Under the Yellow Sea or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s search for the Cave of Pearls

Under the Yellow Sea or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s search for the Cave of Pearls

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Under the Yellow Sea or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s search for the Cave of Pearls
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No. 53. Frank trained gun upon jectile struck the vessel, and a terrific explosion followed. A hole was blown in the vessel's side. She jnstantly heeled over and began to sink.


FRAN K READ ...... CONTAINING STORIES OF ADVENTURES ON LAND, SEA AND IN THE Issued Weekly-By Subscription $2.5 0 per year. Application made for Second Class entru at the New Ymk, N Y., Post Office Ente1ed acco1ding to Act of Congnss in the yea1 1903, in the office of the Lib7a1ian o f Con gr ess, Washington, D. C by F1ank Touse11, 24 Union Sq1ta1e, New York. No. 53. :NEW YORK, OCTOBER 30, 1903. Price 5 Cents. UNDER T YELLOW SEA; OR, t ,s-3 to Frank Reade, Jr.'s Search for the Cave of P By "NONAME." CHAPTER I. SAM BAGNALI/S ST ORY. "I tell you, Frank, there's millions in it. You see the water is too dce:p there for the nativ e divers, and there is no doubt but lhat the Cave of Pearls under the Yellow Sea is no myth, but an actual reality." He po s essed what he believed was the certain key to a sure fortune. While traveling in the Y cllow Sea aboard a Chinese junk some diver s were one day encountered. They wer e floating about in sampans, though many miles from the land, engaged in diving .for pearls. It seemed that in thi s part of the Yellow Sea there were great shallo" tracts which w ere rich in priceless pearls. Sam Baanall, a close friend and admirer of America's tLi tingui shcd young inventor, uttered the above words. But long uaagc .of t.hc grounds had well exhausted the }Jrecious gems. But this, it was aid, was simply for the Frank Heade, Jr., drew a deep breath, and seemed for a m om ent the victim of powerful emot ions. reason lhat the direr coulll not go down into greater At lhe moment the two men w rein the office of the rna depths, where they yet ex i sted in plenty chine works at Readestown, where Frank Jr., conReport was rife among t h e diver s of a wonderful cave stru cted all hi,; famous machines. under this part of the sea which was rich with pearls. He had just completed a new submarine boat, which was In vain the native divers h ad tried to reach it. in itself clear proof that submarine navigation was quite It seemed that the preciou s wealth was destined to r emain possible. forever in t hose depths, and so Bagnall concl uded until he am Bagnall, trave l er and adventurer, who had trod a lheard of Frank R ea de, Jr.'s l atest invention. most every nation on the globe, had h eard of the con "A s ubmarine boat!" he cried. "Pshaw! that is just the struction of the Diver, and had at once started for R e adesthing. We hav e a certai n m ea n s of recovering the treastown post -ha s te. ure."


UNDER THE YELLOW SEA. So he at once started for Readestown, and thus we find He opened a small steel door, and instantly a loud voice im now closeted with Frank Reade, Jr. cried: "I like your plan first rate," Frank said, finally. "I can "Ilowld on there! Who the divil are ycz, an' have yez e no reason why we should not make the trip in the any roight here?" iver under the Yellow Sea." "All Barney," cried Frank. "What are you doing, Bagnall was delighted. you rascal?" "Then it is settled," he cried, as he jumped up. A genuine specimen of the Celt had appeared, and was "I will consider the matter more fully and let you know." now scraping and bowing before his young master. "I leave for "ew York to-night." Barney O'Shea had been in the employ of Frank Reade "Very well," said Frank. "I will wire you within :fortyfor many years, and was a valued and trusty man. ght homs." The famous explorer arose. "Shure, an' it's you, is it, Misther Frank?" cried the :faithful fellow. "Bcgorra, I was airaid it was some skulk"I am so sure you will go," he said, "that Ishall at once in' crank thinbn' as how he'd blow up the craft. There's 1ake all preparations. But-I have never seen your famany prow lin' around. Phwat am I doin', do yez ask? To 1ous invention." "You shall see it," cried Frank, heartily. "And you are 1e first outsider to inspect it. Come this way." The Reade Machine Works covered a number of acres. t was divided up well into various departments. There was a large yard, walled in from the view of the reet. Leaving the office, Frank and his ,risitor crossed this. 'rhey came to a gate in a yet higher wall. Frank pressed a spring, and this opened at once. They assed into another yard, in the center of which was a large asin or tank filled with water. In the center of this floated a strange-looking craft. It was the ubmarine boat. be shure, I'm swapin' the afther cabin!" "All right, Barney," replied Frank. "This is our friend, Mr. Bagnall, and I am going to show him over the boat." "All roight, sor." "By the way, where is Pomp?" The Celt grinned. "Is it the naygur, sor?" he cried. "Shure, he's scourin' up things in the galley this minute, sor." "Good enough!" cried Frank. "Have all in good shape to sail at a day's notice, Barney." "I will, sor." "Now, friend Bagnall," cried Frank, "let me show you how the Diver is regulated." They descended spiral stairs to the cabin. The hull was long and rakish-looking The back or top Here a wonderiul scene was revealed. f the structure was a rounding shell of steel, looking for all The interior of the submarine wonder far outshone the he world like a whale lying dormant. exterior. But in this expanse of curving steel there were windows The long cabin spread to their view. urniahcd with thick bull's-eye glass, and a pilot-house with It was narrow and necessarily low between decks, but its eavy protected front. cabinet work was of the richest mahogany. Also, there was a narrow deck provided with a hand-rail, No expense had been spared by Frank to make of this a nd two slight masts rose into the air. floating palace. He had succeeded well. Such was the exterior of the submarine boat. The interThere were richly upholstered seats, chairs and divans. or merits a more extended description. Articles of virtu upon beautiful shelves, works of art and Bagnall stood upon the edge of the tank and stared at the science. Diver Book shelves with rare volumes, and in fact all the com"Well, I"ll be euchred!" he exclaimed. "It looks like a forts of a millionaire's dwelling. nbmarine boat, to be sure." "Do you think so?" asked Frank, with a laugh. "Why, I should say so." "Come aboard and I will show you something more." A plank with a rope rail led out to the boat. Across this the two men now made their way. Reaching the deck of the Diver, Frank went forward to the pilot-house. Next came the dining-saloon, and this was most beauti fully furnished. Rich cut glass and silver adorned the swinging racks and dresser. Bagnall took all this in like one in a dream. Fred led the way into the compartment where were located the staterooms. These were six in number, and were nicely fitted up. Next they entered the gunroom or armory.


UNDER THE SEA. Here were rifles, shot guns, stands of small arms, cases of negro. Pomp scraped and bowed in his comical way, cartridges, harpoons, axes, knives, and all the neecried: essary articles of off en e and defense for such a trip. "Fo' de Lor', :M:arse Frank, yo' jes' take dis chile all "Wonderful, I must say," cried Bagnall; "but look here, awares, butyo' am bery welcome, sah, jes' de same Frank!" "Well?" "Can you use these weapons under water? You know a bullet will go but a few feet from the muzzle of a gun." Frank smiled. "You know I have overcome that," he said; "the projec tiles used in these guns are not bullets." "Not bullets ?" "No." CHAPTER II. A DESCRIPTION OF THE DIVER. Frank intr6duced Bagnall to Pomp, and the two were once friends. Frank held up a slender article, which looked almost nee"You mu st have everything all shipshape for lea dle-like in its proportions. It was some eighteen inches Readestown at an arly day, Pomp," declared Frank. long, but very slender. "Law sakes, sah," declar e d the darh..--y, rolling his "That?" exclaimed Bagnall. "I je s' hab eberyfing fixed in apple-pie ordah. I neber neet "Yes," replied Frank; "that is the projectile. That will ax whar we am gwine, sah ?" overcome the resistance of the water." "Oh, I don't mind telling," said Frank. "We are "But, pshaw! Can those needles be sent with sufficient to the Yellow Sea." forc e to penetrate anything under water?" Pomp scratched his wool. "It is not n ecessary!" replied Frank. "Ah ?" "Neber mind, sah. Kain't say I jes' knows whar dat But I done reckon yo' does." "They are hollow, and very tightly charged with dyna"Yes," laughed Frank. "It is off the .coast of China mite. The moment one of them strikes an object, a sma ll You will understand why it .is call e d yellow when you se, needl e in the end is shoved back, which explodes a tiny perit." cussion cap Then the needle is blown to nothing by the "All right, sah. N eber ax no questions, sa h. Yo' jes' say force of the dynamite. Such a Ehock, under the water, ill wl1a' yo' want, sah, an' dis chile be gwine to go an' do it, knock a whale senseless, even i.f it docs not kill him." Bagnall wa intens ely interested. He examined the new projectile carefully, and the n cried: "Frank Reade, Jr., you are a brick. That is a wonderful thing. What is there that your inventive genius cannot devise? Why, there is a fortune in that. You could sell the secret to the Government, and reap a big thing." sah, ebery time." "All right, Pomp. See that you do," said Frank. They left the galley and went aft through a narrow pas sage "No doubt you have wonder e d what sort of is employed to make the boat sink and rise at the will of occupants," said Frank. "That is precisely what I have been thinking of," said "Ah, but that I do not care to do," said Frank. "I Bagnall. would not sell any war-like invention to a Government. There are cruel devices enough in existence now for the taking of human life." Bagnall looked wonderingly at Frank, and rejoined: "You are not at all like the average man That is an "Very good. I 'Yill very quickly show you." Frank opened a .small slide, and a view was had instantly of a large compartment with steel sides, and from which there came a cold, damp draught. "This is the reservoir or tank," said the young)nventor uncommon sentiment." "Perhaps so," said Frank. crotchets, you know." "It has powerful tubes connected with another hydraulic "But every man to his own reservoir By opening certain valves this reservoir instantly fills; that causes the boat to sink. By the mechanism of the "Oh, yes," agreed Bagnall. c hydraulic pressure of the other reservoir the boat will exThey now passed into the magazine, and then into the pel the water and rise." galley where Pomp was putting things to rights. "Well, I'll be blowed!" exclaimed Bagnall; "it would Bagnall thought he had never seen a smarte r-looking lll1ve taken me a lifetime to have st ud ied that thing out."


UNDER 'rHE YELLOW SEA. "Pshaw!" laughed Frank; "that is not difficult. Let us for New York to-night; I will return as fast as express ext go into the engine-roo m." "I will follow where you lead," said Bagnall. They retraced their steps to the forward part of the boat. Then descending stairs, they came inlo the engine -room. his was lit by incandescent lights. train will bring me." "Good!" replied Frank. "I will be all ready to start when you return." They parted a few moments lat er at the outer gate. Frank retnrned to his office, and proceeded to make all A wonderful sight wa revealed to the visitor. Frank necessary preparations for the start. inutely explained the delicate but powerful electrica l ma He was fully determined to go to the Yellow Sea, and if 'mnery to Bagnall's edification. possible to discover the Cave of Pearls. Some time was spent thus. Then Frank said: That he W{)uld succeed in doing this he felt but little "One more thing, and you have then seen the most of the doubt. echanism of the Diver." At once everything became hustle and bustle at the Reade "Its like or its equal does not exist on the face of the Machine works. lobe," declared Bagnall. As the works would be idle during his absence, it was nee"Here," Frank, putting his hand up o n a huge cylinessary to see that everything was l eft in good order. er, "is the machine which enables us to live under water. t is a generator of pure oxygen, and by means of pipes and alves in all parts of the boat, keeps the boat supplied with pure air, at the same time destroying all gases." "Then you really manufacture your own air?" said Bag nall. "Ye"." This was a task which occupied no slight amount of time. The next day Frank received the following dispatch : FRANK READE, JR.-Have made all arrangements. Am now on my way to Readestown. All ready to start for the Yellow Sea. Yours in haste, SA:M: BAGNALL." "Well, by Jupiter! If you're not careful you'll be in/ venting s omething i.hat will be giving us perpetual life." "All right," replied Frank. "We will be qu{fte' ready "You could not complain if I should uo that," laughed when you g e t here." l Frank. And this prediction came i.rue. "I don't know about that. I think it is rather pleasant The Diver was all ready for. the start when Sam Bagnall to meditate upon meeting one's friends in the next life." and hi s trunks appeared at the gate of the machir e work "There is something in that," agreed Frank; "but now, It hall been. planned to keep the departure of thelDiver as Mr. Bagnall, you have s een everything there is to see about secret as poss1ble. the Diver." But in spite of all in some way i h e affair "I am satisfied. Truly, I am the luckie st man on earth." l eaked out, and as the hour drew near for the dep rture an "Indeed!" immense throng of people congregated outside gates "I am about to undertake a wonderful submarine journey The tank was connected by a series of cana ls rncl locks around the globe! Just think of it! A journey under the with the river, which was navigable to the sea. ocean! Why, that is a privilege which I would not exSo it was an easy matter for the Div e r to make ')the start change for the throne of a monarch!" directly from Readestown. "Ah, but I have not yet agreed to go," said Frank. At the appointed hour Frank Reade, Jr., Sarrf Bagnall, Bagnall's face fell. and Barney and Pomp went aboard. \ At this the young inventor laughed and said: The dynamos were humming, and everything was ready. "But don't get disheartened; it is pretty certain that I The gates were opened and the Diver glided into the will go. Indeed-why, I might as well say that I will." canal. "You will!" screamed the excited explorer. "Ah, I knew that you would. You are just my kind I I know that you'll not be sorry." And he fairly embraced Frank. "How soon can you be ready to start?" asked the young inventor "Very soon, I assure you," cried Bagnall. "I will leave Through two locks she passed successively, and there was u clear course to the river. The banks were with people. cheered wildly as the Diver appeared. ( ) Frank and Sam stood on the deck ancl waved "They are very d e mon st rativ e," said Bagnall. ( "What legion of friends you have, Frank!"


UNDER THE YELLOW SEA. 5 "Yes," a g reed the y oung inventor and it i too bad The y wer e s ailing s moothly and rapidJy, and the Div e r to di s appoint th em. I beli e v e I will show t h e m what the app eare d to b e e xtr e m ely s teady and s taunch, and a good boat can do." "By ali m ean," cri e d Bagnall; "you ought to do t hat." "S l c p ins ide, then." :::ea boa t. The b r a c in g air was mos t e njoyabl e ancl Sam Bagnall in ]Ja rti c ular was d e li ghte d wit h th e pro s pect. Truly a most Both f.lt e pp e d into the pilot-house. Barn e y was at the au s pi cious start upon a thrilling ser ies of adventures h ad b e en made. Barney," s aid Frank, press lever Jo. 3." Barney did s o This h a d th e effect o f h e rm etic all y scalin g e v e r y d o or and w i ndow on boa rd the Diver. Th e n FranJ c pre sed il1e lever I Y h i c h ope n e d th e reser voirs. Tns tanll y tb boat s ank. Th e watd 1ing rowd on the s hor e saw Lhc s ubm a rin e boat CHAPTER III. E N ROUTE. A s mor e rapid pro g ress c ould b e made, Fra nk pre f erred Jt was a wand rful s i ght, and a ll wat c h e d with s u s p e nse to travel on th e surface of the sea. see it com e up aga in. The Div e r proved a ve r y rap i d s ailing vessel and plowed Its cour.c unde r w ate r w a clea rl y m a rked b y the g l a r e \ ihro u g h th e waves like an ocean gre yhound. o f l h c c1 ctr i c li g hts. Day a fter day pa s ed. 'rhosc o n boar d t h e Diver exp e rienced not the s l ightest inconveni e nce .from b eing unde r wat e r. Th e o yge n gen e r at o r s furni s h ed t h e passenger s wit h the and th e sweetest o air lt was ind e e d a n ovelty to Sam B agn all a n d h e was b e o t orm had been e n c ounter e d thus far. Numerous ste am a nd sailin g crafts had been m e t T hese an s w e r e d th e Div e r 's s ign a l in a cha r y fa s hion, as if afrnid o f it' c hara c t e r. Whi ch cau e d a l a u g h on boar d the ubmarin e boat sid e himscl.f with i n tere s t and excitement. "They probabl y ta ke u s f or a pi rate," lau g h e d B ag nall. Fra nk d id n o t a llow t h e boa t t o r emain unde r t h e s urface T o b e sure, w e mi ght set torp e does unde r any of these c ra fts, and blow th e m out of the w a t er." a f e w h undr d yards fro m wh e r e i t w ent "If they kn e w how harml e s w ar e in dispos i tion," aid clown, a nd a it sprang dr i ppin g from th e depths, d e af e ning Frank, "they would not b e s o afr aid o.f us." cheer s g reet e d i Onc e a g ain [<'rank a nd Sam app e are d on deck. The n th e b oat g lid e d o n down th curre nt. R e adest o wn was q ui c kl y l e.l't b e hi n d a n d was soon out i ght a ltogethe r D a rkn ess shut d o w n b e f o r e t h e ocean was r e a c h ed, but thi d id noL imp e d e t h e prog ress of the Diver. The e lectric sear c hli ght sen t its pathway of li ght d own the stream .for a good di s t a nce, makin g object s plain in its cour e. 'l'hu s th e Div e r c ontinued on un t il at l e ngth it was in th e ope n sea. Fra nk h a d set hi s c ourse for th e Cap e o.f Goo d H o pe, in t e nding to lh e n c e make hi s wa y up into the Y e ll o w S ea. They kn e w that nob o d y would run a w ay wiU1 th e Cave of P e arl s and that t hey would find it inta c t. o th e Diver s ail e d on all that n i ght. rrhc next clay, a s all c am e on deck, it was s een that they w e r e in the mid s t o.f the boundless, t ossing sea. Land was n ot in s i ght. "You a re ri ght. But a s they s a il e d on, Sam became impressed with a pow erfu l c urio ity to see the bottom of th e ocean. H e m e ntioned thi s to Frank, and lb.e young inventor s aid: "At a good opportunity w e will descend and s hall hav e y our wis h The re i s too g reat a d epth here." "About what i s th e d e pth at thi s point?" a s ked Sam. "Fully o n e mile." "One mi le?" Ye s ." "Whew!" e x c laim e d Sam. "If we e ver got down t11ere we'd neve r g e t up a g ain "No ; what i s mor e we could not de cend to s u c h a d epth if w e want e d to." "Why not ?" "The pres ure of the water would b e s o grea t that w e s hould b e crus h e d like a n egg s h e ll and float in midwater, as it were a s we would be more bu oyant than th e water at that d e pth."


' 6 UNDER THE YELLOW SEA. "Enough!" said Sam, with a deep bre ath. "I am s atis -Thi created a laugh .fied. I don't wanl to try anything of that sort." "Well, we \\ ill take chances on it," replied Frank. "Nevertheless, we shall soon be in a more shallow part of do you thii1k of the bottom of the sea?" the oce an, and there we will uescend." "All right," agreed Sam. "I l eave it all to you. You know what .is best The next day Frank said : "It is a very beautiful but a very outlandish place." "Well said. However, we will wait here for awhi l e un you become more accustomed to it, and the n p e rhap s will take a walk out there!" "Now we are in wat e r which i not quit e a thou sand feet "Take a walk out there!" gasped Sam. "What on lleep It is al s o an interesting part of lhe sea. We will do you mean, Frank You are joking." descend here." Wi th this Frank touched the pring whi c h herme tically sea led every window and door aboard th Diver. Then h e c ri ed: "Take your last l ook at the sky for some while!" A quick switc h o.f lhe lever, and the r ese rvoir .filled. Down sank the s ubmarine boat. She went down with a gentle m otion anu touched the bot tom in a comparative l y bri ef tim e The shock was hardly perceptible, and Frank instantly pressed a key which set all the e l ectric li ghts blazing. "On the contrary, I am in earnest." Sam stare d at th e young inventor. "Then I don't understand you," h e said "You will when I tell you that I hav e diving s uits we can eas ily put on, and then go anywhere out there.'' "011, I see," sai d Sam, with great inte rest; "but it will Jwrdly a.fe to do that. "Why not?" "There are so many horrible monsters out there, I fear that they would attack u s." Frank laughed at thi s The momentary spe ll of darkness was replaced by a vivid "We must look out for them," h e said. "The majority light, and now it was a strange and wonderful scene which them will not trouble us if we are care.ful." \Yas revealed to the gaze of the voyagers They were at the bottom of the ocean It was a wondedul"thing to reflect upon and Sam Bag nall wa for a time speechless. The sliues .fell from the heavy plate g l ass observation windows. The bed of i.he ocean la y r evea l ed in a bewiluering panoram!l. A s far as the radius of the electric light, all manner of "Ugh!" excl aim e d Sam; "I don t know whethel' ag ree to go with you or not." At this moment a sharp cry came from the pilot above. Barney had :focussed the search li ght upon a di stant object in the ocea n dept hs. It at once showed up as a s unk e n wreck ; and s ure the others would be interested, ihc Celt cried : "Och hone, wud yez cum h e r e an' see the soight? form s of s ubmarin e lif e wer see n swimming about in the ivery wan av yez. It's a sunken ship." clear depths. "A sunken shi p I" exclaimed Bagnall. A bed of clear white sand compose d the bottom o the sea In tautly h e sprang up the spiral stairs and This was dotted with cora l g rowth s nnd clump s of aquatic pilot-house. H e saw the distant obj ect at once. plants. "It j a sunke n wre ck!" h e cried. Among the e wam .fish of all s ize hue and spec ies. In the sand were c rab s, huge water s pid e rs, octopuses and l1ell fis h of all kinds. victim of ocean's stor ms." "True," repli e d Frank. "From this distance she lik e a m e r chant vessel. Shall we go over and take a lo o k For s ome mom ent all gazed 11pon the s pectacle in s il ence at her?" The n Barney cried: "Oh, that will be splendid!" cried Sam, eager ly. "Begorra, it's a foine soight now is it not?" "Golly! I don' .fink I want dat big crab to get hi s claws onto uis chile," affirmed Pomp. "Bejabers, he'd make yez howl I'm afthe r thinkin," re joined the Celt. "Mercy on us!" gasped Bag nall finally. "Are you quite ure we s hall be able to get back to the s urfac e again Frank?" Frank at once pressed the reservoir valve softly She arose a few feet from the bottom and sail e d n e arer to the wr eck. The n the sea r ch li ght s how ed it up as plain as day. Ever y d etai l of the hull was r evea led, and a thrilling sight was accorded the mbmarin e voyagers. At one of t h e ports there lay, half the embrasure, a g ha s tly, grinning s k e l e ton.


UNDER THE YELLOW SEA. For some r eason it had .failed to become eli integrated, n d there it remained, a dismal sentinel. The s i ght caused all to sillver, and Sam exclllimed: "Ugh! That poor devil failed to get out of the cabin in ime." "That was to be hi s fate," sai d Frank; "doubtless there tre others inside.'' The submarine boat lay easil y upon a sort of reef, and Down tills all three climbed, and were soon upon the sa nd s b elow. Tl1e r e they stood for a moment. "Well," cr ied Bagnall, "here we are; now for the fun!" To his s urprise th e ot h e r s did not answer him. Then h e suddenly recollected that very likely they did not hear him. Unde r water it would be necessary for them to put their fter seeing that she was in a safe position, Frank said to h e lm ets close together in order to b e heard arney: Indeed, at this moment Frank placedlus h e lm e t to Sam's "Bring out the diving s ui ts, Barney." "All roighL, sor and Barney disappeared with alacrity. Bagnall shrugged his shoulders. "Ugh!" he exclaimed 1 don't know as I dare go out V I re, Frank. I feel a bit shaky." The young inventor l a u ghed t "You'll soon get over that," he sa id. "You'd b et t e r go.'' Barney produced the suits at this moment Frank pro eeded to don one, saying : "I th in k you can go with us, Barney. Pomp will keep us with air.'' ','All roight, sor cr ied Uw Celt, with delight. and shouted: "Are you all right?" "Yes," re pli e d Sam. "Is this the only way I can make you ?" "Yes." "That is very stra nge. What way s h a ll we go now?" "Keep close behind me, and you shall see. I will lead the way." And this Frank proceeded to do This at once enth used Bagnall. CHAPTER IV. "All ri ght," he cried; I am going, too." "That .is right," cried Frank. "I'll see that no h arm THE SUNKEN TREASURE. omes to you. In a few mom ents all three w e re equipp e d for th e trip to B a rney had alread y proceeded some distance toward the he wreck. Pomp was an interested spectato r. wreck. "It b e mah turn uex' time," h e said. "Yo' needn' put on Bagn a ll followed Frank, and in tlus manner the distance ich airR, yo' good -fo -notlun I'ishma n !'' to the wreck was accomplishecl. Barney made a g rimace at the darky by way of reply. The fis hes swarmed about the DiYer in curious schoolf', f'hen all was ready. and it being a ne1r experience to Bagnall, at times he was It was necessary to e l evate tl1e Diver about forty feet, so really alarmed, as ome of them were exceedi ngl y la rge .hat there could be plenty of play for the life lines. R eachi ng the wreck, Barney p roceeded to clamber into 'rhe mann e r o leaving the Div er was by means of an in on e of th e ports. constructed vestibule The e lectric light above m a d e all quit e plain in the Thi s had two doors, one l eading into the cabin, and the vicinity. 1the r on deck. Frank and Bagnall followed B arney, and all three were In these doors were apertures for the lif e lines. The hel-now upon the main deck of the vessel. n e t s were not adjusted until the divers w e r e in the v est ibule. Even as they entered the open port, Frank saw a di sman This was then filled wit h water by a valve, and ope ning tlcd gun, but a few f eet back. At once he put his helm et he outer door, the div e r s walked out. close t o Sam' s and shouted: Fra:p.k l e d the way. "Upon my word! Thi s vessel carried an armament. It wa a n e w experience for Bagnall, and for a moment he Sh e look s to me like an old t y pe of pirat e vessel.'' :elt faint and giddy "You don t mean it!" exclaimed Sam, at once int e r ested The pres sure of the water made f ear ful noises in ills ears, and d e lighted. "Perhaps the re is trea s ur e aboard." ut aft e r a f e w mom ents he overcame this. He followed Frank and Barney to the rope ladder which down from the boat 's deck. "Perhaps so." "Will it not pay to search for it?" "Oh, yes."


8 UNDER THE YELLOW E.A .. Frank proceeded to adjust his lie lines to permit o in vading the vessel urther, as did the others Then leadin g the way, the young inventor passed along the main or gun deck io the cabin stairs. Light shone in at the cabin windows from the electric ra dianc e without. O!:Yjects were airly visible, and a strange sight was re veal ed The exp lor ers stood spe llbound. Along the bench at one s ide o the cabin sat six grinning skeletons, just as they had given up their lives in the sink ing o the ship. At a cabin table sat two others, and upon the floor were a, couple mor e It was a ghastly sight. But upon the table was a huge iron chest, and overturned before it was a heap of coins. So the gold coins were left at the porL by wl1ich they e tered 'rhen Frank led the way back to the cabin. To the forecastle and the magazine the divers went Do ens of skeletons were found. It seemed as if the ship had foundered very suddenl' for many of Lhc victims were seen to hav e been in the a of accomplishing some duty. They seemed lo have bee taken unawares by the terrible death which had so swi ftl rushed upon them. With more than ordinary interest the explorers viewe the ghastly scenes. That the vessel seemed to have been a pirate was certai She carried eight carronades and a swivel gun on th forward deck. The timber had rotted, and this heavy piec o ordnance had fallen through iuto the hold. It requir ed but a moment's examination to show Frank Heaps of rusted swords and small carbines and blunde that they were gold doubloons and r oubles. It was a l arge busses were seen; but nothing more of value was found. treasure. It seemed that Frank had hit upon the truth in the suo The three divers put their helmets together gestion that they had been in the act of dividing the trea "Begorra! we've sthruck it rich, haven't we?" cried Barure when death descended upon them. ney. There was no way o learning the name of the ship, b u "You are right," sho uted Frank. "They w e r e evident ly it seemed certain that she belonged to a period o bucc having a divi s ion o their spoils when the ship w ent down!" "What do you uppose sent it to the bottom?" asked Bag nall. "That may forever remain a mystery," replied Frank. "Perhaps a storm, but more lik ely a solid shot rom some cruiser." "Mercy if that is all gol d in that h eap, it will enrich 'us!" cried Sam, excitedly. "Certainly,' repli ed Frank. "We will devise s ome way to get it back to the Diver." "Begorra, I c u m prepared for that, sor," cried Barney. "You did?" "That I did, sor." And the Celt produced a large l eather bag, into whieh he proceed ed to rake a l ot o the coin. It was speedily filled, however. The balance of the treas ure Frank placed in the chest cover, and he and Sam carried it, whil e B arney t u gged on behind with the bag. They returned to the gun deck. Here Frank said: "Shall we go back to the D iver, or shall we explo re fur ther?" Sam quickly replied: neering fully two centuries previous. Again the divers put their helmets together, and Fran shouted: "Shall we return now?" "I am agreeable," returned Sam. "Begorra, I\e haJ enough!" ched Barney. So Fr'lnk l ed the way back to the open porL by which the. had entered. A :few moments later, carrying lhc treasure they were traveling a rapidly as possible toward the rop ladder. Suddenly Barney threw himself in front of Frank. He dropped lhc bag of treasure, and the other diver dropped their loads a well. They started switly or the ladder There was goo reason or their haste. A deadly peril threatened them. A strange -lookin g monster fish, which seemed a cross be tween a sword fish and the shark was bearing down upo them most savage l y But there was not time to reach the rope ladder. Frank saw that a battle with the fish must result, and h insta ntly prepared or it. Turning quick as a flash, he drew a powerful knife ro his belt This he held aloft. "Suppose we l eave the treas ure here and look urther Barney and Sam did the same The monster fish cam through the wreck. We can return and get it when we down upon them like a whirlwind, but of a s udd en, with choose." "Oh, certainly." whirl o its mighty tail, it changed its course and describe a circ l e about them.


UNDER THE YELLOW SEA. 9 It was seen to have a powerful long lance attached to it s nose, fully as long as the ordinary word:fish. It was as quick as a mackerel and as wary as a crab. Several times it lashed about the divers in a circle. It evidently meant to attack them, but it was seeki ng a vuln e rabl point. It was a moment of s u spense for the three divers. Each recognized the deadly in which they were. If the deadly sword shoul d happen to strike any one o lth em, the result must needs be fatal. Then the outer door was closed, the pumps freed the ves tibule of water, and the three adventurers took off their diving suits. Into the cabin they went, and Pomp greeted them joy fully. The darky's eyes s hone like stars "Golly, Marse Frank!" he cried. "I done gibe d yo' up when I seen dat big fish goin' fo' yo'." "Well, it was a close call," agreed Frank. "But look at the trea s ure we have recovered!" cried Sam It would certainly penetrate the diving suit, and the vicBagnall. tim would instantly drown But Frank Reade, Jr., did not intend that this should if he cou ld help it. 1 The big fish suddenly changed its tactics. Swift as a Ilash it came straight for Frank. "Begorra! it's a foine heap av money!" declared Barney. The voyagers now became so interested in the lucky :find that they forgot all else. The bag of doubloons was emptied upon the table. Then they were counted and weighed, and the value of the gold But the young inventor nimbly dodged. The big :fish estimated. as ed between him and Sam Bagnall. "It is worth about sixty thousand dollars," declared Its sword would have struck Barney, had not the Celt Frank, after a time. oen quick as lightning. He dodged just in time. But Frank on one side, and Sam on the other, gave the iish fearful blows with their knives. The r esult was of importance. Blood spurted from the ounds, and the monster :fish took a shoot upward, lashing he water into a whirlpool. The three divers sank dmm to avoid being swept from feet. Every instant Frank expected the big fish to ome in close contact with his life line and break it. I } But luckily he did not. c Whether the big fish went to the surface or not was never 1 mown. Pomp on board the Diver saw his body shoot up. \ Then, ju t as the divers were recovering themselves, Sam placed his helmet close to Frank's, and shouted: "Look out! He's coming down!" Thi s was true. q Looking upward, the heavy body of the fish was seen to eome tumbli11g down. Down it came to the white sands "Quite a snug little fortune," cried Bagnall. "Indeed it is!" agreed Frank. "How sha ll we make the division ? "Oh, equally," cried Sam. "We all had a hand in it. "Are you satisfied?" asked Frank. "Oh, certainly." Frank was about to speak again wl!en a thrilling thing happened. CHAPTER V. BARNEY LAYS FOR POMP. The re came a s udden, t e rrific shock, as if an avalanche had st ruck the boat .. All the occupants were knocked from their feet. Ancl the gold was scattered everywhere. But no one c.Pelow. bothered their wits about that. Then it was at once to be dead. It seemed as if some t e rrible accident had b e fallen the l The deadly knives had done their work. The great peril Diver. was removed. When the voyagers regained their feet, Frank rus hed to 10 A hasty look at the monster was indulged in. Then the observation window F rank gave i.he signa l pull on his line for Pomp to descend What he saw gave him a thri ll. niVith the Diver. A tremendous deep sea whale, nearly big as the boat, Down came the submarine boat and re ted on the sands had struck the boat, and finding an antagoni t, had come atf>omp appeared at the pilot-house window. about for another trial. a It was now an easy matter for the divers to go aboard. Barney dragged the bag of doub l oons into the vestib ule, nd Frank and Sam followed with the che, t cover. "My God!" cried Sam, in notes of a larm "We are lost! "If dat arc wl1ale strikes dis boat ag'i n we i s," averred Pomp.


10 UNDER THE YELLOW SEA And, ind .eed, so it looked to everybody. The ram evidently was stuck in the monster's skull, a The monster was preparing for ano her charge. Frank R eade, Jr., knew how desperate the sit uation actually was If the monster should charge headlong against the boat again, he would ue apt to cr ush it. So .Frank acted instantly. With one l eap he was in the pilot-house. Quick as a flash he seized the wheel and brought about head on to the whale. Now, the Diver had a very sharp ram. Should the whale try conclusions with that he would be lost. On came the monster at full speed. When he struck the point of the ram-well, everybody WilS immovable on account of the immense weight H ere was a predicament. They were hopelessly anchored for a time at least at t bottom of the ocean. This would not do. Frank at once turned to Barney and said : "Bring out the diving suits, Barn ey; we must cut aw from that obstruction." "All roight, sor." "Hi, Marse Frank, won't yo' let dis chile go out, to sah ?" "Yes," replied Frank. "Sam and I will stay aboar knew that something had happened. You and Barney can do the cutting away." There was a terrific shock. The Diver quivered like .. With alacrity the two at onc e set about their task. aspen; then began to heel over. In a few moments they had donned their diving suits a ink her, Barney!" cried F:rank, who had been hmled quickly left the cabin. down the stairway by the concussion. "Let her go to the Equipped with axes and blubber spades, they speed i l got to work. lt was nevertheless no small task. bottom-quick!" The Celt had been at Frank's shoulder all the while. He had also been hurled to the floor of the pilot-house But he was instantly upon his feet, and ru she d to the keyboard. Quick as a flash he pressed the reservoir lever. The Diver sank and lay half upon its side This was a trial moment for its stanc hness, for the whale impaled upon the ram was thrashing furiously and threatcning the boat with destruction. But this was only for a moment. The huge monster s udd enly ceased its violent actions, and lay inactive upon the bottom of the ocean. It was dead The ram had penetrated a vital part to the depth of fully However, they finally succeeded in freeing the ram an r et urned aboard. For a time the voyage r s had a sufficiency of subma rin adventure, and Sam Bagnall said: "Let u s go to the s urface, Frank. This may be all rig for those who like it, but I've had enough Wait u n f we get to the Cave of Pearls Frank laughed at tlli.s. "You don't hold out very well," he said. "I am afra you would not be a success as a s ubmarine navigator." "I dar e say not," acknowledged Sam. "At least, I ha had enough." "Very well; we will go to the s urface." However, Frank let the Diver run a few miles und i.c n feet Th e great battle was over. water, and then opening the reservoir valve, the boat went The voyagers had now recovered, and now rushed to the the s urface like a cork. observatio n windows. As she came up out of the water so quickly, the sun w, "";h '" d S B ll "'f t n ew cne am agna 1 we are gomg 0 run up s hining brightly and beautifully over the broad and cle agains t s u c h s nag s as that right along, I think we had be\ expa nse. ter keep on the s urface." Frank once more head e d the boat to the southeast, a "He is a monster," declared Frank. "I never saw a big lash e d the wheel. The Diver sped on like a bird. ger whale." Not a sail was visible on the horizon. Later that d "Begorra, it's lucky h e didn't st hrik e the boat broadside Frank changed the course to the southward, and said: on ag'in," declared Barney. "Golly, I don' fink we am rid ob him yet, chile," answered Pomp. This was a fact. The ram, thrust so deep into the whale 's head, held the boat. Frank put on all power and tried to back away. But it was of no use. "We should cross the equator by the end of the week. will then, in a couple of days, sight the Island of St. H l e na. From thence to the Cape of Good Hope ,it is a ve clear and rapid sail." This announcement was hailed with much p l easure a sat isfaction by Sam Bagnall. "After we have made the Cape of Good Hope," he sai


UNDER THE YELLOW SEA. 11 shall feel as if we were pretty well on our way to the llow Sea." "Something over half-way!" said Frank. "Well, that is something." "Ah, certainly." Barney was now once more busying himself in shining up ass work in the cabin. 'Pomp was engaged in the galley, getting up some of those Jectable dishes which he knew so well how to invent. Frank and Sam sat out on the deck, enjoying the balmy r It was some time since Barney hacl been able to play any ctical joke on his colleague, for the fact that Pomp had n wholly on his guard. Several times the darky l1ad ventured to put up a job on e Celt, but each time some circumstance had conspired defeat him. They were extremely fond of playing jokes on each other. Of yourse Frank did not permit it, but he might as well ve tried to turn the north wind into the south. They would persist in their pranks in spite of all. t was hard to say which generally got the best of the gument. As a whole it was a pretty even matter. But on this oc sion Barney grinned and muttered to himself: "I belave I'll give that naygur a pretty good close this me. Shure, I'll pizcn him!" So he scraped away at the brass railings and chuckled to self the while. e finished his task and then stuck llis head above the mpanionway. It was easy to see that the coast was clear. Frank Reade, and Sam were well engaged. he Celt went back down into the cabin and tip-toed to position from whence he bad a good view of the galley. There was Pomp industriously at work. The darky sus ted nothing. 'Begorra, I'll Rpilo his fun! he muttered. Pomp was singing merrily : "Down in ole Kyarline, Dis darky's gwine to go, Back to de olo plantation, Once moh--" "Bress mah soul! dat am a bery bad sign," he sputtered. "De las' time I dropped mah skillet, I done heerd dat rnah uncle in Kyarline who's gwine fo' to leah me all his fo'tune, had done got kicked by a mewl, but didn't die Mebbe I hear now he hab died an lef' his money to some good-fo' nuffin' nigger, an' I gets left. J es mah luck." Barney grinned and rubbed his sides. An idea l1ad just occurred to him. "Begorra, ye"ll think it is bad luck yez are havin'," he muttered. "I'll fix ye, yez black son av a gun!" The Celt crept up the back stairs over the galley Here the chimney arose just above a jog in the deck. It was protected by a patent :fl.m1ge, so that even when under the water, the smoke could be forced out. Barney understood the mechanism of this well. By pulling out a little pin the flange would drop, and there-well, wo shall see. Barney pulled out the pin. Pomp was just in the act o bending over the firepot, as Barney saw by looking down through a tiny aperture. It was the moment for action Barney drew the pin. Instantly the pneumatic draught was reversed. Down the chimney came a fearful gust of smote and soot and took Pomp full in tl1e face. Mouth, nose, ears and hair were filled with the fearful black soot. The darky was fairly knocked over with the force of the thing. It was a terrible dose. Spluttering ancl gasping, he regained his feet. But it was some moments before he could see anything. Then, after digging the soot out of his eyes, he saw him self in a glass near. Mercy on us He was a sight indeed. Of course the black did not show on his ebony skin, but his white apron and nifty colored shirt were a sight to be hold Moreover, his whole row of delicious pies upon the table near were literally buried in soot. For a moment .the darky gazed aghast upon this catas tropl1e 0 course he never once dreamed of the true eause of it. He had no idea that the mischievous Celt above hacl. slipped the pin back in its place, and was now rolling over, convulsed with laughter. Bang-clatter-olasl1! wning the last stanza. "Begorra; I've turned the tables on the naygur this Pomp had dropped his skillet, toime," he muttered, in great glee. "He'll niver git aven wid me for that!"


12 .r DER 'rHE YELLOW SEA. CHAPTER VI. TilE IIUHRICANE. Indeed this would seem a difficult for Pomp to do. "11ah goodness !" gasped the dismayed darky, "wha'eber did git into dat are stove? I n eber see it do dat afo'." Now there was a great difference in the s hape oJ: Banicy' and Pomp 's feeL The darky's were much longer and larger. As soon as Pomp came down from U1e deck he saw at on the telltale footprints. A great change came over the darky's face. He scratche his woolly head. Once more he approached the stove cautiously. "On mah wo'd," he muttered, "I done jus' know whr It was drawing as nicely as ever, and the fire was glowing io fink ob dat. Dey luk bcry much lak de feet dat I'isb finely. man!" Evidently it had again re s umed its normal condition. Pomp scratched some of th e soot ouL of his wool. Then he doffed his apron, and shook as much of the black s tuff off him as he could. "Dat am bery funny," he muttered. "If yo' was a man, sah, I'd gib yo' a bit ob a beaiin'. Might a-l-nowed I'd hab suffin happ e n to me, droppin' dat ole skillet. Mah goodPomp went to the l avatory and proceeded to wash him self. He donn e d a clean shirt and apron. Then with blood in his eye he went into the eabi n Barney was busy scouring some bras s work. The Celt was sober as a clock. "Say, Mistah I' i s h," s aid Pomp, excitedly, "youse tin ness! Ian ob massy, jes luk at dem pies!" youse bery smaht, don' yo'?" But yo' amn't so smaht as yc Pomp could have wept as he saw the products oJ: his culifink yo' am "Bejabers, wan wudn't nade to be conshumed wid smar He stood s taring at them a mom e nt, and then Africa's ness to match yez," r etorte d Barney. nary s kill s o utterly annihilated blood began to boil. "Darn dat ole, na s ty s tove! he yelled. "Take dat, yo' dirty fing, an' dat, an' dat !" Losing his temper in c haracteri st ic fa s hion, Pomp began to kick the stove with all his might The re sult was more injurious to the darky than to the s tove His foot s lipped and hi s s hin cam e violently in contact "Huh! yo' fink yo' play yo' na s ty tricks on me, an'd git found o ut, eh ?" "Phwat:s that yez say? Yez arc off yer base, naygur What ividence have yez got that I've iver played any nast trick on yez ?" "Yo hab been in mah kit c hen an' done covered eberyfi ober wi s oot!" with the iron frame. The re sult was a doubled himself up room "Phwat !" roared Barney. "Don't yez dare say I've bee yell of agony from the darky, who in yure kitchen!" and twi s ted frantically around ihe "Law sakes, I'se done kill mahs e'f, an' all fo' dat nasty s tov e !" he howled. As soon as the pain subs ided, an idea happened to strike the darky. ":M:ebbe dar am suffin' de mattah wi dat patent funnel!" be mutt e red. "I jes' go an' see!'' And up the s tairs he rush ed. But befor e he reached the "Yar! don' yo' say yo' habn't! Dar am de smut on y feet, an' yo' footprints am on de kitchen floor!" 'f Barney gave a startled glance at his feet. In a moment h e saw tha t he was betrayed. The tellta expressio n on hi s face r emove d the last ray of doubt i Pomp's mind. Seeing that the jok e was out, Barney was unable to r stra in hi s l a ught e r. H e fairly roared with merriment, which outburst funnel, Barney had slid down into the c bin by the main course only e nrag e d Pomp. stairs. "Begorra, I'm square wid yez fer ould toimcs !" roan The C elt qui e tly passed through the cabin into the galley the Celt. "That's the toime I turned the tables on ye where Pomp had been. He could ee b ette r the effects of bedad !" J1is practical joke here, and convulsed with laught er, he re treated into the main cabin before Pomp came down. But unwittingly he betrayed himself. Stepping into a huge pile of the soot in the middle of the floor, he had left his footprints there as natural as life This was as far as the Celt got in his exultation T J next moment he was at his victim's mercy. Pomp lowered his head and came at Barney T h e .. on s 1aught was so sudden that t11c Celt had no t.ime pre p are for it.


U JDER THE YELLOW SEA. 13 head took him full in the stomach, and he over Jike a tenpin. He saw stars for a moment, and the breath was knocked o him. 'l'he darky was u pon him in s tantly, a nd would pummeled him well, but at this moment an authorita voice came down the s tair s B arney and Pomp, on deck!" was Frank callin g them. Lllbli:UHl) forgotten was all e lse to the call to duty. They deck Fra nk and Sam had s udd enly noted a st range c loud ris ing into the zenith from the southw est hey welllmew what it meant. It wa watched with deep intere t until it was evident that it was too risky to linger lon ger. The n Frank said : "Sink her, Barne y !" All ru s hed into the cabin. Barney pressed the valve which h erme ti c ally sealed the doors and windows. The n he opened the reservoir. Down sank the Diver. They were not a moment too soon, for the hurricane burst above them with t er ribl e fury. The Div e r did not descend entirely to the bottom of the sea. She forged ahead some fift y fathom s und e r the s urface. M e rcy on us, Frank!" cr i e d Sam; "that looks like a At this depth the action of the waves was but s lightly felt. For fully half an hour Frank h e ld the barometer in his "That's just what it is," agree d the youn g inventor, in hand, and the n h e said: ; ''and a hurricane in these region s mean s some"I'll provide for that." As soon as Barney and Pomp came on deck they at once w and comprehended the peril. "Massy Lordy, Marse Frank!" cried Pomp, in alarm:, The storm is over, Barney. Let h er go up ." The ord e r was obeyed and the n e xt moment the s ubm a rin e boat l ea ped out into the air again. The s un was s hining brightly over the tos s ing sea. To the w est ward could be seen the bank of receding s torm cloud s The st orm had been a violent one, a s could b e seen. ha'eber we gwine to do?" Wh e n the s ubmarine boat had gone, down, the re was no "Begona, that s thorm will break the Diver all to pieces!" s ign of a sail upon the horizon. "We ll sec about that," said Frank. "Olear the deck!" Everything portable on the deck was taken into the cabin had a pat ent barom eter in hi s hand. But now, as the s ubmarin e -voyagers e merged on deck, Sam Ba g n all cried : "Look! Mercy on us! there is a dismantled ship!" This was true. Driv e n before the gale, a nobl e s hip had been s tripped of cer tain l y marching rapidly along. ma sts and rigging, and float e d a s inkin g wrec k upon the roll e d the yellow cloud. Now sea. "It is coming right along," cried Bagnall. "Y e ," agreed Frank. "It will be h ere in t e n minutes." "What sha ll we do?" "Keep cool." Frank lmew that the y had nothing to fear from the onShe was distant not half a mile, and at once Frank cried: "Bear down for her, B arney W e must give h e r aid." The Celt obeyed The s ubmarine boat speedi l y bore clown upon the wreck. As she came within hail, the foims of two men were seen at the rail. They were vaving the ir a rm s excitedly to attract attencoming storm. It would b e easy enough for the Div e r to tion. descend bey ond a ll c hance of harm. Approaching within fifty yards, Frank hailed them But if any luckless ailing craft were upon the d eep, and should come in the path of the sto rm, they would get rou gh How ever, not a s ail was in s i ght on the horizon. "Ahoy the ship!" "Aho y came back. "Wha t ship is that?" "The Pearl coast trade r from Phil a d e lphia, U. S. A." The re was, the r efore, no cha nc e for th e s ubmarine boat to "What is your trouble?" render ai d to any s u c h luckless craft. "We wer e cut down by the storm. Nine of our crew w e re The approach of the s torm was certainly a most grand swept overboard. I am the mate, Nelson Pete rs, and this is spectacle. the cook, Francis Jones. We are the only s urvivor s.',.


14 UNDER THE YELLOW SEA. "Heavens!" exclaimed Sam; "that is terrible!" "All swept overboard but two," said Frank. "No doubt they are willing to be taken off?" "Oh, certainly." Then Frank hailed th m again. "Do you want to come off?" "You don't mean to say that you travel under the with this craft? "Just so." "Well, I'll be keel hauled shouted the mate. heard lot s of theories about traveling under water, but I never seen them execu ted yet." "We must, or go to the bottom," was the reply, "for this ship is sinking fast." "Well, you see it now!" With thi Frank showed Peters all over the boat. The mate acted as if he was in a dream. It was a thrilling moment. CHAPTER VII. IN THE YELLOW SEA "And where were you during the storm?" h e asked "We were under the s urfa ce," replied Frank "You don't mean it!" "Yes; I do." "And you didn't feel the storm at all down there?" Jot in the least." "Well, this beats all the wonders I've ever heard of It would have been most inhuman to have gone on and beat!" left these two unfortunate men to perish on the sinking wreck. Frank had no intention of doing this, howeve1. It could be seen. that there was not much time left fo:r the two survivors to leave the wreck. They mu t come aboard at once or go down. The wreck was settling fa t. The rescue had come jmt in the nick of time. Frank went into the pilot house. ow, the best we can do with you," said Frank, "is to drop you at St. Helena." "That will do." "You can get passage to some home port from there." "Certainly." Two days later, after fast sailing, Barney sig h ted Helena. The little i s land where the famous Napoleon was so long He quickly swung the Diver close alongside the sinking exiled was approached not without some curious feelings. vessel. Then Barney shouted: "Jump!" Down leaped the two seamen The little harbor of James town was entered and the Diver anchored. A m essage was sent to the commandant, who replied in welcome tones Th en Frank and Sam went a hore with the Frank gave the Diver headway, and the wreck was left two rescued men. behind. Leave was taken of Peters and Jones here. Before the submarine boat had gone far, the wreck went secured passage home. down. Franlt and Sam visited Longwood and Nelson Peters, the mate of lhe Pearl, was an intelligent nnd then returned to the Div er man, and graphically described their experiences. Once more the little submarine boat waii under way, "We left St. Paul de Loanda .four weeks ago," he said. bound for the Cape of Good Hope. "We stopped a.t Ascension, and were making good speed For days the southward course was held. Then Frank when the storm broke. It used us up badly. Our rudder stood in for the Cape, which was the s outh ern extre mi ty chain broke, and then we were at its mercy.' of the African continent. "Well," said Frank, warmly, "you are welcome aboard One day Cape Town was s ighted the Diver!" A brief stop was made here. But none in the harbor s u s The Diver!" exclaimed Nelson. "Ah, I sec, this is a pected the character of the Diver, and might have thought Government craft A torpedo boat." her simply a gentleman's yacht. ot so," replied Frank. "This is the submarine boat, the Diver." "Submarine boat?" gasped Peters. "Yes." After procuring a few provisions here, Frank started the Diver for the Channel of Mozambique. In due time this was reached, and the no:uthward course begun in s ide the Island of Madagascar.


UNDER THE YELLOW SEA. 1 Day s passed, and sti ll the stanch little Diver held to the discover the Cave of Pearls. So the Div e r was sent slowly northward. forward through the water. Rounding Cape Ambro, the course was then directly the Indian O cean. Day after day the littl e craft forged on its way. In due course the great distance was covered, and one morning the I l and of Borneo was sighted. Through t.he China Sea the sai l was one of deep interest all. The c uriou s craft encountered, the glimpses of Celestial and was extreme l y interesting. The I s le of Formosa was passed, and then one day the after a long trip, at la st ente red the wat e r s of the .1: o haste was made, as all were anxious to study the pe culiarities of the ocean depths here. For som hours the boat kept on thus. 'rhe search ligh t made all as plain as day for a great dis la nce ahead. Many st range spectacles were revealed in its glare. Suddenly the whole :region seemed to underg o a change. The sandy plain seemed to end, and now the Diver sailed over mighty coral forests of vari-colored coral. A most beautiful sight it was. All sorts of fantastic forms the cora l insects had given thei r works. Sam Bagnall was intensely excited. There we1:e images of men, of giants, of birds and beasts. "At last!" he cried. "Now we sha ll find the Cave of Once the coral formation took the shape of a huge palace 1 P ea rls!" Th e Chinese Empire now lay upon one ide of tl1em, and the P enins ula of Corea upon the other. The Yellow Sea was traversed by thousands of Chinese and J a pane e c raft. This structure was mighty in its proportions, and so real uid it seem that a ll in the party inclined almost to believe it the work of human bands. "You would truly think that human beings bad built that," cried Sam; "would you not ?" There were pearl hunters, fishermen of all kinds, s ponge ''Begorra, that's thrue !" declared Bamey. "It look s vers, and countless other species of craft. very much l o ike the ould family castle av the O 'S heas, me As oon as they were well into the Yellow Sea, Frank anc i sters, an they were related to Brian Boru." Everybody smi led at this, but Barney did not observe it; "Now, we sha ll probably be under water for some time. EO he was l eft to his fancy that all believed this tremendous W e will not come to the surface until we hav e found the exaggeration Cave of Pearls." "Good!" cried Sam. "You will find the bed of the Yel-low Sea mo t interesting." "I have no doubt." So the Diver was sent to the bottom. 'rh e famous Yellow Sea is not greatly noted for its depth. On over these wonderful s i ghts the boat sai led. Hours slipped by thus. The voyager s were n ever tired of sitting by the observa t ion windmrs and studyi ng the scen e below. It wa certainly grand beyond all description After awhile Sam cried: 'rhe Diver went down in two hundred feet of water. "Now we sha ll come to the pearl banks. We sha ll soon be It came upon a sandy plain, fairly studded -with h eaps of looking for .the Cave of P arls." the rare t and most beautiful s h e lls. Of course all were e ndow e d with fresh interest. The water even was unlik e the water in the Atlantic Now the coral formation began to cease, and once again It had a soft yellowish hue, from which, no doubt, it the clear, white sand began to sl1ow. gained its name. Hosts of fish of all colors swarmed in its Suddenly Barney cried: d ept h s "Bejabers! phwat the divil is that?" 'rhe marin e plants were of the most rare and beautiful Down past the observation window came a naked form. kind, and the s ubmarin e voyagers gazed upon them in sheer Down it went and grasped a tuft of marine grass. 1 wonderment. It was to be a type of Japanese pearl diver. He was "By Jove!" exclaimed Frank; "this is the fairy land of completely naked. i.he s ubmarin e world. It is enchanting !" "Is it not?" cried Sam, enthusiastically. "I call it "Yes; it truly i s !" However, the object of the submarine expedition was to One instant he gave a startled look at the diver. It was safe to ay that no invader of the ocean depths ever experienced a more genuine fright than this astonished diver. H e wailed not for why or wherefore.


16 UNDER 'rHE YELLOW SEA. The itrange monster of the depths was inexplicable to where they had been deposited ages before by the proba him, and up he went like a flash. Everybody laughed. "I'll warrant he's a frightened J ap," cried Sam. "He'll tell his companions above a fcariul yarn," agreed Frank. "They will probably never come here again looking for pearls." "You are right," laughed Sam. "Oh, we shaH r"ijn across lots of those fellows." The Diver kept on slowly now. Finally Frank stopped it altogether. "Bring out the diving suits, Barney," he commanded. "What now?" asked Sam. "I think I will indulge in a little pearl hunting myself." "Good! May I go with you?" decomposition of the shells. The beautiful jewels were easily distinguishable from pretty pebbles which abounded everywhere. Within a very few moments Frank had put his hand a beauty, which was certain l y worth several hundred Then Pomp found one. The darky was delighted. He held it up .for the see. But though the vicinity was thoroughly searched, not other was found. It was more than likely that the locality had been w explored by the pearl divers. During the search t}ley had wandered some distance the Diver. "Certainly. There can go three in our party. Barney There was no danger in remaining under the water, will remain aboard." long as the chemical generators worked all right. r The diving suits now brought out were of a different pat -If they should give out, of course suffocation would ensue i.ern from the others. They carried no life lines, but each diver carried a chemi cal generator and a reservoir upon back. This enabled the submarine explorer to act more inde pendently, and this was a great advantage. The diving suits were quickly donned, and then all pre pared to leave the boat. CHAPTER VIII. SEARCHING FOR PEARLS. But there was no danger of their giving out, unless some injury was done them. This, of course was a possible thing. Thus far nothing had been seen of any dangerous species of fish. There was what the Japs call the "man-fish," a species giant shark, but no specimen had been encountered. As it was, Frank had equipped himself with one of his deep-water needle guns. Therefore he feared nothing. But he was destined to have a chance to use it before rdurn was made. Pomp was the one to stir up the hidden peril. The darky received such a scare as he did not soon over. He was exploring in the sands when he came upon a long It was n.ot long before the three submarine explorers were ridge which rose perhaps a foot high and extended into ready to enter the vestibule depths of some marine growth. This was quickly filled with water, and then they emerged This ridge seemed like a ridge of sand laid up nicely by and stood upon the deck. It was a very great advantage to be rid of the life lines The new diving suits seemed a big success. Frank led the way down the rope ladder. As there were the of opposing currents. The darky never dreamed that there was anything under it. Suddenly, and just as Pomp was about to put his hand no life lines the Diver was now able to rest safely on the upon it, it began to move. bed of the ocean. "Golly!" gasped the darky, with bulging eyes back of his Sam Bagnall was right in his element. helmet glass; "wha' de debil am dat ?" The dream of his life to explore the depths of the Yellow The ridge of sand was motionless again. Sea was finally a realization. viewed it curiously. He was delighted. "I jes' wondah if dar am anyfing lmdah dat heap All now began to search for the pearls. sand?" he muttered. "If dar is, den wha' de debil kin it Generally these are found in the shell of a peculiar species be?" of oyster. Curiosity was an overmastering component part of But in the Yellow Sea they were to 'be found broadcast, Pomp's nature.


UNDER THE YELLOW SEA The more he reflected the deeper became his purpose to \ v what was under that ridge of sand So he drew a keen knife and quickly thrust the point nvn into the sand "Yes." "He is a monster. He looks like a snake "Let us measure him." This was done. The result was startling. Instantly the sand was dispelled. To the amazement of all, the big eel was found to be full Up rose a huge green fifty feet in length. lld, a long, gigantic, sinewy, snake-like form He was a monster It rose high above Pomp's head, and the darky recoiled "Such creatures belong to an antediluvian period," de-. t terror. clared Frank. "I doubt if that eel was ever seen by human "Golly!" gasped Pomp. "I done fink dat am the sea-eyes before. He may be thousands of years old, for a ll we r pent. Marse Frankl Help! t course Frank could not hear his cnes. know." "Perhaps he is the monster called the sea-serpent by so .Jut the commotion in the water made waves which many people," said Sam. uck his helmet and drew .his attention. "No," replied Frank "He "is not that individual. Turning in surprise, he saw the mighty, serpent -like These species of eel live on the bottom; they never go to )rm contorting itself about Pomp. the surface." r'I'he darky was caught in one of the fold&, and Frank saw mighty pair of jaws over the luckless fellow. For one brief instant it seemed to the young inventor as the sea-serpent had indeed proved itself a reality. Then he saw by the huge fins and the crested back that r is was only a mighty specimen of deep sea eel. "My God!". gasped the young inventor. "What a mon '; r he is. I fear Pomp is doomed." But Frank was not the one to stand by and see his faith l t l follower die. I He would make at least one effort to save l1is life. So quick as a flash, he drew aim with the needle gun. "Do you believe it?" "I know it. The discussion ended here. But Pomp had made a reso lution. This was to st ick hi s knife blade into no more ridges of sand. But for Frank's opportune shot with the needle gun h e would have lost his life. There was no doubt of this. They had now wandered from the submari n e boat ful l y a quarter of a mile. It could be located easily enough by means of the glare It was the first time he had ever tried the weapon upon of the searchlight. But Frank was decided that it was best rge game in the deep sea. 'To say that it was a success would be a mild statement. The needle struck the eel full in the lower jaw. The ex o sion fairly tore it into shreds. V The monster was contorted even more fearfully than bere. But Frank was not satisfied He quickly threw another needle into the gun. Again drew aim and pressed the lever. 1 Again the needle went straight to the mark. It struck e eel this time in the neck, and its entire head was blown I h Pomp was hurled yards away by the contortions of the dy of the huge eel. But his life was saved. I He picked himself up unhurt. In a few moments the to return. So he made signs to the others to this effect At once his request was complied with A ll three divers set out upon the return to the Diver. As they came along they had come by a high mou nd of sand. No particular attention had been given to it. All had adjudged it simp l y an elevation made by Nat ur e in the smooth and sandy plain. Nothing more. But as i.hey viewed it from a different quarter a peculiar thing was noticed All three came to a halt. Frank put his helmet to Sam's and s houted: "What do you think of it?" "It looks like an old-fashioned ship." ', ath str ug gle was over. "So it does. The body of the eel lay passive upon the bed of the ocean. The said pile certainly had the outllnes of a ship, some1 Then Frank and Sam rushed forward. They put their thing after the pattern of a Chinese junk. It had this ap ets together and Sam shouted : pearance, beyond doubt. :"You were just in the nick of time, Frank. But was it such?


18 UNDER THE YELLOW SEA. This r emain e d to b e s een The e lectric lamp s on the ir h e lm et Frank approa c h e d the heap of s and and b egan to ki c k !.hey w e r e some of it a s id e with his foot. H e boldl y b ega n t o climb it. ut he had not take n man y t eps, whe n sud

UND E R THE YELI 10W SEA. 19 But the young inYcnt.or had seen the same peri l to which you, Frank, we don't need to fear anything under or above )am now called his attention. A tremendous number of huge and savag -l ook ing fish v ere circling in the water above them. These fiah, Frank saw at a glance, were the terrib l e man sh of the J aps, or s harks. Any one of them could swallow a man, so great was their apacity the sea!" "Yon are r ig ht," agreed Frank. "Bu t shall w e r e main here any longer?" "I nothing to be gained by it," agreed Sam So Barney pressed the motor lever and sent t h e b oat ahead. For the next few days no thril ling incident occU:rre d war That they were preparing for an attack was most certain. thy of note. Frank made hasty signs to the others. All started on a To attempt to run under water is a c u rious feat. omething like treading in a load of straw. It is The Diver kept on its way t h r o u g h t h e vario u s d e p t h s of the Yellow Sea. At l ength Sam one day decl a r ed: "I think we are not far from the Atoll of Che Li. If s o But the three divers made most marvelou progress we are qutte near the locality whe r e t h e Cave of P e a r l s They made the deck of the Diver just as one of the man should. be found." sters made a dive for them. The shark uarrowly missed Pomp; but they were in the v estibule now. "If such a thing exi sts," sai d F r ank. "I have nor' 'tson to doubt it," declared Sam. "That may be true. Yet t h ese Chinese diver s h ave Closing the door, the waler was quickly forced out Into the cabin they sprang, and were wel comed joyfully strange fancies, you know." b y Barney. "Well," sajd Sam, with earnest convict i o n I have ab-i "B sol ute faith in the existence of the Cave of Pearls, a nd feel egorra, T was afraid yez wud niver return a l o i ve," h e sure that we shall find it." =dared. "I'm moighty glad to see yez." "It was a close calJ !" cried Sam; "but l ook, Frank 1 "At any rate," said Frank, "whether we do or not ma t -Bagnall pointed out of the observation windows. The ters little. We have had a jolly trip and many exc itin g adventures It is wort h the trip here to see the wonde rs. ight beyond them was a thrilling one. The water was alive with the deadly Yellow Sea sharks. They were circling about the submarine boat as if they in tended to attack it. "I'll fix them cried Frank. He sprang into the forward gunroom. T hus far he had of the Yellow Sea." "I am glad you are satlsfied," said Sa m wit h a b r eat h of relief, "but I am sure that we shall yet accomp li sh the object of our mission." "So far as I am concerned it matte r s little w hethe r w e no occa ion to usc the heavy needle gun. But now he decided to make usc of it. The sharks greatly threatened the safety of the boat. do or not," said Frank. "The pear l s we woul d recov e r I should have little or no use for r he adventures w e have It experienced and the information we have ga ined h a s been was neces ary t? resort to some extreme measures. So Frank loaded the gun and thrust its muzzle through the rubber porthole, whic:h was flexible that it closed tightly about the gun barrel and prevented the water from coming in. He took aim into the school of sharks and pressed the electric button. of far more value to me. The submarine boat was g l iding along at a good pace through the deep sea. The bed of the ocean had assumed that sandy a p pea r ance of the regions where t h e ])Carls are usually found. Sam Bagnall went into tlie pilot-house with Barne y and kept a sharp l ookout, for he beli eved t hat they wer e not far There was a shock and a slight recoil. Then the water from the object of their search seemed churned into a white foam a ll about the boat. Suaden l y they came to n u mero u s ropes, desce ndin g It was the explosion of the dynamite which caused this ihrough the water, and attached to weights, whic h lay up o n The terrific concussion killed dozens of the s h arks, ancl the bottom. their bodies went to the surface. Sam recogn i zed the nature of these at once. The s u rviving fish, greatly frightened, d arted away. "They are used by the divers," he said, "to pull them -That one shot was enough. They wou l d not return. "Good enough c r ied Sam Bag n aJl, exc ited ly. selves down into deeper w ater. The divers whp c om e down I te ll to "th ese deptlhs great l y endange r the i r l ives


20 UNDER THE YELLOW SEA. Even as Sam made this announcement the divers were Ect:n coming down the in all directions. 'l'hey would grope around in the sand for a few seconds, pick up a handf"ul of pebbles, and then fly to the surface. It was an interesting sight, and the s u bmarine explorers CHAPTER X. IN THE CAVE OF PEARLS. watched it with deep interest "No," cried the young inventor, quiclcly. "That will Whenever the native divers caught sight of the subma -do yet. Let her go down, B arney, and put out the a n r i n e boat they seemed terrified, and went to the surface alchors." most instantly The Celt obeyed. T.his caused all on board to laugh. The submarine boat came to a stop right in the mouth of the coral cave. "rrhey evidently don't want any part of us!" said Sam An immense number of gayly colored fish were fri g hi. "Well, I don't think we want any part of them." "So long as they do not disturb ua, we ha v

UNDER THE YELLOW SEA. 21 B uL llm' far Lhc tradition thai lhis was a cave of pearls had hardly found verification. Not a sign of a pearl had been seen. Groping in the sands, handful afLer handful of pebble s were examined, but no pearls appeared. "That's mighty curious," muttered Sam, who was not at all satisfied. "There must be pearls here." But suddenly they came out into a high arched and domed cavern chamber. 'rhe scene upon which !.hey gazed wa. one or great splendor WhiLe and crystal-like the coral formation glistened in th e lighl.of the electric lamps. 'ruly it was a sight such as rarely accorded human raze. The submarine voyagers gazed upon it for a time with Jeep Then Frank reached down and picked up a pebble at hi s feet. It was a pearl. A larger or more beautiful one the explorers had never Sam Bagnall was overjoyed. At once all began to search the sand s The .fear that this not a cave of pearls was at once dispelled. Pearls of t.he largest and most cosily kind were secured by the dozen. They were safely stowed away by the hunters. The floor of the cavern seemed a literal storehouse for the "Yes, we have," admitted Frank; "but I think we have tarried here too long." "I am ready to r et urn." "All right." But just at this moment a st rang e rumbling was heard, Lhe water seemed to make a whirlpool about them, and tilC floor of the cavern trembled. The divers looked at each other in surprise. "What was that?" shouted Sam. "I don't know," replied Frank; "it seemed lik e an earthquake." "An earthquake?" "Yes.'' "Then we are in deadly peril. Perhaps some part of the cavern has fallen in." "llfy God! We would be buried!" It was a ghastly thought, but Barney, who had been listening intently, said: "Begorra it's no earthquake, or I'm a loiar. Shure, av I ain't mi s taken, the naygur i s in thrubble." "Pomp?" exclaimed Frank, with sudden inspiration. "Yis, sor." ''Upon my word, Barney, I fear you are right. He has .fired the nccd;c gun for some p urpose or other." "So I believe, sor." "We must Teturn at once." With all haste they now set out for the entrance to the cavern But before they had gone far, there came another It was easy enough to understand this. Beyond a doubt shock, and again the floor of the cavern tremb l ed. had once been a retreat for the pearl oyster. The she ll s There was no doubt about it. decomposed long ago, leaving the pearls free to mirlgle the pebbles. Pomp was in trouble. He was probably firing the needle gun as a. signal. Frank For hours the submarine voyagers groped in the sands knew the vital importance of responding at once. the precious gems So the explorers hastened forward with all s peed. They had secured many of them, and there eeemcd yet It seemed an interminable way to the mouth of the cav more to be recovered. But Frank realized that they had been long away from Div e r, and it was best to return as soon as possible. So he arose and made signs to the others. They at once responded. Bagnall was the most jubilant o any. He put l1is helmet close to Frank's and shouted: "Haven't we made a big haul?" ern And now, as they came out of the labyrinth of passages, Frank was given a start. Where was the glare of the searchlight.? It had vanished. The young inventor sh1mbled on until the mouth of the cavern was at last reached. The open sea was b e fore them But the Diver was gone!


22 UNDER THE Y.ELLO\Y SE.A The submarine boat had left its anchorage. Not a sign "Indeed it seems so!" agreed the young inventor. of it was visible anywhere. He was trying to formulate some plan for getting out What did it mean? of the dilemma. What had happened? With his inventive genius it would seem strange if he Had some tcniblc calamity befallen Pomp? Had the did not succeed. Diver been attacked by some marine monster? All these questions flashed through Frank's brain. He could find no answer. Sam put his helmet to his. "The boat is gone!" he cried. "Yes," replied Frank. "What will we do?" God only knows "If he docs not return--" "Then we are lost!" Lost at the bottom of the Yellow Sea! Fully fifty miles from any land! Certainly the outlook was a terrible one! And sure enough an idea occurred to Fnmk. H e uddcnly turned to Bagnall and asked: "Didn't you say that this locality was frequented by divers?" "Yes." "But the water here is a little too deep, isn't it?" "Y cs; jus t a trifle." Then Frank's idea became plain enough to Sam. "Oh, I see what you are driving at. \Ve can strike some of the divers and escape in that way." "Exactly. If we knew where there wa a boat and people on the surface to rescue us, we could kick these lead weights So long as the chemica l generators worked the divers could live under the sea. off our feet and go up." But the chemicals could noL be expected to la st forever. When they should give out, then the end must come. Such a death was something fright.rul to contemp lat e But what could be done? To attempt to walk to land in any direction seemed fu tile. "That will at least eave our live s." "Certainly." The spirits of the three divers at once revived Death could certainly be averted in that fashion. To find the native divers would not be at all difficult. They peopled these waters, and one need not go far in The atoll mentioned by Bagnall might not be oter fifty any direction to encounter them. miles distant. But what of Pomp? But to attempt to walk fifty miles under the water was a The fate of ihc darky and the ubmarine boat was a fearful thing to contemplate. i.cr of no little solicitude to In Iact it would be impossible. But they still clung to the hope that he would Frank knew this well. safely in course of time. There was certainly but one thing to do. This was to sit Hours passc.d. Darkness I down, in lhe vain hope that Polnp would return with the dragged by. Diver. If no harm had come to the boat it was likely that he "ould come back in due season. But if the Diver had come to grief, or was destroyed, then their fate seemed sealed Tlwy sat down upon l edges of coral for awhile, unable to form any plan of action. "By Jove, Frank," exclaimed Sam, "our expedition has come to a bad end." They were dispirited. It was dreary waiting for the divers, and they were than anxious for morning to come. If Pomp did not show up the n Frank was determined make action. Daylight came, and once more the bed of the sea unfold ed itself to them. They were weary, restless, and almost hopeless with the outlook.


UNDER THE YELLOW SEA. 23 CHAP'rER XI. Mighty, straggling arms were coiled about the Diver, and it was being dragged with fearful strength over the sandy bottom of the sea. POMP'S EXPERIENCE. The octopus, for iluch it was, was of mountainous size. Indeed, the submarine boat seemed but a toy in its grasp. But what of Pomp? Over the bed of the ocean the creature dragged the boat The darky, left in charge of the Diver, while the pearl as if it weighed not a feather. cave was being explored, had waited anxiously for them to And Pomp was powerless. return. For a few moments the darky was unable to arrive at any Time passed, and still the darky remained by the obserclear idea of act ion. vation window, looking for their return. Then he cried: "Golly I" he exclaimed, "I done fink dey am makin' a "011, Massy Lordy! I done wish Marse Frank was here good long stay. Shouldn't wondah if suffin' had happened now. Wha' shall I do? De debbil hab got us!" to 'em!" Then Pomp bethought him elf of the needle gun. The darky's patience was becoming exhausted when i.t He could not train it upon the octop us, but he could fire occurred to him that he ought to have something warm pre-it as a signal for Frank to return. pared for Frank when he should return. Perhaps the young inventor would know what to do. "I done fink I make some hot truffles an' tea," he dePomp had faith that he would. clared. "Dat taste mos' good to Marse Frank." So the darky rushed to the gun. So Pomp hastened away to the galley. He fired it twice, these shots being heard, as we know, by He soon had a good hot fire under way, and then was the divers. busy getting up a good repast. But the octopus still continued to drag the boat away It is needle s to say that it would have been most wel-over the sands come to the explorers had they got back in time to have obtained it. But they did not. Pomp was greasing the irons for cooking the truffles, when suddenly he was hurled clear out of the galley. Something had struck the boat like a thousand of bricks. The shock had thrown the darky off his pins. "Golly fo' glory!" he gasped. "Wha' de debbil do dat? I done fink I got mah leg broke Then, recovering himself as quickly as possible, he rushed into the cabin. In vain Pomp tried to think of some way to free himself of the monster. There seemed no way. He dareclnot put on a diving suit and. venture out to at tack the creature, for fear of the deadly tentacles. There seemed no other way to give him battle. The sit uation was every moment becoming more desperate. Then it occurred to Pomp to exhaust the reservoir, and send the boat to the surface. Perhaps the octopus woulcl then relax his hold. So the darky rushed into the pilot house, and pulled A glance out of the observation window made his woolly open the reservoir valve. hair stand on end. Instantly the boat began to s lowly rise. The weight of ":M:assy Lordy, de debbil hab got dis chile!" he howled. the octopus wa hardly sufficient to keep it down. "Fo' shuar he hab got me!" Up toward the surface went the boat in the grip of the Indeed, it was a devilish face which looked in through huge spider-like creature the window. Above the surface the Diver rose. The terrible cat -lik e eyes of yellow and green, and the The huge body of the octopus floated on the waves. prodigious beak, which worked with a vicious snap as if it A score of sampa n s occupied by the natives were near. wanted Pomp as a choice morsel. They hurriedly got out of the >ray.


24 UNDER THE YELLOW SEA. They did not venture to attack the octopus. But the darky knew full well that the end o.f the adven -Their car o the monster was a most deadly one. They ture was not yet. got out of the way quickly enough. It was now necessary, and wifhout a moment's delay, Pomp was in despair. to :find his compa nion s H e thought of his friends back down there in the ocean For aught he knew, they might ere this be dead All depths, and his sou l tlnilled with fear for them. would depend upon the duration of the c hemical s in the Would they peri h before he could return to aid them? generators. He was d esperate, but as helpless as a babe. :Meanwhil e Pomp let the boat fly. the octopus rather en j oyed being on the surface He knew not what direction to take, but h e was -resolv e d H e was able to swim and drag the boat whither he to make instant search pleased Chance favored him. This he proceeded to do. After traveling what he believed to be the necessary dis His huge beak proceeded to demolish the rail and the tance to reach the vicinity of the Cave o Pearls,' he let the o rnam ents of the roof o the pilot-house. But he could no t penetrate the steel shell of the boat. So that Pomp 's life was not or a time threatened. Still the octopus hung onto its prey. Hours passed, and the trange spectacle drifted on and on over the billows of the sea. Finally darkness shut down over the ocean. boat go down. Fortune was on his side. The exhausted divers had about given up all hope when a :floo d of light burst upon them. I Then down through the water the hull of the D1ver was seen to descend Down it settled. Fortune had favored Pomp to strike the exact spot. Frank had been just about to look Through all the long hours of the night still the boat pearl diver when the light appeared. remained in the embrace of the oc'topu Pomp 'Yas getting mad. "Yo' fool fish, yo' he rav ed, shaking his :fist at the octopus; "I done hab a mind fo' to break dat glass an' gib yo' a charge ob dynamite!" Bu t thi s would, of course, be out of the question. The o ctop u s was wholly the master of the sit uation. Pomp flas hed the sea rchlight in its eyes. This was the only thing which seemed to have any effect upon creature. It winced, and at time s seeme d lik ely to relax its grip. But daylight came before it did so.' Pomp was upon the very verge of despair, when the oc-To express the relief and joy of the s ubmarine travelers in words would be impo ssible They rushed eagerly aboard the Diver. In a few moments they were in the cabin. "Mercy on us, Pomp!" cried Frank. "What has hap pened to you?" "Golly, Marse Frank," cried the darky; "de debbil get dis chi l e an' haul him off!" "The devil?" ''Yes, sah; one ob dem big fis h wif long spider legs, sa h." "An octopus!" gasped Frank. "Where is it now?" "Dunno, sah. Don e :fink it get away into de sea !" topus, tiring of its embrace, slid away b e n eat h the waves. And Pomp gave a graphic account of his expe rience with With a cry of joy Pomp spra ng into the engine -room. the octopus. Now that th e dang e r was all over, all listened Quick a a flash he swun g the head of the boat about with interest. and put on all speed It had been a close call for a ll. But they were once more It was his impulse to get as far away from the spot as afe aboard the Div e r. possible in as little time. "We will look out not to get into the grip of another The Djver fajr l y s ped through the waves, and soon hacl s uch creature," sa id Fr;mk. left the spot whe re the octopu s dis appeared mile s behind. Pomp prepared a hearty r epas t for the wearied m en.


UNDER trHE YELLOW SEA. 25 They enjoyed il heartily, and then Frank went into the pilot-house and sent the diver to the surface. "Bagnall," be cried, "have you had enough of the Yel low Sea?" The xplorer quickly replied: "J\Iy work is clone; I am satisfied." ''Then let us run clown to Ilong Kong and put ourselves under the protection of the American cons ul for a few day s before going home." "That will be jolly," cried Bagnall. "Let u s do it." The prospect of spending a few days on land, and es-He consulted Bagnall. "What do you say, Sam?" he asked; "is it best f o r u s t o get to close quarters with those chaps?" Sam was thoughtful. He could see that as the Chinese warship approached her crew were al quarters and she was cleared for action. "She look s warlike," he declared. "So I think." "Upon my word, these Chinese are queer birds!" "They arc just as apt to confiscate our boat as not." "Certainly." peciall y in Hong Kong, was a plcl.l anl one. Frank's mind was made up. So the boat was h eaded to the southeast. Frank kept her "I don't believe I'll risk it," he said on tho surface, as she could sa il faslcr there. "What will you do?" ask e d Sam. Out of tho Yellow Sea at last the submarino boat passed. Frank pointed to an American warship just across the The expedition had certainly been a succcs in more ways harbor. The American flag was flying from her peak. than one. The ave of P earls had been found, and a large "I'll run ov r und er the win g of our own Government," trea sure taken from it. he said "The dirty pig-tails won't dare to follow u.s there Al o the treasure found aboard the sunken pirate was "A good idea!" declared Sam. "But look out the C hicertainly more than ufficient to r ecompense them all. tlo taken all together the party had good cause for self All were in high pirits. And still the Diver kept on its way until one fine morn ing it sailed into Hong Kong harbor. nee don't callus clown with a cannon ball." Frank turned the head of the Diver to the westward. He pressed the motor l ever. She hot forward with increa c d speed. A mad yell came from the deck of the Celestial cr uiser. Its appearance created a decided sensation Then there was the rattle of chains, a puff of smoke, and In a moment, ailer crossi ng the baT, a huge Chinese waT-a heavy report. ship came bearing clown upon the Diver. A cannon ball plowed the water just in fro n t of the CHAPTER XII. AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE PIRATES----.THE END. Diver. "By Jove! They mean to take us!" cried Sam. "Look out, Frank!" "ow, the young inventor knew that he could easily vin dicate himself in the eyes of the Chinese officers, but it would take time and bother. To avoid all the consequent red tape, he was decided to Frank was really und ecided whether lo run the risK of run over lmd e r the lee of the AmeTican warship. getting into close quartcrcl with the Chinese cruiser or not. He knew well enough the capricious character of the pig tailed dignitaries at Hong Kong. If it suited their Celestial tastes they might boldly con:fis-But the peremptory summons of the big warship could not be disr ega rd ed. However, Frank was decided how to treat it. He 11ent Barney out to run up the American flag. Thi s cate the submarine boat as an alien vessel violating the at once flaunted in the breeze treaty by invading the haTbor without the protecting flag Very likely there would have been no troub le, ha d not of any government So Frank felt a little shy. the submaTine boat so etrong l y resembled a dyn amite cruis er o r torpedo boat.


2G U DER THE YELLOW SEA. The Chinese were convinced that the Diver was some thing of the sort. The display of the American flag, however, had no effect whatever. Again a shot went skipping before the Diver's bows. Frank smiled and stepped into the gunroom. He had no thought of issuing a challenge, but was :e solved to give the Chinese an exhibition of his own power. He slid a needle into the gun, and pointed it so as to strike the water one hundred yards away. Then he pulled the valve. There was a recoil, and then-Boom-boom! "So they tried to sink you, did they?" he cried. "Well, that's all the sense those heathen Chinese have, anyway The Diver was dra_;n up alongside the Saratoga o further trouble was experienced. As soon as the Chinese admiral learned of his mistake he sent over a apology. The American colony in Hong Kong received the subma rine travelers most hospitably. Three very enjoyable days were spent m the quaint Chinese city. Then Frank said: "Come, boys, we must get under way again. Now for home." The projectile was buried in the sea Barney and Pomp were more than willing; they were The impact exploded the dynamite, and up rose a column anxious to get back to dear old Readestown. of water fifty feet high. And Sam Bagnall was not unwilling to get back to New It fell with the roar of a cataract. It wail evident that York and realize on his pearls. terrific force was beneath it. So the Diver left Hong Kong harbor with a salute from "I wonder what they'll think of that?" chuckled Frank. the men-of-war there, which was duly answered. He learned instantly. Then once more along the coast the submarine boat pi A second roar like thunder filled the air. ceeded. The batteries of the Chinese cruiser belched flame and For several days the Diver kept on, and Frank had begun smoke. to have hopes of sighting Borneo. Only the poor marksmanship of the Chinese gunners One morning a fleet of Chinese vessels appeared directly saved the Diver. in the path of the Diver. Shells and hot shot :filled the water all around the sub-Frank imagined that they were merchant or trading vasmarine boat. But not a shot struck her sels until s uddenly a terrible catastrophe happened It was the best o.f good fortune. The Diver did not turn out for the Chinese fleet, but The Chinese were doubtless waiting for the smoke to went sailing down through their midst. clear away to sec that their target had gone to the bottom. Suddenly, when not fifty yards from on of the vessels, Frank was determined not to disappoint tl)em. Knowing it to be the afest move he could make, he pressed the reservoir lever. The craft sank. Frank at that moment could have blown the Chinese ship J,o splinters But he did not care to do that. IIc let the Diver run und er the water for perhaps half a mile. Bagnall let out a yell of alarm. "Look out, Frank! They mean to hit us!" Before Frank could act, however, he saw that the black flag had been run to the masthead of every vessel in the fleet. :M:en armed to the teeth swarmed over the rail, ready to board their prey. False ports opened in the vessels' sides, 1 Then he sent it to the surface. The American warship and guns were run out. was quite near. Before Frank could sink the Diver, a broadside was :fired She was the Saratoga, and h er commander warmly wel-from the nearest pirate. corned Frank, :for the young inventor was well known1to One solid shot passed completely through the reservoi r him. of the Diver just above the water line.


UNDER THE YELLOW SEA. 27 But Frank did not pursue them. To sink her now wa::; impossible, unless it were done permanently. Seven of the pir::tte vessels were at the bottom of the sea. Frank's face blanched with horror. This was havoc enough for the time They The Saratoga quickly came up. "My God!" he cried. ''We are certainly lost. will blow u s out of the water!" Explanations were in order, and then the commander "God h elp us!" groaned Sam. "What shall we do?" said: They were directly in the midst of the pirate flee t. "We have been for a year that gang of cut' To turn away was only to meet with guns. Frank hesithroats You punished them nobly, Mr. R e ad e tated only a moment. "I don't believe they will trouble the Diver any more," "We must fight or die!" l1e cried "That is our only s aid Frank; "at least it will be costly for them if they do." hope!" i Ii:tstantly, with vengeful purpose, he rushed into the gun! room. "I'll give a few of them all the fun they want!" he muttered. But at this mom ent Barney came ru hing upon deck. He brought most direful news. One of the Eolid shot had burst, and a fragment had torn its way through the bottom of the boat. She was filling fast. He instantly trained the needle gun upon the nearest Frank rushed down into the hold. He examined the leak ship. He pressed the lever. with many fears. Boom Crash "The crui e of the Diver is ended .said, "l:3he is The projectile s truck the vessel, and a terrible explosion 1;inking fa st !" ollowed. A hol e many yards s quare was blown in the ves "What shall we do?" side. She instantly heeled over and began to sink "We will have to return to Hong Kong and go home in some other way. Look out!" Her crew were paralyzed and began in terror to jump The warning came not a moment too soon Water overboard. Frank was determined to show no mercy. belched into the cabin. The Diver began to settle Quick as thought he trained the gun upon another one "My God! She is going down!" cried Sam Bagnall. of the pirate ves els. Again there was a fearful explosion "What can we do to save the treasure, Frank?" The second pirate vessel went to the bottom in three "Nothing," replied the young inventor, excitedly. minutes with all on board. "Save yourselves." But a shell exploded on the cleck of the Diver, tearing They were even obliged to l eap overpoard and swim for away a section of the cabin and doing much damage their lives. But a boat from the Saratoga was already on "Revenge for that!" muttered Frank. the way. Right and left the deadly projectiles were sent WherThey were picked up safely ever they struck d eath and disaster ensued But the submarine boat went into hundreds of feet of Indeed the little Diver was in a fair way to exterminate water. The Diver was lost forever. the whole fleet when the distant boom o cannon was heard. The Saratoga took the Diver's party back to Hong A vessel was approaching from the westward. Kong; here they were warmly received. "It is the Saratoga I" cried Sam, as he studied her The effects and furnishings of the Diver were lost with through a glass. her; also the pirates' treasure. In ace of such antagonists the remainder o the pirates The pearls recovered rom the Cave of Pearls were 8avecl, took to their he e ls. for each had worn them on his person. They managed to gain the estuary of a river, where the These would net a goodly fortune, and pay for the loss of water was too sha llow, and they were safe from pursuit, the Diver. But all else was lost. save by the Diver. Perhaps the mo t chagrined and disappointed of all


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