Under four oceans; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s submarine chase of a "Sea Devil"

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Under four oceans; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s submarine chase of a "Sea Devil"
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N Lates t and Best Stories are Published in This Library. No.106. {COMPLETE } FRANK TOUSEY. Ptrnr.TSIIER, 3! &; 36 NORTH MOORE STREET, NEW Y O RK { ) 'JtiCE } New York, May 3, 1895. ISSUED 'vYEEKLY. 5 C JGNTS. Vol. V. Ente 1 ed acco1dino t o the Act of Cono1 ess in the 11ew 1 895. b11 F'UA.NTC 1'0USH:V". in the o (nee of the Lib,a,ian of Cong1ess, a t Tashinoton TJ. C. UNDER FOUR OCE 'NS or, Franlr Reade., Jr.'s Su.bm.arine 1i Chase of a "Sea Devil." ._ At first it was fea.red that the Sea Devil had vanished into some distant depths where it could not be found again. But suddenly Pomp g ave a thrilling cry: "Loolc out, Frank. Dere he am. straight for us!" And as all pressed close to the observation windows they s a w that Pomp was r1ght. The m o nster was a;>pare n r .ly coming to the attack,


2 UNDER .FOUR OCEANS. The subscriptio n Price of t h e FRANK R EADE LIB R ARY b y the year i s $ 2.50: $1.25 per six mont h s po s t -paid. Address !fRANK TOUSEY, PUBLISHER, 34 and 36 North Moore Street, New York. Box 2730. UNDER FOUR OCEANS; OR, Frank Reade, Jr.'s Submarine Chase of a u Sea Devil." A Marvelous Story of the Deep Sea. By "NONAME," .Author of Abandoned in Alaska," "100 Miles Below the Surface of the Sea," "Unde1 the Equator From ljlcuador to Borneo," "Frank Reade, Jr.'s' Sl!:y Scraper,'" "Under the Yellow Sea," etc., etc. CHAPTER I. THE PLAN O F LIEUTENANT RHODES. MARlT:nm circles the world over were thrown into a state of the greatest excitement by a strange and seemingly improbable report. One June day a sailing bng came into tile mouth or the Mersey look ing as U she bud experienced rough weather. Sba carrted jury maats, and her bowsprit was lacking, wbtle ller decks looked as if they bad been swept by carronatles. Sbe was soon in tow of a smart tug, and when once safely moored at a good dock, her captain told a story which might well have found a plac e in the tales of the Arabian Nights. When in a certain latitude and lon g itude in the Central Atlantic, as he told the story, the catastrophe which nigh resulted in the total loss o'f the orig occurr ed. lt seemed that the Viola, which was the vessel's name, was pro ceeding lazily under full sail through almost a cairn sea. Suddenly a terriflc c o mmotion occurred not one hundred yards to windward. At first the water began to boil as with the force of a de e p sea geyser, or a eudll e nly created e a rthquake. The disturbance was so great tbM the Vio la tacked to get out or the unpleasant swell, But as the crew were watching the mysterious commption, Captain Martin sudd e nly shvuted: "Lively b o ys! Hard a port! It's the Sea Devil." Not one in toe Viola's crew bot turned ghas tly pale. Not one but ha d bea rd of the mysteri o us and terribl e deep sea mon s ter wbtcb had terroriz e d the mariners or all nations, and b a d attack ed and sunk more merch ant vessels in the past two years than any other cause. No one had yet been able to describe the Sea Devil. lt was known th a t it was a mammoth speci e s of hair fish, half rllp tile, which had doubtless come from some lair in the deap sea to prey upon anything which it mig ht find on the surface. No doubt it was a sole living remnant or an e xtinct species of saur ian, which had appE>ared on the scene to illustrate to the mod ern sailor wl:at .the ancient manner bad to contend with.. and as livin g proof that all his famous yarns of deep sea monsters were not gross lies. There certainly was no manner of deception a bout the Sea Devil. He was a palp n b\e livin g monster, and a destructive one as w e u : At Llo yds, in Liverpool, no less th a n twenty-two vessel s were charged to his account. 'l'hese aud their unhappy crews he had sent to the bottom of the sea. Ships of war crui9e d in all waters of the world for the monster. It was beliend that a six-inch shell, ri g htly aimed, would correct his highness o! the iurataation that be w a s sole monarch o! the high seas. But it was a queer fact that no shot, howev e r well aimed, bad yet brought his marin11 majesty belly upward. Whether il was owtng to tbe trepidation of the gunner or the exceedingly tough bide o! the Sea Devll could not be guessed. It wat enough that he bnlfied all attempts at destruction. He coo1 tinned to roam the' seas maater of all. Nor did he confine hill efforts to one liquid quarter of the globe, Now he was heard or in the Pacific, next he appeared in the Indian Ocean, and then perhaps in the Atlaotic. Many captains averred positively that there were a dozen of these monst e rs in existence. The method of attack of the Sea Devil was to circle about the doom ed ship and sudd6nly attack it head oo below the water line. It seldom failed to crash in the hull and send the vessel to the bot tom witt! post baste. Bnt it remained for Captain Martin with the Viola to give the best account of lhe Sea D evil, and also to claim the honor or beinr the sole survivor of its fearful attack. The Se a D evil had attacked the brig immediately upon seeing it. Captain Martin, however, was determinej to save his ship if be could. He ins antly sprung to the wheel and veered the Viola so as to keep her as much as possible head on to the attacldng monster. He would rath e r the v e ssel should get the blow bead on :han abeam. Tl;e result was that the S ea Devil struck the vessel's bow and coursed along her ke el. The shock was tremendous and threw her on her side. Had she been Jess steady she would have turlle. But, whil e the impact with the sea shattered her masts, she righted and flo ated safe and sound save for the damage to her ri g ging. It w as supp o s e d that the munster's tail or fluke had in some way swept the deck for it was cloJaned quite nicely of all portable articles ant\ the rail. Had the monster returned to the attack it could easily have tlnished tts work. But for some Inexplicable reason it did not do so. It dis appe a red into the sea and was seen again. It was tainl y a clo se c all, and the captain and crew or the Viola bad good reasons f:>r mutu a l congratul a tions. r This w a s the story told by Captain Martin or the Viola. He described the Sea Devil as well as he could. "He looked to me like a cantankerous seulpin,'' he declared, "on a big scale. His mouth was as big as six hogsheads, and he ha1ll fore and af t lin as big as a s h ip's keelson. As near as I could tell be ajso had legs like .a crocodile. I tell yon, I never seen his likes outside or a dream, an1 it 'ud take more'n one gallon of grog to make me dream that-a-way sartio.'' 'l'he captain's story was taken with liberal abridgement by the maritime commisstoc. But setting aside the captain's indisputable inclination to magnily the case, there w a s no doubt but that the Sea Devil existed, an:l was a menace t o s hips in all parts of the world. So the Manne and Naval authorities of Great Britain and the United States exchanged opinions. Warships had in vain endeavored to run the monster dowo. They had met with failure upon every hand. But there was one smart young officer at the Brooklyn Navy Yard who ventured to declare openly tpat he knew o! a way to run the de stroyer dowo. So much talk did he make about the matter he waa aot a lit'


UNDER FOUR OCEANS. s tie surprised and gratified as well, to receive a summons from the Secretary of the Navy at Washington. l Tlie same!" In an instant these two young men were warm friends. There was created between them an instiuct1ve bond of friendshio. "Now, Lieutenant Rllodes," declared the secretary, keenly, "it is said that you know or a way to dispose of the Seo. Devil Eitller ad vo.nce It to us, or keep forever s1lent on the subject." "I will do both!'' replied the young lieuteno.nt, with dignity. "What do you meo.nf" "Just what I say!" Let me know at once your plan for disposing of the Sea Devil." The lieuteno.nt gazed steadily at his superior and said: "Thus far search for him has been conducted upon the surfacil of the sea. This is all wrong; fo1 be is a deep sea fish. If you want to catch the Sea DeVIl you must pursue him into his. native llauots." A sho.de of disappointment and mingled anger swept over the Sec retary's face. On my word I've a mind to court martial you for this, Rhodes. Rememb e r that practical joking is not tolerated in the navy of the U n1ted States. "I am not joking, sir," retorted Rhodes with asperity. I resent the insinuation." .Riot jo>king?" No, sir." Then explain yourself. How do you propose to follow the Sea Devil to his deep seo. haunts and destroy him!" "There is but one way, sir, and that is with a submarine bont." Again the Secretary looked angry. No more trifling, Rhodes!" be declared. You know very well that there is no such thing in existence as a submarine boat. To at' tempt the construction of cne for this purpose would be an insane freak." Rhodes' eyes opened with surprise. What!" he exclaimed, is 1t possible that you have not heard of -of--" or what!" asked the secretary, impatiently. "Why-of the new invention-the new submarice boat invented by Frank Reade, Jr., the brainiest young man ill this country today!" "Frank Rende, Jr.?" exclaimed the secretary, in am a zement, "the inventor of tbe air-ship, ol the electric horses and other wonders! or' course 1 know him. Do you mean to say that he bas really invented a submarine boat!" "Of course I do," replied Rhodes, positively, and I supposed you knew it tool'' Why this is the first I have heard of it. But if that is the truth-of see-abl" The secretary rose and paced the floor for some moments. Then be turned sharply to the lieutenant. "Rhol\Hs,'' be said, "you have done me a great service. I want you to do more." I am subject to your orders, sir." "Very well. Get ready us quickly as you can and go out to Reades town and see Frank Reade, Jr.'' "All right, s1r.'' "Lay the case before him. Tell him that this government will see that he Is rewarded well it be will run down this sea monster with his submarine boat." I will go at once, sir." "Wait!" "Well!" Wire me at once if he will accept the undertaking. Moreover, go witb him upon this cruise. What you will learn will be of advantage to the Navy Department. I give you leave of indefinitely and a doubling of pay." When R.bodes went back to Brooklyn that night he was almost in a hy.eterical frame of mind, so delig h t e d was he with the prOBJ:ective undertaking. CHAPTER II. A VISI'l 'fO READES TOWN. JAcK RnoDRS \}'aS a young man of more than ordinary qualiflca tiona. One ol his best points was decisive action. He lost no more time than was neces s ary to pack up his effects. Then he left the navy yard and toolc the first train for Readestown. When he arrived in the smart little city, he went at once to the machine works where Frank Reade, Jr., was to be found. As he approached the gate, a short, comical looking darky sprang up. He ducker! his hea(l and showed a gleammg row of ivories. "Mornin' Stlh!" be exclaimed. "l's" Pomp, sal!. Yo' want fo' to see Marse Frank Reade, Jr.!'' I do," replied Rhodes. "Yas, sah! Who shall I tell him wants to see him, sah?" "Here is my card." "A'rigbt, sab.'' The darky vanished. In a few moments be returned, saying: "Marse Frank yo' fo' to cum in, sah." Rhodes followed the darky across the yurd or the machine shop and into a neatly furnished office. Upon tables about lay plans and draft.iugs, as well as curious look ing models of wood and steel. A tall, handsome and distinguished looking young mao sprang up, and advpocing, extended his band. "Lieutenant Rhodes!" "Frank Reade, Jr.t" "Glatl to meet you!" It did not take the lieutenant rong to explam tiie object or his Frank Reade, Jr., listened to his story with deepest interest. I have read newspaper tales of this deep sea monster," he declared, buL I must confess Lhut I thought them exuggeratetJ." They do not half do the subject justice," declared Rhodes. I am interested," declared Frauk. "Indeed I could ask for ne more exciting object for my submarine cruise than tile cbuse of this Sea Devil." Then you will undertake it!" cried the lieutenant eagerly. I certainly will be delighted to. It is just the contingency I sired." "Bravo! You are a hero, Mr. Reade. The governmeat will re ward you well.'' No they won't." "What!" I shall accept no I regard this as simply a daty whicla I owe to the shipping interests of my It will be a real pleas ore for me to chase the Sea Devil. As for the money-why, I am rich anyway, and du not need it." "Tl!eu the reward shall be devoted to a charitv," declared Rhodes. By the way, Mr. Reade, is it &sking too much to allow Hili to ac company you?" Upon the submarine cruise!" ''Yes." Frank looked attentively at the young lieutenant. He felt instinctively that he would lilte lnm as a comrade ea voyage and so at once mentally decided in his favor. But be said &loud: "Are you quite sure you will dare to risk a few months uader the ocean!" Rllode's eyes opened \tide. Will I dare!" he exclaimed in emazement. What would I not dare for the grand honor of accompanying you upon this cruiser "We ehall at times be miles from the surface. We may never re tu.rrl again to the light of day!" Delight.ful!" cri e d the young lieutenant, fervidly. My happiest dreams will be realized. Oh, the delicious risk!'' "Then you will risk itT" "To the limit. Listen, Mr. Reade. I am an officer of the U. S. Navy. I have won my co1um1ssioo as lieutenant. I would not deserve it were I a constitutional coward." Frank laughed llearuly. "You s!Jall go!'' he cried, gripping Rhodes' hand. "1 know that we shall be friends. I lilte you immensely. We will lose no time ia preparing for the start. Holv soon can you be ready?" I am ready now!" crietl the lieutenant. I made my preparations before comiug here!" "You did!" "Yes." How were you so well assured of success?;' asked Fraak, in sur prise. "I was not,'' replied Rhodes, "but to leave no possi'.lle loophole for failure, I determined to be all ready. And here I am!" 1.he young inventor was more and more delighted with his new friend. Well," he declared, "the lloat is all readv to sail to-morrow. The last I.Jit or stores was placed aboard yesterday. The crew will consist of you and I apd my two faithful colleagues, Barney and Pomp." Barney and Pomp!" "xes!" An Irishman and a negro?" "Just sol" By the way, did I not see the negro when I came in?'' "You certainly did. He w a s undoqbtedly the one who allowed you in. They are valuable men, I tell you, and have accompaaied me upon every trip or the kind I ever took.'' "Oh, I've no doubt we shall be friends,'' declared Rhol!es. "Now what time shall l be on hanG to-morrow!" ''At ten o'clock.'' "Very well, I'll be here." "Yes, for the boat lies in a tank in that inner yard, which is con nected by a canal and a lock with the river. From here we shall travel :iown the river to the sea." Rhodes took his leave. He went directly to the railway station and wired the Secretary of the Navy the result. The next morning at precisely ten o'clock he was drive in a cab with his tnnks to tbe gate of the machine shops. The gate opened and the trunKs were taken charge of by Barney and Pomp, wbo suddenly appeared on the scene. There was an immense crowd ouLside and along the river banks, waiting for the submarine boat to appear. On board the submarine bout they proceeded. Frank bad left the shops in charge of his trusted head mechanic. The submarine boat floated in the tank which was a de11p exeava tion in the machine shop yard covering fully an acre From tb1s tank a canalled down to the river. It was an easy mat ter to pass the boat by menns of a lock. The new invention had been launched and tested fully a week be fore. It proved a genuine triumph and a success in every ny. /


.. 4 UNDER FOUR OCEANS. Barney, the Irishman, was in the pilot-house. He was an experienced electrician and P9mp on the other band wg,s a good electrician but also a past master In the art of cookiug. The galley was his kingdom. ilarney and Po mp wer e always the best of friends though nev e r agreeing upon any one point. This anomaly is in the mu t ual propensity for nagging and the playing of practical jokes upon each other. We shall he able to study their characters and peculiarities a little !Jetter io the course of (IUr story. But before the start upon tlle famous submarine voyage is made, let us take a look at the submarine boat and its mechanism. The "Nautilus," as it was callert, was l.Juilt much upon the lines of a speedy yacht of the schooner class. Her bull was made of steel plates, skillfully riveted and lighliy rolled. Above her deck was a dome shaped structure, extending tbe wl.ole length of her, which was also of steel. Tbis was the catJin proper of the submarine boat. It was provided with heavy plate glass windows, and also a number of dead-eye windows. In the forward part was the glass enclosed house. Here was the steering gear and electric k e y board by "fhich tbe electrical machinery was operated. Fore and aft, a narrow outer deck extended which wa9 guarded by a band rail. A door and vestibule was situuted amidships. Here also an outer gangway led down the &ide of the ship to a door in her lower bull which was used for certain purposes, which the in cidents of our story will in due course divulge. Tbree masts to steady tbe boat rose from her deck, but she was not designed to carry sail, even though she might sail on the surface. This is an external description of tile Nautilus. Now let us take a look at the Interior. Of course there are many puzzling difficulties to overcome in build ing a submarine boat. One of these is the question of sinking and raising boat at will, or keeping her suspended at whalever depth WlS nectJs sary. Frank bad overcome this obstacle in a most ingenious manne r. In the bold of tbe Nautilus there were huge compartments with valves and automatic sections, all of wllicb were operated by pn&u matic pressure. When the valves and sections were opened water rushed instantly into the reservoir, causfng the boat to sink to various depths as tbe weight overcame her buoyancy. This was registered upon a tahle in the pilot house by means of a buoyancy gauge, a clever invention of Frank's. 'l'hns she could be kept suspended at any depth, and easily propelled with a powerful screw. The engines were operated by powerful dynamos, operll.led in turn a system of storage battery, which were also a invention of Frank's. . The qu!'stlons above narrated overcome, Frank was confronted w!t'h yet a greater one. Tllis was how to support human life on board while the boat was wnder water, for one person would soon exbaust the oxygen it con tained. Frank had provided the boat with pipes and valves which ran \hrongh each compartment. These were connected with chemical generators, which performed the double duty of consuminothe bad air and manufacturing and circulating fresh uir. o With these principal difficulties overcome, the manufacture of the aubmarine had not been difficult and was eu.sily made complete. CHAPTER III. E N ROUTE THE interior of the cabin was richly furnished. Frank had spared no expense or effort in this direction. Tbe cabin was also provided with all the essentials of a deep sea trip such as scientific and nautical instrumentr.. Provisions sufficient to last a year were on board. As for the electrical fuel, the batteries were so constructed that they could easily be renewed for an indefinite periou. Of course, wben Rhodes iilspP.cted t.be submarine wonder, be was not a little impressed with its marvelous appo intments. He could not help saying spontaneously: "You are a genius, Frank. Truly this is one of the greatest mar vels on tbe face of the earth." .. Or t.he seal" said Frank, jocularly. "As you please. It certainly is incomparable." As the Naut1lus glided out into the river an immense throng of people was on the banks. They greeteu the appearance of the boat with wildest cheers. This new invention was to them one of Frank Reade, Jr.'s, greatest. And Frank ReadtJ, Jr., was a most popular man io Readestown, as he should have been. Frank was much gratified by this manifestation of good will, and, to please the people, decided to exhibit the peculiarities of tbe inven tion then and there. So he bade all go into the cabin. In the pilot-bouse be pressed a 1mall button wbicb caused all doors and windows to become hermetically sealed. 1 The boat was now in the middlll of the river. You are going to send her to the bottom, Frank!" asked Lieut. Rhodes. "Yes,'' replied tllo young inventor. "I want to exhibit her to tbe people." "It will be my first expe r ience under the water!'' "I hope you will eojoy it." "Indeed .f am sure I shall." The next moment tl!ere was a rush of waters over the deck. Tlle boat settled gracefully. For an instant Liarlmess reigned in the cabin. But Frank pres9ed a button which instantly set every electric lamp on l.Joard in a blnze. It was a wonderful experience and Rhodes coulu hardly contain himse jf. The boat had\touched the bed of the river, and he had but to look through tlltl plate glass observation windows to see all quite plainly. The searcb-llght was also called into purpose and allowed the bed of tbe river as plain as could be for a long way ahead. In every respect the submario e boat was a certain success. This must be admitted. "Of course 'this is nothing compared with the bed of the sea," said Rhodes. "Indeed I am anxious to be there.'' "And you shall have your wish full soon," declared Frank. "We will not dally long here. Press the reservoir lever, Barney." "All roight, sor," replied the Celt. The next moment the boat was swiftly mounting upward to the sur face. As she sprang into v1ew like a buoyanL duck, the people on shore wildly cheered. The Nautilus was a success and it now only remained for her to track the Sea Devil to its deE>p sea lair. This Frank Reade, Jr., wa3 fully resolved to do. He would scour the oceans of the world to accomplisb this purpose. The last beard or the mysteriou3 monster was otr the coast or South America and exactly on the Equator. Here it bad scuttled a ship and sent it to the bottom. All bands on board were lost. Of course it was not a certainty that the monster was yet in locality. He might be heard of next, three thousand miles away. But never theless, Frank decided to proceed to this spot where he bad last been beard from. . It seemed to be the only and most logical way of overtakin"' the destroyer. 'l'o chase him was the best course. 0 In such a vast body or water as the ocean, or course lindin"' him depended largely on cbance. But this cbance Frank: hoped to ;in Once he hna come up with tbe creature be believed he could cope successfully with it. 'l'o this end he had provide.i in a curious way. Heretofore this bad heel: attempted with cannon balls and explosive shells. Of coarse, such weapons oi otfen3e Frank could not use un der water. But he had so arranged the steel shell of his boat that lle could heavily charge it with electricity. The full force of the dynamos could be so employed that contact with tbe vessel's outer hull would be most deadly. The submarine boat had therefore but .to come into collision with the Sea Devil to finish it. At least this was Frank's conlidemt belief. Therefore it wu.s tb.A young inventor's policy to solicit an t.ttack from the creature. The :victory would then be won. The passage to tl:e sea was made io safety and in good tie. Soon the Nautilus was speeding over the waters of tbe Atlantic. Southward the course was made to the Equator. Part or the w .ay the Nautilus proceeded on the surface. She bailed several sbips, Frank hoping to get a fresh report tram the Sea Devil, !Jut iu tbis be did not succeed. While under water the Nautilus showed herself a gamy anli stanch boat, and fulfilled all expectations. It was of course quite a wonderful thing to travel in that manner through the sea depths, and Rbodes perhaps appreciated it tile most. Many wonderful sights were witnessed on tbe ocean'tl Hoor. AL times the boat passed over miles of a vast expaose of clear white sand. Tben would come fantastic coral and sbell formation, and again submanne forests almost natural as the real thing. It was all very wonderful and Rhodes declared aptly: "It is worth a life time to take this trip. There is nothing any where else on earth to compare with the wonders or the deep sea.'' Barney and Pomp were right in tbeir element. Nothing suited them better than to be off on a tour of adventure witb their beloved yoong master. "Be me sow!!" cried Barney, as he threw a handspring on the floor of the forward cabin, "I hope we'll not be loug foindin' that Sea Divil. Shure if he's any manners Ill all he'll lay in wait for us some where!" "Yo' kin bet he don' want no mo' dan a berry brief 'quaintance wif boat,' declared Pomp, conlldently; it be a little bit ob a 'sprise pahty to' dut lisll yo' kin gamble." 'l'ben be gently cut a double sbntue. Barney could not resist the inclination to interfere with this. He slid one foot forward and it collided with one or Pomp's. The result was that tbe darky stood on his head in an undignified manner. Had be been other than a darky tl:is might have been a senous ar fair. But Pomp's head was no exception to the proverbial oae, uad. only shook him up a little. Moreover it excited his ire. He recovered himself in a spluttering fit of rage. )


UNDER FOUR OCEANS. 5 "Who.' yo' mean, yo' impident I'isbman!" he roared, furiously. "Yo' jes' try dat lilly trick agin, an' I IJreuk yo' back fo' yo'.'' "Ho, ho, bo!'' screamed Barney in a convulsion of laughter; "yez can't do that, naygur.'' I kain't, ell? P'rapa yo' kin tell me why!" Pomp was very angry. Begorra, I'd niver Jet yez !" -"Yo' wouldn't, hi! We'se gwine to see 'bout dat d'reckly. See dat IJig fish starin' in dat window ab you!'' Barney turned his head a moment. He saw in that instant that he was fooled, but he had not time to recover. Pomp, w1th a yell, low ered his woolly head. The next moment it met Barney's stomach full and fair. There was a gasping sh;iek and toe Celt turned 11 complete back somersault into the next callm. Pomp would have lfollowed up his advantage to Barney's serious detriment but for the fact that Frank Reade, Jr., sat in this cabm. The young inventor had just time to turn when Pomp vanished. Barney was winded, but he managed in some wuy to get on his feet and scurry away. "Be ja.bers, I'll aven it up wid that coon!" lie muttered vengefully. "He'll niver git the best of Barney O'Shea!" The submarine boat was making rapid progress through the Middle Atlantic to the Equator. St. Paul Islau(\ was tile objective point of the cruise. The Sea Devil bad been seen to the east of tills and Frank intended to go. ( Ile ball a chart of the ocean currents and had formed a quite logical theory, llased upon-their action. A bia fish like that," he said, "would undoubtedly keep in the .,reat oc:an currents and probably would swim no great distance katnst the current. Now just to the southeast of St. Paul Island where the monster was seen, there is a division of the Equatorial currents. One flows north along the northern coast of South America, and the other south along the coast ol Africa and around the Cape of Good Hope." "Exactly!" agreed Lieut. RI;odes, eagerly. "Thll trader, British Prince, of Liverpool, from Mozambique with ivory and dye stufl'a, Captain Archibald F1fe. Where are you bound?" "We are in search of the Sea Devil," replied Frank. "We are authorized to find and destroy it.'' An eager cry came back. "Then we can give you valuable word. We have seen the monster!'' This created the most intense excitement aboard the submarine boat. Rhodes was nearly crazy. "Hurrah!" he cried. "We have hit itl We are on the right track!" "That will indeed be a grea' help to U9,'' replied Frank. Where did you see the monster?' Not two days ago, about one hundred miles south in the Equa torial Drift. We feared lor a time that It meant to attack us. U dived under us, and went arouGd us six times, but finally disap peared." "In what direction!" "It went below the surface. More we cannot say." "You are to be congratulated on your escape," declared Frank "It wus indeed-most wonderful. We thank you lor the inlormatioa and wish you a prosperous voynge." 'l'hen the British Prince went ou her northward way. The Nautilus sped away in the opposite direction. Frank was satisfied ol one fact. "The creature is following the southern current," he dllclared. "II we keep on and have any kind or luck we will certainly overtake him in due course of time." 'l'bis seeming fact that the fish confined its extended ramifications about the earth to the trend of tbA ocean currents much simplified the process of searching for him. Of course to attempt to find him without noy clew in the ocean at large wns much like lookmg for a needle in a haystnck. One might succeed, and then agnin one might never. The chances were in favor of never. Now tho fish probably took one or the other of these currents. is more than likely that be went south." Along the co!lst of Africa!" But so long as the fish continued to appear at frequent intervals, and a! ways in the ocean currents, there was elmost a certainty of falling in with him sooner or later. It And Frank

6 UNDER FOUR OCEANS. Now it could be very rendily understood why captains of great &hips stood so greatly in fear o! the creature. There was certaiply a good reason for-it. No ship that ever floated could safely risk a blow of that giant tail, or the force of those terrible jaws. For a time Frank kept aloof. He knew that it was necessary to nse great caution. The Sea Devil disported itself for awhile in its terri!ic manner. It dill not appear to see the submarine boat. After a time it re linquished 1ts activity and lay qaile still. 'l'b e n the Nautilus stole a trille nearer. But just as the nerves of the voyagers were strung to the highest pitch there came a change, Suddenly and without warning the Sea Devil sank. Only a boiling caldron of water marked the spot where it had been. For a moment the voyagers were unable to act; then Frank, reahz ing tbe peril, cried: "Into the cabin! Lower the boat, Barney!'' A moment later the Nautilus was on her way to tbe bottom. And in this she bad the advantage of a surface vessel. This was taking the Sea Devil nt his own game !lnd in his own element. Frank charged the hull to the full force of the dynamos. There was power enough to subdue the monster at a touch as be believed. Under water the search-light's rays were sent in all directions. They made ohjects quite plain. The bed of the ocean here was smooth and sandy. A better place for a conilict could not have been chosen. At first it was feared that the Sea Devil had vanished into some distant depths where it could not be found again. But snddP.oly Pomp gave a thrilling cry: Look out, Marse Frank. Dare be am coming straight for us!" And as all j)ressed close to the observation windows they saw that Pomp was right. The monster was apparently coming to tbe at tack. CHAPTER V. CHASJNG 1'HE SEA DEVIL. IT was certainly a thrilling spectacle which was beheld by those on oard the submarine boat. It restart on the bottom of the sea. Frank judged that it would stand the shock of the encounter there as well as anywhere. Moreover, it would be difficult for tbe monster \o strike the boat full force in that position. The gmnt llsh bad apparently been attracted by the electric light. He was coming to the attack with furious force. It was, a frightful apectucle for tb(lse on board tbe Nautilus. They saw a great mountain of black swooping down upon them. There was a vision of terrible claws and gleaming jaws. Then-wbat followed was a jumbled mass. Frank was always certain tbat the fish did not come in contact with' the boat. lf it bad It would certainly have received the death shock, ant1 oat Itself would have felt this. But what did happen was a very confused mass. Thera was a ter rillc whirling of waters around the boat It sjlemed lifted and twisted and hurled, and then the next moment shot up into daylight. The lever had been thrown back by the sbock, and tlus had been IUIIicieut to send it kiting to the surface. Bot the tisb -what of it! .All eyes scanned the sea to see it lying belly upward and !lead. Bnt no such thing was Bel'n. To tbe contrary, far to the southward a great column of water was seen to spurt up into the air. They knew tbat it was the Sea Devil, alive and very lively. Chagrin, surprise and mystillcation were all blended in the bosoms of tile four voyagers. Indeed, they were wholly unable to understand it. "Jericho!" gasped Rhodes. "Is that chap proof against electrici ty as well as can non balls!" "Begorra, it must be a hoide he basi" declared Barney. "I don" link dat am right enough!" averr e d Pomp. "lie certainly struck us, didn't he, Frank?" The young inventor shook his bead. "It be hud he would be dead now," he declared. Rhodes was astounded. .. Yon d o n't really mean to say that he didn't strike us!" he cried. "Why, what could have given the boat tbat territlc shock?" "Well," said Frank, with conviction, "I will give you my opinion. I don't believe the fish struck us. We ivere too low down in the sands for tba b." "Very likPly the electric light blinded him and greatly diverted his course. I think he passed just over us witbour touching the bout. 'l'be whirl or water in his wake what twisted the N:mt:lus aroond 10. He is a many times heavier body tban the Nautilus. This is my opinion." "Well,'' agreed Rhodes, "it is certnmly a logicnl one, and you must be ril;\ht, Frank. What a pity! He has given us the slip." 'Ye s.'' "B why did he not attack us a second time!" "Easily t'Xplained," rephed Ftank. "'lfe at once shot to the sur lace, and wt're probably out or sight when the tlsh turned about." Why of course.'' "Then he probably shot away at full speed for several miles bel ore coming to the surface." "Then we re a lly dodged him." "That is just about it." "What shall we do th e n!" "Wily, continue to chase him, of course. I am in hopes we can come up with him again soon.'' 8o the Nautilus was put to full speed in chasing the Sea Devil. But it was not such au easy task to catch him. He was a most elusive body, as they soon learned. For fully two hundred miles, nigbt and day, the cbase went on. 'fhe Sea Devil would come to t3e surface at regular intervals only to disappear again and to appear the next Lime perhaps a dozen rr.iles further tu the eoutb, It was truly like chasing a will-o'-the-wisp. The Nautilus cer tainly no match whatever for the monster. In this way they speedily drew into Cape waters. And here they were more tban ever in the beaten path of vessels. Soit happenect that one morning a thrilling and awful spectacle was witnessed by the submarine voyager&. Not more than twenty miles off the coast a small steamer ftying the Portuguese !lag was working ber way along. Frank on the forward deck :>f the Nautilus had sighteil her and was watching her carelessly. Rbodes was doing the eame, nod both were astounded to see a fa miliar colum or water rise just astern of her. Rhodes gave a cry of horror. "My God! it is the Sea Devil!" he cried. "It is," rejoined Frank, "and tbat is a doomed vessel.'' "We must snve her If we can." We'll try it." The Nautilus was brought about and made a swift run for the fatetl schooner. A signal of warning was set. But it was of no avail. The Sea Devil was seen playing about the doomed vessel. Wh

UNDER FOUR OCEANS. 7 Yes." replied the young inventor, "and I am just about to enter another." I trust you will succeed." Nobody iu Cape Town, however, could give nny clew to the whereabouts of the big fish. But just as they were leaving the harbor a fishing smack came in, the crew in great !right. They were from Pietermaritzburg Natal, and while weathering the Cape westward to make Cape Town fall into tha wake of some terri ble sea monster which they believed to be the big serpent, the bugaboo of mariners. The creature had not attacked thpm, but had made such a sea about them that they had lost a section of the forward bulwarks, a foretop mast, stays, shrouds, and otherwise got badly shaken np. A more demoralized or terrified set of mariners were never seen. They were like a row or whlte ghosts with chattering teeth as they told their grewsome tale. CHAPTER VI. THE PORTUGUESE WARSHIPS, THB captain or the warship was much excited. Why, It is a menace to the shipping of the world,'' he declared. "No waters on the globe are sale. Truly something ought to be done. If you can run that monster down nod kill it, Mr. Read&, vou will earn the gratitude or the civilized world." "That is what I intend to do," declared Frank, resolutely. "You shall see." J certainly wish you suc cess. I would g<> with you with thiB ship, bat my orders are to wait here for our flagship." "That Is all right," said Frank. "I think I can handle the creatre alone. I shall endeavor to reach in the depths." "You certainly have an advantage with your submarine boat." "I believe so." Then the took leave or Cape Town. After making tho Cape and bending to the northward, a question arose. Which course had tile destroyer taken! Had he gone through the Mozambique channel, or bad be gone east via the connecting Current tQward Australia!" It puzzled Frank for a sllort while. But lle finally decided to go up through !he chnnHel. In this the others concurred. He.seems to be inclined to hug this coast," declared Rhodes. "It's my opinion, Mr. Reade, that we will do well to go up through the channel!" That settles it!" agreed Frank. "Up the channel we go!" Past the mouth or Delagoa Bay the boat ran and a day lu.ter wns in the channel. Here the Americ11n ling became a curiosity. There were plenty of Portuguestt traders, British steamers and Indian junks. IL was useless to hail these or try to derive any information Crom them. So Fr11nk kept ahead on his own hook:. All on boaru were constantly on the lookout for the see monst e r. But nowhere io the channel did they get a view or him. An Bmusing incident occurred as they were rounrling Cape Ambro, the northernmost point or Madagascar, an

8 UNDER FOUR OCEA.NS. 'l'hen Frank pressed the lever which caused the reservoir to till. Instantly the boat began to sink. Down abe went. What was the result! Hall a score of dismayed and astonished soldiers and marines were floundering in the water. or course they were prckea up safely but much discomfited. As Cor their bl'llliant prize-it was beyont.l their reach. The captain of that Portuguese rnan-o'-war must have been a mad and excitecl man just then. Wbether he was or not, our voy agers bad no means nor iJ:Oterest for ascertawing. CHAP'IER VII. UNDER THE INDU.N 011EAN. THE Nautilus ran under water for a dozen miles or more. When sue came to the surface she was to the leeward of the islands where Portugal so jealously protected her pearl fisheries. The warships were not in sight. A good laugh was Indulged ln. "Well, you did fool them good, Frank!" declared Rhodes. "I was never more delighted in my life. How it must llave taken down tlleir egotism!'' . "I imagine they have plenty left," declared Frank. "But you were a bit worried when I let them corire on deck." I bad not guessed your purpose." Did you think I would really surrender to such a lot of jays!" 1-I really was not sure." Well, don't ever misjudge me that way again," said Frank, tlatly. I am not Bach a fool.'' ,; Anyway," said Rllodes, in delight, we gave them a dandy set back. No living was ever yet a match for a ilve Yan kee!" With which bit of pardonable egotism Rhodes lit a cheroot and paced the deck like a victorious admiral. Leaving Madagascar and its contiguous Islands far to the south ward, the sullmarine hoat now struck Into the Japan current and was curried swiftly to the eastward. Long eriences. Tlle boat was drifting along through a submarine current, and not but a few hundred feet from the bottom, when Rhodes, who was at the ob!ervatron window, shouted: "On my word, here is a deep sea city. Come here quick, Frankl" The other voyagers were instat:tly l.Jy his sioe. And they were equall) astonished at. tlle scene spread before them. They saw below thE>m the streets, pavements, walls and domes of a mighty city under tlle sea. It was all like an unreal dream, and for a time they were hardly able to realize it. But yet their-eenses were not to be disputed. It was no submarine II)iruge, but a reality. "A deep sea city!" gasped Frank Reade, Jr. "What a mighty wonder! It was no doubt once above the surface!" "Begorra, maybe there is a quare kind of people onder the sea also," Barney "No," declared Frank, "that is hardly likely. That city was built by human lrauds! I llelieve there is a that a part of Arabia once sank into t.be,.sea! It must tllen lJe an actual fact!" "Aye," cried Rhodes, "!or the indications are that tllis is a very ancient city. "Indeed yes,'' said Frank, "but bow wonderfully preservP.d!" "That is easily explamed. The COI al insects have encased it all in a coating of shell. This has kept the stone intact. And look! every house is the llome of some sort of a sea monster!" Bejahers, p'raps this is the rale llome or the Sea Devil!" ventur ed Burney. "Golly! I done link he am de mayor den," averred Pomp. This caused a general laugh. The boat all the while bad been drifting over the buried metropolis or ancient days. The search-light was hardly needed, the water was so clear and transparent. It was truly a sight. The VQyagers upon it spellbound. Tllen the boat drifted over a mighty amphitheater which was similar to the Roman Coliseum. There were tiers upon tiers or stone The roof doubtless had bllen a huge canopy. 'l'lle mighty arena was adorned with strange looking statues of all manner of strange l.Jeasts. It was once no doubt the scene of glad! torial and other combats similar to those held at Rome. Frank &uddenly checked the course of the boat. Then it began to sink. What are you going to do!" asked Rhodes, in surprise. "I am going to take a little look at this sunken city," he said. "I sltnll have no better opportunity. I am interested." Good,'' cried the lieutenant, with delight. I was going to sug gest it myself, but did not know how yoa would take it.'' "We will not lose much time,'' said Frank, "and we may gain something of interest." Correct;' agreed Rhodes. may be some while before we come this way again.'' "Just so," laughed Frank. The bout settlecl down and rested upon the paved tioor or the arena. It c"ultl be aeen now what a mighty structure it was. Tlle walls ro3e about them to a tremendous height. There was somAthi.Jg grand and impressive in the style or architecture. The imagination could picture the savage combats between mao and beast, which had taken place in this mighty circle. The tiers or seats might one day llave lleld cheering thousands. Where were they now! What had become of them? Had gone down into the depths when the great tidal wave came and the great city sunk a mile deep !:leueath the wavt>s! If so, tlleir remains must have long since crumbled and passed away. Ages had passed since the subm!lrgeo:city bad occupied its place oo the earth in all its grandeur and pride. None or its inhabitants bad dreamed or its awful fate, and certainly 'Done had foreseen this visit of a submarine boat in latter days to the scene. For some while the voyagers continued to study the wonders or the depths. Then Frank went into his cabin. When be came out be was at.tired in a dtving suit. Rhodes regard ed him with amazement. Where are you going, Frank!"' be aske<.l. I am going to explode the interior or one or these nooses," he sr.id. Don't you want to go also?'' What! Are you going to leave the boat?'' u Yes.'' In that diving suit?" "Certainly." "But," exclaimed Rhodes, in surprise, where is your life-line and the pump!'' 'l'bere is no need or such with this sort of a diving suit," said Frank. "What do yon mean?" I will explain to you easily. You will see that upon my back there is a large square case.'' "Yes.'' "'I' hat is connected with this helmet by a ruhber pipe.'' Frank held the helmet in hls hand. It required but a few moments for Rhodes to see tbis. "Now," continued Frank, ''the square case on my back is a chem ical generator and reservoir similar to the one which Blipplies the boat with fresh air, only on a smaller scale.'' Rhodes saw the point. "Wonderful!'' he cried. "I can see how it is. This enables you to travel nnywhere without being trammeled with a life line.'' "That is it,'' said Frank. How long will the geuerator furnish good air!" "As long as the chemicals last, which would be for several days." The young lieutenant looked out or the observation window and then said: "Do you think I would refuse your Invitation! Not mach! I am ready to go with you, Frank. Where is your diving suit!" CHAP'fER VIIT. IN THE DEEP SEA PALACE. BARNEY hnd stood near by on wistfully all the while. He was only awaiting an invitation himself.


UNDER FOUR OCEANS. 9 For if there was one thing the Celt enjoyed it was !Jnzardous trips and Frank Reade, Jr. Frank saw what was on the Celt's mind and said with a twinkle in his eyes: Barney, bring another le upon carved legs or onyx. The tmildlng was evidently the palace or some prmce or other high ruler in the land. But Time and Fate, the two great levelers, had swept all away to the shores of Eternity. It is the common fate of mankind. The two divers spent a much grer.ter length of time in the submPr,!!'ecl pnlnca thnn th<'y lmae:ined, I They had begun to think of a reLurn to the submarine boat, when a curious phenomenon occurred. The water in the building became suddenly furiously agitated. It rushed in at the doors an<1 out again so strongly with some comma. tion, that neither Frank nor Rhodes could keep their feet. They were tossed hit!Jer and thither like corks. Frank llnally clno.,. to a pillar and Rhodes clung to him. "' This brought their belmeu ts together and the lieutepant shouted: What in mercy's name is itt" "I can't imagine!" Can it be an earthquake!" "If so, we are lost!'' "I think we had better get back to the boat as soon aa possible!'' Certainly; !Jut we can't seem to get anywhere while this buhllnb lasts." But after a time the waters ceased their terrific motion, and then they !Jastily left the palace and slarted to return to the Nautilus. But what of Barney aud Pomp whom we left on board the Nautilus! The darky and the Celt had not been without a bit of excitement. Immediately Frank and the lieutenant had disappeared, Barney and eyed Pomp. This was the oppvrmnlty he bad long waited to get square with the darky for a practical joke played on him some while befoce. 1 Pomp knew It an

10 UNDER FOUR OCEANS. When he recovered hims e lf sutHciently to act, Barney started to turn on the current which would charge the hull of the boat, but Pomp grasped his arm in terror. Don yo' tlo dat, chile!'' he cried. "Phoy notf" asked I he C e lt, in surprise. Golly, chile, don' yo' fink ob Mars e Frank an' de lertenant! S'pos ln' dey cum along a n' touch it an' git killed too!" Barney a shudder. He fairly embrace d the darky. "Bego1ra, yez are a brick! ' he cried, "Shure, I niver thought av 1hat. Wburroo! pbwat the divil shall we I dune !Ink we bettah stay right heab, an' keep quiet till Marse Frank done cum back." "But phwat if the Divil goes fer to attack us!'' I dn' believe he kin get down in here to git at us," said Pomp. And indeed this looked to be the case. 'l'lle walls of the amphithe-ater interfered certainly with any possibility of tho bugo fish charg ing at the boat. lt was practically a safe position. Seeing thia, Barney and Pomp ceased to worry about that matter any further. Bot b o th were intensely excited and eager lor the return of Frank and Rhodes. They watched eagerly for their appearance, and suddenly Barney erled: "Hooray! there the7 cum, be me Bowl!" It was true. Frank und Rhodes were Clming with all haBte into the ampllitheater. Tbey paused in amazement as they took In the situation. They saw the huge !Ish, and that it was the cause of the commotion in the depths. They also saw the coveted opportunity to bag the big game for which they were seeking. H seemed as II fate had placed iD. their way. No time was lost in aboard. They rushed into the vestibule and Frank turned oil the water. A moment later they were ir: the cabin with their diving-suits re moved. Then rollowetl excited exclamations. Did you ever hear or anything like this," cried Rhodes. "Surely ,hill is a case or wait, and IL will come to you. What a of luck." "It ia more than luck," declared Frank, "if we can only bag him now that he is so near us." The fish was now lying quite still. Its tail Wll.B toward the sub marine bl'ut. This was favorable for an unobserved attack. or course there was some risk, bot yet If one contact could be given the fish with Lhe heavily charged hnll, all would he settled In quick order. Pre paruLit destined to be run tlewn in the Ocean. For weeks the Nautilus kept on almost to the islands of Ceylon. Then sou 1 hward into Maluysias and Rhodes d eclared: I'm thinking we shall see Australia after all, .Franlt.'' Do you know what I think?" "No.'' I am or the opinion that we shall have to follow this chap dowa into the Antart ic." "You doot mean it?'' It he follows up his old trick of sticldng to the deep sea we shall. For the Antarctic current is joiued just below New Zealand." Whew! we shall freezol" Ob, I think not. At any rate I mean to follow the chap, if it is to th e South Pole." Bravo! that is the kind of talk I like!" The Indian Ocean now began to merge into its southern ball. The coast of Australia was not many hun d r e d mil e s away. Sailing were rarely encouqtered now. ln all cases the, were balled. But none or them had of the Sea Devil. No clew whatever was to be had. However, Fralik still clung to his pet theory of tbe ocean currents, and kept atraiglJt on into the Antarctic current. One day he took his bearings, and said: We are six hundred miles below the latitude of New Zealaad. In another day's sailing we shall be well into tlJe Antarctic Ocean." Rhodes had begun to wax uneasy. I'm afraid we're getting off the track, Frank," he said. "Oh, no, I think not," r e joined the young inventor. "Where do you get your idea!" Well, we have not seen a sign of the !Ish.'' "That is true. However, we can only trust to luck for that. We have had our best success in following the currents thus far "That's so," agreed Rhodes, "but bow do we know that the big fish is yet in this particnlB!' current? He may have cut across into some other, or we may have passed him?" All this is no more than hypothesis," said Frank, "tllat is tbe best we can follow, and jus1 what we are following." How much further the argument might have gone it is impossible to any. But suddenly a bail came down from the pil-:>t-bouae in Barney's voice. Shure, Mistber Frank, here is a sail to windward and lyin' a flag nv disthress." Iu a moment Frank was In the pilothonse. He saw tbe distant sail and also the signal or distress. At oace he changed the coutse of the Nautilus in that direction. The submarine boat ran like a spirit through the tossing waves of -the chilly South e rn Sea. Not until the disabled craft was within speaking distance was speed abated. The craft was seen to be a whaling vessel of a kind commoa in the Antarctic and !lew the British flag. "Ahoy!" shouted Frank, gotng out on the forward deck. "Ahoy!" came back the hail. What craft Ia tbatt" "The Defender, Captain Otis Clark or Aukcland. Who are yeu!'' "'l'he sub:narine boat Nautilus of Readestown, U. S. A.'' There was a moment's silence. "Submarine boat!" came back then. "You don't mean to 1117 that you sail under tlle water as well as on it." "Yes, I dol" "Well, I never''' the English captain. "Anot!ler Yankee notion. Yon people are the trickiest ou earth. I thought yoa was a torpedo boat." "Not a hit of it.'' "Well, we're glad to see yon. We're in a bit of trouble. Starboard bulwarks stovt>, leaking a bit iu a forward seam, and we've lost ou mizzen must and baH our rudder.'' "I sfle you're badly used up," said Frank, "struck a storw!" "Not a bit of it." Then the English captain made a startling CHAPTER X. UNDER THE ANTAR C TIC. WE were sailing smoothly about two hundred miles soath ef here," he said; when all of a sudden some territlc monstu rose ont of the sea just to windward or us. "I've never seen anything in my life like it. It seemed neitber tisll nor animal. It scooted around the ship ball a dozen times aod mace so heavy a sea that once it broke over tile taffrail. the next thing we knew It rammed for us. We Teered the ship and got a glancing blow. I thought we'd turn turtle, so far ov e r on our mast en

UNDER FOUR OCEANS. 11 Also that be was not the only sufferer from its terrible predilection for the wrecking of ships. Also that be might thank his lucky stars tllat be w a s nn exception to the general rule, and bad not gone to the bottom instanter. To. all of which the captain made n surp.rised reply, and was fain to congratulate himself upon llis e xceedingly fortunate escape. "Is there any assistance I can give you!" ask e d Frunk, finally. Under the circumstances none," replied the Engli s h cnptnin. "I tback you for your vaiuatJie information, and hereafter shall keep my weather eye open for such ttlrrible creatur e s." With which tlte two ships parted. The English brig went on to Auck ; and, and the Nautilus lleade,l due south for the land of i<:e and snow. The weather now became IJitterly cold. T3e seas were rough nnd tempestuous. But Uus affected the voyagers little, for the Nautilus ran most of the way under the surface. In this manner she in n measure escnped the cold nnd also \he tar rible force of thelsea. For Btlveral hulidred miles the Nautilus rnn on thus until Frank reckoned that tltey were not far from the Antarctic Continent. Deep sea auihng here was attended with uo little risk. For the seas were filled with icebergs and many of these extended for bundr11ds of feet under the water. Collision with one of these would have been a serious matter. It must not occur. So the searchiight wns constantly in use and a man was always m the pilot bouse, But upon studying the direction or the current with the nautical in icator which be hnd invented 1! rnnk changed the course to the east ward. If followed straight ns a oat's wheel. As there was no wind it was safe enou,!!;h to do this. Then be brought a couple of flue wires from the dynamo and connected them with the spokes of the wheel. He_ did not charge them heavily to be sure, bat yet heavily enough for h1s purpose. Then he crept cautiously down into the cabin and into Pomp's stateroom. The darky was sound asleep and snoring. H1s clothes bung from a peg and so did his cap. Barney took the cap and doused n handful of cayenne pepper into it. Then he crept 'Jack lo the deck. Now It happened tbat Barney always ealled Pomp to relieve him by pressing nn electric botton, which gave the darky a sufficient shock to awake him. Pomp would immedintely rise and hasten on deck to relieTe the Celt. Two o'clock came. The moment for, action hnd arrived. Barney chuckled as be thouo-bt or tbe fun in store for him. "' He pressed the electric button. Listening at the cabin atairs be beard Pomp dressing. A few moments later the darky came stumbling up the companion way. He was not more than half awake. He had put Ills cap on. The cayenne pepper was already doing its work. It was eilting down through his wool, and mingling with the perspiration of his face for the night was sultry, and making rapid conner.tion with his eyes and nose. 1 ,, "Mornin', Mister Shea!'' he sa1d, as be bowed vaguely to the Celt, "Am it a. good night!'' "Yez nre roigbt.'' said Barney, trying to suppress his mirth, "but yez bud better set the wheel hard over, for the wind Is chaugiu' shnrel" "A'right, I'ishl" Er-kerchewl I done reckin' I bnb caught a cold. Er kercb3w-chew! Massy, bow mab eyes do smaht. I bah catched a berry bad cold, I'1sb." "Bejabersl I should think yez bod I" agreed Barney, solemnly. "If I was yez I'd change that wheel roight quick an' then sel in the cover a v the forward cabin where yez can't get a draft." "Golly! I done llnk-kercbewl Yo' nm-chew-ah-kercilew right, !'ish." Then Pomp went afL, all the while mnttering: I tiona link I hab mah dsfiet cold. Neher had sick a coldt Ab., kerchew.'' Then he laid bold on the spokes of the wheel and turned it. This was all very well. But when be attempted to r11move his .hands-lo! they stuck to the spokes. He bad not the )lower to wrench them free. And every moment the cayenne pepper was gt>tting in its deadly work, gagging and Whejjzing him. For a moment the dnrky was astounded. But a little of this experience was sufficient to wake him up. Then au inkling of the truth dawned upon him. And a madder darky the moon never shone upon. Words cannot express his feelings just then. CHAPTER XI. UNDER THE PACTFIO. Dis am vo' wo'k yo' g-ood fo' nutllu' l'ishman !" be exploded. "Ah -ker-cbew-chewchew! 1 done brek yo' head fo' dis-ab-ah-kerker-chew-chew-chew. l'se done dyio' to' suab. Shut t>ll dat current yo' nasty !'ish loafah an' Iemme go or I kill yo'-ahahah-ker-ker cLew-chewchew!" What of Barney, wicked joker? Did be comply with the poor coon's request and shut ofi the current? I c.m Eorry to say that be did not. He was too convulsed with laughter and inflated with success to heed any appeal for mercy. He wns getting hunk with his joking colleague in royal shape. He could not see the logic of showing mercy. .... Phwat's the matter wid yez, naygur?'' he criej. Shore C'ln't yez break away aisy enough! That is a powerful cold in the bead yez have." Pomp never dreamed of the true cause of his agonizing influenza. He understood well enough the trick of the electrified spokes m tbe wheel, but be never once doubted that his sma.rting eyes and watery nose were due to aught else but a severe cold. B:lt the ngony and discomfort be snllered WGS hardly to be ex pressed in words. The pain and torture was something almost unbearable. Yet be was obliged to bear wi

12 I UNDER FOUR OCEANS. Pomp, released from his imprisonment, gave a howl of auger and started for his tormentor. Like a thunderbolt he rushed across the deck. Jn the moonlight he of course could not see so plainly. A man who had just sprung UJJ the cabin stairs was in his path. In a mome)lt he was upon him, for he believed it was Barney. Both went down like ten pins, and Rhodes, for be it was, yelled in utter amazement: "Hold oa there! What the

UNDER FOUR OCEANS. 13 Frank bad a compass enclosed in a waterproof caMe. By this be set I Soon all were asleep. his course. It was afterwards remembered by the divers as the sweetest o! Then tile start was made. slumbers. A beany meal was partaken of, lor they well knew that it would \ be a good while I.Jefore Liley would be able L o get another. Then a last look was taken at the etlects on board the submarine boat. As he was crossing the forward cabin lle noted a thrilling fact. Water was trickling across the floor. Rhodes saw it also and ex changed startling glances with Frank. What is that?'' be gasped. "Why," sail! the young inventor, "it looks to me as i[ the boat had started a plate and was leaking. "Jericho! then we Will be obliged to leave her anyway!" Yes.'' Frank stepped down into the bold. com-prehended the situation at once. The boat was indeed leaking, and the leak was such that it could not be repaired suva in the dry dock. Rhodes bud spoken truly. They were compelled to leave the boat, for in a few honrs at furthest she must be filled with water. The wonderful submarineboat Nautilus was doomed. She would never be reclaimed from the arms o! old Father Neptune. She was a sacrifice to the extermination o! the Sea Devil. Bow. ever, Frank would not have felt so bad bad it lert him the certuinty o! escaping with life. As it was it looked certainly as if tte voyagers were to be a sacri tlce also. But yet the young inventor set his lips firmly and decided: "We must now reach the atoll anyway. It. is our sole hope!" The water was rapidly filling the bold and seemed to be coming in much faster. "Begorra, we might as well start now as any tlme,"declareu Bar ney. "Are yez all ready!" "Yes," replied Frank. The search-light was set to the westward to light them as far as possible on their way. However, all carried electric lamps on their helmets so that they were not so very had off alter all. The Nautilus was left behind, and the four divers started on their tramp of twenty miles under t ne ocenn. Frank carried a pedometer so that be could measure the distanl\e as At tbe outset the course was easy, The bed of the ocean was smooth and they made good time. Frank adhered strictly to the point of tbe compass. In about two hours' Lime be consulted the pedometer and round that they had covered five miles. This was encouraging. He communicated the fact to the others and they were delighted. Only fifteen miles more if they were lucky enough to strike the islnnd. II not,-the thought caused a shudder. All clung desperately to !lope. To attempt to describe the deep sea walk in words would be im possible. The human imagination palls before an attempt to pict ure it. But they could hardly expect to cover the remaining fifteen miles as easily. Thus far they had met with no obstruction. The chief difficulty lay in walking, as it was an unnatural motion buoyed by the sway. ing undercurrents, and made them a trilla giddy and sea-sick. However, by indulging in frequent periods o! rest, tht:y made ex cellent progress until ten miles were covered. Then thty came to the wildest, rockiest and roughest region which they bad ever seen. Climbing over slippery heights, threading devious valleys haunted by ravenous octopus and sliding over precipices of sometimes two or three hundred feet. For one advantage lay in the fact that there was no danger of a serious fall. If they slipped over the verge of a precipice it was to descend with a soft motion through hundreds of !eet of water, and strike the bot tom as lightly as a cork. The unpleasant part of this was that, the shock would cause one to rebound several times, so that a bobbing up and down motion would ensue for some time. But this ovtJrcome after a while they were able to go on. But it would be teGious to the reader to indulge in the necessary descriptive matter to explain all this. So let us pass on to more ex citing incidents of the story. After a while they had succeeded in crossing the submarine mountains, for such they were. In the course of the journey they bad reached tbe summit of the peak, which wail not fifty feet from the Rur!a.ce. Through the water which was perfectly transparent, they saw the sky and the sun brightly. But there was no high enougll point of land to enable them to emerge from the sea. So they were obliged to keep on. TweiYe hours of this sort of work, however, exhausted them. All !ell sleepy, and it was finally decided to Indulge. So a safe hiding-place wall found in a little cave o! coral, and there they fell asleep. They were now, by Frank's calculation, not quite six miles from the atoll. But they could have gone no further without rest. So it was decided to camp for a while. What this was due to it is not eady to say. Fourteen hours the divers remained in the embrace!)! the sleepy god. Frank was the first to awaKe. He could have slept on, but a glance at !lis chronometer dissuaded him. He saw the necessity of at once pushing on. Every hour that they were without food lessened their strength anu chances of reaching the island. So be aroused the others. The of the tramp was now to be seen. The sleep, though de licious, bad not refreshed them. They were atlected witb languor and dullness. Indeed, Rhodes was quite famt. The action of the waves or currents made him deadly sick, but the start was brav .. Iy made. The deep sea JOUrney was now resolved into a most ser:ous matter. Every yard, every foot, brought suffering. For hours they toiled on. Then Frank made signs that only an other mile remamej, This cheered them, and they plodded on. The m1le was co"l'ered. They wer.ll yet in the deep sea. No atoll was there. Tile faces of all behind the helmet windows were blanched. ThtHe was a miscalculation. The isle might be a hundred miles away. lL might not exist. In horror and despair all sank down, and might have then and there abandoned themselves to their miserable fate, had it not been lor Frank. Tile young inventor was all v.luck. He actually dragged the clespondent ones to their feet. In this manner they staggered on. Frank knew well the possibility o! his having made an error in tile exact reckoning of distance. But be believed tout be could not have erreu more than a mile or two. So lle clung to the belief that the atoll was not more than a mile dis tance yet. With intense suffering the party now dragged themselves on. And a beacon ray of hope suddenly shot down upon them. The bed of the ocean began to rise and shore fish were seen. With renewed spirits they climbed on. Suddenly coral were all about them. 'l'be light or the helmets was no longer needed. They could see the blue sky overhead. But was it true that they were approaching high land, or was It only the top o! anothar deep sea peak! Frank kept on in advance. It was laborious work climbing over the jagged reef; but they got over it and were upon shelving sands. Frank was the first to get his bead above water. He unleoseoed the lock of his lie! met and threw it He drank in the glad pure air of day and the sunligltt of a balmy morning. It was like an elixir o! life to him. Then the others followed his example. "Saved! Thank God we are saved!" screamed Rhodes. This was true. The sight before them was a rapturous one. The atoll, with its tropical verduoe, was like a dream before them, Never before had green leaves and grasses and singing birds seemed so beautiful and glorious. They rushed through tbe combing surf, and fiung themselves panting up(ln the silver sands. Despite their hunger they recuperated fast. The air revived them mightily. Moreover they were not long hungry. There were shell fish upon the sanrls. A little spring of water bub bled out of the cliffs. In the woods back of the shore were bananas a!ld coc&unuts. Flocks of seabirds were nest building ou the They gorged themselves with such food as Jay at band. Then they slept. A few days sufficed for all to recover completely. Then while ex ploring tile cliffs, Rhodes spied a sail. It was a proa manned by Malays. B:1t they were orang lant (men o! the sea) and not pirates, so that they came readily to.the rescue or the castaways. They were taken from the island in the proa. With the promise of a reward they carried the C!l&taways to the nearest island port, where a trading ship was found. On board t!:lis the submarine navigators finally reach'ld Honolulu. There it was easy to toke a steamer for San Francisco. Nothing of note occurred on the Yoyage. But when they arriveu in San Francisco a tremendous sensation was created. Rhodes at once sent n dispatch to the Secretary ol tile Navy that the Sea Devil was destroyed. Back came a letter of congratulation, with the offer of indemnity to Frank Reade, Jr . tor the Joss of his boat. Also promotion for Rhodes was hinted at. The young lieutenant at once started for Wadbington. But he embraced Frank in taking leave of him and enid: Be sure I shall never forget you, for I owe all to you. Perhaps some day I can return the favor in a small way!'' But Frnuk only smiled and said:


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Bloc k, by Peter Pad 4.4 Frank Reade, Jr. and His Quee n Clipper of the !8 Twins ; o r Whic h Was t h e Othe r ? by Ss.m Smiley Olouda Part I. 88 Bob R o lli ck; or, Wbat Was H e Born ForT 45 and His Queen Clipper of the 49 The Shortys Marrie d and S ettled Peter Pad 46 Six Week s in the Great Whirlpool ; or, Strange Ad by Pet.er P a d ventures in a Submarine Boat. &1 Tommy Bounce, Jr. in C ollege, by P e t e r Pad .f7 F 'rank Reade, Jr. and Hie .Monitor of the Air; or, 42 The Shortye Out. tor Fun, by Peter Pad Helping a .l!.,riend in Need, 43 H illy Bakkus. tbe Boy Witb the Bi g Mouth, !: 44 44Wbi s k ers:u or. One of a Lost Peo ple. A cad emy, b y Sam :Smiley 50 Across the Sahara; or, The Bedouin's Cap-Mi The S h ortys Out !fi shing, by Peter Pad 51 Frank Reade, Jr. and His Electric Air YaLht; or, The Pad 52 of tbe Air; or, .a Sassy Sam; or, A Bootblack s tho i:!oarob for the Mountain of Go l d the W orld, by Oo1omodore Ah L o ok 53 From Pole to P o le ; or, Frank 1-(.eade, Jr.'s Strange Sub-.: M or. Frank R e ad e Jr. and His 6 1 Dandy Dick, the D o c tor's Son: or, The Villa.Q:e Oerland Staa-e Upon the :Stakeo Plain e. T error, by Tom 'feaaer 55 Frank Reade, Jr m the tn tne Far West; or, "l'l.te 12 Sa88J Sam Sumner. A Sequel to 11 Sass.t Sam." Search tor a G o l d Mine. by Oommodore Ah-J,ook 56 Frank Reade, Jr. With His Air Ship in Asia; or, A 13 Tbe Jolly .rravel e rs : o r Around the World tor }-.light Across the Steppes. Fun, by Peter Pad 57 Boat. ; or, : West, 5R Frank Reade, Jr. and l:Jie El ectric Coach ; or. The 16 Oheeky and Obipper: or, Through '!'h i ck and Search for the Isl e of Diamonds Part I 'fhin, by Oommodore AhLook 59 F rank Reade. Jr. and His KJectric Coach: or, The Bl T"o Hard Nuts ; or, A 'J'erm of Fun at .Dr Seat"cb for the Isle of Diamonds. P art 11. OraokAm's A cad e m y by Sa.m SmiJey 60 Frank Reade, Jr. and His Magneti c tiun-Carriae; : Store, 61 or. Lost in the to J k H 'l' b p t p d Land ot Urimson Snow Part I. 81. I::y: Left, by 62 Frank Reade .Jr. s E lectric Ice Bo at: o r. Lost in the 12 Joseph Jump and His Old Blind Nag, by Peter Pad Land of Crimson Sno.v Part IJ. 13 l w o i n a Box ; o r, The Long and Short or It, 63 Frank Reade Jt. and His Engine of tbe Clouds; or, by Tom Toasr O haeed Around the W o rld in tbo :Sky. SA The Sborty Kids; or, Thrfle Obips of 1'hree O l d 64 Frank Re&de, Jr.'s E lectnc CJclone; or, Thrilli n g AdBlocks, by P eter Pad v entur es in No Man' s Lami. :Part I a Mike McGuinn ess : or, Travelin K for Pleasure, 65 Tbril1ing Ad T ho Ohr smas Soaps, by :roPme,'erroaePaedr 66 Th 1:) k P "rate or Frank Reade J S h ogog n.., "' b., at the Bottom of the Sa:. 10 earc 67 or, l 'be 'fwo 67 Frank R eade, Jr .. and His Electric Air-Boat; or, Hont68 Nimbl e Nip, the Imp of the S c hoot, b y Tom Teaser 68 Jr' Among t h e 89 S a m Spry, thaNe,., York Drummer; or, Bu s m ess Uowboys With his New E lectric Oaruvan. 6::taW!:t. b 69 of Frank 11 '1'boee Quiet Twias, by P e t e r Pad 70 Fran k Reade, Jr. and His .B.Iectric Prairie Schoone r ; Ji Ready's 71 of' the by Peter Pad Lakes; or, A Journey Africa by Wate r .,, An Old Boy; or, Malooey After l 'easer 72 the 1 5 Tumbling Tim; or, Traveling With a Oircus, 73 Six Weekas in tbe C louds; or, Frank Rende, J r .'s Air"76 Judge C leary s Country Court, 7' ':fr or, Around the n 7 5 F l y ink Ice SbJp; o r, D riven 19 Joe Junk, the Whaler; or, Anywhere for Fun Adrift i n t h e Frozen Sky ., The Deacon's Hon ; or, 'l'he Imp of 76 .Engine; or. 1 1 Behind the Scenes; or, Out With a 77 Frank Reade, Jr, Exploring a Submaraine Mon:1tnin; 001nbination by Peter Pad 78 or, l hriJli n g : Olab, Adventures in North Austr alia. '84 Mnldoon's Base Ball Olub in Boston by Toro 'feaser 79 J!::. Sea Serpent; or, 86 A Had 1 g.rc hor'rH&rd to O rack, by 'l'om Teaser 8lJ Frank R eade, Jr."s De sert Explo rer; or, "The Under-86 Sam; or, 1 e roublesome Foundlingby Peter P a d gro und Git y of the Sahara. 8T Muldoon's Bl.88 BaH Olub in Philadelphia, 81 by 'l'i>m Teaser Part I. 88 Jimmy Grimes; o r Sharp, Smart and !)assy, 82 Frauk Reade, Jr. s New Electric AirShip, the "Ze89 Littl e Totnmy B ounce; o r ifrauer From North to South Around the Globe. Dnd, by Peter Pad 83 Acro s s tbe Frozen Sea; o r Frank Reade, Jr.'s Electric :90 Muldoo n s Picnic. by Tom 'fe& 8er Snow ()otte r 91 T omml' Houn c e on His Travels ; or, D oing 84 Lost in the Great Atlantic or, Frank Reade, J r 12 Sam 'bo,uer at and Hie Submarine W()nder, the" Dart." a ., by Peter Pad 85 : 'l'om l'eaaer 86 by Tom Teaser 81 Frank Reade, Jr. s or the Prairie: or, Fighting 16 A. Bad Boy's Note Book, by Ed" the Apaches in the Jfar S o uthwe s t. 16 A Bad B o y at S c h o ol, by "Ed' 88 Unde r tne Amaz on for a 'l' bou sand Miles ; or, Frank 9'1 Jimmy G rim e s, Jr. ; or, the Torment of t .he ViiR eade, Jr."e Wonderful Trip. lage, -lJy Tom T easer 89 Frank R eade, Jr.'s S earc h f o r the Silv e r Whale; or, 18 .Ja ck and Jim ; or, Rackets and Scra1 1 es at Under tbe O cean in the Ele ctric D o lphin." tiohool by 'l'om 'l' e&ser 90 Frank Rea de, Jr.'s Catamaran o f tbe Air; or1 Wild and .991.'he Book Allent' s Luc k, by" Ed" Wonderful Adv entures 10 North Au s trnha. 100 .Muldoon' s Boarding Hous e by 'rom '1'easer 91 Frank Reade, Jr.'s Search For a L ost Man in His Lat10 1 Mnl oo o n'R Brothe r Dan, by Tom 'l'ea ser es t Air \Vond e r 102 The 'l'ra.eiing Dude : or, The O omicnl Adv en92 Frank R eade, Jr . Jn Cent.ral India; or. The Search tures of C lar e n ce Fitz J o n e s by T u m Teaser For the Lo s t SR.va.nts. lft3 Senato r l\l uldo o n h y 'L'om T e as e r 93 Reade Jr.'s Wonderful lot or, Working 9j O"t'er the Andes With Frank R e ade. Jr. in His New 105 The Comical Adventures of Two Dudes, Air-:Ship; or, Wild ,J\1\venture s in Pern. by Tom T euer 95 }'rank R eAde, Jr. s Prairi"' Whirhvinrl; or, The ::::I. f'g:: 96 Frank Reade, Jr.'s S earch 108 Billy i\loss ; or, F r o w One Thing t o Anothe r, for the o f Pearls \Vi t b His New Submarine by Tom Te&aer Orniser. lOP Truthful "Jack ; or, On B oard the Nancy Jane, 97 Around the Horizo n for l en Thousand Miles; or. b y t'om Teaser Frank Reade, Jr.'s Wonderful With H 1 s AirllO Fred Fresh; or, A s Gree n as GTass by Tom Teaser Ship. 111 'fhe Dellcon's B c yj or, Tbe Wor s t in rown. 98 F rank H.eade Jr.'s Sk1 ScrapeT;" o r North and 112 Johnny Brown & O o Rt School; or. South Around the World ou' s Bo1 at Hi s Ol1l 1'ricks. by Peter Pad 99 or, Frank ns and Jim; or, Three 100 T r i p Price 5 Cents. No. 39 St. LouiA Capture; or, a 40 YouuJ{ at the WorJd a Fair; or, P i p ing a ?tfpa t e ry of Uhicngo. .(1 Young Sleuth's Pittsburgh Di s cov e ry ; or, 'l 'be Keea Detectie's Insurance Oase 42 Young Sleuth ancl the King of C rooks; or, Trackin g Down the Worst Man in VorJ,;. 43 Y oung S leuth in the "Lava B eds .. of N'9w York; or. Tbe Tenderloin District Uy N ight. 44 Young Sleuth a n d the Bunco or, The Keea Detectt ve's Winning Hand. 46 You ng Sleuth and the Bryant Park l\tyetery; or, 'l'he 46 A 47 Young S i eutl.t and th& Express Robbers; or, Ferretin g 48 Best Race. 49, A Strai&Lit 'l'ipi or, Young at tile Ameri c a n llorby. 50 At Long Odds: or, Young Slet1th's Lightning Finish. til 52\ ouug S leuth and the Opera House Myatery ; o r M urdered Behind the Sc e nes 63 Young :Sleuth Under the Docka of .Ne" York; or, The Ri9er 'l'bi e ves and the Kee n Detective. M Doctor; or, A Me di55 Y oung Sleuth and the Rival Bank Breakers; o r 'the Keen Detective's Girl Decoy 56 Young Sleuth" s Flash Light; or. The Dark Mystery of a Eve. 5 7 in the StateR o om; orr 68 Young Sleuth's Long 'l'r&il; or. The Keen Deteo tiv& Alter the James Boys 69 Young Terribl e Dilemma; o r, One Oban c e iD One Hundred 60 Young Sleuth and the 1\turder at the Masked Ball ; 61 tbe 62 or, 'l l:e Fal se Detective's Vil-lainy... 63 Young Sleuth's Terribl e Teat; or, Won at the Risk of Life 64: YounQ: Sleutll and the Man With t he Diamond Eye. 65 Your..g 81eutb Accused; or, l:feld for Another s Uri me. Greatest Ruse. 68 Fema.Je 8muggler: Working 69 Y oung Sleuth' s Lightning Ohanges; C'r, TAe (;old B r ick Gaog '!'a ken ln. 70 Young Sleuth and the Owls of Owl Mountaia : cu, The Gbo s te uf B l u e Ridge Tauern, 71 Young Sleutb" s Ln.at Round; or, The Keen Bes t Knoc kOut. 72 Young Sleuth' Sharps; or, Sharp Wo r k .4on g Sharp Crooks. 73 Youn g Sleutbs tieven Signs; o r The Keea Detective' Marked 'l'rail a on tbe Stage; or, A n Ao' No' on the 75 Yo ung S leut h a t Monte Oa r lo; or, The C rim e o f t heOasi n o. 76 Youn g l:)leuth and the Man with tbe 'l'attooed. Arm; or. T r ack ing Millions 77 Oity ; o r. Waltzing Wil-78 Young in Siberia; or, Saving a Y u.ng A.mericam f r om tbe l'rison Mines. 79 Young S leuth Almost Knoc k ed Out; or, N ell Blondi n 'o, D es p e rate Game 80 T wo; or, The8 1 Young Sleuth' s Master Stroke; or, Tile Lad 1 D etective's Many Masks 82 Murdere d in a Maa k ; o r You n g Sle utb. d tbe French Ball. 83 Young_ S leuth i n Paris; or, The Keea Detective a n d tl.te Bomb 1'hrowers. 84 Young Sleuth and the Italia n Brigand: or. 'fhe K eeoDetective s Grentest R es cue. 85 Young Sleuth and a D ead M an's Secret; or, TheMes-sag e in tbe Handle of & Dagller 86 Young S l euth Decoyed ; o r, 'J'he Woman ef Fire. 87 Youn..: ::ileutb nnd the ltuna"ay Oircus Boys; or, F ol l owi n g a Pail" of Wil d New York l -ads. 88 Young :Sleuth a.t Atlantic Oity; or, 'l' he Great Seaside Mystery 89 Young the D etective in Chicago; or, Unravel a Mys tery 00 The Man in the Safe; or, Young SJentlt A8 a Hank Detective. 91 Yonng Sleuth and tbe Phantom Detective; or, 1 'he of t ,be Dead. 92 Young 81eutb and the Girl in the Maek ; or, Tho Lad:r Monte Oristo o r :Baltim o re 93 l!'oung Sleuth and the Oor e i c an Knife-Thrower: or !'be Mys tery of tbe Murdered Actrese. 94 Young Sleuth and the Cashier' s Crime; or, The Efi-. de11ce of a Dead Wi t ness 95 Young Sleuth in the 'l'oil.s; or. The D eath Traps o f New York. 96 the ?tliser's Gho st ; or, A Hunt F o r 97 Young Sleuth as a D ead Game Sport; or, Tbe Keen Detective s Ruse for t,IO,OOO. 9H the ypsiee Gold; or, T b e 99 Youn&' S l eu t h and Polio y Pete, tbe Sharper King; or, 'rbe Keen Det, ective s Lottery G a me 100 Young in the Sewere of New York; or, Keea Work f r om Broadw ay t.o the Howe-ry. 101 Young Sleuth and tbe Mnd Bell Ringer: o r 'l 'be.l:)ecret of the Old Ohurcb 'l' ower 102 Young Sleuth s U nkno w n ; or. T h e .Maa wll o O a m & Behind. All the abo ve libraries a r e for sale by all news de a l e r s i n the Unite d States and Canada, or sent to your address, post-paid, on receipt .t pric e Address P. 0. Box 2730. FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 34 & 36 North Moore Street, New York. I ;


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