Six weeks buried in a deep sea cave; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s great submarine search

Six weeks buried in a deep sea cave; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s great submarine search

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Six weeks buried in a deep sea cave; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s great submarine search
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Frank Reade weekly magazine
Senarens, Luis 1863-1939
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Frank Tousey
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WEEKLY MAGAZINE. Containing Stories of Adventures on Land, Sea & in the Air. No. 'ii. NEW YORK, MARCH 4, 1904. P1ice 5 Cents. As the octopus came upon that side of the ship, the divers slid over the other side. Reaching the .sani:is below, they hastened to the submarine boat. A moment later they were !n the vestibule. Frank shut the door


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FRANK READE '"WV'EE:EE.I.a "'Y' CONr.L_411NING STORIES OF ADVENTURES ON LAND, SEA AND IN THE .AIR. Issued Weekly-By Subscription $2.50 per year. Application made for Second Class enti-y at the New York, N. Y., Post Office Enteied according to Act oi Congress in the year 1904, in the office of the Librarian of Congress, Washington, D. C., by l1'1ank Tousey, 24 Union Square, New York. No. 71. NEW YORK, MARCH 4, 1904. Price 5 Cents. Six Weeks Buried in a Deep Sea Cave; OR, FRANK READE, JR.'S fiREAT SUBMARINE SEARCH. By .. NONAME." CHAPTER I. DESCRIBES THE INVENTOR AND HIS INVENTION. But Frank Reade, Jr., only laughed at these offers He said: "I will n ever sell any secret of mine to a government to be used for purposes of warfare." And in this re s olution Frank R eade, Jr., was quite indeA new submarine boat was all completed and floated in pendent, for he was possessed of large wealth. the basin in the yard of Frank Reade, J r.'s machine works T'.he Pearl was a model of beauty ancl grace. in Readestown. Its lines were unlike tliat of a n y ordinary eraH, resemThis basin or tank was fully twenty feet deep and conbling somewhat the build of a monitor. nected with a canal which led down to the river, which was navigable to the sea. It had three turrets which were revolving windows pro tected by heavy p l ate g l ass. The Pearl was the name of the new invention and it was The material of which the hull was constructed was hard -truly the wonder of modern times. It was no ordinary feat ened steel, thin but extre mely tough. The process was to have conquered the mighty problem of submarine naviknown only to the inventor. gation A brass guard rail extended the whole length of the ves-Frank Reade, Jr., speedi l y was made awa re of this. sel and protected the decks. T'.he Pearl had been built nar He was fairly deluged with letter s from all parts 0 the row of beam and or speed., world Some of these were from parties who desired to Each turret had four windows protected by plate glass, recover sunken treasures or locate s ubmarine gold mines. and a door openi n g from a vestibule. Three short ma s t s Others were from officials high in authority in foreign arose a lso from the centre of each turret. nations, offering fabulo u s prices for the secret of the boat 's The r e were also large plat e glass observ ation window s in constmction. th e hull of the s ubmarine boat.


SL\ \\.EEKS BGRIEJJ I .J \ DE El' SB.\ UA VE. From the interior 0 the l:"aL b mean;; the bottom of the could be kept corr.-::tantly in view. 1 n the fonYard turret \1as the pilot-houtle w ith t h e stee r ing gear and the electric keyboard, for the motive power of the Pearl wa elect ricity. Per ha pt; at this point it might be well to take a look at the interior of the boat Thi s th e wond erfu l part of i t. Stepping into the tur rret one was stmck by the ele gance of the furniture and the furni s hings. lt was a small chamber, of c our,:e, but :was neverth e less fitted up fit for a ; king's abode. Next to the m ain cahin was the dining sa loon. This was admirab l y equipped. "You arc th e benefactor of 8C:icn('c o f modern time, ML H eade: said the genia l doctor, "onl y thin k of it. \ s ubmarin e rnyage and the mo,,;t wonde rful opportunity to e:xplore the ocean depths cvci known. And to think tha t I iftl1 the favor e d one. Ought I not to be happy?" Indeed, doctor, l am pleased that you regard the affair s o e nthu s iastically," <;aid Frank. "I hope you will fin d your dearest hopes rewarded." "Beg orra, I hope we'll not get swallowed by any big whal e down there," s aid Bamey. "Golly! I don beliebc he keep y o down v e r y long, I'ish," exp lod e d Pomp. The two were always lJa dgering each other. Barney bri stled up. Th e n came the s tater ooms, and next the pilot-house. "Phwa t 's that yez 1:5ay ?" h e cried, excitedly. "An phwat' s Und e r the pi lot-house was the electric engine room. Her c the rai s on, pray?" ,1cr e the 'rnnd c rful dynamo s ancl y s tcm of th e "i\Iassy T.;ord yo' i s too green ro' to ECt s teady Oll hi. f"c>c:rct of which 11.:is know11 011ly to Frank H eade Jr. sto mach. Yo' b e rr y muc h worse clan a hull watcrmilyun." 13ut the mos t 11. ndcrf:nl thine: of all "a s the system clru Bamcy hook his r eel man e aggressively. for the raising and loweri'ng of the boat. "Shure, that 's an insult to a thrn e son a r th e Emerald This 'ra" don e b} mean s of tanks, which, when filled with I s l e he cried. T 'll hare <1 foll o ul ay rcz fer !hat!" water from valYcs. cauF di,: ehile !" 1rarncc1 P omp. "Iain' de When this 'rate r wa expelle d b_v the lJressur e of com-1 cast lJit afraid o b yo'." prc:;1:5cc1 air th e n the boat 1rnulr1 rise. Y cz ain't, e h:' roared .Barney, <1B he made a di vc at the K ext \l'<1S th e of furni s hin g the boat with a condarky. stant s upply of fre s h air. Thi s seemed a c onundrum so far under 1.he s urface of th e sea, but Frank h ad solved it He h ad ski lJ:ulJ? p erfec t e d ; 1 c hemi cal gen e rator of onThe coon e luded hirn but Harney caught him by lhc knee. Unfortunat e l y they \rere n. littl e too near t h e lank gen \rhi e h conltl fnrn.if'h a ir for all part or the bont Ramey lost his lrnL1rnc and l\"Cl1t orer the edge. Of through rnriou s tube and rnh cs. ras so i.hal h J pulled J )ornp aft e r him. it could a lso destroy all ihc pois onou s gases a nrl vapors. \ nd splul.krin g aucl ,;pla,;hing Thill enabled th e ::;11ll111nrinc to 1.r:wc l ith irn-' punity at nny depth a1l'. lhcro 1ra. n o danger. Frnn k and the clod o r 11 althecl tho111. lau g hing-heartily. They Ee ram bJcc1 out t lri pping, C1 bnshec1, and with their ardor mu c h cool cl. The.r i;hmk away to t11c e n gine room to dry their wet d ollies. It was a case of even up Preparations went fonrarcl r;1pidl} for the g r eat und cr c ruise. Workmen \rOre busy gettin g the ma c hin ery jnto apple-pie circler anc1 1 rntting s tores aboard h er 0 E ('purse th e n sual r-oteri e of n e w s pap e r reportor s ap pear ed, and tried to l am all tho secre t s of the boat. There was ne xt Doctor Calliope, the presid ent of the Rut the r,1nl was kept guarded, and it w;:is n ot ;\merican Soc iet y of Piscici1lture A very l earned mall. in'ca y to do this. \ clo:::c nntlook kept for deed, was Doctor Calliope. or cra nks, who would not h e:-itatr t o do the boat Irnrm. He was taking the voyage for the pmpose of studyin g One clay the Pearl floated in th tank all e quipped and marin e life and fish o:f the deep sea. ready for the tart.


I 'IX BURIED IN .\. DEEP SEA CAYE. 3 X o objective point liad b en named. no definite J t e n oug h that they w0rr to sai l the ocean depths and l Xplore it.; Di. l 'a lli ope \l'il>' right in hi" l'lement. Ht' had and scie ntifi c in st rum ents canie u l the boat for usSition. To attempt to des c ribe it all in detail would require too mu c h s pace. There w e r e forests of marine plant s, of them grow i n g full y twenty feet high; cora.J and reef s, ro ck caverns, and all holding some form of fi&h life : Every kind of stran&e fis h anJ sea. mm1st e r thron ged the Then iL bore sou th for equatorial f:eas. It was there that i;ubrriarinc fore s t. the doctor Xpected to meet with the field. Dr. Calliope was right in hi s c l ement. l' he : :mhmar in r boat prored a fast sailer, and so it hapLLe studied the m at first with a po1rerful glass; then the penec1 that it seemed n o great of time whe n Frank desire (o acquire s ome of the s pecimens was too powerful. 11eade, Jr., came on deck one day vnd said : This l ed him to d escend to the kec1 of the boat, where a "\fr are now in rquatoria l s e as. What a.y you, Do ctor trap was a.rranged. H ere he could man.age by an ingenious Cn lliope? Is lhi::> a fn vora ble spot to rlescend ?" cont riYance t o re cove1 s pecimen s f rom the immediate 'nueec1, I beli

4 SIX WEEKS BURIED IN A DEEP SEA CA VE. The marine forest was succeeded by a level plain of pur est white sand. Here were of rich and variegated shapes and hues. They made an extremely beautiful and brilliant spectacle Some of these specimens the doctor was very anxious to secure; this largely augmented his collection. For some while the boat glided on ov::ir the plain of sand without any incident of great note. "Don't be too sure of it," cried Frank, "death should be instantaneous." "Begorra, he's coming to loife already," cried Barney. 'l'hi s was seen to be true enough, for the whale slowly and convulsively regained an unright position and then swam rapidly away. It did not renew its attack upon the submarine boat. There was no doubt but that it had had all the nonsanse It was not until the scene began to change, showing con-knocked out of it, and was bound to respect its powerful glomerations of rocks, that any incident of an exciting sort anr agonist. occurred. One thing was sure, it had been a very close call for the Then Pomp, who was looking out of one of the observaPead. A straight blow would Juve sealed its fate. tion windows, suddenly screamed: Nothing more was seen of the wkile. It went out of "Massy Lardy! We am gwine to be smashed suah. Look sight _and the Pearl went her way. out dar, I'ish !" Barney crowded on speed now anu for some miles the boat fast. Barney, who was in the pilot house, suddenly jammed th h 1 d H th 1 d t. th 1 Then the sandy plain began to ascend. e em aroun e saw e pen an was JUS m e High cliffs suddenly formed just ahead and as the boat I passed over these a great cry went up. A monster whale had dove straight for the boat with of time. jaws wide open. "Great Scott!" cried Frank. "A city under the sea!" "A city!" gasped the doctor. Had the leviathan struck the boat it would have been the The scene spread to the view of the voyagers was like a end of it. But Barney's action ju st caused the whale to pag e from a book of fairy tales. miss its aim. It went by the boat like an arrow out of a bow. gasped the doctor;''that was a close s have." "liook out! cried Frank, "he is coming back!" This was true. "Bejabers he'll have a race tq catch us!" cried Barney. And he put on all speed. The boat ran on like lightning and the whale pursued it. There, down in a little valley was a city of whitest stone. It gleamed like a radiant vision in the glare of electric light s There were high buildings, towers, domes and minarets. Broad, paved streets intersected each other. A high wall of deJ'.ense surro unded the city. A city under the sea! What did it mean? The monster overtook the boat and gave it a glancing For a moment this puzzled the voyagers. Then tliey blow on the side. solved mystery in a logica l manner. Frank saw that something desperate had got to be done. Had this city been built by merman and mermaid or So he called all into the pilot-house. Each stood upon a some deep sea dwellers who were of an intelligence on a par stool with glass legs, and Frank pressed a button which with tl : e upp er world? sent the electric current into the steel hull. But the improbability of this thought was at once ap'l'he whale turned and came again for another glancing parent. There was no sign of life in the deep sea city. blow. No peop l e were there. It was a city of death. He met with a hot reception this time, to be sure. It must have been a momentary surprise. 'l'he moment he touched the boat there was a shock, a ter rific recoil and the water boiled like a caldron. The whale shot off several yards from the boat and ap peared to be in the throes of death. It quivered anu strug-It had doubtless been built by human hands and above the surface of the sea. But some internal commotion of the earth's cr11st had caused the co. ntinent or isle upon which it had stood to sink beneath the sea. Of course, this had sealed its fate. But wha'. a fearful glcd violently and lay upon its back. end for the thriving inhabitants. "It is a death blow!" cried the doctor. "What power It wa, a powerful spell which for a long whilr helu the there is in electricity." voyagers.


SIX WEEKS BURIED IN A DEEP SEA CA VE. 5 Frank was the first to speak "No doubt that city was built many hundred years ago!" Then we are above a sunken continent," said Dr. Calliope. "That is true!" "But-what wonderful stone that is of which the city is built! It look s like coral!" "It is doubtless ordinary stone encrusted with said Frank. "The effect is beautiful!" "That must have required cent uries of work by the in sects." It seemed as if the sea was sudde nly thrown some violent and fearful commotion. It was a moment of IDJS tery-of intense surprise and excitement. CHAPTER III. THE NEW ISLA ND. What did it mean? What had happened? Or rather what was happening at that moment? The The submarine boat now sai l ed down over the wonderful query was stamped on the pale faces of all the party "Indeed, yes There must be little left of the city save these silent white ouildings." city, and a closer look at it was taken. "Judging from its extent fully half a million people mu st have lived here once!" averred. the doctor. "No doubt of it!" agreed Frank. "But could have supported such a metropolis?" "No doubt the country about it." "Mercy on us It is a miserable looking region !" "Ye., at present. But this great waste of sand may once have been fertile soil, with waving fields of grain and rich gardens, yielding wealth for the inhabitants." "It does not _look possible." "On my word!" cried the doctor, "I believe it is a tidal l" "More like an earthquake!" cried Frank. all "Look out It seemed as if the bottom of the ocean was rising to strike the bottom of the boat. But this was regarded as an optical delusion. The general belief was instinctively that the boat was sinki n g Down she went, or rather up came the bottom of the sea. "Yet it i3 likely." The water was in a literal tempest, making a terrific fu"But nothing would grow in that sand." rare. The submarine boat was tossed about like a mere toy. "Ah, but it may not have always been sand hereabouts. But an exp lan ation of the situation was not long in com-The sand I suppose was created by the action of the water ing. Suddenly the building s of s uch crystal white began to or brought here by an undertow." reel and tumble. The doctor nodded his head. "An earthquake !'' yelled Frank. "That is a very logical argument," he said. "What a The boat was wedged in between two buildings. At the nation it must have been? Is it not curiou s that we have no moment it seemed impossible to extricate her. historical record of it?" But the next moment the electric lights paled. "Not so very !" declared Frank. "When you call to mind that the new world was only discovered a few hundred years A great shout went up from the doctor "Wonderful 11e cried. "We are going to the surface! ago This city and the continent may have s unk before 'rhe water is receding!" Columbus crossed the sea." Indeed, this seemed to be the case. "Ah, that is certainly logical," agreed the doctor, scratch The next moment a most astounding state of affairs was ing his head, "but it is not the right location for the sunke n revealed. Atlantis." "Yet it may have sunk at the s ame time, or been even a distant part of that continent Who shall say?" "Well, I vum !" muttered the doctor. "Wonders are A waste of tumbling, heaving waters, a brassy sky and g larin g sun, and a waste of sancl and com lencrusted build ings w e r e seen upon all sides. were no longer at the bottom of the sea. By a most growing! What will come next?" inexplicable bit of magic they had been lifted into daylight Whatever was in store in the way of wonders, it was not and the upper world. easy to guess, but a thrilling incident was close at hand. What was the meaning of the strange phenomeno n ? What The boat seemed s udd e nly sinking Barney reversed the had happened tq place them thus high and dry from the tank lever, but that did no good. ocean depths?


6 :-ll .\. \\'EEK' HlRlED Li: DEEP l'.]A UAVK The mighty tumbling waste of waters receded from the again the curiosity of all demanded a brief tour about the newly arisen isle, so long buried at the bottom of the sea. new made isle. Gradually they ceased their commotion and rhr land lo s t The streets of the coral city lay before them. its rocking motion. om e of the buildings had been shattered and had fallen, 'l'hen lhe s un began to absorb the water in the hol l ows of but the majority 1rerc intact. the r ocks, and the sra became a dead calm. The Equatorjal Sea held a new LJe restored after many cent uries. lt was now see n that their antiquity wa rcry great. They had doubtless been built many hundreds of 'I 'his became all apparent to the l'o_yagcrs in a brief space previou ly. 'fi1ey w ere two stories in height, with roof of time. It req ui red some little space, howeYer, for them garden s and high portico to recover equanimity. L'he architecture of a style not known to either the Fortunatel y no one had been injured. Greek or Homan school. Thi. was evidence that the island Neither ll'as the ubmarin e boat at all injured, though peop l e were of a race entirely sepa rat e from any Qther on_ it la y high a n d dry betll'e e n two of the coral buildings. ea rth. By the soul of Plat !"gasped the l1octor, 'we have e Whether ll'hite, black or :Yl ongo lian it was not ea,;.v to caped unharmed, and are the foriunaie ll'itnesses of a most say, but the doctor after omc 'htdy aid: r emarkable .. "You are right!"' agreed Frank. "It is a miracle!" "Begorra, but it' badly sth uck we are!" cr ied "Shure, howiver ll'ill ll'e git out a'' thi pickle? "It is my opinion that these people \\'ere 1vhite of skin and well advanced in civilization." I s it not a pit.v 'that we can find no other identifying marks of them?" sai d Frank. "Only tlie empty building. I done fink it am nll a big dream;' averred Pomp, and paved streets are l efi.." pinching himself to make urc. "I kain't understand it." "ThRt is true I don' t wonder,' said Frank. ycJous freak of Dame Nature."' li. is certainly a mar"How do we know whether thry understood the use of ccrrh e boat see m s to be unharmed," declared the doctor. "Not injured in the l e ast; said Frank, "but--" He made a wry face and all exchanged g lances. "On m y word," sa id the doctor, "it look s as i we were r e l egated here to s tay Frank .. "'rhat will put an end to onr su bmarine ex plorations." "Then we are eastn way s ?'' "Sure. "And like R obinson Crusoe watch vainly for a lJass ing sail. Ah; I fear that ressels se ldom come in to these seas "That is a bad outlook for us."' metals? \Vhy do we not find some of their article of dome stic or warlike u e ?" "'l'hat i easily explained," said the doctor. "'I he action of the water and lapse of time would be sufficient lo remov e all s uch trace .. "You think so?"' Why, we know it in the a b scncc ot any remains Every thing haa gone to decay but Lhe$e wall s, which have only been preserved intact by the work of the coral insects." "It i s a pity,'" was all Frank could say. 'l'hey wandered on down lite streets of the coral city. M a n y strange things wer e seen. The city had been the home of many strange fish and 'rhe doctor 'rnlkcrl to the rail of the ubmarine boa.t and marine creatures. l ooke d ovel'. 'l' he sc, take n so s udd en l y from their element, were in "Is there no way to diBloclge lhe ve. se l ?''he a sked. "Can >'Orne cases dead or dying we not launch her again?" Frank look ed dubiously at the full two hundred yards of In others they were seeking to crawl back into the sea 'l' here were huge crabs of the trangest description and di s tance to the wat e r's e d ge and said ruefully: colors; mighty jellyfish, voracious looking creatures, akin to "It doe s not look very encomaging. H owcYer, we will see the c uttlefi sh, and a they turned the corner of one street what can be done." All now clambered down from the Pearl's deck. It waR see n that s h e res t ed lightly between t h e building s and had ,;ufferccl 110 seri ous strain. This wa s certainly e n c ouraging. The spirits of all arose. But b efo r e taking any step s toward launching the boat Frank gripped tlw doctor's arm. L ook out!" he cried "Wh at?"' "Danger!'' "Soul of J\ ri sto tl e 1 hould say so!" gnsped t he scientist. There extende d along the entire length of the street n


s1.:;: \\ .KEK>-1 .l:ll.i.l:UBD l.i\ \ DEE[' SE.\ C \ n::. mighty, .inu o u I.Jody 1rhiC'h tbc rnyag r w ere <;ertain 11a,; the sea E>erpent iisel f. Its fearful prnportion s e xceeded anything they had ever before ancl there was littl e wond e r that they experi e nced terror. Only ;t long ridg e o r roam marked cli:;appcarancc. lfo 1rns never seen again by any 0 the party. The doctor 1rns bitterly di s appointed. Jt i;; hanl luck!"' he c ried J would harn ginm an,1 !hin g for hi s skin. Imagin e whal a i:;cnsation it \\"Ould "Golly !" gasped Pomp beating a retreat. '' Look out Fo' e1-,'atc on exhibiti on in New York.' dat big snake! Jt 3{11 d ead s hnah a boa-com:trictor !' "lndeecl, that i s true," agreed Frank. but he a J i W e 'Begona, phwat' lhat ; .. Barney, in a Loo s mart for u s manner So indeed he was. Xever mind we may find s<;nnethin g .. Yo' don know nuffin ', 1 i bh. l ( a 1 1 1 a big : make dc1 t .J u:-c as wonderful yet;' was lhc professor's consolin g 11iU jes' squeeze yo' all to pieces [o' a cent 1.. thought. gh !" grunted the Cel t. l'h e divil tak e him thin! Shure I'll kape out av hi s way!" crie d the doctor impatiently 'lt i s n o s n ake, you s care crow .. Shure, thin. plmat the divil i s it?" a,;kcd .Barne:y. "Nothing but a. giant e e l of a H pe c ic R unknown and un c hu;sified. On m y word, i>: he not a mon t c r Frank?" CHAPTER I V A STRANGE 1\f.ONSTEH. The party continued their exp l orations of the island n ( You are right ," agrcccl !.he youn g in\cnto r : who hac11 l1een attentively s tud y ing the crca lure ; "for an eel that some length. heats the world." "It s urel y doc;;!"' "It has the look of a serpent : and yet one can see I y the dorsal fin and the gil J l11at it i s a fish. _\ h look out. cwn body !" '"['he n after all had grown w eary and hungry it was pr o posed to return to the i.Joat. This wa done. Pomp proceeded to ::iprcad in the setting forll1 The warning wa. m :ll tim e d of a fine repast. This wa mu(;h appreciat e d and amp l e Thc might y monst 'l' mad e a s udden s pa :m10dic: move tie:c "\l"ilS done it by the olhert:. The result was that it. huge tail cr u s hed in th e coral wall Muc h refre s hed, all s at out on deck that el'cning and of one ol the buildings. enjoyed the balmy air 11hich driltcd a<;ross th e newly 111;111: i sle. Wriggling, with a force which made the ground tremble, lhe giant eel got undrr wa y This brought tho doctor to his J>ornp pr oduced banjo arnl Barne y hi fiddle. Between them the y Furnisbrd rare entertainment for ; 1 ":)hool he uicd. dont let him gel awn> s kin 1rhilc The moon hung high in a bcaulifol s ky :ill thl' will be wori.h a kin g s fo{tune for exhibition i n .\m0Tic11."' while. 1 Fortun ately tltc:y b ad all provirlccl th emselYC with rifles "Indeed, life on tl1c eguaior i;:; n ot the wort thing in llw i>cforc leaving lhc Pearl. 1Yorld," dcclarecl !Trank. R eade, Jr. hot were at once fired at tltc l. "You have not seer\ all its phases yet." said tlic clocfor But they seem e d not to hind e r th e mons t e r in hi s couise cautiously. "Do not pass jm1gmcnL upon it until you haYc 0\ rn if the y took effect, foT h e kept on hi s pent at l east a year upon the earth's dividing line." 1rav to the f'ea. No doubt that i s goocl advicc; agrccd Frank "but "Look out! he will e;>cap c u !"cried the doc tor. "Aim far it ha been enjoyablP,." for hi head! Wh a' am de programm e fo' to-morro11 Ma\se .. Bejabcrs, I've faired at it twicet,' cried Barne y but asked Pomp. divi l a n imprc1> ion kin I make on it.."' .-\nd thi s s ort or lu ck wailed upo11 a ll. To-morrow! exclaimed the young inventor. "We Tn ::;piic of the try and launch the s ubmarin e boat again." rapicl s hot the huge mon s ter s lid down oYer the half mile of sands to the sea Tnto the W1J.ter he slid, making a terrine commotion, and tlHn 011!. o{ ::;irrht in nn i n stm1L B erry good, saJ1 !" "Do you apprehend much difficulty?" a kcd the doctor. "I apprehend some hard work," repli ed Frank. "We imn eren h ave to nlist you!"


ff SIX WEHKS BURIED IN A DE.I.BP 8EA CAVE. "l am quite ready!" declared the savant. "Make any use "Help! foire murther he screamed. "Shure, Misthcr of me which you c hoose! Frank, come qui c k .fer lhc loifo av ycz !'' A short while later all retired. As it chanced Barney was near lhc push button which As there were no inhabitants or peril s on the isle to be operated the electric alarm gong. feared apparently, it was not deemed neces ary to keep a watch. But Barney slept in the pilot house, while Pomp was ensconced in the forward turret to be ready in ca e of a dis turbance Soon all were locked in the embrace of deepes t slumber; He touched thi which in st antl y began ringing furiou ly. It i s needless to say that ihc voyagers were brought out of their slumbers. They came tumbling out in the greatest of excitement. Frank Reade, Jr. was the fir st on deck. Barney had gone to find an elephant rifle. : and while they slept the wind s oughed s adly across the The doctor came close behind Frank and Pomp next. 'Ihc s ight they beheld was sure ly enough to fill them with boat's deck, the seas swashed upon th e sands of the island shore, and the moon made all like 9.ay upon the isle. Some hours passed. It must have been in one of the early morning hours that a very strange thing happened. terror. "Shades of Plato!" gasped the doctor. "What is that?" "Name it if you can!" cried Prank. "The great saurian of the Pliocene epoch!" declared the Suddenly from the sea, at a point just below, there doctor, adjusting his glasses. "No, by Jupiter, it i s no sauemerged a strange giant form. t was a living creature, but, heavens, what a literal mon it was! Its body was like that of an elephant, its long giant claws could crush almo st anything, and its greenish eyes were like the glare of lamp s in the dim light. This nondescript habitant of the deep came crawling out upon the island s hore. rian or reptile. It is-it is a giant crab." "A giant crab!" cried Frank excitedly "Whoever heard of such a thing ?" "Yet that i what it is,'' averred the doctor positively. "Mercy on us, this beats all the record of natural hi story or science Whover saw s uch a creature as that before?" "Whatever it i s,'' cried Frank wildly, "it s urely mean;: harm to thi s boat! We have no time to lose, and must take d t tl t t th t B k Tlle q uick action." It chance a ia momen a arney awo e. moon was shining full in his face. "What shall we do?" This might have been the cause of his waking; but, how"Why, open fire on the creature! Anything-everything ever, it was something prompted him to glance out of the only don't let it come aboard of u s !" window. "Bego:i:ra, !:).ere goes!" cried Barney, as he fired at th e And the sight which met his gaze was of a sort calculated monster. to chill the marrow in one's bones. The bullet truck the hard shell of the giant crab, buL He gave a gasp of terror. rattled off like a pebble. "Mither av Moses!" he chattered. "Am I dhraming or A dozen shots were thu s fired without avail. am I woide awake?" He dared to look again. There was no mistake. What he saw was a living reality. Hi s teeth chattered like castanets. "Phwat the divil is it?" he muttered. "Shure I nivcr see the loikcs av that afore!" The my terious marine mons ter was crawli ng out of the water upon the sands of the island. Once out it paused a moment as if to take a look at things about. Then, as if satisfied with the look, it began to crawl s lowly toward the s ubmarin e boat. Barney could not help but lie where he was for some moments, utterly unabl e to move hand or foot. 'l'hcn he overcame the curious spell and bounded from hi s bunk Then Frank c ried: "Aim for the eye! Take steady aim and hit it!" This was no difficult thing to do. The creature's eyes were as big a s s aucer plate s Meanwhile the creature had evidently sighted the boat, and was making it a mark. It was coming s traight for it. Frank knew well what damage might occur if that giant form s hould pile itself upon the boat. I ts we1ght would be enoug h to crus h the plates of the boat. There was o nl y one hope, and this wa to arrest the prog ress of the creature before it could reach the Pearl. But, sing ularl y enou gh, the rifle balls did not take effect. They rattled from the creature's shell like hail stones. llut Frank picked up hi s elephant rifl.u and placed an cx plosi vc shell in it.


SIX WEEKS BURIED IN A DEEP SEA CAVE. 9 'l'hen he took deliberate and careful aim at the creature's eye. He pulled the trigger. The shot went true to the mark. It struck the crab full in its right eye. There was an explosion, a scattering of fluid-the s ight of that eye was destroyed. This was the first evidence o! pain given by the creature. It reeled, made a spasmodic plunge, and the ground shook. At the same moment it wildly clawed the air A cheer went up. At a glance he saw the lay of the land and just how to take advantage of all natural advantages. The interval to the ocean was slightly sloping It also was something in the nature of a ravine. Doctor Calliope's plan was to dig a cana l to the keel of the boat and then float her out But this would require an endless amount of work. So Frank hit upon what he believed would be an easier and better plan. Two hundred yards further into the interior, and at a "Now hit the other eye! cried the doctor. "Then we height some feet above the level of the stranded boat, was a will have him truly hors-du-combat!" body of water. "All roight," c ried Barney, "here's bad cess to the era-It lay in a deep hollow, and had been left there by the rise ther !" of the isle. Crack! Its natural course, were it to escape its bonds, would b e The Celt's rifle spoke Another cheer went up from the directly down through this lower ravine in which the subcrowd. It was a capital shot marine boat was, and a chann e l could be made directly beThe eyesight of the foe was destroyed. This was an tween these buildings to the sea. advantage But the struggle went no further. Frank saw the point at once. He also di scovered that f t very little explosion of bla st dynamite would set the impris-The crab, infuriated and frantic with pain, macie a blind oned body of water free. This in its course should take the and maddening rush away at right angles. This took it toward a high cliff which overhung the sea. The castaways gave chase. But tpe giant crab easily outfooted its pursuers. It went careering madly to the verge of the cliff. The next moment it was over the verge. Down into the sea it went with a terrific splash and dis appeared beneath the waves. s ubmarin e boat safe ly down to the sea CHAPTER V IN THE D EE P SEA CA VE. It was not seen again. No sooner had he seen this vantage point than Frank de-Gathered on the brow of the cliff the s ubmarin e voyagers cidcd upon it as his best move. were disposed to congratu l ate themselves on the narrow e;:;cape. "Bejabers, it's lucky I woke up in toime to see the cra ther," cried Barney. All agreed to this. "Well," said Frank, "it will pay us to keep a watch on deck after this. But I thought of no such peril!" He at once drew his lines and made a mental survey. A few moments later all were at work. A blast dynamite opened a gap in the city wall so that a s traight c hann el was made from the lake. Several of the buildings were also blown up. Excavations w e re made and a general channel roughl y establis hed. Then preparation s were made for the liberatHowever, there was no more s lee1) .for the party tha t ing of the lake. morning. They returned in the moonlight to the deck. It was an immense body of water, and would make a Plans for .getting the boat off the i s land were now di s literal flood down thro u gh the channel to the sea. cussed Everything in its course should be carried befor e it, inWith the coming of d aylight these were elaborated They eluding as Frank hoped the Pearl. were the result of Frank Reade, Jr.'s inge nu ity. The di stance to the water was full two hundred yards. To attempt to drag the boat that distance through t h e sand was out of the question. Frank had a better plan. He was a skilled engineer. All preparation s were made. Frank went aboard the Pearl and all were on her deck waiting for the grand d en ouement. It was an exciting moment. Frank held in his hand the electric key which was to lib erate the great lake.


10 8IX WEI.DKS 13 URrnD IN A 1)1!21! SEA CA V K A touch upon it, and-".Merc ifuJ powe r s the doctor; "look at that!" L t wa a thrilling spectacle. Up into the air like a volcano rose the dynamite bh18t. 'l'hc terrific rent made in the cliff was ufficient. The next moment a thrilling scene was enacted. .Doll'n over the rocks cnrne the irnm crrne bodv of wat e r like a liberated sea. Down in terrific s urge s r I'he 1 oyagcrs held thci r breath. \\'hat would be the \\"hen Lhcy sho uld :-;trike that boat? Would lhey be clashed to piece s r It wa a critical moment. All retreated in(o the cabin an<.1 clo:;;eJ the hermeticnlly scnlcd doors. Frank \\a at the wheel. 'l'hc time behrccn the breaking of the banier and the striking oI the boat by the wat e r s was brief. Down between the narrow w hitc walls came the flood frightful power. 'fhen this revcakd an astounding fact; in s pilc of th e fonrnn1 motion of the propeller they 11crr slidi ng back wards What coul n deep Rea labyrinth or maelstrom, and will keep us con stant l y whirlin g in n cir c le!., "C'&sar's ghos("l'' exclaimed the doctor, "that is a ba1.l s tate of affairs!" "Well, yes, unle s. we cnn get out of the maelsirom.'' "Can 11e do that!'" "\Ve can try Frank tried to expel the water from the tank so that th e boa.t wou ld rise. In this he was successful. ul it was not ordained that she s hould go to the surfncl'. A s s he rose s uddenl y (here was a terrific c ra s h u scrapi11g There was one brief instant of doubt, aml then-Eureka! sound, things went smaflhin g about in the cabin and tlw It caught !he subrnnrine boat fair!.\ under the keel. the submnri"nc boat was above lhe c-rest of the urees on its boat was motionless. way to th e sen. "Heavens!'' c ried Frank. What i s lhr matter?., Dmrn through tbe channel it went like a meteor. Round He s witched the electric light upwarclR. \ g lance and round it was whirled, (hen the s urge s made one con enough. tinuous flood of water to the sea. I'hc turret poles w ere s ma s hrd. The tops of the turret;; The Pearl shot far out on the ocean. lt was as buoy were wedged against a wall or roof of stone. ant as a feather, and i;oon 11s beyond the dnnger of swamp" M ercy!'. ejac ulated I.he young inventor; "we are in n ing. Frank Reade Jr.s laun ching plan had been a. s ucce"s. The rn:vagers 11ere so d e lighted that they could not .help a hearty cheer. \ last look: was taken at the island th e n Frank rnn the boat several miles out to ancl cried: "Down she goes Be ready all!'' \ nd down she went. deep sea cave ., "A cave!., repeated the doctor. Y cs, and we have run against the roof of it.,, "An y harm done?' "Smashed the and thr tunct rails!'' rleclareJ Frank; "that is all.'' Quickly the :young illl' entor touchc(l the lank lever anu Doll"n and clown into the ocean depth s with a jerky mothe boat tion. Now s he 1\ n in sight of ih e bottom. An immen se sandy plain 11us een. Ilow far it extended was a matt e r of spec ulation. But now the boat began to n e t s trangel y 'How she wubbles,., cried the dortor. "What is the mat t er, Frank? "l nm s ure I do not see,'' replied the young inventor. .. Let u s take a look at the indicator. Then the imcutor gare a great start; this did not record that they were making any progres s whatever what did it mean? l'rank reversed the dia 1 -plate. He also pul all force into the cnginrR. But it was of no u e. They were not powerful rnough (o :-;tern that awful rnr rent whic h through !he drep :::cu cnvcrn. To attempt exit from the plucr in that mTtnncr was out o-: the question. Here was a s ituation Driv e n into n deep sea rave a powerful undert01r which they coul d not Rtem. What would be the re sult? \Vere they buried for life in a deep sea cave? Wu ther e no csca pe for them"! Was not thrir fa (r ea led?


SIX WEEK BURIED IN A DEEP SEA CA VE All these questions occurred to FraiJk Reade Jr. For In fact the cavern looked like a labyrinth, wilh once in his life he was completely puzzled. scant how of the party emergi ng alive. But he said nothing to the others 0 any possible fears h<' 'rhis terrible conclusion 'ras finally arrived at, after some might have. He did not deem it. advisable. discussion. One thing he noted "ith satit1faction: the deeper into-the "We arc buried alive!'. groaned the doctor, with earnest

12 SIX WEEKS BURIED IN A DEEP SEA CA VE. that i s to searc h until an outlet is found. That surely know that we were unclcr some great bocly of land, s uch -"'l'hc only fea s ible one of 1 rhicb I can concci H',. l'L']il ied s ure of the air h e re compresse d whi c h prev ents it. the young inventor; "we will live in hop e." The d octo r sai d no more, but h e was very thoughliul. 'l'he submarine boat moved on throu g h th e rcces::;e:-; ol th e .Jle anwhil e lhc submarine boat sailed on over the unca. Suddenly the searc h-li ght r e veal ed a s larLling But on every hand there wer e the ::;amc forbitl thing. of stone encrusted with marine growth. Barney was the fir at Lo sec it. H e gave a great cry: One thing seemed certain. They were e v e ry moment get l_;aok, l\Ii sthcr Frank he c ried. "Shure, it's a loight ting deeper and deeper into the place. over there. Perhaps it extended to the Ycry centre of the cai:Lh. "A light?" exc laim e d the young inventor in surprise. It certainl y looked to be a. certain L y tha l none in lhc party "Yis sor." would see dayli ght again. Wh e re i s il ?" They could liv e p e rhap s a year aboar d the s ubmarin e But e ven as h e a::;ked t h e question Frank saw it. Barney boat, that is barring accidents was right. There were provisions for a b out that l e ngth of lime. rrherc certainly was visible in Lhc di::;tancc a faint bla.zc The chemical generators ought to cm1urc for an indefinite 0 light. lt looked likc.ilhc flame 0 a torc h at that distance. period The1 boat itself ought noL t.o go into d ecay for m<.u1y Bear d own for il, cried Frank. "We must find out years. But the provi s ions 1rcrc exhauste d, wha l was to support lifo? This was the que s tion. Fis hing might be resorted to; buL the c1il of o n e diet must necessarily prove fatal in course of lime. what it i s "All roight, sor The s ubmarin e boaL accordingly bor e clo wn for the d is tant light. A::; they drew n earer the search-light was a gain turneJ upon it. The n s tarvation would c om e ; it wa::; a ltorriul e U1o u ghL. "Land!" crie d Lhc doctor. A clay pa sse d. Such it was, a ro c ky, cliff-bound coas t in that under-Then another day; still the boat kept gropi n g on. The n ground sea. U pan onc of the cliff s the light burned a week drifted b y As the boat drew nearer all on board w ere puzzled as t o All thi s while th e re wa s no sig n oC an outlet from the the nature of the strange light. plae:e. But there came a c hang e which was something 0 a lt was see n at on ce that it could. not be lhe li ght 0 a relief. The eternal nafrow sudde nl y 1riclcJJe d and the boat sa iled into an open underground sea The same rocky roof was abov e them, but there was surfac e to the wate r and the boa t a sce nded to it. It floated upon the surface of the strange undergroun d torch s imply fol' it was muc h too large for that. More likely it was a bonfire, but the question arose, how could a bonfire b e created without the aid of human hands? And could it be possible that human b eings occupied this underground world? It s eemed incredible. Nearer drew the Pearl to the strange phenom e n on. sea; lh c door s \\er e opened and all went out on deck. And now tl1c blaze was see n to rise many feet in the air. The air of the cavern was s ingularly dry and warm ; th e There was a dull, rumbling sound, and steam formed on the search-light s hoaling in every direction s how e d a boundlcs astc. But straight overhead at a height of several hundred feet wa the roof of the mighty cavern. "This i s truly cried the doctor, for a while regaining his sp i rits "I wond e r i this sea is on a level with the sea out side?" ":Y ot necessarily replied Frank. "If it were we should glass of the observation windows. "That is curious!" c ried Frank. "We are in warm water It must regi ster one hundrcCJ, degrees." The air became oppre ssive in the cabin, so all remained out on deck Until the boat was within a quarter of a mile of the strange fire the problem was unsolved. Then the mystery was explained.


SIX WEEKS BURIED IN A DEEP SEA CA VE. ..13 Above the cliff's verge there rose a small cone. From this Together they reached the bowlders and look ed for the fire smoke and a shes were hurled toward the roo! of tho doctor. He was not there. cavern. What did it mea n ? On my honor!" cried the doctor, "it is a miniature vol cano!" "So it is!" cried Frauk. "'l'ruly lhaL is a wom1cr !" "A wond e r, indeed!" cried the dodor. ",\n underground Yolcano, or under oca-which will you call il ?" "Either,'' said Frank; "but is it noL a spilcfol little chap?" Frank and Barney searc hed t h e vici nity assiduously. Not a trace of him could be found. He had di appeared as com pletely as if the earth had opened and swallowed him up; and, indeed, Frank half sus pected this might have happ ened Bui no trap or pitfall was fom1d. They looked for his tracks, but Lho grou nu was too The eruption was cer l-tinly a li vcly one for 80 small a pebbly to show them. cone. It lasted for foll

' I X WEEKS BURIED IN A DEEP SEA CA VE. ''Wh e r e are ycru ?" Again and again he called. saved himself the trouble. probably foll through it and into the waten; of an uuder But he might as well have ground river. It carried y ou for om e way s underground and finally into the open air." For the Celt did not ans wer. A queer chill seized Frank. "Shure, s or that's phwat I b e liev e," declared the Cell. "In that c ase, what of the do ctor?" What terrible mystery \\'aS rbis? .. Shure, or, I'm afraid the poor o ld gcntlemaJJ If< What strange power was there on the isle which c ould drowne d. th us bodil y tral1Sport and c oncea 1 in a sec ond of time any human being on the i sle? How did he know but that this mysteriou power might s elect him for the next victim? It was 'not at all improbab le. S lowl y and cautiously h e ascended the slope "Let u s hop e not!" crie d 8'rank, hop efully. ".Fir -t, let take a look at that bowlder." This he pro cee d e d to do. He approached it cautiow;Jy and slig htl y pushed it. Tlw tric k wa s almost in tantly expbined. As th e bowld e r was pushed it swayed back a ways, sho11-W h en h e rea c hed the bow!dcr s he knelt down and made a in g an aperture in th e g r ou nd wilh t;lippcry s id es of dose examination 0 t h e ground. He was thus engaged and s lime. when a strange came to his ear It was a clista.nt hulloo ; he at once ans wered it. 'I'hc call seemed to 1.;ome from far away in th e gloomy part of the isle. l t wa repeated again again. Frank kept answering. It dre1 r momentarily near, and then the _youn g imcnto r g a rn a sharp c ry. "'Wl1y, it is Bal'lie y h e E\xclairnc

, l WEJ:<:K,' J3UlUBD lN A DEEP SBA CAVE. lS Frank sa w the waters o:f a s wift river rn hing out from the deep mouth of a cave rn. It wa the outlet oJ the un Doc tor Calliope, }Jale and exhau:ted. 'fhe savant had cJone hi,:. utmo s t. He had dropped quite 01'ercome 1rith thC' exertion of long swim, for h e had emerged l'rom th e underground ri vcr e ven as Bamey hac1. "Thank Cod!'' declarC'd thr doctor fel'l'ently "I tho u ght .. \\'pl1; he final h 'thr.rr is no donbt hnt that the my end had come! cloclo1 emerg-etl at lhis point 'Yis or ... "Dead ot ulirr !"' '' 'hun>. "TltC'n if ire Llo nol find him ali.-e, w e mnr at l e ast find lii::-IJocly along th e shore .. omewlwre:" "\\"e kin look .:or ... You are worth a dozen dead men, docto'r," c ried Frank, C'heeringly; "do n't courage a bit." I hav e n't yet," repliecl the doctor, warmly. Then he told hi s tory. Hi purpose had been to reach : the pathway of the searc h lig ht. He knew that h e 11onltl then be all right, for hr c ould find the landin g pince eas:ily That jg right... But the fearful exhaustion had tol 1 upo n him. and he hacl \l ong the bank of the ri l'E'l' th e t 1ro scardicrs went T he y been obliged to almost ,:uccllmb. ThC' coming of Frank aull examined e\cry eddy-errry part of the ,hore, irnd scoured Barne y \\'U opportune. (!1(' rnrface of lhe ri, er. It ll'as but a half mile to the dPlta of the little river. rt was that the tloctor:-: hodr ha,1 bC'en ca rried W e ll,' c ried the youno-inYcnior. "have had C'nougl1 of explorin g thi s i sle?" Quite, repliC'd the d octor. "Lrt go hnrk lo 1 ltf' nut to Pearl.. But Frank still c:lung to thr bopC' a11c1 belief that the It i s ncccllr;;R t o that FrirnJ.;: and 11anwr 11err 1rilling : ;.;nrnnt was .vet alive. they found the P arl's boat 11nt1 llllickly pulled out to tltc Soon tJrny had covere d lrnl f the distancr to the ocean Pearl. Then Frank turned quick as a "Hello!'' he cried. Did you hear ilrnL Barn ey?" "Hear phwnt, sor '!" aRkecl the Celt. fa;ten B oth Ii te ned intently. Pomp was H\\'aiting them n r.: l had n steaming rcpa:-:t in readiness. It is hardly necessary to ay that they did mnple justil'L' to this; a ft e r whic h the Pearl went o n h er way. The i"lam1 was th e first land they hacl c-neountered in the. Plain to their ears c-ame a distant, faint ery. It was reundcrgiound sea. But that th ere \\'ere more Frank felt mote. hut eno u g h to cause a c h eer. s ure. ''Irunah !"shouted Frank the tloctor i s alive!" 80 a good lookout wits kept The next cl11.1 at noon Bar 'hure. tn' he i;.: .. cried Barney. wild with joy. I m ney flushed tho SE'ar c h lig h t at right a n gles nml cried ex'rir1 ycz, .\fo d .hC'r Frank. the wny, sor !" citedly: Dnt Frank opened hie mouth anc1 at the top of hiR lungs: "Doctor hello! hit you? if 'I'hc di stant, faint en enmr b:Hk agnin 1 1 trifle louder this time. "He henrd !'' criC'J Frank rxri!C'ecornl Liclding. "Then one experie nce is .. a3ked Frank 1ritlt a Both 1-1l.artcd a 1ra.r in the Jirection of the cry, brandishlaugh. ing the electric l antern. On they ran. guilled l w the di s ta n t crie The y neared the spot from 11 l1C'nCC' th .\' cnme. 1'hi was at a point up o n the seas hore. Turning a corn e r of the cliff they came s uddenly upon the object of their .. earch. "Indeed it is!" "Nevertheless, let ll5 take a 1ook at this ne\\' land;' snicl the young invent or. So the s ubmarin e boaL was allowecl to

16 SIX WEEK BURIED IN A DEEP SEA CA VE. li ght. I.f it was an i s land it certainly was a much larger are more of the same kind. There must be a way lo reach one than the other. them!" It was also much mo_ re rugged and rocky. It lay directly in the path of th e Pearl. So in the endeavor to go around it the s ubmarine boat s ailed along the underground coast. CHAPTER VIII. THE SECOND UNDERTOW. But th e re seemed to be no en d to the st r e t c h of coast. "I yield!" cried: the doctor "try anything you desire, Frank, but --" "What?" "Will y ou not 1iave io sink the boat again?" "Certainly, and it may he that we s hall not have another chance to reach a surface and upper air like this." "'fhat would i)c a pity." ''Indeed yes; b.1t here goes Frank lo t no ti rne in carrying out his plan. He wa >ntisfied that they hctd reached the end of the .cavern. No the doorsrwero hermetically closed, and Frank went int o the pilot house. Down sank the Pearl in the black water. It was much The further the Pearl traveled the more precipitou s and deeper than any one had thought. forbidding became the cliffs. Then an idea occurred to Frank. \ 'By J oYe !" h e "What is 11Tong ?" asked the doctor. 'Y e are tu111pecl ''What?" "I mean it!" Down sl1e sank unti I Barney suddenly cried: "Shure, ther e's the bottom, Misther "Frank. Look out, sor !" Frank held the boat iu suspension; then the search-lh i1t was sent in every direction. The bottom of the underground sea presented a curious pectacle. "But bow so?" It was a comp l ete conglomeration of the roughest rock "Why-can't you see? We are at the end of the cavern, cnt into the most fantastic shapes by the action of the at l east so far as the water goes. Thi s s uppo sed island is water. but the encl of the cavern." It was like looking down upon the domain of a race of imps. othing like it was ever seen before "By the soul of Apollo!" quoth the doctor, "I neve r thought of that!" "A miniature Hade ," cried Frank, "truly that is a "I thought so. But I am sure my hypoth esis is correct.' queer scene, Professor Calliope!" "In that case-" "Wo are stumped!" The two men sa t down and look ed at each other. Finally the doctoT said: "It was an unlucky day when we got into this accursed hole." "You are right." "I see but one plan "And that is--" "To go back the way we came!" Frank snapped his :fingers. "Folly!" he cried, "it will never do to do that! The best we can do is to try and go under this wall." "Under?" gasped the doctor. "You are right," agreed the professor. "I only wish I could photograph it. There is no beating it for oddit)-. '' "Bejaber it gives me a s hiver," averred Barney, "divil a bit av i t for me!" Th ere wa" no good landing place for the Pearl, so she ailed on over the curious region. Frank held the course as near to the wall of the land as possible. H e look ed con tantly for a subterranean channei or outlet. Th e re sult was that h e was suddenly rcwardetl. A great cry came from Barney. "Shure, Misther Frank, there is the passage yez are lookin' fer!" It did not require a econd glance for Frank to see the ''Yes. I imagine that th e re are passages underneath truth of this. So he cried : s imilar to those by which we came h e re." ."Right you are, Barney. Bear down for it." "What reason have you for believing that?" The course of the Pearl was changed. In an instant she "Well, there are a number of reasons. First, we are in was in the deep sea passage. only one huge cavern chamber. There may be and likely_ And a strong current spun her along like a rocket.


SIX WEEKS BURIED IN A DEEP SEA CA VE. 17,' Thero was no doubt but that she was being hurried some where. But where? 'l'herl' was no way of guessing how far the passage went, or what was its end. The trial was made and all the voyagers could do was to await results. They might be to their doom, or us Frank hoped, on their way out into the open ocean. At times the walls of the passage would converge and it seemed difficult for the boat to find a way through. "But what sha ll we do?" "Descend and proceed a ways further," said Frank, "perhaps the roof may be higher further on!" Barney obeyed the command. But one fact was apparent. 'I'here was no doubt that they were in a mere enlarge ment of the cavern passage. That in fact thii;: was not a mighty underground sea like that they had left. There was some disappointment at this. But our voY: agers had long since learned to treat everything in a philo-But still they did not narrow sufficiently to prevent the sopbical light. passage altogether. So the Pearl kept on. So they awaitBd fresh developments with a ca1mness and The submarine boat followed the passage for what seemed sto ical indifference common to men used to dang er. hours. The passage grew wider as the boat sailed on. Then the walls began to expand and a peculiar rocking Ever and anon Frank would _send the rays of the searchrnotion was felt, like the swell o.f an open body of water. light flashing up to the roof of the cavern. But there w "Hurrah!" cried Frank. "We are coming out of the no change. Two days more passed in aimless wandering in the deep trap!" "Are we?" cried the doctor, delightedly. "What gooc1 sea cave. news." The thing was getting decidedly monotonous, and not Barney danced a sand jig and Pomp stood on his head one in the party but would have welcomed a change of with the exuberance of the occasion. any kind. It was certain that they were emerging from the into a larger body of water. Whether this was an underground sea like the other or not, it was not easy to tell as yet. Barney put on a little more speed now, and the boat dashed on. In a few moments it was in the larger body of water. Frank's orders were : "Let her go up, Barney!" "All roight, sor Up the boat rose steadily. But she did not emerge from the depths as in the they had just left. And it came. Suddenly the boat began to _increase its speed; it seemed to fairly leap through the water. Frank, who was in fhe cabin, shouted to Barney: "What the deuce are you running so fast for, Barney?" "Shure, sor, it's not me that's afther doing it," replied Barney. "Not you?" exclaimed Frank. "No, sor. Shure I have the engines all the way reversed, sor !" Franksprang to his feet. He glanced out of the observatiJn window and the truth To the contrary, after ascending some few hundred feet struc k him all in a fl.ash. Barney jammed the lever back. "By Jove!" he exclaimed "We are in another underHe was just in time. The next moment the boat would have crashed against the roof of the cavern. The water came up full against it. There was no surface as in the sea they had just l eft. tow!" This was certainly the truth. rrhe submarine boat 'vas running like a veritable meteor in the clutch of the powerful waters. In an instant all "Begorra, Misther Frank!" cried Barney, as he fl.ashed were intensely excited. the searchlight along the rocky surface, "divil a bit av The1 doctor was 'wild. chance do I see to go higher!" "By the ghost of Diogenes!'' he gasped, "perhaps we are "You acted just in time, Barney!" cried Frank, "it is going to run out of the deep sea cave by means of another a close call. If we had collided with that rocky roof the undertow!" turrets would have been smashed." "Which would have been a fatal thing for us!" ventured the doctor. "Indeed it would," agreed Frank. "That would be a welcome thing," declared Frank. "Indeed it would." The boat was now right in the full power of the under tow and running like a railroad train.


18 SIX \V l<.JJDKS BU IUED IN A DB [t}l) CA V K Sud(lcn l y Barney shot the ffash light to the 1ct <1 trifle ;,nd cried: .. 1.uok lhere, \Ye arc in 11 narrow pm:Rflgc agin bela1e. >'Or!'' 'l'hi;, was seen to be true. Xanow wall;: or ,:ton e were upon ei1hcr l'J1ey w ere ;:impl.1 repenting their cxper ilt was b u t a momcnL'l' work to re s tore them. '!'he light une:c mor e ;:bonl' forth ill the e:abin. This brought. the other" lo their ::!l ill ii b;111k of ;:;11HI. For wliat seemrd an illlN111inablc of lime tho bont her bow jammed undC'l' t11i8 l'roll'ni11g and Ol'erhmig-rae:ecl on. ing body. 'Then there came a sncldcn shock. Tt ,ecmccl if lh IJont mu:; lift ed by lierrulenn and lrnrlrtl tlirm1gh '!'h e shock broke the ciedric nml il1L' bo l'C'ttchcd i.hcir limit. I t \YaR t h e clPltn ol' thv undNgrounrl ,.:tren111. B eyond \\'ft8 wnler. 1-lut ul thi,poini. were heap,; of dcbri,; and looo:c sarnl nnrl l'O('k,;, collcttc>tl nm1 dcpo. iiet1 IJy the undcrto1r. <\Yell, l nc1 cr !., 1l1v tlmfor :1..: lit' nbo scanned the '\Yhal haH' 11 c I t look to me as if I we had. run into the foe:c oI 11 cliff.'' Just t hen a c.:ry Pscapec1 Pmnk lips. "1\[ercifnl po1rers ,: the questions ll'hich no1Y to al l 'l'h Y clid n ot fim1 immediate nns1l'er. Frank Heade, Jr .. was the first to rccoYcr l1imsclf. He made quick action Sc r ambling to his feet. he groped his way into the pilot house He earchec'l qinlr for some while for the e lectri c li ght connections. Finally h e found t hem. i ;or

:-\L" \\.EEKS EV-RIED l.N" A D EEJ? E.i. 19 Oau 1n 110L I reak \\"e can lry. 1 do not thin]-: the boat ha,; suffered any harm.'' Thank ltcarc11 for that The doctor 1rinccd a little. "Of cour6c it is perfectly safer he WbY, of oursc. else I 1 rnuld not Yenture it myself." "'rJ.1at Frlt le,: it," c r ied the de l ighted l y [[ But n01r lhc aro::;c : o ho1r the exact positio n wn kind oI you. Frnnk. ;me! r shal l not forget it. (Ir the Pearl 1rns goii1g to be exam inecl and the wreck i lcd. r t ll'ClS cl cided thnL frank and the doctor Fhould go a]nJJ to lhc wreck. Barney and Pomp 11ere both to remai n \\' c will pay Uwl olcl hull l'isit. '' said [<'rank. "Peraboard lhe boaL 11'( may learn something or h('r hi Lory.' \ h, but how t:an IH' do lhal !'' a::;kcd the doctor. '' J will o:hm1 you. Frank 11e11t into lhc cabin. and brougbl out ll'hat looke.-tibnlt' 11011-. Thi:::i wa" a sort or a .. Y 011 >'hall said Fnm,k, as be bcbn-au to classiI.v the 11 h b l I Jl 1 l cl .1 ;:ma c :i m r 1n t 1 hrn 1rr mcuca Y re oor". "Diving !'" sir.,' 'fltc doc:lur :oeratchecl his head slowly. "On my word,'' h caid, '' J don 'f ,;re how \ ou can u;:c a dirin" :-:ui(, at this depth. \Vherr is you r pump: .. Ah," Frank, wi Lh a "there is the bea u t y n!' it. W don't ham to n,;:c a pump. You don't?" ":\o." The doctor was amazed One opened out upon tbr rlcl'k: tlic other inlo the cabin. E:ntering the the ca bin door ll'as t;los cl. Then Frank lightly a rnhP. Wal r flo11"ed into thr 1wii!Julc ;t1HI quit"klr filhd ii. '!'h e n thr cabin OI" dC'c-k d oor 1rns 11p1ncd, and ll1c',r 11tlkcd ou i. on deck. T o return t n thP c-a1Ji11 fully uni<[ltC' ; 111 arrang-111nt. Tt simply oI entcri ng the bule ii 1Hl ng th0 door t i ghtly. Thell a rapid ;if:tion pnrnp ihc ll':Jtcr in the vestibule. I t "'as then an ea&y maUe r to rcmorc lhc diving :mit <11Hl [ will explain to you then, a irl Frank; the,;e s u i t s ente r the cabi n ,afely arr my own invention. 1 have olvcd the problem of u ing T must own," he said, "lhat l don't unde r tand you." a d i ving suit without pump or line. This ,:cc is th0 On t h e d ck or the Pearl the two cliYer toocl for some helmet. TL iR connected by four circu l atory pipes with this copper reservoir whi h is 11orn on your hack. The doc:Lor, being a greenhorn, 1 ras d i shes:; ll this re"crvoir J1olds a onstantly generated fond of by th0 fearful pressure. l're;;h air automati ally circu l ated, and furnished by a l i ttle But he became b tter acc:u,;tom cl to this. Frank ch rnical g n r

20 SIX WEEKS BURIED IN A DEEP SEA CA VE. He found that the ram of the submarine boat was driven far into the timbers of the wreck. It did not look lo be an easy matter to extricate the boat but Frank did not attempt to study up the matter just then. The prime object of the expedition was to explo r e thr rnnken hulk. The doctor now led the way. Under the vessers tilted hull lhey made their way until they had reached the sheer of her b0ow. Then the doctor i:;aw a rusted anchor chain hanging dO\rn J'rp,m her head. H e motioned to" Frank, and seizing it, began to climb upwards. CHAP'l1ER X. THE OCTOPUS. This the two explorers were going lo make an effort to cliSCO\'el'. The hatches had cvidcnlly been battened down, but when lhc vc,;sel sank Lhcy bad blown open agaiu. lt was cai>y to find the c.:ompanionway which led down into the cabin These stairs were sound. Down the c the two di vc1"' now slowly climbed. Their e l ectric l amps illumined the cabin. It was a sad \Vhat Frank would 11ave warned him of, happened thain :ouclclenly parted and the doctor fell. The and harrowin g scene which rneL their gaze lt told the whole tragie story. lle fell a distance which 'in air would have hurt him ; but Upon Lhe cou ch were Lbe well preserved bodies 0 two lhe buoyanc.:y of the waler landed him on his feet lightly females. They were clasped in each oLhcrs' arm_ eno u gh. One was fair of face and young 'fhe other was an older "J cmima !"' he exclaimed, forgetting his clai;sics for a woman and probably her mother. rnoh1cnt, ''th al ii; rather suddt>n ., The doc Lor put his helmet close lo and 8houled: Then he n mem bered that Frank could noi hear 11irn. "That ii:; a sad i:;ighL Probably the captain's wife and But he ma ]c comprehcnsi vc signs lo him aml Frank ::;ig-daughter." nalcd lo him to follow. The young i1wcntor made his way a round Lbc bow o.f the t hip to tho other As lhc hulk was Lilted LhaL w ay, Lhc rail was nearly on a lerel with lhc bed oI the sea. This made iL to reach up and draw onetJcl aboard; this both did. The deck s lop ed at au uncomfortable angle and was in tensely slippery. Dut ne, crthless lhcy marnigcd lo make their 1rny along it. 'l'h c search-light's rays reflected from oYcrhcad maclc like a dim li ght. Bul fortunately each w ore upon his helmet a i;mall lcc lric lamp. These were o.f great value. The deck of the sunken ship was of cou r se s wept clean by the action 0 lhc water. Only a few xotting ropes and pulleys w ere clinging about "Very lik ely!" agrceu Frank. "They alone r emained in the cabin when the boat went down?" "Yeo!" "Probably Lhe crew wiLh their captain meL death aL their post like brave men, and were washed away by lhe sea." This lo oked like 1i reasonable explanation, and for want of a better one it was accepted. The two explorer::; pa cd through the cabin and its diJ:foreut compartments. The vessel had been handsomely cqu ipp d and the water had not as yel dcstroyccl a ll thit:>. But .vet it could never be lnrnsporLcd from the pot and must remain forc1-er to decay and moulder. Fishes had invaded the place and some fow shell fi b These fled before the exp lor ers. The vesse l had eviclcn ll y been in lhc nkrchant trade be-twe e n America and the South Pacific. lhc shm1ps of the masts. The binnacle sti ll remained as dic1 the capstan. But Her name was founcl a charl hanging on tlie cabin 1 l wall. It was the ship Captain Andrew Hull, of ihc w 1cc was gone Badl y s h attered. in every part wa the once s tanch s hip. Frank reckoned from n.ppcarances, however, that s h e had Portsmouth. Frank made a mental note of thi.. They then pas ed into tlrn forward cabin. not been many months in the water. \Vhat of the fateof her crew? Were they all drowned? Had any escaped? the tragic story of the slll1ken ship? But the two women were the o nly members of the s hip's What wa. company left aboard. All the others w e r e missing.


SIX WEEKS BURIED IN A DEEP SEA CA VE. 21 In the captain's cabin was a safe. The bolt::; had rusted and the door wa::; easi l y wrenched open. 'l'here were many papers in the safe, papers which might have been of value. But they were so water soaked and dccnyed as to be u ele:;::; DOW. Thero was also several thousand dollars in gold aml ::;ilver wins, a small bag of jewels and a few articles of vertu. Thct:ie were carefully picked up and placed in a bag. 'l'l1en Frank placed his 11elmet Lo the doctor's and ::;houted: "Let us return !" "All right!" said the savant. It seemed certainly a if nothing more was to be gained h.v remaining on board the ship. So they retraced their step::; to the companionway. .Frank had put a foot on the lower stair when ho chancel! to look up. lie instantly recoiled. The sighl which met his gaze was suffic ientl y thrilling to infuse the stoulcst heart wilh terror. The hatchway was completely filled with a hideow;, spongy ma s, and iwo enormous cat-like eyes glared down into the cabin advancing as near as he dared, made a blow at one of the cat eyes. But he could not safely get near enough to make the blo1r effective. Moreover, the octopus now thrust OllC long tentacle ao1rn into the cabin. Thi:; kepl Frank out of reach. '!'here was no olher u1-.1:l-able way at hand of attacking the monster. The doctor leaned over and shouled: "W c arc in a bad fix, Franl< "lt looks like it." I I "lf it was on land now we could shoot that creature. "It is impossible to attack it safely," >.aid Frank. I Then an idea occurred to the young inventor. 'l'ho cabin was provided with dead eye windows. With a blow of his ax Frank sma:;hed one oI these. Then he tried to crawl through it. Ordinaril.) he would have been ab l e to do this, but witli hi& hclmcl and generator it was imp.ossiib]e. He wa:; obliged to abandon the attempt. lt would not work. 'l'hcrc was one other way and this wa:; to cut their way out through the planking. This, however, was a:; 1 yct ::;ound and of loughcst oak. A horrid beak-like moulh yawned in a hideous manner. 'rhc axe made slow work 011 it. It required but a gla11cc for Frank to comp rehend all. ..,.. But the two captive:; kept at work until s uddenly the The doctor was completely astounded, and managed to doctm looking up, gave a start. get word to : "What on ea,rth is it?" "Don't you sec?" a s ked the young inventor in surprise "Some horrid sea mont:itcr .\n octopus!" "Whew! He will be clown here aJ'.tcr w; next." "No, he cannot do that, for his body is too large to get through the hatch." "Thank our stars for that." "But it's just a bout as bad, for we are hemmed in." This was a startling fact. The octopus held the deck of the ship and any attempt at exit from any of the cabins meant the dropping into his tentacles. This would of course be a most horrible death, for the octopus is a veritable man eater. This was indeed a pred1cament. For a moment the situation looked dubious enough. "On my word as a scholar," cried the doctor, "this is a bad crape for us What can we do, Frank?" The young inventor was trying all the while to think of ll e dropped his ax and clutched Frank's arm; at the sa me time h e pointed up to the hatchwa y. 'l'hc octopus was gone. G'or a moment the two men lookeJ at each other. Whal Ji cl it mean? Had the creature abandoned its attempt lo secure them as prey ? ln that case ii would be safe enough to make their exit by means of the hatchway. But yet there wa s a probable risk. Frank looked aL their work upon the tough oak timbers;. but little progress had been made and their axes were grow-. ing dull. He was not long in making up hi s mind. "On my word," he cried; "we will risk it. doctor." Follow me, 'l'he savant caught his gesture anc1 was instantly by his shoulder; together they crept up tll'e stairs. They reached the level of the hatch and peered over iL The octopus was not in sigh t. Frank dicl not hesitate. < plan. He swung himself lightly upon deck and then started for. Finally h e drew his shor t handled ax from his belt, and the rail. The doctor followed him.


22 S I X WEE K S B URIED I N A DEEP SEA CA V E. Just as they reached the rail frank sa \ r a number o[ hideous writhing arms coming up over the other ide of the s hip. The octopu was returning. 'J'hcrc was no time to lo e. A the octopu s came upon that side of the ship, the divers ,J id over the other side. '!'hen a pressure upon a mall button sent a tre mendou s cur rent coursin through the hull Of course the octopu s felt it. And so powerful was it lhat the mighty \rhof'c weight was tons, was hurled bodil y from the deck. It went writhing away and lay i>omc yards distant upon the ;;ands, m otio nless. The tcrrifir shock had actual !.' R eac hing th e sa nds below thf'y ha tened to the s ubmarine killed it. boat A moment later they were in the Yestibule. shut the door and applied the force pump. In a [c w second the ,cstibule was e mpty. "That C;ooked him!'" ried Uie doctor, for onc.;e lairing into lang, "be wa not s trong enoug h for that. .. The octopu wa disposed of. That danger 1ra done 'rhc divers removed their s uits quickly. away but a more momentou: question now c< seeme

SIX WEEKS BUIUED IN A DEEP SEA CAV K 23 "Not altogether, yet it i s feasible. In fact, it is the only But just how badly she was damaged could not be secu logical and expeditious way of dislodging her." jus t then. Prank went forward and examined th!? "Shall you attempt it?" hull. :Frnnk was silent a moment. 'l'hen he proceeded to don 'rhere was no l ea.k. bis diving suit again. 'l'o be sure there w ere a, number of indentations in the "Where are yo u going?" metal, lrnt these wer e not serious. "I am going out to take another look at her. 'l'he n I curi. lt was a successful exploit, and the submarine boat 11'

SIX WEEKS BURIED IN A DEBP SEA CA VE. out av it. There' river a door to go in but there's a door Barney continually lamented hi carele ness until Frank to go out. Shure we'll foind it yet." tired of i t a.nd cried: Frank nor the doctor took no very hopeful view of the "li'or mercy's sake, shut up! It is a poor plan to cry over Celfs philo sophy, but they did not say anything to discourspilt milk. Let u find a way out oi the scrape!" age him. 'l'hi s brought the Celt to his senses, and he at once went But thrilling experiences were near at hand for the grand to work to help repair the damage clone by hi carelessness. culmination of all. Frank could not judge from the cabin ju t what the posiThis la s t clay of tlrn sixth week in the deep sea cave was tion of the boat on the reef was o be decided to put on a memorable one. his diving-suit and go out and sec. '11he Pearl had been groping blindly for many days in He was about to do this when an incident occurred to r.n apparently limitless sea. prevent. There was a sudden shock, a dull rumble and the The party had all grown weary of the situation. Loat began to pitch violently. A ort of grim despair had settled down upon them. All "An earthquake!" cried the doctor. 1rcre thoroughly imbued with this. Indeed this true. The wheel wa held most of the time by Barney. Upon From the windows of the pilot hou se the voyagers bcheln t his occasion the Celt had lashed it for a moment and a momentary fearful spectacle. turned to consult the key board. They plainly sa w a large fissure open up in the sandy bot'I'he search light made a pathway of light for many huntom of the deep sea care. The waters began to boil and \ tlred yards ahead. By this the coast seemed clear. then-all wa, darkness. But Barney's vision had not been keen enough to note one startling fact. In the very path of the boat lay a wicked coral reef; it What happened in the next few moment s none ever knew lt was a jumbled mass of incident s The earthquake shock broke the electric connections and was almost invisible except to the sharpest kind of scrutiny. the boat was instantly in darknes s Barney turned just in time to ee it, but too late to avert It seemed as if giant hands had picked it up bodily and a catastrophe. were hurling it through space. He jammed the helm hard aport, but too late. There was What was to be the result? a terrific shock, a grinding crash, and the boat stood still Was it to be da hed to pieces ? Were they being hurled to 1Every one on board wa thrown violently down by the an awful death? shock; Barney gave a wail of despair and horror In any event the voyager were utterly powerless. The next moment ]hank came ru bing wilclly into the pilot house. They certainly could do nothing to prevent the catas trophe. They were in the hands of Iate. Only God's mercy "Mercy on us, Barney!" he cried. "What has happened?" could save them. "Oc. h, murdher, sor, an' it's me own sthupid careles s ness! Realizing this, they clung to the neare s t statio nnry ob8hure an' it's aground we are, sor !" ject. Thus they awaited they knew not what. ''Aground!" On and on the s ubmarine boat wa whirled. Frank's face cleared, for he believed that if the oat was Lucky it was that she ;as a stanch boat. Fortunate inrnerely aground it would be an easy enough matter to raise deed that her ribs and plates of steel were of the toughest her by means of the tank. and be t. He at once turned the lever. The air rushed into the tank, the boat strained and groaned but did not rise The truth was apparent. Else she would have been clashed to pieces and the lives of her passengers destroyed. How long the Pearl was in the grip of the submarine disShe had wedged herself immovably in the coral reef. turbance the voyagers never knew, but they felt the boat The situation wa truly a serious one. suddenly on a firm keel, and light broke in upon them.


SIX WBEKS BURIED IN A DEEP SBA UAVK 25 'l'he doctor and Frank were the :firs t to recover. They stared about them in utter amazement. There was no doubt of this. The voyagers were unite'd in this opinion. Barney and Pomp now put in an appearThe submarine boat was speeding along over the surface ance. of a blue sea. Their surprise was scarcely less than that of Frank and What was more the light which permeated the entire the doctor. cabi n was the light of day. "But, begorra, can yez see phwere the daylight cums from ?" asked Barney in wonderment. "Golly I can do da.t !" declared: Pomp. "Y ez can ?" f ,: 1' CHAPTER XII. "Y as, sa h !" qq, Jlo; "Well, phwerc does it cum from?" OUT OF THE CA YE-THE END. The darky po0intcd to the roo of the cavern. It was seen that daylight was admitted by For the first time in many weeks the light of day dazzled mighty crevices means of the eyes of the voyagers. This was evidence that an island or largEi body of land The boat was also on the surface of a sea. This could was above them, and that this was no longer part of the be easily explained. Frank had emptied the re se rvoir in attempting to raise her from the reef. It had remained empty. But this sudden evolution from Stygian gloom of the deep sea cave to daylight was inexplicable. deep sea cave. The Pearl had been flying at full speed over the waters of the cavern sea Frank now checked her speed. After much discussion the only hypothesis of the affair That they were not out of the cave was apparent, for its which could be rea ched was that the earthquake had burst rocky roof could be seen far above. the roof of the deep sea cavern and hurled the boat through The doctor and Frank went to the observation window and looked out. Then they silently tared at each other. doctor said : "What the deuce happen e d to u s, Frank? we?" Finally the Where are "Tl1at is a puzzler," replied the young in vcntor. "The last I rememb e r of was the deep sea convulsion or earth quake!" "Just so! We. were hurled I don't know how far by it." "Of course it explains OU!' being here. But, where are we?" and into this upper sea. However, this matter was one which they sa w no hope of ever solving. So it was allowed to drop. The one question now before them was as to how they were to find their way out of this cavern and to the open world once more It seemed to them as if they would never again venture deep sea exploration if they could only gain thi s end. Even the doctor had had enough. He even "If 1 can only get back to America safe l y I think l will stay there. I believe I shall find a large enough field there." "That is a mystery! "Bejabers, Readestown is good enough for me,'' averred "It looks to me as if we were on the level of the ocean Barney. again and in some part of the cavern which is above it." "There is no doubt of that." "Suah, dar's no place like home, put in Pomp. But Frank laughed. "Then!" cried Frank joyfully, "we are saved and will "After a month at home," he ,;aid, "you will be just as live to return to our friend s Indeed we have been rescued anxious to start out upon another expedition." from that deep sea tomb by a revulsion of Nature's forces, u "I suppose so," laughed the doctor, "but thiti is our prcssort of miracle." ent mood, you know, Frank."


26 SIX WEEKS BURIED 1N A DEEP EA CA VE. Y cci; agreed the young inyenlor; "I almost eel that stored Lo the beautiful upper which t hey now knew 1rny myseJ. But is there no outlet to this infernal place?" ho" to appreciate. It don't look like it, unless it be through those revice fnstinctively a wild cheer burst from their lips. overhead This now became the main object. All had tired of s ub marine cruising. ix week in a deep sea cave given them a ge nteel u fficiency. J.I'fheiJJoat sailed on at a rapid rate and a good lookout. was kept for an opening. But alter some hours of sailing 'Hurrah!" The n to the cast they saw a Jong li nc of coast ,It broken with little bays and indentations between high cliff,. While waving palms and Lropical l'Crdure told them that they were yet upon the line of the equator. "What land is that? .. asked the doctor. "On my word I do not know! .. replied Frank. "It is my opinion, however, that ire ha1e been underlhat coas t for the t-lre rock wall of the roof began to hang lower. We are getting to the limit of the cave, I believe;' c ried Frank. if eyer, we ought to find a way out of this place!" "And if we do not-began the

'L\. \\"EEK::> J:ICHJ ED L\' A DE.E l SE..\ CAVE. "What do you in these water s with your warhip?.. '"Huh! reckin it didn' kill yo'!" s niffed Pomp. "Thi i s not a war-ship," replied the doctor. "It is the "Begorra I'll !"how yez roared the Celt. making a din' ,:ulmrnrin e boat P e arl. for his t o rment.or. An incredulou.: r e ply cam e back. 'l'hen the sa vnnt asked : Whnt coast is that yonder?" "Africa," was the r ep ly Astounded, the l'oyager;; l ooked at eac h other. P omp du cked his head. Look out dar. eh il e !'' he s hout ed J'.oe a drefful o l e bntterin' ram, l i8. Look out. c hil e !" Dut Barney was out for blood. and wa. n ol to be c h ecked. lie struck th e Ethiopian full foru .. ".\frica!'' gasped Frank. "Why, that cnnuot be! We Or rather Pomp stru ck him. I t required n o nrngaiiJing hare then come a good ways unde r sea !'' gla s t-0 see which had the best of it. 'Full fifteen hundred miles. declared the doctor. Pomp's hard s kull caught the Celt und e r the <:ery lrri:;t: 'I'hen he hailed tlie fisherman ngain: rib. IL sq ueezed. hi s wind, to b e ;:;lll'e. "How far are 1rt: from the :J?o; n mom ent he rollccen fuJ]y fifteen bunkilled t li s chile. Fo' Lle good L o r l hab yo haht fo' dat !'' dre d miles "Turn about i:: fair begona !" roared Barney; ''tlw O'. 'hea's 1n12 nil'er whipped yet!" It was a marve lou s thing lo reflect up o n, that the party \ nd lhe l'cl t fo llowed up hi s advantage b.v grappling had traveled so far in s u ch a manner, beneath the b ed of the with hi How Jhc aJTair w o uld ha w terrninatrl1 sea, and had only by a chane:e see n the surface but for an interruption ifi.3 n ot easv to say. and the light or clay again. A all this came foll force to Frank h e verecl : 'l'he intenuption was Frallk H acle, .Jr .'s 1ct' en Hing "Ugh!" h e declared. J have had e nough. from the pilot hou se : I.Jet us go "Barney. you rnscal. come here!" home." In tantlY the two jokern broke away. Barney sped to thl' "Am en!" said the doctor. pilot hou:;e while P omp went below to get som e liniment for "Home, s w eet home, dere am no place l oikc home!" sang his affiictcLl P omp, throwing a flip flap Ten minutes later tho boat wa, homE'wnrd B y accident, of cour;:;e, he landed o n Barne:v's corns. The hound. Celt gave a hyena-like howl. Howly murther do ) 'CZ mane to kill me?" he s hrieked. And now, dear reader, we mu t bring you gently to th<' hure, yez blunderin' fool _vez." end of om tale of deep sea adven ture.


SIX WEEKS BURIED IN A DEEP SEA CA VE. Suffice it to say that the submarine boat reached America. it was we may be able to inform the reader at some fuh1re in safety. She made her way up the river to Readestown. iime Until then let us say adieu. 'fhe voyagers were received by a great throng of frienus THE END. All were glad to see them home again. Read "ACROSS THE DESER'l' OF FIRE; OR Dr. Calliope went back to his scientific studies with new FRA.i: K READE, JR.'S MARVELOUS TRIP IN .\. rim and much valuab l e daia He became the mo t envied S'l'RA GE COUNTRY," which will be the next number man in his profession. (72) of "Frank Reade Weekly Magazine." The Pearl was laid by for but Frank said: SPECIAL NOTICE: All back numbers of this weekly 8 he will never be able to go so long a voyage again. are a lways in print. If you cannot obtain them from any However, before we attempt another sea trip I have another newsdealer, send the price in money or postage stamps by project to carry out." mail to FRANK TOUSEY, PUBLISHER, 24 UNION SQUARE, NEW YORK, and you will receive the copies And i.o this the young inventor applied himself. Wht 1 you order by return mail. '' fiHPPY DHYS," The B est Illu s tr ated Weekly Sto ry Paper P ublis h ed. :J: S S "CT E :J:> E 'V" E :R, 'Y" P :R, :J: :J:> .A. 'Y". "HAPPY DAYS" is a la rge 16-page paper containing Interesting Stories Poems, Sketches, Comic S t or i es, Jokes, Answers to Correspondents, and many other bright features. Its Authors and Artists have a nationa l reputation. No amount of money is spared to make this weekly the best published. A New Story Begins Every Week in "Happy Days/' <>UT TO-D.A. 'Y% OUT T<>D.A. 'Y% SAM SKATE, THE BOY CHAMPION; OR, a..nd Fortune on the Ice. Begins in B y GASTON GARNE. No. 492 of "HAPPY 5 DA VS," Issued March 4, CE1'lil"TS. l904. For Sale by All Newsdeal e rs, or Will B e Sent to Any Address on R e c eipt o f Price by FRANK TOUSEY. Publisher. 24 Union Square. New York.


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THE STAGE. No. 41. THE BOYS OF NEW YORK END MEN'S JOKE :SOOK.-Containing a great variety of the latest jokes used by the W?Bt famous end men. No amateur minstrels is complete without t his wonderful little book. No .. 4f. THE J?OYS OF NEW YORK STUMP SPEAKER. Conta1?mg a vaned asso ,rtI?ent of i;tump spe e c hes, Negro, Dutch and Irish. Also e nd mens Jokes Just the thing for home amuse ..uent and amateur shows. No. 45. THE BOYS OF NEW YORK MINS'.rRElL GUIDE !ND JOKffi new a?d very instructive. Every ) OY. should obtam this as 1t con tams full instructions for or1amzmg an amateur mmstrel troupe. No. 65. M.ULDOON'S JOKES.-This is one of the mo s t original J oke books ever published and it i s brimful of wit and humor It t:ontains a large collection of songs, jokes, conundrums etc: of Terrence Muldoon, the great wit, humorist, and practical' of t he day. Every boy who can enjoy a good substantial joke should .l>btain a copy immediately. No. 79 HOW TO BECOME AN ACTOR-Containing com!l>lete instructions how to make up for various characters on the 4tage_; with the duties of the Stage Manager, Prnmpter, Bcemc Artist and Property Man. By a prominent Stage Manager. N?. 80 GUS WILLIAMS' JOK'!JJ BOOK.-Containing the latut Jokes, anecdotes and funny stones of this world-renowned and .ner popular Uerman comedian. Sixty-four pages handsome 'olored cover containing a half-tone phot'l of the HOUSEKEEPING. No. 16. HOW TO KEEP A WINDOW GARDEN.-Containing <'.ull instructions for constructing a window garden either in town o r country, and tbe most approved methods for raising beautiful 21owers at home The most complete book of the kind ever pub H 1hed. No. 30 HOW TO COOK.-One of the most instructive books ,on cooking ever published. It. contains. recipes for c ooking meats, ihb, g a me and oysters ; also pies, puddmgs, cakes and all kinds of flla str:y, and a grand collection of recipes by one of our most popu lar <:ooks. No. 37. HOW TO KEEP. HOUSE.-It contains information for '.lverybody, boys, girls, men and women; it will teach you how to make almost anything around the house, such as parlor ornaments cements, Aeolian harps, and bird lime for catching birds.' ELECTRICAL. No. 46. HOW TO MAKE AN D USE ELECTRICITY.-A dexription of the wonderful uses of electricity and electro magnetism together with full instructions for making E lectric Toys, Batteries: >tc By George Trebel, A. M., M D Containing over fifty il: !Jatr a tions. No. 64. HOW TO MAKE ELECTRICAL MACHINES.-Con-ta!ning full ,Erections for making electrical machines, induction 1:01ls, dynamos. and many novel toys to be worked by electricity. lBy R A. R. Bennett. Fully illustrated. No. 67. HOW '.l'O DO ELECTRICAL TRICKS.-Containing a u&rge collection of instructive and highly amusing electrical tricks, together with illustrations. By A Anderson. ENTERTAINMEI\ (. No. 9 HOW TO BECOME A VENTRILOQUIST.-By Harry !Kennedy The se cret given away. Every intelligent boy reading book of instructions by a prac tical profe s sor (delighting multi t udes every night with his wonderful imitations), can mas t e r the art, and create any amount of fun fo r him s elf and friend:>. It is the .sreatest book ev e r pub li s h e d and t he r e' s millions (of fun) in it. No. 20 HOW .ro ENTERTAIN AN EVENING PARTY.-A < rery valuable little book just publis h e d. A c ompl ete compe n di u m llf games sports, card divers i o n s co mi c re citations etc ., s uitabl e for parlor or drawing-room ente r tainment. It contains more for t h e money than an;v b o ok p ubli s hed. No. 35. HOW TO PLAY GAME S A compl e t e and u se ful litt l e hook containing the rule s and r eg ul ations of billiards, baga telle, backgammon croquP t. d o m i no e s, e t c No. 36. HOW TO SOLVITI CONUNDRUMS.-Containing a ll t he leading conundru m s o f the day, amusing riddles, curious catche s .tnd witty sayings No. 52 HOW TO PLAY CARDS.-A compl e te and handy littl e M ok giving the rules a n d full direction s for play ing Euc hre, C r i b b age Cas ino, Fort y -Five, Rounc e Pedro Sanc ho D r a w Poke r Pitc h All Fours, and many other popular game s of cards No. 66. HOW TO D O P UZZLES.-Containi n g o ver three hunt red interesting puzzl es and con u ndrums, with key to same. A l!omplete book Fully illustrated. By A. Anderson. ETIQUETTE. No. 13 HOW TO DO IT; OR, B OOK OF ETIQUETTE.-It ':1 s. great life s e c r e t, and o n e that every young man desire s t o know ::1ll about. The r e s happ i ness in it. No. 33. HOW TO B E HAVE.-Containing the rules and etique tte -,t good societ y and t h e e a s i es t and most approved methods of ap pearing to good advantage at parties, balls, the theatre, church, and A the drawing-room. DECLAMATION. No; 31. HQW T9 .BECOME A SPEAKER.-Containing fomi;;. teen 1llustrations, givmg the different positions requisite to becoil!JC a good speake r, and elocutionist. Also containing gems frdl:'. a!l the popular !luthors of prose and poetry, arranged in the momG' simple and concise manner possible. No. 49. TO DEBA'.rE.-Giving rules for conducting bates, outlines for debates questions for dis c ussion and thfl 'Im:( sources for procuring information on the questions given SOCIETY. No. 3. HOW TO FLIRT.-'.rhe arts and wiles of flirtation 1'llK fully Pxpluined by this little book Besides the various metbod11 ha. LdkerchiPf,_ fan, glove, parasol, window and hat flirtation, it 0011 tams a full list of the language and sentiment of flowers, which ik m_terestmg to everybody, both old and young. You cannot be h app); without one. No. 4. HOW '.l'O DANCE is the title of a new and handsom< little book jus t issued by Frank Tousey. It contains full instruo tion s in the art of dancing, etiquette in the ball-room and at partle o how to drrss, and full directions for calling off in all popular square dances. No. 5 HOW TO MAKE LOVE.-A complete guide to l ov and marriage, giving sensible advice, rules and etiquettI to be ob sened, with many curious and interesting things not &elll erall y known. No. 1 i. HOW TO DRESS.-Containing full instruction In tl'IK art of dre s sing and appearing well at home and abroad givin& tfri sel ections of c olors, material, and how to have them made u p. 18. HOW TO BECOME BEAUTIFUL.-One o f tlK brightest and most valuable little books ever given to t h e worlil Eve rybody wishes to know how to b e come beautiful, bot h male a llli female. The secret is simp le, and almost costless. Read t hla bocb and be convinced how to be c ome beautiful. BIRDS AND ANIMALS. No. 7. HOW TO KEEP BIRDS.-Handsomely illustrated Hl0 containing full instructions for the management and training o f illG canary, mockingbird, bobolink. blackbird, paroquet, parrot, etc. No. 39. HOW TO RAISE DOGS, POULTRY, PIGEONS ANIU: RABBITS.-A useful and instructive book. Handsomely lllUOo trated. By Ira Drofraw. No 40. HOW TO MAKE AND SET TRAPS.-Including h l ntx:: on how to cakh moles, weasels, otter, rats, squirrels and bl rdo Also how to cure skins. Copiously illustrated. By J Harrln11:tol!! Keene. No. 50. HOW TO STUFF BIRDS AND valuable book, giving instructions in collecting, preparing, mountlD!'.J, and preserving birds, animals and insects. No. 54. HOW 'l'O KEEP AND MANAGE PETS.-Givi ng co m plete information as to the manner and method of raising, keepinf taming, breeding, and managing all kinds of pets; also givin g ful: !nstructi.ons for cages, etc. Fully explained by twenty-eight 1llustrat10ns, makmg 1t the most complete book of the kind evfi published MISCELLANEOUS No. 8. HOW TO BECOME A SCIENTIST.-A useful and structive book giving a complete treatise on chemistry; also fill periments in acoustics, mechanics, mathematics, chemistry, and di rections for making fireworks, colored fires, and gas balloons. Tlllil c book cannot be equaled No. 14. HOW TO MAKE CANDY.-A complete hand-book ft1r.. making all kinds of candy, i c e -cre am, syrups, essen c es, etc., etc. No. 19.-FRANK TOUSEY'S U N I TED STATES TABLES, POCKET COMPANION AND GUIDE.-Giving t)Jm official distanc es on all the railroa ds of the Unite d States Canada. Al s o table of dis t ances by water to fore ign ports, hacll fares in the principal cities, reports of the ce nsus. etc., e tc., it one o f the most c omplPte a n d h a nd y books pub lish e d N o 3 8 HOW TO BECOME YOUR OWN DOCTOR.-A wo derful book containing u se ful and practica l information in tl'11c treatment of ordinary dis e ases and a i lm ents common to eveJt'bi fa mily Abounding in useful and effective r e ci p e s for general CO"'.J< plaints. N o 55. HOW TO COLLECT STAM P S AND COINS.-Oom t a inin g valu able information r e g arding t h e c oll ecting and a rrangili!C o f stam p s a nd c oin s Hands om e l y No. 58. HOW TO BE A DETEC'rIVE.-By Old King Bradl g the world known d e tective. In whic h he la y s down s ome valuallt"" and s e nsible rules for beginners a nd als o r elates some and experie n c es of well-known c'letectives No. 60. HOW TO BECOME A PHOTOGRAPHER.-Contai ing u s eful informatio n r egardi ng the C a m e r a and h ow t o work ltf als o how to make Phot ograph ic Magic Lan tern Sli de s and Trans parencies Handsome ly illu s trated By C a p t a i n W De W .. Abne y N o 62. HOW TO BECOME A WEST POINT MILITARY( CADE'.r.-Containing full e xplanat i o n s how to gain admittan,. course of Study, E xaminat i o ns, D u tie s S t aff of Officer s, Guard, Police R e gulations. Fire D e p artment, and all a boy shou iti k n ow to b e a C a d e t. Compil e d and written by Lu Senare ns, author< of "How to Become a Nava l Cadet." No. 27. HOW TO RECITE AND BOOK OF RECITATIONS. -Containing the mo s t popular selections in use, comprising Dutch ilalect, French dialect, Yankee and Irish dialect pieces together No. 63. HOW TO BECOME A NAVAL CADET.-Complete liJa .. structions of how to gain admission to the Annapolis Navai Academy. Also containing the course of instruc tion des c rlptlol!'l of grounds and buildings historical sketch, and everything a bov should know to become an officer in the United States Navy. Col!&' piled and written by Lu Senarens, author of "How to Cl West Point Military Cadet." "'ltb many standard readings. PRICE 1 0 CENT S TOUSE Y1 EACH, OR 3 FOR 25 CENTS. Address FRANK P ublisherg 24 Union Square, New YmiK


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