out of the place Still northward the N au til us kept, until day Frank As Gray anrl Harkwell were novices, they occupied their pulled ont his charts, and he and Gray began to study them. time in studying them. "We ought to be not far from the Aztec I s les now!" deGreat forests of submarine plants floated beneath, among clared Gray. "But tliey are not on this chart." the branches of which strange fish lurk ed There were coral caves and grottos, plains of white sand, deep valleys anu mountains, and all sorts o.l sea mon s ters O ccasional l y some one of these would follow the boat, and even come up to the plate glass window s and appear to be looking in upon the occupants in curiosity Shf.lrks frequently followed the Nautilus for a long wav, and one day one of them ventured an attack on the boat. He made a tremen

10 THE MISSING ISLAND. any line of wssels It is not one vessel in ten thousand that IYoulcl crui"e in those waters and stumble upon them "But where is all the gold you've told about?" sneered I-Iarkwell. "I expected to fmcl the beach paved with it." And why not, pray?" "You had no right to expect such a thing," replied Gray, "For the r eason that nothing eve r draws vessels into that tartly; "but the gold is not the only consideration of this part of the ocean. They go all around it. trip." ''That is very odd," declared. Frank. "However, I will "That is evident/' sneered IIarkwell. not dispute you. But I am very anxious to see those isles." Quite a number o the native canoes were now within "And see them you sha ll," declared Gra.y. distance. Tl1eir occupants were genuine types of Aztecs, as Gray "Certainly." had declared. It was like stepping back into the ancient "You are confident we sha ll find t:Um ?" "All right," .said Franl<, with a laugh "It will be verihistory of the day of Cortes and the Spanish invasion. a literal fairy story." "Let me see if I can speak a few words to them," said Then they went on deck. Gray had a glass and kept scanGray "I used to know a little of the Aztec tongue." ning the horizon. So Gray hailed a number of the boats which drew nearer. "We ought to be nearly in sight of them," he declared, 'rhen he carried on a broken conversation with them. "but there is a slight haze. Ah !" J<.,rom them he learned that no white man had visited the He brought his g l ass to a focus, studied the horizon a island since his leave-taking some years previous. moment, and then shouted : The Aztecs appear e d to be very friendly, and while Gray "Two points to starboard, BaTney, and then dead allead." was conversing, a l arge pirogue pllt out from the shore, and Frank was instantly by his side. rowed quite close io the Nautilus. "Then you have sighted them?" he asked. "Yes. Take a squint off the bow there. up to the l ine. What do you see?" "Land." Follow the sea "Right. You will soon behold the wonderful is lands." All the voyagers were in a state of most intense excitement now. They all crowded to the rail. Watch was kept of the rapidly growing coast line. Beneath a ilken awning sat a richly robed heathen, who seemed greatly interestecl in the new visitors. A salute was exchanged, and then a spokesman in the bow of the pirogue hailed the N au til us. Gray answered him. The exp lorer had but a scant knowledge of the Aztec tongue. As they drew nearer, severftl detached islands of the small But as he said, he had been l ong enough upon the island archip elago were seen. to acquire a smattering, which was of great service now. But Gray pointed to.the largest and central one > saying : After exchanging words with the Aztec spokesman for "That is the inhabited island. The others, according to some time, Gray turned to Frank and said: the Aztecs, are a ll in the p ossession of the fire god, who "Here is the best of luck. The old king is dead, and he is will some day relegate them to the bottom of the sea. succeeded by this young Prince Hualpi. He expresses him-The N aurilus was now making marvelous speed in calm self in a friendly way, and as ures us that 'We are welcome water. to Matatlan, which is the name of the kingdom." Every moment the Aztec Island grew plainer to view. "'I'hat is goodnews," declared Frank. "Let us make the Then mddenly a little harbor was seen which Gray pointe d to ancl cried : "Make anchorage in there. It is a safe harbor.'' Number less small boats were seen upon the limpid waters of the bay as the N au til us glided in. best of it." "We will make friends with these people?" "Certainly." "And go ashore, also. Of course there will be some risl But so long as we keep on the right side of the priests I The appearance of the submarine boat seemed to act as a think we will be safe." magnet to these. "Let us try it." They instantly in a great body flocked toward her. "How is it?" asked Frank. "Are we safe to allow these fellows to come near us?" "All right." So Gra replied to the Aztec spokesman to this effect : "We accept of the hospitality o your great n1ler and will "They cannot harm u s while on the water," declared visit your kingdom. We extend you in return an invitation Gray. "It i s only on land that we n eed fear them." to come aboard our boat."


THE MISSING ISLAND. 11 To the s urprise of all, the Prince of Matatlan accepted this invitation. His pirogue was brought alongside the Nautilus. Th ere is no danger," he cried. water jus t as well as above." Prince Hualpi was dazed. "Our boat goes under Then, with a nimble leap, he 'Was on the deck. H e extend"I a.m dreaming," he declared. "You are not human he-ed both hands to Frank and Gray and bowed low to the deck. ings after all, but gods from out of the west. Then you Then he m ]e a signal to the sun, s aid somethin g in know the -God of Love?" the Aztec language which Gray was barely able to interpret. "You are wrong," disclaimed Gray. "We are not gods. "Ho says h e thinks that we arc his brothers foreveT, and All this you see is easil.):' explained and due to natnra l the Seal of the Holy Sun i s upon u s," said Gray. ca uses." "Good enough," repli ed Frank. "Say any good thing in return that you please." Gray smiled at this carte blancl1e, but said: "Greai Prince of the Sun, you are our broth er, and we have come from over the g1eat sea to pay yo1.1 our homage. We shall be friends eternal." Prince Hualpi was immensely pleased with tlu s s tatement, It was difficult to convey this idea to the prince in the ::\fatatlan tongue. But Gray succeeded very well, though Hualpi was not convi nced. Now that his superstitions mind was assured that he was in the hand s of men allied to the gods, he felt safe. He looked out upon the bed of the ocean and saw the won-and at once r12laxed his dignity, b ecame very affable, and d e rs of the searchlight all in a rational manner. chattering like a magpie Then h e .flung himself at Frank Read e Jr.'s feet and 'l'wo of hi s attendants walked closely behind him. kissed the cabin floor. Frank threw open the door of the cabin and all entered. "I worship you, for you are a god,'; he declared; "the 'I'h e prince stood a. moment as if spellbound. mighty god of the sea." Evidently the beautiful .furnishings of the cabin were a. It was no use to try to di s abuse the monarch 's mind of revelation to him. this impre ssion. Gray saw this at once, so he sa id to Frank: He acted like one in a dreilm. "Let it go at that. I they want to think us gods, let Very cautiously Frank and Gray proceed e d to show l1im them. It will give u s added power over them over the Nautilus. From one cabin to another they went, Prince Hualpi sti ll speechless, until the engine -room was reached. Here the electric machinery completely bewildered l1im. It was utterly u sele s to attempt to explain this to him. He passed a hand across his brow, and s hook hi s head It was a ll a puzzle. Then Frank winked to Gray. The latter looked out, and saw that the pirogue had re tired some yards from the Nautilus. The latter's deck was clear, a.nd Frank said s harply to Barney: ''Press key 42, and reverse lever No. 10." "All roight, sor." The Celt quickly obeyed. "Unless it raises trouble with their pri ests," said Frank. "We must trust to luck for that." For some while the N au til us remained under the water. l.,r ince Hualpi was charmed. Then it was announced that they would go again to the I surface Hualpi nodded his head in a pleased manner. Accordin g ly Barney was about to open the tank lev e r, when a sta rtling cry arrested him Down upon the deck of the N au til u s came a number of naked form s They were Aztec dive rs, who b elieved that tMir monarch was sunk forever wh e n the N au til u s went down, and had dived to this depth to see about it. It was a wonderful One instant they were able to remain. Then their bodies Key 42 hermetically s.ealed the doors and window s were seen shooting u pward through the l impid waters. Le ;er No. 10 was the tank lever. Insta ntly the boat sank. Down below the surface it went Then there was a brief transition, and electric lights glared bri g htly upon the scene I A cry of momentary alarm escaped Prince Hualpi, and his attendants clo eel about him, and drew their daggers. But Gray spoke words o.f reassurance in the Matatlan tongue, and the fears of the heath ens s ub s ided. CHAPTER VI. A GRAND RECEPTION. The Nautilus was now sent quickly to the surface Indeed, it got there almost as quickly as t h e di'ver:1, an d one of them was lifted up. on the deck


1 2 TIIE MISSING ISLAND. 'l'he little harbor was literally :filled with small boats wbich had flocked to the spot The reappearance of the Nautilus was an astounding thing to the .Aztecs, but when the cabin door opened and their prince stepped out to view safe and sound, they yelled like veritable :fiends with joy. Prince Hualpi was loath to leave bis new, god-like acquaintances, and insisted that they should visit bi;; palace. are the guests of Ma t atllm," he declared ".All the What did I tell you II ere i a chance .for a submarine exploration." ".And a good one," agreed Frank; "there is good work ahead for us." "I believe The N au til us now :floated in tl1e inland Sia. To the cast was a low, level expanse o. plain extending to the ba e of the mountain. Upon tbis was the .Aztec city. country shall pay you. worship." shall we do?" asked Gray .Aztec city?" It presented an interesting and picturesque appearance "Shall we visit the to the 1 voyagers. They regarded it with intere t. "By all means," agreed Frank. So the intention was revealed to Prince Hualpi, who called a boatman from the crowd and gaYe him orders. Then he pointed. to the bigh mountain peak near tbis part of the bay and said: "Yonder is l\fatatlan He will guide you to my palace." Then the pirogue was rowed rapidly aw&y. The boatman The buildings were all o.f immen c size and a peculiar style of architecture, which in itself was grand. They were built of stone and a composite-like brick. The streets, however, were angular and narrow .As horses and ca. rriages were unknown among these peo ple, this could easily be understood. But into the waters of the lake or inland sea there were built magnificent quays Here were legions of picturesque boats and canoes. stood upon the deck of the Nautilus. great throng of people were upon the quays as the N au From him Gray managed to learn that upon the other side til us drew nearer. of the mountain was a great inland sea. It was upon the shores of this, at the base of the moun tain, that the .Aztec city was located. There was a narrow passage between high cliffs which connected this with the bay and the ocean. The submarine boat came up to the very verge of the c landings of tone and anchored. ,Then a gang ladder was put out, and Frank said : "Barney and Pomp, you may remain aboard until we return. Keep a weather eye open. Come, my :f_riends, let T hrough this passage the submarine boat must proceed. us pay onr visit to Hualpi now." The entrance to this passage could not at once be seen. Gray and Harkwell were ready. But the boatman indicated with his hand the direction t o take, and the Nautilus glided forward. Soon they were between bigh walls of basalt, which rose :for h u ndreds of feet upon either ide Through tbis for nearly a mile they slowly made their way. Behind tl}em the pa.Bsage was literally choked with the boats of the excited and curious people. But after a time the mou ntain wall lowered, the passage broadened, and the inland sea was seen. T his made the .Aztec Isle almost an atoll, and Gray gazed upon the scene in literal smprise. "Why, that is odd," he declared. "This was not so. When I was here it was a vast plain." To make sure he asked the boatman, who smiled and re p l ied: The latter was now much more agreeable, and seemed even quite in a pleasant mood The people all fell back as the strange visitors landed. Then down with a rush came a mammoth and richly draped palanquin, the private property of the prince. Twenty men carried the handles of this carriage, and the three visitors rode with ease upon the silken cushions. Through the narrow streets they were carried with ha tc. great crowd kept respectfully in the rear. For this the voyagers were extremely glad. Soon they emerged into a plaza or mighty square. In the center of this was a huge building without walls, but sup ported on pillars. Beneath the mighty roof was a dais of white marble, and upon this a great throne was raised. 1 .A crowd of richly dressed .Aztecs thronged the steps to Our priests refused to sacrifice to the Sea God, and he this. made the plain sink. Many towns lie bu r ied there." There were lines of .Aztec soldiers and guards with shin -Frank looked interested turned and said : ing shields and long lances. Upon the throne sat Prince Hualpi bimself


THE MIS 13 The voyagers descended from the palanquin. Then a peculiar kind of wine wa brought to act as a r eiThey were led up the marble steps and to the foot of the ish. After this the king aro e. throne. "You sha ll see the temples of Quetzal," he said. "We a r e All three made !1 low obeisance. ruled by the God of Love Quetzal is our god." The n IIualpi inclined his h ead and motioned them to The three voyagers did not demur. seats at his right. Frank and Gray had keenly enjoyed themselves, and re-The lin e of guards fell back, som trumpeters b egan to garded their host as at least a royal entertainer, even if h e play a strange, wild music, and then rich rugs were strewn was a heathen. UIJun the marble floor. But Harkwell' s avaricious s e ul had not been idle. Out upon the e there flitt ed a score of Aztec girls His keen, selfish gaze had wander ed from one object of They were graceful in form and willowy in motion. value to another, with the sole purpose of, if possible, con The dance which they executed would have done credit verting it to his own use to the sultan's court. J'If I don't whack a fortune out of this scrape then I'm "By Jove, that is grand !" cried Gray. "What say you, a fool," he mutte red. "It shall come." Frank? Thi is equa l to the OricnL" Leaving the banquet hall the party crossed a paved court "Fully," replied the young inventor. which was alive with tinkling fountains and beautiful with But the words had barely left his lips when the dance tropical flowe rs. was over. Almost instantly there l eaped forth a score of lithe and handsome youths. They dane din equa lly as fanta s tic a way as the girls and then vanished. Now came a. change. Two snake c]Jarmcrs came on the Rcene. They handl d the mighty python and the deadly water adder with impunity. Ater them came two wr est ling giants. These were marvel of skill and strength. The American s held their breath with interest. The air was odorous and sweet. They through this and came to a door between high pillars. Here in a niche was gigantic s tatue. It was an idol. Hualpi knelt and kissed its inanimate foot, murmuring a brief prayer. Then he threw open the door. The voyagers gave a mighty start as a hot blast of air smote their faces. They saw an inner paved court. In the center of this was an aperture, and from the depths there shot up a column of flame. Finally one of them managed to give the other a fall. H e was loudly cheered and given a golden cup. 1 "This is the eternal fire of Quetza l," exclaimed Hualpi. After this there was a conte t with lances and with battle "So lon g as this is kept burning so long will our people ho l d clubs. Then there was a blare of trumpets, the guard swung hi s love." 011t in line and cleared the dais. Far beneath the pavement the voyagers now saw what The reception was over. look e d like a legion of blackened imps casting wood and IIualpi flung off his robes and came rushing down the coal upon the eternal fir e steps of the throne. "Humph!" muttered Harkwell. "What eternal, supersti -Like a veritable schoolboy he embraced his visitors. Then tious fools these people are he plucked each by the s leeve and adjured them to follow IInalpi led them from the court of Eternal Fire through him. __.. otbing loth they complied. Across a court from the dais they entered a more sumptu ously furnished structure Thi_ was the palace. Upon eithe r hand well-trained servants sto od. In the center of a richly draped hall was a banquet table Upon this were smoking viands. The odor was rich and whole s ome, and, seated right and left of the Aztec king they did justice to as fine a meal as any of them had ever tasted. a long passage which led into a mighty highroofed str ucture. This was the temple. A long and heavy curtain of a stuff like silk was lifted, and the voyagers s tood in the presence of the Aztec god. Quetzal was before them. The mighty statue of stone which reared its ugly form before them typified the deity of the Matatlans. About the idol's neck was a ring of metal in w hi c h was set diamonds as l arge as p i geons' eggs


14! THE MISSING ISLAND. The pedestal and steps were of solid gold. The crown There was always plenty of hot wa.ter, or hot hasty pudupon the head of the idol was studded with precious stones. ding, or something of the kind, which the darky could de Upon a small dais in front of the idol was a golden pedespend upon for a repelling force. tal. Upon this rested a glitte r ing diamond l a rg e r than the So Barney never went thither. celebrated Kohinoor But upon the present clay, owing to a good opportunity, Spellbound the adventurers gazed upon this wonderful he decided to vary matters a little. s p ectacle. Pomp was somewhat fatigued with excessive work, and "Whew !" exclaimed Gray, "there are millions representcoming out on deck, said: ed here, Frank." "An immense amount of wealth, certainly," agreed the young inventor. "I say, I'ish, I'se clar gone tiahed out. Dar amn't no need ob mah kcepin' guaru, so I'se jes' gwine to turn in an' git a bit ob sleep. If yo' wants me for anyfing yo' kin Harkwell, ho,vever, had diff e rent purposes upp e rmo s t in call me." hi s scheming brain. CHAPTER VII. BARNEY AND POM:P HAVE SOME FUN. The Aztec monarch now led his visitors from the temple and across another court. 'As they were walking along here, jus t to their right rear e d the walls of a build ing. This s uddenly became alive with white robed forms at every window and upon the roof. "All right, naygur," replied Barney. "May yez have ilegant drames." Then the Celt snickered in his sleeve as a brilliant idea crossed his brain. "Begorra, if I don't mix things up in that pantry then me name ain't Barney O'Shea," he muttered Pomp went below to his Oi course he closed the door behind him and locked it. "I don' know for suah but dat trickster ob an I'ishman mought cum down hyar. I done fink I lock de do' jes' de same." This was a wise precaution. But Barney's lay was something quite altogether difterThe strange and di sma l sound of a toosin was h eard, and ent. the n from each corne r of tlw temple fires o worship blazed Barney waited until he COllld hear Pomp's snore eve!\. at up to the heavens. that distance. Then he acted. Instant l y the monarch fell upon hi s knees and murmured a prayer. Gray interpreted hi s next speech as an explanation that this was the daily feast of the Quetzal. The voyagers were somewhat glad to be led back to the royal palace. Here more wine was s upped. Then all three embraced their royal host, and signified their desire to return to the boat. Down into the galley he crept. It was a remarkably neat and orderly place. Pomp always kept things in apple-pie order. Barney proceeded to c hange this He placed the labels on the spice cans in opposite places. On the pepper can he put snleratus, on the mustard can he put the lab el red pepper, and so on through the whole list. Then after tipping things all upside clown, and making It was growing dark, and all felt the n ecessity for this. things a ll askew, he proceeued to lay out a nice little surThey had been royally entertained An escort was furnished them and they r eturned to the quay. Here they found things in somewhat of a lively state on board the Nautilus Barney and Pomp h ad taken advantage of Frank's ab-prise In the after saloon there was a small e l ectric fan, such as is sometimes suspended over a table to dispel flies in bot weather. ;.-Barney procured this and a long coil of electri{) wire. The fan he adjusted in the flour barrel in such a way that sence to have an old-tim e ruction. by turning on the current it would l iterally tear things all The Celt had long had it in for the darky, and his quick to pieces on the interior of the barrel and throw the flour in wit was not long in devi s ing a plan for giving his friend a cloud high in the air. a l iv e ly rub Chuckling thus Barney l eft the place and went l e i surely It was v ery seldom that Barney ventured into Pomp's do-on deck, laying the wire along in out-of-sight places and mains, that is, the cooking galley carrving the e lectric key in hi s hand.


THE MISSING ISLAND. 15 When, an hour later, after a good nap, Pomp carne out "Huh!" h e grow led. "I fink I'm gettin' to be a fool. of his stateroom and up on deck, there was Barney by the I reckon I ain't had any:fing to fuddle rnah bra in, nuther. rail, as innocent as you please. "Huh I" reflected the darky. "It am powerful queer he didn' jes' try fo' to work a snap on me. Guess he am toning down a bit. Reckon it am a good time fo' me to try it on him." But at the moment..the darky could think of no good thing to work. Dat am bery queer!" With this he took down the p eppe r box. "I s'pose I'se gwine an' put de saleratu s in yer fo' pepper he muttered. "I change dat a' right in a lily bit." So he turned the p epper box upside down. But instead of sa leratus out carne a l ot of mustard. Tl1ere it lay upon the board. The darky took another "Hab yo' heerd from Marse Frank yit, I'iE'h ?" he asked. look at t he lab el, and then sat down heavy in the nearest "I have not, naygur," replied Barney, "but I'm afther chair. thinkin' he'll be cornin' soon, an' thin it's some bot supper sakes alibe !" he gasped. "Is I gittin' fo' to be he'll be wantin'." color blind? Howeber did dem :lings git dar? I clar fo' This was a pretty broad hjnt, but Pomp was unsuspicious. goodness de debil had bin around yer !" "Don' yo' fret 'bout clat, chile," he retorted. "I reckon And at this point it was singular that the darky did not dis yer coon hab got his eyes open an' jes' knows wha' he am once suspect Barney. up to." The Celt was holding his sides with suppressed laughter. "Begorra, I'm glad av that!" chuckled the Celt. "It's not ivery man I iver knew cud say sich a t'ing." "Did it eber dawn upon yo' intelligence dat yo' amn't de man s'poscd fo' to know ebcryt'ing ?" "Divil a bit," retorted Barney; "but I know somethin' yez don't, an' wud give yer old shoes ter find out." "Sho! You cain't git mah curiosity aroused one lily bit, sah," said Pomp, sniffing the air. He knew what was coming now. The darky was supersti tious Pomp placed the boxes upon the table aJ:Ld studied the labels He could not. understand what it all meant. And his woolly brain could grasp only one logical superstition "Dar am no ta1kin', dis am de work ob sperri ts he "Ph were arc yez goin' ?" muttered. "Some ghostises hab done got in yer an' did dis ''If yo' keeps yo' eyes on me yo'll see, sah. If yo' don', fing. Ugh!" He gave a frightened start and glanced around. Nobody was visible, but ills wool had begun to unkink wl1y, den, yo' won't. So long." And down the companionway went the darky to his work. But Barney chuckled. just the same. "Arrah, an' he's a soft wan to worruk," he muttered. "It's too dead aisy to put up a job on him. Niver moind, At this moment a very queer sound carne from Pomp's but won't I have the laugh on him now!" right. Then, with the electric key held safely in his hand, Bar-It seemed to emanate from the flour barrel, and sounded ney crept down the stairway. very much as if some lively object was in there and wanted He heard Pomp bustling around in the cook room at a to get out. great rate. For a moment the darky's teeth chattered. The Celt managed to get a little nearer where he could see the interior of the cook room. He enjoyed the spectacle for the next few minutes im 'Wensely Pomp took down his saleratus can and was about to dust "Golly fo' glory, wha' am dat ?" h e gasped. "Am it de ghostises in da t ar barrel?" 'l'he noise continued, and it occurred to Pomp that it might be a stray rat or mouse. So he plucked up courage e nongh to open the cover of the some of it into the dough. barrel and peer in. Then his eyes stuck out like moons. Whew He looked at the label and gasped : Ba.rney turnefl on the full force of the current then. The "Fo' massy sakes What am I gone an' done? Hab I electric fan literally threw the flour to the ceiling of t h e jes' put red pepper into dat yer box ob saleratus by mis-galley in a cloud. take?" He shoo]>: the box again. Pomp's face was plastered with it; eyes and ears, nose and mouth were :filled.


1 6 '.l'HE MISSING ISLAND. "Ugh! Ouch! Sabe dis chiic !" yelled the frightened darky "De debil hab got me fo' suah !" Then he marle a blind dash out of the place. Barney tried to get out of the way, but he was not quite qu ick enough. The darky saw him, and an instant comprehension of all burst upon him The Celt ran shrieking up the cabin sta irs. The Jarky was for a moment insane with anger He wiped the flour from his eyes. Then, with blood in his eyes, he started u p the stairs. Across the deck they raced. Barney tried to dodge him around the water dome. But Pomp was alma t instantly upon him. And then followed a tussle which beggars rlescription The two jokers were thus having it hot and heavy wl1en Frank and his companions arrived. "Hi, there! What's the racket?" shouted the young inventor. Instantly the two jokers were upon their feet as lively as The others looked surprised, and .Frank Reade, Jr., ex claimed : "What you mean, Harkwcll ?" "Can't you guess? Why, confound it, I've made a big haul!" With this IIarkwell pulled from hi s pocket an object and laid it upon the table. It was a diamond as large as a goose egg. It was tr'nly a monster. Astounded, Frank and Gray gazed at it. "Where did you get that?" asked Gray, stern ly. "Don't you know?" growled Harkwell. "Why, it lay in plain s ight at the foot of that big idol in the temple." Both Frank and Gray sprang up with sta rtled cries. "What! You stole it?" Harkwell flushed angrily. tole it!" he growled. "Well, call it that if you will. What of that? Isn't it as good for me as for those dodrotted heathens?" Frank and Gray exchanged glances. crickets. "My oull" exclaimed Frank, "that i s fatal. It is their 'rhe fun was over, and they were ready and eager for duty. diamond, a:nd will breal o ur friendship with them." CHAPTER VIII. :A. FALLING OUT WITH TIIE AZTECS Pon-..p soon had a hot meal ready for all, and they partook of it heartily. Then in the cabin the incidents of the day were di cussed. Harkwell seemed to be in more than ordinarily good spirits "Great racket, warn't it?" he exclaimed "What do you 11 They will never trust u s again." 11 It is too bacl !" Then Frank tnrned to IIarkwell sternly and said. : "Did you realiz e what you w ere doing when you stole that diamond?" HarkweJl rose angrily. ''Don't like it?" he asked, angrily. 11 No," replied Frank, tersely. "Well, what are you going to do about it? What was the harm of my capturing s uch a fine prize?" 'It is a theft and a thief I will not have aboard my boat!" Harkwell" s gaze fell. think of the heathens, anyway, Denver?" He knew it was of no use to try to bully Frank Reade I think they. are a noble people for an uncivilized race," Jr. repl ied Gray. The young inventor was dead in earnest, ::md the ring of "Oh, you do, eh ?" "Certainly. Don't you, Frank?" "lHost certainly," replied Frank. Harkwell scowled a bit. "Yet they are nothing to us," he growled. "They are no benefit to civilization. They have got lots of gold, tho u gh, and we want it. "I we can get it honestly, yes," replied Gray, coolly. scorn in h!s voice was cutting /(What's the use to be so fooli sh?" said Harkwell_. pettishly. "I've got the diamond. Let it go at ihat." "Never!" "What?" "I mean just what I say. You have branded yourself in our estimation. Now you must make amends, and I demand that you r eturn that sto ne in the morning, with an ample "Honestly! Well, I never!" l aughed Harkwe ll boisterapology to Prince Hualpi." ou s ly. "Now, come, I've made t h e best haul of the day, I'll Harkwell's face was black. bet." "You are a pretty set to go back on me in way !" he


THE MISSING ISLAND. decla:red. "The diamond is lawful booty. It is now in better hand s." "We will not argue that point," said Frank; "for we would never agree. There is but one thing for you to do if you would regain our esteem." This terminated the conversation, for at that moment Barney shouted down the companionway: "Shure, Misther Frank, there's the divil to pay over in the town. Wud yez cum up?" "He will bear watching." "I fear that he is not en rapport with our plans Let us be on the lookout for him." But Harkwell, in his bunk, was far from giving way to s leep. H e was gritting hi s teeth fiercely and s!1ying: "Curse them I'll get sq uar e with them yet They don't intend to give m e a chance. _But there is a way which I can take. I have l earned the mechanism of this boat. ;r will Frank sprang on deck. put them all out of the way and sa il it home alone with a He heard a tremendous uproar in the direction of the good bit of the treasure. Ha, ha They will not thwart town. At once h e turned the searchli ght in that direction me 1" r It could be seen that the quay w thronged with people When morning came tlie sun lay-peaceful" upon the bosom Boats were putting out, and armed men wer e in them. of the inland sea "Something is wrong!" exclaimed Gray. "What can it The distant city look ed picturesque and beautiful. be, Frank?" "I think I understand," sai d the young inventor, coolly. '"Tl wy are after that diamond, and they s h allliave it, too!" Frank started the Nautilus toward the advancing boats Soon they were all about them. One of them, the king's pirogue, was lit up with flam beaux. Armed men were aboard, and in the bow stood a tall, erect form. It was Hualpi. As the N au til us drew near e r hails were exchanged, and Gray acted as spokesman. In the Aztec tongue he asked : "What seeks tl1e prince?" "My people are ore distraught," replied the monarch. "The sacred diamond, the Light of Quetzal, is gone. Our priests accuse you. If you have it you will do well to return it to us." "We have it," replied Gray, "and you shall have it. It was taken by a misuuderstanding." The reply of the king was in joyful tones. tt seemed a s i.f' the breach was already h ea led. But none of the Aztec people came out to th e Nautilus. The day was spent in close work aboard the boat getting things into shipshape condition again. Another night passed and another day came. Then Frank could not help remarking the singula rity of the tie ing. "It is queer," he muttered. "None of the Aztecs have come out to see u s What does it mean?" "They mean to give us the cold shoulder," Gr y "I there is one crime high in the Aztec calendar, it is theft." "Then why didn't you l et me keep the diamond?" growled Harkwell. "You'll have trouble now, anyway." "You contemptible cur!" cried Frank Reade, Jr. angrily. "I am sorry I brought you with us. But for you this trou ble would never hav e occurred." Finally it was d ecided to make a move, so Frank sai d : "Gray, l et us go ashore and see Rualpi. Perhaps we can fix it all right with him.!' "All right, Frank" Aecordingly a small rubber cRnoe of portable Rob Roy Harkwcll gave up the jewel reluctantly. turned to Prince Ilualpi without delay. It was res tyle was brought out, and in it they paddled over to the Then the boats all returned to the city, the excitement and the episode was at an end. In their private stateroom, a short while later, Frank and Gray discus sed the matter. "What sort of a man is this man Harkwell ?" a s ked Frank. "I thought he was a friend of yours." "I have always supposed him to be honest," declared the explorer. "This is the first evil thing I have seen." "I don't like him." "Nor I." town. As Frank and Gray landed on i.he quay they saw at oncr.; that there was something wrong. The people regarded them with sullen looks and mien. Nobody was on hand to welcome them. To say that our adventurers were vexed would be putting it mild. "AU on account of the fool work of Harkwell !" declared Gray. "I feel lik e throwing him overboard." "So do I," declared Frank. They went on up to the palace. They were about to ac-


1 8 THE MISSING ISLAND. cost the g u ard at the gate, when it opened, and a palanquin came out. Upon the showy cushions repo sed the form o.f Hualpi. At s ight of the two white men h e appeared great l y ex cited. Partly l eapi ng from his palanquin, he cried : "If you would save your lives, go! The god Quetzal has called for your blood in atonement. for sacri leg e Go! Go!" Gmy understood enough to make it clear to Frank Reade, Jr. The n h e addressed Hualpi. "Is there no reconciliation ?'l he asked. "Can we not atone to your prie sts? "No, no!" screamed Hualpi; "the demand of Quetzal is n ever refused. Go for your lives 1" "Come, .Frank," said Gray; "we'd b etter hu s tle." At once they sta rted for the quay Their hurried attitude seemed to give the people an inl c CHAPTER IX. THE 1 SI,AND l\IISSTNG There was no boatman among the Aztecs who could hope to ove rtake the Rob Roy canoe. It reach ed tlre N au til us, and Frank and Gray climbed aboard. But the end was not yet. A l egion of boats were seen putting out from the quay The priests had oruered these simple people to bring back tho blood of the saori le gists for Quetzal, and they could not refuse. On they came in martial array. intention to attack the Nautilus. It was evidenlly their Frank regarded the move with dismay. "What am I to do?" he exclaimed, with deep concern. "I don't want to fight people, neither do I want to lin0a of the truth. Their presence in the town had in some give way to them. 'I' hey evid0ntly will not be pacified." way reached the ears of the priests T he t ocsin in the temple s uddenly began to s ound. It was the u s ual war cry of the Aztecs. No heathen dared disobey its call And so, as soon as our two adventurers ran for the quay, they h eard a mob gathering behind them Gray realiz e d the danger fully. H e had lived among these people and knew jus t what I they were. "I have a schem e," replied Gray, promptly. "What i s it?" "Go down to the bottom and remain there for a day or two. Tl1erc s hou ld be ple>lty to sec down there." "You are right," cried Frank. "We will explore the Sl,mken plain. 1Jct her si nk Barney." "All roi ght, or." The Celt pre ssed the lever and the boat sank. Down she went to what sE'cmed interminable depths. She "If we, don't r each that wharf in time, we aTe doomed rested finally upon a bed of coral. men, Frank!" he cried. Frank sent the searchlight in every direction. "All right," replied the young inventor. Away they sped like a whirlwind. goes!" 1 d 1 L d thi ? "See hrre," 1e one ; w 1a ocs s mean. I don't At a corner three or four men tried to stop them. Frank knocked down two with his fists. 'rhrongh the crowd burst the two fugitives and kept on for th e quay. And now it was close at hand. The re lay the canoe. 'l' h e next moment Gray had s hoved it into the water B ot h m e n took up the paddles and fair l y made the li ght craft fly. see anything of your sunken towns." Gray could not exp l a in the s iluation. However, the boat rem ai n ed at the b e d o.f the sea for that uay and night. The next morning, Frank said: "Do you suppose they arc hovering about up there waiting for u s to appear?" "I doubt it," replied Gray. her go up, Frank." But sudden ly there came a peculiar shock. Tl1c Nautilus was lift ed as if by giant hand s and hurled forward. Wh en Flle str uck, it was full b e l ween two jagged l edges of They w ere in a few moments at a safe distance from the coral, and there she s tuck. shore. No efforts of the eng ines could dislodge her. But it h ad been a most narrow escape, all the sam e She seemed a hopeles s pri oner.


THE 1\ff SING ISLAND. 19 To the others it looked a if they were in a bad scrape. But Frank only laughed and said: "I'll .fix that all right." lie produced a prtai n the ate of the Aztecs beyond and put on the pneumatic pumps. a doubt?" When the water was out o.f the vestibule, they walked into "y cs., tht> cabin. Gray met Frank. Frank went into the pilot-house and started the Na u ti l us a-Well, Frank," he sai.d, "what wa that, an earthquake?" forward. The boat glided away "It sounded much like it," replied Frank. The young inventor located what he believed was the ex" hall we stay here longer?" act spot where Matai.lan had been. "No. I.1ct u s go up and sec what they are doi ng i n the Aztec city. "...ill right." Then he brought the submarine boat to a stop here a nd opened the tank valve. The boat settled in the water and went gliding down beThe 1 autilus in tantly sprang to the surface. Up out neath the waves. o the \Yater she leaped lik e a cluck. The voyagers were all agog with interest, or they exAll hands were in the pilot-house Lo get a good look at the pected every moment to behold a tragic scene below them Aztec town. Dut a thrilling surprise awaited them. It would not have been a surprise to have seen the AzteC' All about was the level expanse of the ocean. city and its drowned inhabitants spread before them in tcr' ro land was in 'rhc Aztec island, 1\fa:tatlan, all rible tragic forms. had vanished as if they were mist. A toundcd, the crew o the J au til us l ooked in vain for the island. It was certainly missing. For some tim9 nobody was able to speak. Then Pomp broke the spell. "Golly fo' glory!" he gasped, "wha'cbcr hab become ob Jat island?" "That ic; lhe question," said Gray. "Where is it?" "Mi3sing !" e" claimed liarkwell. ''Yes, but-could it hav e sunk into the ocean?" Frank Reade, Jr.'s eyes flashed, and he said: "Do you recall that earthquake shock when we were undrr the water?" "Y cs." But nothing o the sort was seen. To the ::nnazcment of all, only a wide plain o white sand devoid o any submarine growth whatever. The Nautilus descenclt>d and re ted upon this Frank flas hed the searc?light in all directions Nothing :fmLher was seeJJ. than this. To say that the explorers were astonished woul d b e a mi l d s tatement. Frank Reade, Jr., was puzzled. "I don't und e r s tand this," he declared. "Certainly there was an island upon this spot. Where is it now?" Certainly it was not above or under the water, apparen tl y For aught they could ]mow this plain o white sand h a d been the bed of the ocean or centuries or more. H e re was certainly a deep sea myste r y


20 THE MISSING ISLA D. ''Pcrl1aps we have drifted away from the exact location of And indeed lhi would not have been thought of but for the island," suggested Gray; "the hock of the earthquake Harkwcll. changed our position not a little." He gave a startled cry, and pointing into the depths, said : "There is s uch a po.sibility," declared Frank. "We will "Sec! What brilliant object i s that glistening in there? test it." With which he sent the Nautilus forward rapidly through the water. For some distance the submarine boat ran on thu But yet the genera l character of the ocean's bed seemed \lncl1anged. However, the verge of the sandy plain was reached. It was s ucceeded by a s limy, muddy bottom, alive with submarine life, and in keeping with the general character of th e ocean's bed. It is a golden idol, perhaps, studded with di amonds !" The search light certainly s truck some object which emitted a powerful and dazzling light. At once all were interested. It was quickly decided to explore the forest. The N :mtilus rose above the forest for a number of feet and there re sted just above the treetops. Then Frank brought out the diving suits, three in numbcr. He selected Barney as one companion, and would' have picked Gray for the next. .But Harkwell demurred. But ihcre was nothing sugge Live of a sunken island. "That i s hardly fair," he declared. "I insist upon a Indeed now that the voyager" looked back upon it, it chance. Gray went with you la t Lime. It is my turn now." ull seemed like a strange dream. Tho past seemed strangely unreal. The Aztec city, the inland bay, all had vanished as if by magic. They were transported in a few hour s to what seemed cer tainly an entirely ditrerent part of the world. What did it mean? "Very well," sa id Gl'ay. "Let us decide the matter by to ssing a coin." Ilarkwell agreed to this. The coin was tossed and won the chance. lie wa triumphant. Frank was not altogether pleased, but he sa id nothing. The diving suits were donned, 3.Ild they entered the vesSuddenly, as they were glidi n g along over the ocean bed, tibule. What was the mystery? Barney gave a startled cry. '' Whurroo :Thfisther Frank !" he cried; "phwat the divil is that ahead av us?" 'l'he search light had now revealed a most astounding s pec tacle. The lon g rope ladd ers were lowered Barney led the way down, and Harkwell went next, Frank la s t. Pomp ;mel Gray kept the air pumps going on board the Nautilus. Directly before them was a rocky cliiT, and upon it was In a few moments all three divers stood upon the bed of a patch of forest, the trees looking a natural as if above the ocean unr1cr the overhanging trees of the forest. the sea. Frank and Barney carried lant erns with an air pipe con" A submarine forest!" cried Gray, excitedly. "Hurrah, nccting with their h e lmets, so ihat the il ame would be fed Frank! 'Y c've found the island!" with oxygen. Thus they were all ready for action. And indeed ::.o it scrmed. But as they drPw nearer ihe whitr plain of sanq wa seen beyond. The forest thus submerged must have been only a part of a small island, if it had hecn above the leve l of: the sea, which was, of course, lik e ly, as the trees were not apparent ubmariue growt h. So close ly set were the trees that of course it was not safe for the N au til us to enter the forest. CHAPTER X. A MURDERER FOILED For some moments the three divers hesitated as to what move to make. They could not make each other hear a word of conver sation, unless the helmets were placed closely together.


THE MIS ING ISLA D. 21 Then Barney took a course among the trees, and for a moment went out of sig ht. And for a moment he was powerless to act but an in tant of time left. There was Harkw ell remained by Frank, who took an opposite Then, with an instant spas modic impu lse, Frank jerked course. his head forward and the line flew up. As the life lines were not of extreme length, it was not The knife missed the mark, and the next instant Frank to go a great ways was .facing his would-be assassin. There was also extreme danger of their becoming entanHarkwcll s tarted back, and the knife dropped from his gled in the branches of the trees. So Frank proce e ded with fingers. great caution. Y ct he was able to make some fifty yard s into the subFrank made a motion, and pulled the signal cord Ins tantly he and Harkwell were lifted from the bed of marine fore::t, when he saw a gleam of something bright the ocean. just before him. Up they went, and a moment later were upon the deck of He pressed forward, and suddenly came upon a thrilling the Nautilus. Frank opened the vestibule, and motioned sighi. Harkwcll to enter. Between two trees there was stretched a hammock, and in :rot until they were in the cabin arrd their helmets rethis reclined the form of an Aztec moved, could either speak. The heathen's g lazed eyes were star ing straight forward Then Frank faced his would-be murderer with white, with tenible intensity, s howing that he had awakened from ste rn face his sleep too lat e to arise and ward off the awful death which "Ricl1ard IIarkwell," he said, r i gidly, "what have you t o had 110 suddenly come upon him. say for yourself? Upon hi breast was a huge c!rcular s hi e ld of poli s hed 'l'he latter feigned s urprise metal, which g l eamed intensely in the lantern light, and was "I don't know what you mean," he replied, coolly. so bright that Frank could sec his own image. Frank trembled like an a pen, his rage was so great. Indeed, he saw now that the center of the s hield was a At this moment B arney als o returned aboard. glass mirror, no doubt intended by the wearer to dazzle a foe. Gray and Pomp regarded the two angry men with amaze ment They speedily under s tood what it meant, though. All manner of submar ine creatures, s limy eels, horrid "Don't you tell me that," said Frank, sternly. "I saw crabs, and shark-like fish swam about the body. Frank was what you were up to. You tried to cut my life line I saw pellbound. you. You mi erable cur, you intended to murder me! Just beyond he saw the walls of a house 1'hc wretch feigned surprise still. Tlus wa no doubt a part of the s unken i s land, and the "It is false!" he retorted "I did not know it was your Aztec victim had been asleep in the hammock when the life line wate;rs overwhelmed him. Frank was asrounded. All this Frank took in readily, and was about to turn to "You did not know it?" he gasped his r0mpanion, Harkwell, who stood behind him, when he r o. How s hould I? I thought it was the branch o f a ---chanced to glance again into the mirror. tree that was in the way." The sight which he saw in the mirror was one which for With unparalleled hardihood the villain made this an the moment nearly froze the blood in hi veins. nouncement. Frank regarded him ste rnly. Harkwell stood behind him with one hand upraised, a "You dare to make that statement?" knife in his grasp, and just about to sever Frank' s life line. "It is the truth." It was murder pure and simple that he intended. The "It is a lie!" young inventor realized this. "Well, have jt so, then.


22 THE MISSING ISLAND. "You meant to kill me! What did you expect to gain?" "Why, here's th e idea," retorted the villain, with rare hardihood. "What had I to gain? I had no object in kill"What shall we do f Shull we give it up?" Gray's face fell. "I am much disappointed," he said. "It is all very ing you. That in itself i s evidence of my innocence." s trang e "vVhy, this is horrible!" exclaimed Gray, with white face. "And yet the island seems to have entirely v-anished. Is "Is there any truth in wl1at I hear, Frank?" it not futile to continue the search?" "It is true if my eyesight is to be believed," declared the "It would seem so. But what can have become of the young inventor. "I saw the wretch try to cut my life line." island?" Gray turned upon Harkwell. "I hav e a theory." "What is it?" Frank was si l en t a moment; then he said: What does this mean? he declared, angrily. "It will not do for you to try any villainou s o-ame aboard this boat, Dick Hnrkwell I am respon s ible for your presence here." Harkwell' s eyes gleamed luridly "We .found in that locality where we believed we left the island nothing but a mighty plain of sand." "Every one of you is working against me!" he declared. "Yes." "I had a fortune in my gras_p and you robbed me of it. I "Well, now, do you know I believe I can understand am sick of this job, and you can take me l1ome as quickly as the disappearance of Matatlan It i s under that ocean of possible. "Take you home !" exclaimed Gray, angrily. "If you at tempt any more dirty games we will pitch you overboard. It rests with Mr. Reade wheth e r yon have your personal lib erty again during thi s voyage or not." Frank shmgged hi s shoulders. sand." "Unde r the sand?" "Yes." "But--" "Simple enough. The whole island may become en gulfed in a vast bed of quick s and. The natural props which "I do not wish to depriv e him," he said. "But he mu s t s upported it wer e des tro. ed by the earthquake it sanJc" certainly adopt a different course." "Do you believe that?" Harkwell saw plainly that his mask was off. He slunk away to his stateroom and did n o t come out to dinner. His black soul seet hed with revenge. "Frank, I am s orry," said Gray; "if I had s u s pected his true character I would never have brought him along." "Is it not possible?" "Certninl y, but--" "What?" "Humph!." exclaimed Gray, d e j ecte dly. dig Matatlan out of that bed of san d." "We can never "That is no fault of yours," said Frank; "but I do think "We will not try. I s ugge st that we turn our thoughts to he is a dangerou s character, and needs watching." some other plan." "I will look out for that. I think it would be best to get "I s hall do jus t as you think best, Frank." rid of him as soon as possible." The young inventor was thoughtful. He went into the "We will do so. We wil! either put him a s hore or aboard cabin and became plunged in a reverie. some home bound vessel." He did not believe himself in the sinking of Matatlnn be-And so the matter ended. But Harkwellno longer rejoiced in an opportunity. All now understood his game thoroughly. neath the quick s and. Yet what 'WJS h e to believe? Suddenly, as if by magic, a strange thought flitted across The Nautilus left the s ubmarine forest and the drowned his mind. Aztec warrior behind. "Queer that I did not think of that before," he muttered Once more search was begun for the missing island. With which he arose and went into the pilot-house. For two days search for the missing i s land was continued; He touched an electric key and the N au til us began to rise. a n d then Frank said to G ray : Up it went until it was upon the surface.


THE MISSING ISLAND. 2 3 Leaping out o.f the water through a cloud of spray, the bright sunlight gleamed 11pon her shining hull. About was the vast expan e o rolling sea. No land was in sight so far. Certainly not the Azlee Islands. Gray came rushing forward, as did Barney and Pomp. ''What's up, Frank?" cried the explorer. "What is the new scheme?" "Wait a bit," said J!'rank, quietly. The young inventor opened the door and stepped out upon deck. He noted the altitude o the sun a n d the points o the compass. Then he went into the cabin. "One hundred :md fifty miles." All looked stu pefi ed This was an astounding declaration. "One hundred and fifty miles!" gasped Gray. "Impos sible I have made a careful reckoning." "There is a mistake." "No." Frank spoke positive ly. Gray looked at him and said: "How do you explain it?" The young inv ento r passed a hand across his brow "It beats all!" he exclaimed. I sho uld say the re was a witchery about it. W e were in the atoll o Matatlan. With out any warning w e were transported one hundred and :fifty When he came out he brought a number o nautical inmiles away!" struments. "Yet we have had plenty of time to drift rom that point Then the others understood hi s at least that distance." Like him, they wondered why this had not been done be"'I'o drift," exclaimed Frank, suddenly. "That gives me fore. an idea." "Going to take your bearings, Frank?" asked Gray. He paced the deck or some moments, and then said to "Yes," replied the young inventor. "Is it not a good Bt :rney: idea?" "Capital!" "And about time, a l so." "You are right." Frank proceeded to make his calculations. The others stood by, watching with interest. "Set your. course northeast Crowd on all speed We ought to make that hundred and fifty miles in our hours." "We will, sor," declared the Celt Away shot the submarine boat to the northward. For hours she traveled rapidly. All this while Frank paced the deck in front o the pilotAnd as the young inventor concluded, they saw an expreshouse with a in his hand. sion o amazement upon his face. "Well, I never he exclaimed. "That does b eat all CHAPTER XL A VISIT TO THE TEMPLE. Gray was startled. But toward nightfall a dense fog came down. It was necessary to proceed slowly. The earchlight could make no impression on the fog. When morning came it s.eemed denser than ever. But the sun soon lifted it, and as it rolled upward an as tounded cry burst rom the lips o all. There, directly in front o them, was an island. Ii. wa s o.f the same type as Matatlan. There were palm groves and cliffs o basa l t. "What is wrong, Frank?" he asked. "Are we out of the But it was not Matatlan. way?" As the fog continued to lift other islands were seen. There "I should say so!" replied the young inv entor. "How far was no disputing the act, the Aztec Isles had been redis do you suppose we are rom the locality of the Aztec Islands covered. at this moment?" But this did not explain the mystery o their having drift"Not very far." ed so far rom Matatlan.


THE MISSING ISLAND. How had they drifted out of the inland sea and without knowing it? Here was a conundrum. But all eyes were busy looking for Matatlan. Their story as r endered by Gray was a pitiful one. The Isle of Matatlan had without warning sunk into the water. It was not to be seen. Nearly all of the nation had perished in that awful cahu; Th ere were the adjacent islands, but the Aztec Island trophc. The y had been hunting upon an adjacent island, e:ertainly was st ill mis s ing. Here was a puzzle. "What do you make of it, Frank?" asked Gray. and thus were saved. It was altogether a mos t tragi c and thrilling account. "Then Hualpi and all hi s men are at the bottom of the 'I'he young inve ntor s hook hi s head dubiou sly. sea, drowned?" asked Frank, with horror. "That is some" I don't know," l1e repli e d. "But I am going to mak e thing awful." a desp e rate effort to solve the mystery." "Awful, indeed!" rejoin e d Gray. "I hope you will succeed. May I ask your plan?" "Fools!" "Well, fir s t of all, I am going to ascertain whether MatatThe hissing exclamation came from their rear. lan has really gone to the bottom of the sea or not." Astonished, both wheeled and faced Harkwcll. "Good The villain's eyes blazed. "If so, then we will continue our submarine exploration. "What is the matter with you?" asked Frank, sharply. It seems a s if we ought to be successful." "I mean that you .have been fools. All that treasure "I think so." might hav e been yours. The sea has it now." I At this moment Pomp called Frank to the rail. "Better l et the sea have it than to gai n it by robbery and "Golly, Marse Frank," he cried "Wha'eber yo' call murder/' replied Frank. da t ? Don' it look like a boat, sah ?" "Bah You are too soft "It is a boat," cried Frank, excitedly. And Harkwell turned away in supreme disgust. From a cove in one of the tropical i sles a boat had come But n either Frank nor Gray heeded this. forth. It contained severa l occupants. There were but a few urvivors of the awful flood, and Of course the crew of the Nautilus was interested. they were huddled upon the nearest isle. '"l'hey are Aztecs," cried Gray, with conviction. ''Per-"Ask them what they intend to do," said Frank. "They haps we can learn from them the particulars of the fate of certainly ought to be cared for in some way." the isle now missing." Gray did so. "Let them approach u s," said Frank. "You hail them, "They affirm their intention of joining quite a large colGray." "I will do so, Frank." The Aztec boat now rapidly drew n earer. It was plain that the occupants had seen the Nautilus from the s hor e and were putting out i.o hail it. Six in all w ere in the A ztec boat They were strong, armed warriors, and advanced within hailing distance of the N au til us. ony upon an island further north," replied Gray. "I think they are all ri ght." ''Enough, then," said Frank. "Let u s make our subma rine tour of exploration n ow." "And visit the sunken Matatlan ?" "Yes." Frank and Gray wa ched the Aztec boat recede to s hore. Then the Nautilus was headed for that point on the Gray answered their hail and interpr et ing their words, s urfac e of the sea where the i s land had been. said : Arrived a t what was believed to be the point, Frank said: "They are survivors. Now we shall get the whole story." 'rhe pirogue drew nearer and Gray talked for some time "Let the boat go down." All retreated into the cabin. Barney pressed the l ever with the natives. Frank brought out some food and gave back, and down went the Nautilus. it to them. The voyagers had expected to sin k some distance, but


THE MISSING ISLAND. 25 suddenly there was a shock, and the Nautilus was motionless. They had not descended twenty feet as yet. The boat had st ruck bottom. "0 course we ought to do it," aid Gray. "The treasure can be o no possible use to these people now." So Frank ordered Barney to bring up the diving-suits, and they were put on. "Where arc we?" cried Frank, in sur prise. "We cannot It is n eedless to say that Harkwell was not this time inpossibly have reached the island yet." vited to accompany them. "We have, or," replied Barney, as he flashed the searchThe diving suits now used by .Frank were of a different light about. "But it' on top of the big mountain we are." pattern. This was comprehensive enough The mount ain which rose back o Matatlan was within twenty feet of the surface. The sunken city was then some thousands of feet below. The auiilus was raised, and sailed along until at a point where it was easy for her to descend the mountain slope Theu the searchlight wa sen t down into the dark valley below, and there was revealed the city of l\1atatlan in a ll its grandeur. But it was si l ent and echoless. It would never again teem with life and spirit. Its erstwhile build e r s and dwellers were corpses m it street and its buildings of stone. They would never again walk ihc earth and play in the great drama of li (e, which ha so dark a curtain to end all. It was a thrilling rcficdion for lhc voyagers. They gazed at the unkcn city s ilently for some time. There was a little hesitation about descending. But Frank .finally said : "Lel her slide down, Barney. I think we will visit the Aztec temple. If there is anything of great value we can recover we ought to do so." "All roight, sor." So the N autilu e ttled down until it rested in the great square of the Aztec city anu near to lhc lcmple of Quetzal. The searchlight was turned full upon it. A dreadful s ight it was which was revealed. "'lucre upon the wall, upon the marble steps, and in the great portico, were heap s of drowned people. orne of the bodies had begun to ri e and float about. It was a ghastly, hideous sight. At first Frank hesitated in paying a visit to such a grewsome spot But he thought of the great treasure in the temple, and felt a natural desire to recover it. They were an invention of his own, and he declared: "I will try these and sec if they are as great a success as I hope. I so they arc much s uperior to the old s tyle." "What is the difference?" asked Gray. Frank proceeded to illustrate the advantages o the new suit. Tt was speedily seen that they were many. Instead o the old-style alld cumbe rsome life line and air pump there was a chemica l generator and reservoir for man ufacturing the air consumed by the div er. The specia l advantage was that the diver was not ham pered or restricted by a life line CHAPTER XII. RECOVERY OF THE DIA::\IONDS. The new style o diving suit bade air to be a great success. Frank was the first to test it" efficacy. Putting it on, he ventured out on deck. The air generator worked admirably, and h e experienced no inconvenience whatever. He signaled to Barney and Gray to join him. It was thus arranged tliat Pomp and Harkwell should remain aboard the Nautilus. Leaving the deck of the s ubmarine boat, the three diver s easil y crossed the inlervening distance to the temple. They wore electric lamps upon their helmets which enabled them to see their way quite clearly. Frank ascended the steps of the temple and e ntered. The others followed. The autilus now pa ssed from view, consequently they w ere dependent wholly upon the lights in their helmets. Tn the inner court o the temple the scene beheld by the divers was most tragic.


26 THE MISSING ISLAND. There w e re heap s upon heap s of dead people, just where the tidal wave had ov;ertak en them. l!'rauk led the way, :mel for some time an ineffectual searc h was made through the temple and palace. Truly the sight was one to harrow up the soul. Many def)Q. bodies of priests and nobles were found and But Frank led the way through various passages. He was examined. Bui. the ruler, I-Inalpi, could not bC' found. looking for the golden idol. "Per:Oaps he is yet alive," Frank reflected. "He may As near as h e could remembor, he followed the course which had been pur sued by IIualpi w!1en he had gone thither with him. And soon he found the inper court with the heavy dra peries. He parted these, and there was the idol: have escaped the tidal wave, and yet be above the surface." There were truly many ways in which Hualpi could have escaped i.he earthquake shock and the tidal wave. He might have oeen out in his pirogue, wl>ich was not at a ll unlik ely, and when the shock came have escaped to some His companions were now by his side, and the combined neighboring isle. glare of the electric lamps lit up the place quite well. With this thrj.ll of joyful hope Frank now decided to re Gray put his helmet close to Frank's and shouteq: "Upon my soul, it is wonderful, is it not?" "You are right," replied Frank. turned to the N a u til us Barney was signa l ed, and they at once set forth upon the return. "There must be the value of millions in the idol's crown In a moments 1-hey had reached the steps of the tem"Certainly." ple, and were lookin g for the e l ectric g lar e of the searchThe monster diamonds g li ttered with dazzling brightli g ht. ness despite the muddy hue of the water But it was not there. The explorers now began to gather the treasures they had ,Astounded, Frank started across the square. He reac-hed come for. the spot where i.he Nautilus h ad been l eft. Upon the gold en pedestal yet rested the magnificent dia-It was gone. monel which Harkwcll had sto len. Frank remoYcd this and placed it safely in the bag which CHAPTER XIII. he carried. He took the pedestal as well. coNCLUSION. Thi s r epresented a large fortune in itself, but there was The awful horror of that reflection can hardly be cont e n times more to take y<:t. veyed in words. \Vithout any delay further than was necessary, the ex"Gone!" gasped Frank. "My goodness, what has happlorers hastily removed the other diamonds. pened ?" Barney climbed to the shoulders of the god Quetzal a11d Gray placed his helmet close to Fra)Jk's and shouted : r emoved the diamond-studded crown. ';What can have h appened? Would Pomp desert us?" Then Gray placed his helmet close bes:ide Frank's and "Never," replied tho young inventor. "Something tershouted : 1ible has 11appened I do not understand it." a Have we got enough?-'' a I think so." rehen like a wave the conviction of truth came sweeping over llinl. He clutched Gray's arm and cried : a of course there must be much more." "My goodness I think I understand it all now!" a Oh, yes; the treasure vaults of the king are full of ''How?" wealth. But I hardl y think we can carry it all away." "That villain Harkwell! We shou ld ,not have left him "Then we had b etter return to the Nautilus." alone with Pomp. H e has no doubt overpowered him, and "First I would like, if possible, to learn the fate of this .is the end." Hua lpi." ".JYiy goodness then we are left here to die!" a All right. Then we will have to look through the pal"Yes; tl1e moment our chemical generators give out we ace." are doomed!" ..


27 It was an appalling refleclion; there was not a vestige of '' Anu we are safe once more," declared Frank. "We will doubt in !.he heart of the explorers that this was the case. keep l\Ir. IIarkwcll where he is until we reach home and Each sank down upon the pavements of the plaza. then we will turn him over to the law." After some time, however, Frank sprang to his feet. The general joy of the voyagers that the affair wasno' He motioned to the others, and they put their helm ets to-worse was great. Mutual congratulation were indulged gether; then he said : in. "There is no use in our giving up hope at this stage. We Then it was made sure that Harkwell was a safe prisoner do something. Let us try at l east to gain one of the Frank stepped into the pilot-hou e and said: other islands." "Begorra, sor exclaimed Barney, "I thought I saw the loight of the Naulilu,! Be me sowl it i s !" A bright light like that of the sun was sh ining across the "Here goes We "ill leave thi part of the world to-day. I hav e seen enough of tragedy." "So have I," said Gray. Frank pressed the spring, and the Nautilus sprang to the iace of the temple. .Alrearly the dear-cut .form of the Nansur.face. tiln was seen coming down upon them through the gloom. The young inventor, however, had yet a move to make Down cam the Nautilu and at one of the window s ere leaving these waters. Pomp's face was s een. The darky was lookin g for them. This was to, if possible, learn if Hualpi survived the Once in the cabin, exp lanation s were quickly made. Pomp was frightfuJly cut and bleeding, buL he pointed to the door of Harkwell's state room, anJ said: "I jes' had a powerful hard crap wi him, 1\farse Frank, but I jes' done him up, all de same.'' "What? Did you kill him?' asked Gray, bluntly. "No, sah; but I had to hurt him some in bindin' him, sah. He am tied up han' an' foot." "Then he attacked you?'' asked Frank. "Yes, sah; he did dat." I And Pomp .forthwith explained the whole affair, to which awful disaster. "I shall feel glad, indeed, to know that he was spared." "Let us hope that he was," said Gray. Course was at once set for the nearest of the remaining Aztec Isles. As the Nautilu drew near the shore a fire was J ren .far up on a high cliff. "It look s like one of the fires of worship said Frank. "I hope thd we can learn good news from there." The N au til us dropped anchor in the cove, and a portable boat was got out. Frank and Gray row d ashore. They had barely stepped out on the beach, however, whe n the others listened with interest. a startli11g thing happened. It seemed that, unsuspecting anything, Pomp was at work A wild cry reached their ears, and from the cover of the in the galley preparing a meal. shore severa l men spran g down upon the beach. Suddenly and without any warning, the door wa closed And ihe foremost one was well known to them. It was a nd barred. He knew that Harkw ell was up to a desperate no other ihan the young Aztec king, Hualpi. game. In an in stant lw was at Frank' side and embracing him The villain then rushed into the pilot-house and sent the as well as Gray. boat to the s urface. He was so overcome witp joy that it was some seized an ax and began to batter down the door. be.forc intelligible utteran-ces could be got from him. Wnen he emerged from the galley finally, Harkwell sprang 'rhen a fearful wave of sadness swept over hi" face. upon him with a huge knife. H e swept his hand toward the sea, saying dejectedly : He meant to kill the darky, but the latter fought so val"All that I loved-all I had to Hve for-is gone Hualpi iantly that he actually overpowered him, though in doing is wretched indeed! Quetzal has forgotten!" so he got frightfully cut. "Do not say that," replied Gray. "You have your life. ; "But I jes' laid him out!" declared the plucky negro; "he Some of your people have survived There are others upon didn' git the bes' ob me, yo' kin bet." an island above here. Found a new kingdom.


28 THE MISSING ISLAND. Hualpi shook his head sadly. Gray went back to New York. He meditates a trip to "No," he said. "The sun of the Aztec bas set. It is the Central Africa next. l ast. Frank Reade, Jr., began work upon a new invention. It was decided by Frank and Gray to return to the king Barney and Pomp are in their old places, and this will bring those sacred relics which they had taken from the idol. Hualpi received them joyfully. Then came a parting embrace, and the two adventurers returned to the deck of the Nautilus. our cltory to its close. THE END. Read "FRANK H.EADE, JR., IN CENTRAL INDIA_; OR, THE SEARCH FOR THE LOS'l' SAVAWrS," Homeward bound they were now. which will be the next number ( 48) of "Frank Reade They had accomplished really the object which had Weekly Magazine." brought them to this part of the world, and that was the discovery of the Aztec kingdom. In due time Readcstown was safely reached. Harkwell waR suffered to go free upon a promise of bet ter things. He was never after seen by any of the party. SPEClAL NOTICE: All back numbers of this weekly are always in print. If you cannot obtain them from any newsdealer, send the price in money or postage stamps by mail to FRANK TOUSEY, PUBLISHER, 24 UNION SQUARE, NEW YORK, and you will receive the copies you order by return mail. HAPPY DAYS, The B es t Ill ustra t ed Week l y Sto r y Paper Published. "HAPPY DAY S" is a large r6-page paper containing Interesting S t ories, Poems, Sketches, Comic Stories, J okes, Answers to Correspondents, and many other bright features. Its Authors and Artists have a national reputation. No amount of money is spared to make this ,weekly the best published. A NEW STORY.BEGINS EVERY WEEK IN "'HAPPY DAYS.'" OUT TO-DAY! OUT TO-DAY! "A. J." F .ROM. JAYVILLE; OR, The Boy Who Was Lost on the Bowery. Begins in No. 468 of H HAPPY DAYS", Issued September l8 1903. 5 CE:N'TS. For Sale by All N e w s deal e r s or W ill Be Sent to Any Addr e s s on Receipt of Pric e by FRANK TOUSEY. Publisher. 24 Union Square. New York.


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SECRET SE VICE OLD AND YOUNG KING BRADY, DETECTIVES. PRICE 5 CTS. 32 PAGES. COLOR E D C OVERS. ISSUED WEEKLY LATEST ISSUES: 203 The Bradys at the Block House; or, Rustling the Rustlers o n the Frontier. 160 The Bradys and the Wharf Rats; or, Lively Work In the BarThe Bradys In Baxter Street; or, The House Without a Doo r 161 and the House of Mystery; or, A Dark Night's 205 '!'he Bradys Midnight Call; or, 'he Mystery of Harlem He i g h t a Work. 206 The Bradys Behind ebe B!; or, Working on Blackwells Island. 162 The Ilradys' Winning Game; or, Playing Against the Gamblers. 207 The Bradys and the Bl'W\ver's Bonds; or, Working on a Wall 163 'he Bradys and the Mail Thieves; or, 'he Man in the Bag. Street Case. 164 The Bradys and the Boatmen ; or, The Clew Found in t)le 208 The Bradys on the Bowery ; or, The Search for a Missing Girl. River. 209 The Bradys and the Pawnbroker; or, A Very Mysterious Case. 165 The Bradys after the Grafters; or, The Mystery in the Cab. 210 The Bradys and the Gold Fakirs; or, Working for the Mint. 166 The Bradys and the Cross-Roads Gang; or, tile Great Case In 211 The BradJ"B at Bonanza Bay; or, Working on a Mllllon Dollar Missouri. Clew. 167 The Bradys and Miss Brown ; or, The Mysterious Case In So212 The Bradys and the Black Riders ; or, The Mysterious M u r d e r at ciety. Wlldtown. 168 The Bradys and the Factory Girl ; or, The Secret of the Poisoned 213 The Bradys and Senator Slam; or, Working With Waeklngton Envelope. Crooks. l69 The Bradys and Blonde Bill; or, The Diamond Thieves of Malden, 214 The Bradys and the Man from Nowhere; or, Their Very Hardest r.ane. Case. 1.70 The Bradys and the Opium Ring; or, The Clew In Clllnatown. 215 The Bradys and "No. 99"; or, The Search for a Mad Millio n 171 The Bradys on tbe Grand Circuit; or, Tracking the Light-216 at Baffin's Bay, or, The Trail Which Led t o the A r c -Harness Gang. 172 ThiaJledys and the Black Doctor; or, The Secret of the Old 217 and Gim Lee; or, Working a Clew In Chi natown. 173 The Bradys and the Girl in Grey; or, The Queen of the Crooks. 218 'he Bradys and the Men; or, Seeking a Clew on t h e 174 he Bradys and the Juggler; or, Out with a Variety Show. Road. 175 Bradys and the Moonshiners; orh Away Down in Tennessee. 219 Tbe Bradys and the Blind Banker; or, Ferrettlng Out the Wall 176 The Bradys in Bad town; or, The Fig t for a Gold Mine. Street 'l'hieves. 177 The Bradys in the or, Ferreting Out the Gold Thieves. 220 Tbe Bradys and the Black Cat; or, Working Among the Card 178 The Bradys on the East Sloe; or, Crooked Work in the Slums. Crooks of C hi cago. 179 The Bradys and the "Higbbtnders"; or, 'he Hot Case In China-221 The Bradys and the Telfas Oil King; or, Seeking a C l ew In the town. Southwest. 180 The Bradys and the Serpent Ring; or, The Strange Case of the 222 Tbe Bradys and the Night Hawk; or, New York at Midnight. Fortune-Teller. 223 The Bradys In tbe Bad Lands; or, Hot work in South Dakota. 181 The Bradys and "Silent Sam" ; or, Tracking the Deaf and Dumb 224 The Bradys at Breakneck Hall ; or, The Mysterious House on the Gang. Harlem. 182 The Bradys and the "Bonanza" King; or, Fighting tbe Fak.lrs in 225 The Bradys and the TI'Ire Marshal ; or, Hot Work tn Hor ne rs Frisco. ville. 183 Tbe Bradys and the Boston Banker; or, Hustllng tor Millions In 226 The Bradys and the Three Sheritrs; or, Doing a Turn I n T e n-the Ilub. nessee. 184 The Bradys on Blizzard Island; or, Tracking the Gold Thieves of 227 The Bradys and the Opium Smugglers; or, A Hot Trail o n t h e Cape Nome. Pacific Coast. 185 The Bradys In the Rlack Hills; or, Their Case In North Dakota. 228 Tbe Bradys' Boomerang; or, Shaking Up the Wall Street Wire 186 The Bradys and "Faro Frank" ; or, A Hot Case In the Gold Tappers. Mines. 229 Tbe Bradys Among the Rockies; or, Working Away Out West. 187 The Bradys and the "Rube"; or, Tracking the Confidence Men. 230 The Bradys and Judge Lynch; or, After the Arkansas Terror 188 The Bradys as Firemen; or, Tracking a Gang of Incendiaries. 231 The Bradys and tbe Bagg Boys; or, Hustling in tbe Black Hi lls. 189 The Bradys in the Oil Country; or, The Mystery of the Giant 232 The Bradys and Captain Bangs; or, The Mystery of a Jlllssisslpp l Gusher. Steamer. 1 190 The Bradys and tbe Blind Beggar; or, The Worst Crook of All. 233 Bradys In Maiden Lane; or, Tracking the Diamond Crooks. 191 The Bradys and tbe Bankbreakers; or, Working the Thugs of 234 The Bradys and Wells-Fargo Case; or, The Mystery of the Ma n Chicago. tana Mail. 192 The Bradys and tbe Seven Skulls; or, The C lew That Was Found 235 The Bradys and "Bowery Bill"; or, Tbe crooks or Coon Alley. 193 Mexico; or, The Search for t h e Aztec Treasure 236 at Bushel Bend; or, Smoking Out tbe Chinese Sm ugBonae. 237 The Bradya and the Messenger Boy; or, The A. D. T Mystery 194 The Bradys at Black Run ; or, Trailing the Coiners of Candle 238 The Bradys and the Wire Gang ; or, The Great Race-Trac k CrPek. Swindle. 195 Tbe Bradys Among the Bulls and Bears; or, Working the Wires 239 The Bradys Among the Mormons; or, Secret Work In Salt Lake In Wall Street. 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Jr.'s Electric Van; ot IIuuting Wild Antmals in the Jungles of India. 4 Frunk Ueade, Jr.'s Electric Air Canoe; or, The Search for the 24 lcrank Reade, Jr.'s Magnetic Gun Carriage; or, Worlrlng for U. S l\lail. 25 Frank Heade Jr., and His Electric I ce Ship; or, UQven Ad in the l'rozen Sky. 26 Frank Heade, Jr.'s ,l,;lectric Sea Engine; or, Hunting for a Sun Diamond Mine. 27 'J'he Black Range: or, l'mnk Reade, Jr., Among the Cowboys His Electric Catavan. Valley of Diamonds. 5 Frank Reade, J!'.' s "Sea Gold. Serpent" ; or, 'J'he Sear c h for Sunken 28 Over the 'Andes with b'raul< Reade, Jr., in His New AirShlp; Wild Adventures In l'eru. G Frank Reade, Jr:s Electric rTerLor, the "Thunae rer" ; or, The Search for the Tartar's Captive. 7 Fran!< H ende. Jr.'s Air \\'onder, the ''Kite ''; or, .A Six Weeks' 29 Frank Reade. Jr., Exploring a Submarine Mountain; or. Lost at Bottom of the Sea. 30 Adrift in Afric a ; or, Frank U eade, .lr., Among the Ivory Hun with His ).'ew Electric Wagon. Flight Over the Andes. 8 Fran!< lteade, Jr.'s Deep S e a Diver, t h e "Tortoise"; fot n Sunken I s land. or, The Search 31 Jr.'s Search for a Lost 1\ian In His Latest 32 9 Frank Hcadc, Jr.'s ,l,;lectric Invention, the "Warrior": or, Fighting Apaches in Arizona. Frank Head e Jr.'s Search for the Sea Serpent: or, Six Thous i\Illes Under the 10 Frank Ueade, Jr., and llis Electric Air Boat; or, Hunting Beasts for a Ci reus. 33 Frank Heade. Jr.'s Prairie Whirlwind; or, The Mystery of Hidden Canyon. 34 Around the Horizon for 'l'en Thousand :Miles ; or, Frank 11 Frank Heade, Jr., and His 'J'orpcdo Boat; or, At War \Yith the Jr.'s l\Iost Wonderful Trip. Brazilian Hebels. 35 Lost in the A tlantic Valley; or, Frank R eade. Jr., and his 12 Fighting the Slave llunters: or, Frank Heade, Jr., in Central der. the "Dart." Africa. 36 Frank Heade. 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