The unknown sea; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s under-water cruise.

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The unknown sea; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s under-water cruise.
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-...,------------l No. 141. Stories are Published. in This Library. {COMPLETE} FRANK TOUSEY. Prnn.tsRER, 3! &. 36 N oRTH MooRE S'l'REET, NEw YoRK. { I 'RICE } Vol VI New York, Septemb e r 4, 1896. ISSUED WEEKLY. 5 C J CNTS. Entered acc ording t o t he Act o f Cong1ess, in the yeur 1896, by FRANK TOUSEY, in the o_(/ice of the Lib1 a ian o f Cong r ess at Washington V. C The Unknown Suo: or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s UnderWater Cruise. I By "NONAME." The Sea Crab sailed leisurely through the cavern entrance and in a. few moments emerged into the inl.and sea. It pre. sented the appearance exactly a s described b y C aptain Bran t. T h e ,!!hores extended north and sout h tar out of sight. Seth Small was ueli g h t e?


2 'l'BE UNKNOWN SE A The subscription price of the FRANK READE LIBRARY by the year is $2.50; $1.25 per six months, pos t paid. Address FRANK TOUSEY PuBLISHER, 34 and 36 North Moore Street, New York. Box 2730. THE UNKNOWN SEA; OR, Frank Reade, Jr.'s Under-water Cruise. A STOBY OF SUBDIABIJJE SEABCH. B y uNO NAME," Author of The Weird Island," "The Transient Lake," "'l'he Lost Caravan," "The Sunken Isthmus,'' etc. etc. CHAPTER I. C APTAIN BRANT'S STORY, SIMPLE things often lead to great results. A thrilling evolution of circumstances is orten bred by the slightest and seemingly most un important of incidents. One day a New York reporter happened to be pas s ing nlong West street, in the e;reat city of .Mtlw York He was lookiug for material for a "story." A man crossin.,. the street before him, slipped under the wheels or a dray. The made a leap forward, acd, just in the nick of time, pulled him out from his perilous position. The victim of narrowly averted accident turned and gripped the reporter's hand. He was a strong framed, bearded man, with a ruddy complexion and frank blue eyes. "Hang me up, mate!" be cried in a hearty, quarter deck voice, "you pulled me out of a bad fix! A sailor never forgets a favor, and Jim Brant, captain of the Mazy ain't goin' to be the exception. Come in and drink." Now tbe newspaper man chan c ed to bnve a dry throat. He hesi tated but a moment, and theu allowed Captain Brant to pull him into a near by tote!. They drank brandy and soda, and the scribe m o destly received the captain's profuse expressions of gratitude. "Now what sort o f a keel do ye travel on, mnte!" finally cried the skipper. Ye don't look like a sailor." "No," replied the reporter; "my name is S eth Small, and I am re porter for the Now York Uoiverae. I am looking for a story for the Sunday edition--" "A yarn, is it, Great whirl winds! I can help ye out on that!" "You can!" asked the scribe eagerly, a bright tho u ght coming to him. "You bet I can, and a true one at tbnt. When Jim Brant tells a yarn ye kin put it down fer true." The reporter flashed out his n o te-book at once. Perhaps tb1s oltl sea-dog could really tell bim some wonderful sea tale which would read well in the Sunday e dition. So be said: Sit down here at the table captain, and let's have the yurn. I'-ll put it into print if it's a good one." All right, mate!" Then the captain began. It's about an unknown sea," be enid, "an' I don't believe the keel of noy other sh i p but mine ha s ever cut its blue waters." "An unknown seal" exclaimed the scribe, incredulously "All the water on the globe bas l)een located D on't ye believe it! The re's water, I can swear, n o mao eve r yet explored except m yself Sm all looked atte ntive l y a t th e ca p tai n for moment s He s aw at once t ha t h e w n s In earnest. Naturally the r e porter was i n terested as well a s s urp rised. A tb ou .eand possi b ilities aug g e ated th e m s elves t o him. So be said: "I wCJuld be pleased t o hear y o ur story Captain Brant." "All right, mute." The captain took another sniff or tile brandy and soda, and began : It h a ppened four years u go, when I was first mude captain of the Mnzy. We sailed for tile Ale utians aeals and wbnle oil. We were six weeks in the Behring Sea, and had made a fair v ov age, when our c a ptain concluded t:> stand off for the Kamtschatka coast. S o we sailed for Cape south of the Gulf of Anadir You must know, mate, tllat is a rough part or the world. Ther e are hundreds or miles or the Wil dest osinhabited c oast you can find and to be cast away there wouh.l lle starvation, for it is fearfully bar ren. Well, we weathered Navarin, and were m aking our way along th e coa s t, not two miles off shore when our mate spied a queer object Cnp'n,' says be, squint your eye over to the shore there, and tell me you think of that. Is it a big hole in the clifl; or some kin d of a natural mirror!' Wall, I took a glass nnd squinted hard at what looked like a big, arched bola in the wall or the chfl', with a little reef in front. I coul d see sky and water beyond, sure enough. How does tbis happenf says I There' s n o strait her e tha t I know of.' Reckon not, cap'en,' snys the mate, according to the cha r t.' To make sure, let's look,' says I. "And we did. We went over the chart, and there was not the slightest mention of any such thing as a strait or an inland sea. I hnllooed to th e wheelmnn to bear off a point for the shore S o u n dings showed deep water, ar.d we kept c r eeping nearer until we entered n strait between the re e f and the cliff, and here we bad a full view of a curious sight. C e rtainly there was before us a high nrcb in the cliff fully two bun dred f eet high n od six hundred fee t broa d W e actu a lly sailed right through this cavern like arch and c ame out Into the unknown sea. The shore line north nod south ran out o r sight, and to westward no land was v isible. "Here was a discovery At first we thought it might be a part. of the Okhotsk Sea bot we were too mightily far north f o r that. It was northing more nor less than a great inlaud sea, for aught we knew, bigger than tbe Black or Caspian Seas. "The Mazy took the wind and we sto o d oat to the westward to s e e if a coast did not show op soon, so that w e might get an idea of bow large the body o f water might be. "An d in a n hour we did eight l and. But as we drew nearer we saw that it was a curiou s shap e d i s land. There wer e two long point s of land jutting o u t from a big high cliff or bead of r o c k. The ou t line of this isl e w a s exac tly like t hat or a bull, head, ea r s horns and all. "So we na m ed it B o ll Islll n d H w as c o ver e d with qu it e a l o t of vegetati on, and looked quit e attractiv e. We saile d aroun d it, and one I


THE UNKNOWN SEA. 3 of the crew suddenly spied an object which gave us all a new inte r est in the place. It was what looked like a Martello tower, rising right up from the trees on the top of the Boll s Head. It would seem to indicate tllat the isle was iollabited. No human being had as yet been seen, but this made no difference. All of our crew wanted to explore the place, so I ordered out two boats We had arms aboard, so we felt no fea r as we set foot on the island shor e But as we lacde<1 we saw a great heap of llewn rocks extending into the surf. Tl!is had no doubt once been a quay. That it was in ruins gave me an idea. P e rhaps the isle was unin habited at the present time. In that case we llad ootllwg to fear and only some old ruins to explore. "But this did not in the least abat e our interest. We pushed ahead on the exploration. We climbed the Boll's Head and got a complete vie w or the entire island. In its center was a deep, bowl-shaped c a vity, which was cut, probably by Nature out or the solid rock. There were steps leading down to a pool or water in Its center. "We climbed down and looked into the pool. Jim Swayne, the bo'sun, let down a line and plummet. Bot no bottom could be found. This scared the rest and all crawl e d tJot of the place as quickly as tlley could. n was named the Devil's Basin.' "We fount! pleuLy of evidence that the island had been inhabited, but none or the people could be found. Judging from the Martello tower and other rulos,the original seLtler_s were Norsem e n, though how they bad ever traveled all the way from Norway to settle lu Kamtscllat Ita was a prol>lem. O ne of our men suggested a quest for buried treasure, But It began to grow dark and I hen a curious thing happen e d. We were all at the Martello tower wlle o the islaod began to tremble, and a terii!ic roaring like a doz e n lions filled the air. Where it cam e from, or what was the cause of it, we did not wait to see. The men were sure that the devil was come after them, and I believed that it was an earthquake aoct the isle might Slllk. Back we went to tile boats and to tbe ship. When we got on board every man was pale as a corpse. The roaring noise on the i el and lasted over an hour. Tlleo It ceased. The isle did not sink nor the devil did not appear. But 1t couldn't keep the men there longer. They would have mutinied. We eased oil' from the 1sle and stood to the wes tward. "We sigllted two o.ther islar:ds and then the crew were so Infernal superstitious that we were obliged to abandon the quest and go to the Gulf of Anadir. Two days later we were in tile Kamtschatka Se a .. We &truck out to tbe ,Korile Islands an.:i Japan. Then we used the Formosa Chant \e l to reach the China Sea, and finally six months later entered the Gulf or Aden, and thence to the Me; literranean and home. T h a t 's the whole story, skipper, and if you want my davy on it, I'll giv e it Iron clad.'' I have it a lltlown here in short band, Captain Bran t ," replied the reporter, it will make a story and thanks to you. I have never bee n more int e rested in my life.'' I'm g lad to hea r mate. And now I'm due after this hour aboard the Mazy She lies at Pi e r 8. Come down and see me be fore tl:!e tweo ti.l!tb, for we sail then." "I will b e glad to do so!" replitd the reporter, as he closed his nete book. They griop e d hands and seJ>arated. The captain went buck to the Mazy The reporter r e turned to his desk. The resu1t was an exciting chronicle in the Sundn y edition. The story was renO by thousands with the deepest of !nterest. But perhaps the most interested reader or it was a brilliant young mau whose name and fame is world wide. This wall Frank Reaue, Jr., or Readestown, the inventor or the filr-sbip, the electric horses, the submarine float und many other wonderful things. There was a good reason why he was interested. CHAPTER II. THE REPORTER AND T H E INVENT O R. AND that reason we will proceed to give without further delay. Readestown was somewhat excited over a r e port that Frank Reade, Jr. had just finished his boat; and that it was the peer or all his inventions. The Sea Crab, as it was called, was a marvelous feat o! skill. No body was prouder or happier than Frank R e ade, Jr. himself, ol this fact. The subm a rine boat was all equipped for a cruise, and Frank had sailed from R e adestown with her for New York. Ancb!Jred off Fort Hamilton, be had gotten hold or a Sunday news paper. and as fate bad it, it wns the very paper containing Seth Small's wonderful story or the "Unknown Sea.'' At once Frank was interested. If that story is true,'' he declared, then that settles a vexed question for me. There is a good project." He saw that the story was vouched for by the captain of the Mazy ver.>f emphatically. There was scant reason for doubting it. He went on deck. By he rail stood two men. One was a negro, and the other a comical little Irishman. These two men were the crew or the Sea Crab, and Frank Reade, Jr.'s old and tried servitors. They accompanied him upon all his tripe. I Barney an

4 THE UNKNOWN SEA. from the deck, and then Frank pressed a spring upon the electric keyboard. That will sl:ut all the doors and windows, and seal them hermeti cally," he said. Then he pressed another valve. There was a swift, rushing sound of waters, and the next moment daylight and sky vanished, anu all was momentary darkness. That has opened a big tank in the lower hull,'' said Frank; it instantly fills with W!ltllr and causes the boat to sink. Now, let us have some light on the subject." He pres;.ed another button. In an initant the cabin was brilliantly illuminated with scores of electric lights. There was a slight shock, and Frank rejoined: "We are on the bottom. Look out or the window." did so, and saw the sandy bottom of the bay dimly through the water. '\'here were darling fish of all sizes, h'aps of kelp and shell t1sh. "Wonderful!" he ejaculated, "by Jove, Frank, this beats all I ever beard of. I wtsh I bat! my camtrra here. It would be wortll four colnmrrs in the Universe.'' The young inventor laughed. There is on the deck of the pilot house a search light," he said, "it will show you objects two mil"s away oo tile surface, and two hundred yards under water." Wtth this be pressed a spring and instantly a pathway of brilliant light shot far out into the dense waters. I Small noted all these wonderful things with the deepest interest. "You say that we are enabled to sink by flooding a tank in tile bold of the vessel!" he asked. "Yea!" How then are we able to rise!" The tank is so arranged that by pneumatic valves it can be ex hausted of the water again in a lew seconds. As it is drained, so the boat rises. "Good!" exclaimed the reporter. "I can understand that. But one other thing, what prevents our stilling down hera! How do we get airf" "Come this wtLv.'' Frank led the way into the electric engine rooms. He placed his hand upon a huge bell-shaped tank, and said: "This furnishes air for the entire bout, and can furnish it for an indefinite period.'' The report"r stared at the curious object. What is itT" he asked. "A chemical gtmerator, replied Fr'lnk. "In that vessel which is supplied with many valves connecting with pipes extending all over the vessel, there llre chemicals wllich manufacture an iuex haustible supply or pure oxygen. 1'here is never any danger of getting short of pure air." But the foul air--" lt Is consumed Ly other chemicals placed in various parts of the boat as soon as made.'' This is all very wonderful," again declared the reporter. Yon are a genius, sir-a born genius." "Not quite as bad as ttoat,'' protested Frank, with a laugh. This In the main concluded the examination or the submarine boat. The reporter was satisiied. Other features concerning the mechanism and make-up of the won. derful craft we will dilate upon in the course of the story, anti now with the readtr's kmd permission pass on to thrilling incidents. Frank prPssed the valve and the Sea Crab rose to the surface. The anchor was again called into requisition, Then Seth Small held a brief conference with Frank in the pilot house. The result was that Seth presently emerged and entered the boat to return to New York. He was in high spirits, and as he went over the rail, said: "I will be on hand to-morrow, Frank. Unlil then, au revoir!" CHAPTER Ill. UNDER WAYo IT was but human nature, as well as reportorial instinct, lor Seth Small to write up a glowing account of the submarine boat and her inventor, and the romantic project. I He took care to intimate that through special enterprise the Uni verse would send a special correspon(teut aboard the Sea Crab to the Unknown Sea. This d e lightful tale came out in the four o'clock edition, thanks to modern newlfpuper resources. The effect was electrtcal. Barney and Pomp were trimming up the cleck, preparatory to starting upon a great cruise the next day, when a startling thing occurred. Down the harbor came lolly a dozen strong tugs. T!ley were driving at full speed, and seemingly racing with E>ach other. Indeed, so madly were they driving straight toward the little submarine boat that Burney, in alarm, called Frank from the cabin. Be me sow! I belave they mane to run into us,'' he cried. See phwat think av it, Miather Frank." "It must be that they can see us!" cried Frnnk, in surprise; "yet, there may be a mistake.'' He rushed forward and ran up n signal Jlag. But the tugs did not abate speed and bore down directly upon tile Sea Crab. I When a hundred yards away, however, they split up and checked speed. In the bow of each dtood an excited man. I Each waved his arms excitedly, and bailed the Sea Crab. Such a cllorus or shouts and yells were enough to split ona's ear-drums. And tile tugs kept pressing nearer until they literally beset the Crab, and there was great danger of a collision. Then Frank realized the character or tile melange. Those were all representatives of dillermt newspapers and was trying to get his oar in first. Frank was disgusted with the tumult and finally manag ed to gain silence for a brief moment. "What the deuce do yor1 fellows want?" he cried. "The Newsgatherer claims the prior right to send a representative with you to the Unknown Sea!'' cried one of the newspaper men. "Nllver!" cried anotller; tile World's Item will pay you five thou-sand dollars lor the privilege!" "The Unit will give ten thousand!" cried another, vociferously. "My paper will raise it five thousand!" "Twenty thousand!" Then all began shouting and yelling vociferously, until Frank was nigh crazy ami angry us well. "Go on back to the city, all you," he 9ried. "I will take none of you on any terms. Only one man will go /with me, and that is Seth Small." "That is discrimination," shouted one man; the public demand better treatment. The Universe reaches but a lew with my paper." At this a fearful tumult rose again. Frank stood it as long as I.Je could. There was imminent danger of collision with some of the drifting tugs, so he finally adopted an effective measure for safety and to get rill o the nUi9aUCO. He called Barney and Pomp Into the cabin and closed the doors her metically. Then he sent the Sea Crab to the bottom of the bay. He was beyond the rrach of his tormentors here, though the persis tent scribe of the "Newsgatherer" kept Ilia tog on tile spot all nigbt, and was vainly endeavoring to get an audiance with Frank, when Seth Small came on board the next day. Well," laughed the Universe reporter, "that is Hustler Jenks, and he Is a sticKer. No use, Jenks! Go back and tackle something easier!" Tnis is hardly fratercal treatment, Small," cried the persistent Jenks. "You ought to divide a I(OOd It is no: in my power, Jenks," replied Seth, "but if yon will bP here when I return some months hence, I'll give you first look at my notes. That is the beRt I can do!'' Then Frank started the engines of the Sea Crab and she glided away. The great voyage begun. The Crab could oail under water, more speed could be made on the surface, it was decided to proceed in that way. As soon as they were well out to sea, Frank headed the Crab north ward. Small was scrpriseJ. "How .is this!'' he asked. "Ought not our course to be south by east?" "Why?'' uskeit of friendly nagging. II one could succeed in playing a practical joke upon the other he was happv. So it happeued that the voyage was not many days old when the Celt got au opportunity to roast" his confrere,


"l'HE UNKNOWN SEA. 5 Pomp had just disposed of the noonday meal ami as the sea was calm and the day powerful hot, he hull a hammocK on deck, and stretched it under an awnmg In the extreme bow. Here he could catch what little air was going and enjoy a refresh ing nap. Barney in the pilot-house could easily look down upon the enter prise, anti as au idea cume into his bead h e smiled a broad smile. Pomp Custeued one end of the hammock to tue guard rope from the bowsprit, and the other to the lee rail. Then he tum bled in and fell asleep. Frank and Small were below engaged in studying charts. There could be no better opportunity. Half an hour pusseu. Then Barney lashed the wheel and stole out on deck. He stood over the hammock and looked into Pomp's unconscious face. "Shure be Inks loike a cherub," be chuckled, "but he'll not look so peaceful when be awakeR.'' Now Pomp was a sountl sleeper. Barney knew this else h e would not bave undertaken the trick which he did. He Mt perfectly sal ... Tbe Celt unkuotted the end or the hammock rope from the rail. He swung it urouud slowly and carefully, and then began to crawl out upon the bowsprit. The next moment Pomp was swinging over the water, and Barney had fastened tile otiler end or tlle hammock rope to tbe en.t of the bowspnt. Then he crept back on deck and chuckling, returned to the pilot house "Begorra, he'll be a surproiset1 nigger whin he wakes up," muttered the Celt. "An' tt'll be some climbing he'll have to do to get back." Barney's practical joke worked Car better and much different than what he bud antici:>ated. The hammock swun g gently back and forth under the bowsprit. For a time there was just lullai.Jy enough iu the motion to keep the darky asleep. But suddenly matters took a turn. The wintl veered a little and began to kick up a nasty swell. The bow of th e Sea Crab began to rise and !roll, and suddenly the knot in the hammock rope slipped a trifle. This lowered it until it nearly touched the water. Barney saw this turn with glee. "Be jabers there'll be fun roight away," he muttered. Then he changed the course of the boat. just a bit, so that it would pitch a trifle more. 'l 'h is had the desired result. Down w en t the hammock until it lightly touched the water. Up it went ngain, and then once mor e down. Euch time it dipped lower, and water was beginning to soak the canvas. At last it a plunge and the water came over the verge end deluged the sleeping durky. This wa9 enough. S puttering and gasping, Pomp rose iu the hammock. He stared wildly about him, but nobody was in sight. "Fo' de Jan's sakes," he mutte red; "howebber did I git out yereT Dis am a berry funuy Ling!" Barney, in the pilot house, was of course convulsed. The darky stood up in the hammock to escape another ducking, and nearly fell out. Tilen he b egan to clamber hastily up into the This was no light feat, but he finally managed it. Clambering onLO the deck, he stood there dripping and aston ished. He rubbed his eyes in utter m vst ilication "Dat am a berry funny ting," he muttere d. "How in de debbil did I eber hang dat hammock out dere! I take mah oaf I tied it up to dis yere rail! I wond ab if I hab been somuambulatin'!'' CHAPTER IV. THE STRANGE SCHOONER. PoMP was certainly mystified. He studied the matter for some time. Then slowly an idea bel!,aD to dawn upon him. "Fo' de ian's sakn. This was durk and muddy, and much unlike the dt>ptha or the Atlantic. There were vastly different forms of plant and fish life. Diving seals sometimes came almost down to the deck of the Crab. Whales shot past like huge mountains and there were many kinds or narwhals and swordlish. Now thut tbe boat was really unuer the ice, the blackness or the ocean depths was intense. The search light could hardly make an impression on it. So that progresR was slow. The greatest of care was exercised. Incidents of an interesting sort were few. The days came and went slowly. The voyagers amused themselves as best they could in friendly games. Barn e y played lively airs on his Iiddle, and Pomp hit up the banjo. It was such a journey under the Arctic ice as they never forgot. Many horrible th o ughts were created. Suppose that th e maclunery o: the boat should give out, and they should be unabla to proceed further? What a horrible fate it would bel One day a chilling iumdent happened. waa iu the }lilot house. At t!mes, or course, the wall or ice overhead could be seen, it com ing duwn into view. Tltis was in sh!lllow water. But Barney suddenly saw tbe wall or ice shut down wholly in front of him, touching the very bet! of the ocean. Of the ooat could go no further. He was obliged to bring it to a hult. Fran!< rushed into the pilot-house whe n the boat stopped. What is tiJe matter, Barney!" he asked. What bus happened!" Shure, sor, yez kin look fer yesilf," declared the Celt. The young inventor uid look. "Solid ice!'' he mutter e d. The ravs of the search-light were turned upon the ice wall. The pas sage or the submarine ilout was certainly blocked. Bu t Frank Reude, Jr., guessed the reason. We have run too near land," he said. "Keep off to the north, Burney, anti see ii the water does uot get deeper." It was true that the tetl or the at thin point began to slope downward. The submarine boat followed it. Grattually a crevice appeared bet ween the ice wall and the be

6 THE UNKNOWN SEA. haps, a whaler. It seemed chietly remarkable as being the first sail l!ighted since leaving the Atlantic. So little heed waa paid to it, until Barney suddenly noticed that it was drawing nearer. This was something of a surprise. "Mistber Frankl" called the Celt. "Well!" exclaimed Frank. Do yez moind the sail, sor!'' What of il!" Shure, it's chasin' us, sort" Frank gave a look at the distant vessel and saw that thiS was true. She had crowded on canvas and was rapidly bearing down upon the Crab. What did this mean! Prank was puzzled. fie could hardly believe that idle curiosity would prompt th e m to do this. IlEBe went into the cabin and got his most powerful glass. With this 1re studied the strange vessel. And the more he did this, the more its actions struck him as decid edly queer. It would have been an easy matter to have given the submarine 'lloat its head and run away from the pursuer; but Frank could see no reason for doing this. So he kept the Crab along at a moderate pace, and ailowed the stral!ger t!J overhaul him. Every moment the unknown loomed up nearer, and n:>w it was seen that she was a schooner of the fastest saili?g type. But not a m a n could be seen at her rail, though two were descried in the crosstrees. When not two miles distant she suddenly ran up a signal streamer. Frank read by it that she desired to speak the Crab, so he ordered Barney to answer it in acquiescence. Then the Crab came about and slaclcened speed. Nearer drew the schooner. The wind was fresh, and it did not take long to draw the two vessels together. Then the bail came. Torpedo boat ahoy!" Ahoy the schooner!" replied Frank. boat!'' This is no torpedo "Whnt the deuce are yon!" came back the bail. "This Is the submarine boat, Crab, from Readestown, U. S. A. Captain Frank Reade, Jr." "Submarine boat!" "Yes.'' "Do you mean to say that you sail under water!" "Yes." A loud laugh came back from the schooner's deck and a familiar figure appeared at the rail, while a voice which Frank had bean' be fore, came across the watsr: "I am glad to know that you have come safely through the North west passage. You would not let me take passage on board your boat but I found other conveyance, and with your permission will help you explore the Unknown Sea in the interests of the Newsgatberer." Seth Small gasped in sheer amazement, and Frank was Htrickeu dumb with the force of the thing, lor the 6peaker was no other than the daring reporter, Hustler Jenks. CHAPTER V. THE SPIRIT OF COMPETITION, FRANK was simply astonished, but Small was as mad as a hatter. "The impudent scamp,'' he exclaimed, hotly. "The audacity of such a game! He ought to be caued for meddling!" Then he sbDuted: "How the devil did you get here, Hustler Jenks?'' The Hustler laughed, and replied suavely: "Well, I went to San Francisco lind chartered this schoone!, the Mollie, Captain Snuff. We tave been waiting here two weeks for you to come through the "Do you realize the impudence of this thing?" "Impudence?'' "Yes, sir; sheer, deliberate impudence! It is nothing short of that, sir! You have no right to track us this way, like the Paul Pry that you are!" "Easy, Seth," replied the Hustler, nonchalantly. "Business is busi ness, and yon would not fail to do the same thing yourself." But there is honor in even the sharpest game!'' I see nothing dishonorable in my course. I could not secure pas sage on your vessel so I found other conveyance. Come, Setb, Jet's fraternize.'' Do you intend to follow us!" Of course!" Well, you are yourself to a vile subterfuge and it will never succeed. When we start the Crab you can never keep in sigl:.t "Suppose we sail along together, then!" sngges'ted the irrepressible Hustler." Seth was dumfounded. "Well," he finally muttered. "Did you ever hear the likes of that. The sheer gall of the fellow!" "Good!'' Small communicated this decision to his confrere. But it seomed to have li' tle etiect upon him. He only laughed good naturedly. Seth, in sheer aesperation, cried: Did yon ever see the beat of it! Now he will go home and claim the creait or this whole P.nterprise. He will exclude that does not pertain to himself. Such men are a blight upon th111 profes sion!'' In spite of the apparent dishonesty of the thing, Frank could not but admire the fellow's audacity and enterprise. fhere was no denying the fact that be was enterprising and a worthy representative or the smart rep.>rter. Bot Frank knew that he and Small would never affiliate in the world So he not offer to take him along. Consequently he turned and said to Barney: Put on spe ed once more. Steer south by west." All right, sor." The Celt sprung away to obey the oraer. In a few seconds the sub marine boat was gliding away upon her course. The schooner follow ed. The Mollie had every stitch of canvas set, and she was before the wind. For a time she gave the Crab quite a race. But the boat finally drew slowly away, and it became evi dent that the schooner would be rapidly outstripped. Soon abe began to drop rapidly behind as the wind died out. And in due course she was hull down on the horizon. Darkness came on, and then she was lost sight of altogether. We shall see no more of her," s a id Frank, "so give yourself no further apprehen!lion, Small. After all, that fellow was only doing what he considered his dnty." "That may be," agreed the reporter ruefully; "but that don't help me. "You do not underst and newspaper competition.'' That night the Crab sailed on by the glare or the search-light. Barney and Pomp served alternate turns at the wheel. Small was astir at an early hour and something of a sur prise. Land to the westward was in sight. That is the promontory which forms the northern limit of the Gulf of Anadir," declared Frank, who was already on deck ; What!'' exclaimed Seth, joyfully, "then we are rapidly drawing nearer to our destination!" "Yesl" "Are you sure we have the exact location on the chart? You know all reckonings vary!'' ''We will search until we find it,'' said Frank. "We ought to be across the mouth of this gulf by to-morrow night. By the next morn ing we should be in sight of the arched entrance to the Unknown Seat" "I hope me may!'' Tben a sudden idea occurred to Setb. "But the schooner-of course, we slipped her in the night." I have seen nothing of her," said Frank. InstinctiTely both turned a gaze to the northward. The result was thrilling and caused them to start. For there, plainly visible above the horizon, was a sail. 'fhey exchanged glances. Could it be that the schooner had crept up on them In the night while the b0at was running under reduced speed! Frank remembered that the wind had frt>, sbened almost to a gale about midnight. This told the tale. Well, I'm blowedl" declared Small, that fellow has not only perseverance, but he has luck!" "I agree with you," said Frank, but I think we can shake him olf to-day." Two later the schooner was again out of sight an

THE UNKNOWN SEA. The scribe did look witll all his eyes. There plainly visible, was' Jove, he must be a giant to pull our boat down like tbis." the cliff arch. Well, you'llllnd he is. Fill the tank, Barney. Let him have his Slowly the Crab wended its way among the reefs. own way!" There is one thing, Small," said Frank; you need hardly fear Burney had also turned on the electric lights so that objects could that the schooner will ever be able to mnke her way through these be discerned In the sea about. The water was not of great reefs." There was a vision through the pilot house window of fearHII cat" Good!" exclaimed Small. "I do not like to be understood as like eyes and an enormous beak. selfish, but the audacity and covetousness or that fellow needs punThe boat rocked and swayed with the exertion of .be monster to ishment!" crush it. The forward guard rails ha ( \ been bent like wire, and the Nearer drew the Crab to tile cliff arch. Then for the first time they creature's beak wa& beating against the hull with a force which was saw beyond it the wa t ers of tt.e inland unknown sea. by no menus slight. ; "Brant's yarn is true," declared reporter. Surely the Down to the bottom it dragged its prey, and here it was hehl. Some commerce or centune s pass along tins coast Without one c apthing must be done at once. tam spymg the chtl arch It can only be s een at short a n gle, Frank knew this and acted accordingly. It did not take him long and 1t IS that a passmg shlp would venture near enough to to decide bow to cope with the monster. that ,, He went into 1he after cabin and bro.ught out a divioa suit. "WhiCh IS correct, agr!ed Frank. we are at least It was his own invention and required no life line or pump. On party our ,aze upon the waters of the unknown sea! the back the diver wore a tank containing chemicals, such as furnished You are nght! air aboard the submarine boat. The Sea Crab sailed l e1surely through he cavern entrance and m a Be donned the emt and took a coil of wire in his handd. few moments emerged mto the mland sea. Directions were gi\ en to Barney, and then Frank entered the vesti-It presented the appearanc e exactly as by Captam Bran! bule and flooded it with water. The shores extended nortll i>nd south far out of Sight. A moment later he was on deck. Then be was exposed to most Seth Smnll was debgbt ed. dead! peril Be bad already made copious notes. Frank approached him. Y .. Wha t is your desire!'' h e asked "Shall we proceed straiabt to As good fortune bad It he wss on the oppos1te s1de of the cabm from the 1 stand! D the octopus and out of the range or the creature's e y es. First let us take a look at these shores said the reporter "don't But yet there was much danger of getting a blow from the powerful you thmk that advisable'" tentacles, were thrashing so wildly about. So he exercised the .. Very well," agreed Frank. "We will do so." utmost cautiOn. So the course of the Sea Crab was chanaed and she stood southward Be crept along toward the stern, carrymg one end of the wire. along the shore of the unknown sea. Here one of ti.Je creature's tent_acles was wound !>?ut the hull. It was a bleak aud barren coast. There seemed nothing in i s con-Frank deftly fastened w1re to the steel near tour that was especially inviting or interesting even. tacle. Then he crept quickly back to the cabm wmdow ana Slg Therll was no sign or human habitation and little indication of the naled to Barney. presence of game, beyonrt tile huge flocks of ducks and wild geese, Now the Celt had been to the wire with the which harbored in the little inlets powerlul dynamos, using a shut -off m the pllot-house. So after fifty or sixty miles or tbis. Seth tired of it nnd the course When Frank gave. tbe signal, the Celt understood and answered it. wss changed. The result was temtic. Due northwest. the course was made in the hopes or l!triking the Through the w:re the full force or the electric current went boundIsland described by Brant. iog. The rail carried it to the tentacle, and the mighty octopus The waters of the Unknown Sea seemed to differ greatly from those gave a terrific heave and plunge. of the open sea. It struggl e d furiously, but the terrific current surging through its They were more limpid and blu e doubtless owing to the fact that system wall bound to cot:quer, and conquer it did. \bey were not so salt. The Crab cut its way througi.J them at great The huge tentacles relaxed their awful grip and slid aside. The speed. great jelly-like body sank back and laid he! pleas in the sands. But much time had been consumed in traveling along the coast, and The submarine boat was saved. darkness coming on, It was decided to lay to for the night. To be sure it had not utterly escaoed Injury, yet it was a mercifu l deliverance from a dangerous foe. Frank the searchhght upon the sea monster. "That is th e largest specimen I ever saw,'' he declared; "he is cer-T B E O CTOPUS. tainJy a monster." THE voyagers sought their couches that nig!Jt, filled with exciting "You're nght, agreed Seth. "I have read the story of the merforebodings of the morrow, chant brig which was pulled down by an octopus, and always For by that time they should be able to make the haunted ISle, as discredited it. But I am convinced now." Brant had described it. Frank lost no time now in sending the submarine boat to the sur" What do you think became or the schooner?'' asked Frank, with a fa1Je again. laugh. The incident was over and it had been a close call. But the future Small indulged in a grimace. held others "I hope he will have the good sense to return to San Francisco," he The Crab now set forth at full speed to find the Haunted Isle. This said; "that is what he ought to do." bad b e en described by Brant as about fifty miles from the entrance to "I'll he will not." tile Unknown Sea. "Very likel y !'' In that case a few hours ought to bring it into sight. And indeei "I'll wager again that he'll find his way 1nto th1s sea, and that we this proved the truth. shall yet run across him here!'' Land w a s sigbted dead ahead, and Frank, studying it with his glass, Small plainly wss made uncomfortahle by this. H e muttered somedeclared it was an island. thing under his breath, anl then changed the sul>ject. That tbey had at last sighted the Haunted Isle there was no The next morning the Sea Cr a b resumed her course. But she bad doubt. not gone far, whe n an astounding thing happened. The Crab bore down rapidly for it. Soon the high cliffs were quite Suddenly a furious commo t ion took pl a c e in the water about the plain. Crab. Something underneath its keel raised forcibly up, and the Then the long promontories described by Brant were seen and also shock threw the voyagers off their feet. the peruliar shape of the isle, which bad Jed them to give it the name What's the matter, Barney!" Frank. Have we struck of the Buli's Bead. a reef!" There were the two horns just as Brant bad depicted. Interest was CHAPTER VI. "Divil a bit, sor!'' replied the Celt. now at fever height. "What's the matter, the n!" The submarine boat glided in as close to shore as possible. Then "Och, I don't know, sor!" anchor was dropped. Frank rushed on deck. A glance wss enough. "Well!" exclaimed Frank with a deep breath. "We are here at He saw great s!;my arms or tentacles which had shot up out or the last.'' water and enfolded themselv e s about the bow and stern of the "Which is a good thing," rejoined Smnll. "There is nothing like boat. success. Now to do some exploring." A tremendous power was pulling the boat beneath the surface. The reporter could hardly wail. for the small boat to be put out and "Quick!" shouted Frank, springing into the cabin. "Press lever take them ashor e No. 6!" It was arranged that Barney should accompany Frank and Small. All rolgbt, sorl" They were well equipped wit!! small arms to be prepared for an atBarney pressed th11 lever, and the doors and windows were shut just l tack. in time. There were no foes upon the isle to their knowledge, but always in Then the Crab went down. entering an unknown territory it was well to go prepared for trouSmall rushed out or his stateroom. ble. "What is the matter!" he cried. l The boat pub out, and Barney quickly rowed it ashore. "We are attacked by a giant octopus," rried Frank; "it Is dragThey pulled it high and dry up on the beach, and then took a look ging us to the bottom! We have got to give him a tight." about them. A giant octopus!" Small picklld up a handful or sand and examined it. "Yes!" What do you think or it, Frank?'' he ssked.


8 THE UNKNOWN SEA. I think this Isle is or volcanic origin,'' replied the young in ventor. The soil and character or the rocks would seem to warrant that belief." "You are right!" They walked along the beach for some ways, studying the cliffs and the types or vegetation which were apparent. Then Small proposed climbing tlie higher ground". Ah, look!" he cried. There is the Martello tower spoken of by Brant.'' This was true. '1'11ere upon the higbe3t point of land among the trees was the tower spoken of by the captain. It was an ancient looking structure. "Be jabers an' here's the wav up to it,'' cried Harney. In the rocks there were cut steps which led to the heights above. Up these the explorers climbed. Up they went, and as they rose a wider view of the sea and land was obtained. Soon they were upon the very summit of the clitf. A path led to the spot where stood the tower. Nor was this the only of former occupancy of the isle. There were ruins of an ancient castle with a moat and the founda tious of towers and battlements. The voyagers spent much time in the ruins. Then Frank declared: "Brant was right on one point." Ell!" exclaimed Small. "These buildings are of Norse character and I will wager that this was oncP. a stronghold of that hardy race.'' "It don't seem possible," said Small, incredulously. "How couttl they ever get over into this part of the world!" "Tiley were great seamen an::! rovers," replied Frank. "We have evidence that they visitec! America, and also the far shores of Hud son's Bay. They knew all the byways of the Northern Seas. They may have discovered a passage along the northern coast or Asia, which finally brought them here." "Ye-es,'' partly agreed the scribe; "it is straining a little, though." "One thing is certain.'' "Well?" "These are not the ruins of an abode of any native Knmtschntkans. They never constructed anything bigger than a mud hut or a bough shanty. That is true." Well," said Small, in "there is no dou .bt but that til is was a fortress built by some warlike band of people. Wbether Norse men or not, matters but little" "Let it go at that, then," said Frank; "eh-what the deuce is that!" 'l'he grouml suddenly began to vibrate. Then a fearful, deafening, unearthly bellow, like the cries of a tbousanu mad bulls tilled the air. It was a terrifying sound. CHAPTER VlT. MYSTERIES OF THE ISLAND. THE effect of this most inexplicable demonstration ofeome unknown element np'ln tJe explorers was almost terrifying. For a moment lhey stood undecided how to net. Great guns!"\";;xclaime of this. It was for all tbe world like a huge bowl scooped out of tbe solid rock. There was no evidence that this bad been accomplished by human hands. If the work of Nature, it was certainly marvelous. Down to the verge of the black pool below there were steps cut in the rock. Tbe pool Itself covered perhaps two acres or surface. Frank de scended to its verge. He looked down into the dark depths aud tried to fathom its mys tery. '' It is very strange," he enid; "this pool S9rved the ancient lnbab itants some purpose.'' Correct," agreed Small. "But what was it!" An enigma." They certainly cut these steps down here for a purpose.'' To get the water.'' Frank knelt and Lasted of the water. It was brackish. No," be said, it could never have been that. There was another purpose. The next time we come ashore I'll bring my diving suit and you can lower me down here. Perhaps I can lind something under this water to tile mystery of the isle.'' The scribe looked keenly at Frank. "You have a theory!" he said. ''Yes.'' "Would you tell it!'' Well, it may be absurd. But I don't believe that water came there nnturallv.'' "Eh?'' .. Tbe reporter was astOunded. I have an idea that it was brought there by artificial means. I don't know why, but there is a queer premonition tells me that at the bottom of that basin is a solution of the mystery or this 1sle.'' That is queer!" muttered Small. It is the last place I should think of looking for it.'' 1 With a diving suit I can mighty soon tell." Why not go back :md get it now! I nm eager with interest to know what is in that place.'' "No!" replied Frank. "We will try it some other iime.'' With this they ascended from the basin. They had consumed more time than they bad imagined. The sun was already low in tbe western sky, so it was decided to return to tl!fl Crab. So back to the shore they went and rowed back tu the submarine boat. Here they found Pomp h1 n paroxysm of superstitious terror. Like Barney, he could nscnbe the strange oellowing sound which the isle gave forth to no agency than the devil. Frank and Small tried to reason with him. But it was or no use. Fo' de Jan's sake, honey, bress yo' baht, dere am no luck in dis yere is lund. Silo's yQuse bo'n it's hoodooed." 1 Frank and Small laughed. "Maybe it is!" cried reporter. "H so, I am a Jonah!" However, Pomp recovered sufficiently to serve them up an appe tizing meal, and lhen all turned into their hammocks for rest. The night passed and finally daylight carne again. Barney wns on the last watch and he aroused everybody at an early hour. The reason for this was that it had been decided to talte an early start for the exploration of the lower end or the Devil's Head," as Barney persisted in callin5 the isle. Accordingly Pomp had an early breakfast. It was about sunrise that the trio of explorers again foot on the isle. They bad hardly done so when tile isle began to fiercely bellow again. As before, this lasted an hour. The explorers could do riaught while it continued. But when it wos over, and Barney had muttered an extra Ave, they again set forth upon the trip. Soon tbey bad entered a tract of forest. There were firs, sprucee, hircb and beech. The undergrowth WBS tangled and dense everywhere.


I THE UNKNOWN SEA. 9 Upon the extreme end of this part of the Isle th!lre was a small har bor. Here were round the ruins of an ancient quay. This was proof that the old time inhabitants of the isle were a sea faring people, and all this lent color Lo Frank's theory of the Norse men. All this consumed time, and it was some time after noon when they retraced their steps to the spot where they bad left their boat. Suddenly Barney paused. Bejabers, that's queer," he muttered. "What!'' asked Small. "Shure, it's footprints, sor, and not wan av us made them!" "Footprints!" ejaculated Frank; "that is queer. Is the isle inhabitlld after all!'' But to their amazemAnt the footprints were made by some oue who wore a lflodern boot. That it was not one of their owu marks was proved by each trying the imprint. Astounded beyond measure, the trio looked at each other. '' B e jab e rs, it's quare," muttered Barney. "It's m ore than q ueer,'' averred Small. ''What can it m ean?" 'l'o whom do they b e long!" They looked up a()(l down the beach and all around. Not a living being other than themselves was in si ght. Here was a mystery. They certainl y were not dreaming. There was no mistake. Ther e were the footprints beyond all peradventure. For a time they were at a loss what to do. It is one t hing certain," declared the reporter, we have struck upon tbt> keenest mystery of the age.'' Well, these footprints can only prove one thing," declared Franli:. "WellT" That is, that there are others, or at least one other upon this isle bestdes ourselves." "A castaway!" Perhaps so!" In that case we may not be the first, next to Brant, to sail these seas.'' All that is admitted. But we must track down and make the ac quaintance ol this unknown person. lt muy prove of value to us.'' So at once the trail was taken. It was easy to follow the plain foot prints. Along the sandy beach they went for some ways. Then the trail q uite suddenly terminated. And there directly IJe!ore them, sitting nonchalantly upon a rock and puffing a ctgar, was a man of the civilized type. CHAPTER VIII. A COMPROMISE. IT was t::o wild barbarian or descendant of a me d ireval race of Norsemen that they rested their astonishe c l gaze upGn. Be was a nicely dressed, polite and alfal.lle geutleman. He tipped his bat most graciously. Small back with a little baiDed cry. "Hustler Jenks!" he "the devil bas brought him berel" "How d'ye do, gentlemen?'' said the cool reporter, in his off-hand way. "Glud to see you. I reckoned you'd c ome this way.'' "Great exploded Small; "how did yon get h e re, Jenks!" "Well, thereby hangs a tale," repliE!d the imperturbable journal ist. "We took your trail after your summary leave taking of in the Behring Sea. We traced you all the way down the coast." "You did not see us enter this sea! aske

10 THE UNKNOWN SEA. "Very well," agreed the Hustler, with genuine pleasure. "That makes us square theu." "Yea!'' We collaborate!'' "Exactly!'' Shake, old pard!" They gripped bands and the breach was healed. From that moment they were tbe warmest of friends. Th1s pleas e d Frank exceedingly. The party returned to the subma rine boat in the best or humor. Now that Jenks had become one of the party, be quickly became popular, and ::lma11 was the most pleased of all to have him aboard. The erstwhile rivals fraternized greally. Tbey compared notes and worked together till ) ong past midnight. The next morning ];'ranK was resolved to solve the mystery of the island basin or the Devil's Hole, as it was called. The diving suit was procured and the party set out for the shore. Pomp as usual remained behind. Landing, the cliff was quickly climbed and soon they were once more in view of tbe basin. There lay the pool, \>lack as ink and strangely forbidding. This im pelled Barne y to declar3: "Shure, Misther Frank, I uon't loiKe the idea av yez goin' down into that place at a11, nt all." "Is that so, Barney!" exclaimed Frank, in surprise. "Shure it is, sor." "And why, may I ask!'' "Bekase, aor, 'I'm afrairl yez will niver cum out agio. Shure, if yez think it nicessary to go down there at all, yez bad bettber me go." trank laughed at this. "'that is very thoughtful of you, Barney," be said, "but I prefer to take the risk myself. I think it will be slight, if you only keep a firm hold on the rope." "Begorra, we'll do that, S)r!'' "You may be sare of that, )frank.'' declared Small. They now descended Into the basin by means of the steps. Frank stood a moment on the verge of the pool. He tritld to penetrate the black depths, but in vain. They were like a wan of ink. "Do yon believe there Is anything worth discovering down there, :Mr. Reader asked Jenks, dubiously. "If I did not, I would not descend," replied Frank. "What do you expact to find?'' "That I cannot specify, but I think I shall find a solution the mystery of this isle." Jenks gripped his hand. "I hope you will," be said. "May God be with you in this venture and bring you safely back." 1 I CHAPTER 1X. A FEARFt:L FATE-SMALL'S DISCOVERY. "THANX you!" replied Frank. "I anticipate little danger." Then be put on the diving helmet and tbe reservoir; also the weights upon his feet. A rope was passed under his arms; then he stood upon the verge of the pool. "All rig btl" be said; lower away I" He over the edge And slid down into the water. The rope was paid out rapidly. Soon, however, it slackened. and Small exclaimed: He has reached the bottom 1" Ay!" agreed Jenks. Now may the rates favor him!" Th e y sat down upon the verge of the pool and waited for a signal from the diver. The rope moved about for a time curiously, then a strange and aw ful thing happened. The water in the pool began to heave and throb furiously, and then commenced that unearthly roaring sound, which Rent a chill of terror to every heart. For a moment the party on the verge .of the pool were paralyzed and literally unable to act. Barney was the first to recover. He was sufficiently terrified with the a ction or the pool, but thOUI!ht of Frank Jr., was pnramount. "Help!" he screamed. Shure there's Misther Frank down there an' we must pull him Give hold, yez omadhouns!' ":Mercy on us, yes!" cried Small. "Catch on to the rope, Jenks.'' Pull away!" And pull they did. But as they did so they fell over backward in a heap, The re sistance bad ceased, and they hast1ly hauled the rope up out of the depths-but no Frank Reade, Jr., was at the end of it. For a moment horror palled upon them. It seemed certain the young Inventor hall come to harm. "G.;d save us!" muttered Barney, in awful horror. "Ph were is :Mistber Frank! Ocb, hone! it's the black fiend as has got him, bnd cess to his loikes! Shure he's bit the rope In two wid Ins teeth." Small and Jenks were pallid and tremt>ling. They regarded the broken rope olankly. "Something sharp cut that rope," oard be communicated the awful news to Pomp. The darky went into a tit and could with

THE UNKNOWN SEA.. 11 If there was a series of passages under \he island if it was Indeed honeycombed as Small's theory bad it, where was the entrance? It would seem like looking for a needle in a haystack to find it. Bot there was no other way but to look for it. So the Crab began to thread its way among the reefs. Hours were spent in this manner, and still the entrance seemed as far away as ever. What was to be done? Nothing but to keep up the quest. For Small was positive that the pool and its basin wert> connected with the sea by some 1ort of n passage. Whether this was large enough to admit the sobmanne boat or not he could only guess It was slow and wearisome work, but an incident finally settled the ditl'l:mlty. The tide, meanwhile, had begun to run out, and a distant dull, roaring sound was beard. This was the guide which now led them to the entrance of the island cavern. The Crab pushed its way through a forest of seaweeds and shot into a high-roofed cuvem. The water was rushing out of it with a strong current, but the boat stemmed it all right and rapidly made ita way through the passage. This led Into a terrific, highroofed chamber, which covered acres in its extent. Its roof was seen to be above the water llne. This a small underground sen, and Small let the boat go to tbe surface, Tbe flashed in all directions. It showed a mighty high arched cavern chamber. There were huge pillars and mighty nave. It was an sight. But far at one end the explorers saw that for which they were look in g. This was an orifice, circular and smoothly worn and folly large enough to admit the passage of a man's body. Toward this tbe sub marine boat made ita way. As it appr o ached a current of water was seen rushing through it. In ita center was a slender pillar. There is the eauae of the land bellowing which we have heard on the isle," declared Small, eontldently. Beyond tilnt orifice ther.a is some sort or a basin, which tills with water when tile tide comes in. Tbe pressure of the escaping air and water when tbe tide goes out against the roof give tbe strange sounds." Jenks nodded his bead. CHAPTER X. U NDERWATER DIS COVERIES. .. l.BLIEVE you have bit it, Seth," be declared; "it is a logical explanation of the phenomenon. But--" "Wbatf' \ "Is that basin beyond the orlfiee \ the pool!" I believe sn." "In that case we ought to find some trace or Frank Reade, Jr., pretty quick." "We will try." The submarine boat approached nearer to the orifice. The search light was turned upon it full glare. .And this now revealed a startling discovery. There were marks or masonry in the construction of the orifice. It looked like the work or human hands. "By Jove I" exelatmed Jenks, "human banda never made that!'' Seth stared at it. "I believe you are right,'' be muttered; "that is certainly masonry." "Nature could not do that." uNo!'' That proves--" "Notting as yet," replied Seth. "I must have a closer look at it.'' The boat drew nearer to the orifice. There was no mistaking the fact. It was really masonry. To say that the submarine voyagers were excited would be n mild statement. By jingo!'' exclaimed Small, at some time or other this cav ern was free of water.'' That is the whole story!" cried Jenks. Why not picture the former Inhabitants or this isle domiciled in these cavern chambers when the sen burst In and drowned them?" That Is not illogical.'' "But what a tragedy!" ".Aw!ull'' Wbat shall we do about Itf' Put on diving suits and explore the region beyond that passage," For a moment the two men were silent. The position was a force ful one. Then Small "You will allow me the privilege, Jenks. I ask It as a favor.'' ".All right," replied the Hostler, "but if you do not return-" "Well!" I shall go after yon.'' "I shall use all caution and retolD as quickly as possible.'' "Good!" The boat drifted close to the mouth of the orillee, m which the water was lowering rnJ'!rlly. Small donned the diving suit and went out on deck. The water lu the orifice was not up to his armpits, and he waded along with tbe greatest or ease. It was a matter of fifty yards through the structure; then he emerg ed into a curious dome-roofed chamber, Just overllen.d he saw a gli:nmer of light. It came through the crevice, and was a gleam or the day which had just dawned above. Curiously, Small looked about the chamber. The water anywhere was not above his armpits. He crossed it and found an opening, the top of which was nearby on a level with the water linE'. He stooped down and went under this. It was a narrow place, and he found himself against a stone wall. Reaehlng up, be felt the top or it above. Small was not the one to He drew himself up and dropped over on the other side. There was a slight crevice under a brow of rock. He looked out over the surface of the water and saw the outer world. He saw circular walls of stone with steps cut in them. "The Island basin I'' he gasped. This was true. He had actually penetrated to the basin. The commotion in tta waters was easily explained by the waters rushing over the barrier of atone and out again. The more Small studied the construction or these passages, the better satisfied he was that they bad never been originally filled with water. The ancient inhabitants had used these vaults for some purpose not just obvious as yet. The reporter, however, did not, in these observations, forget the prime object or his visit. 'l'hia was, of course, to find Frank Rende, Jr. Thus fl\r he bad seen DO trace or him. He went carefully aud thoroughly over the basin floor, under water. Every nook and corner and passage was explored. But not a truce or him was to be found. What did it mean! If Frnnk had been stdeken down in any manner and died what had become of hts boJy! A startling explanation occurred to Small. With the outgoing of the waters it had doubtless been carried out to sen. In that ease-he thought of sharks and shuddered. He could stay no longer in tbe place. He quickly retraced his way to the deck of the Crab. Small was thoroughly satisfied that this was an accurate explana tion of Frank Realie, Jr.'s fate. He was received eagerly by the others. But when he had told his convictions there was a depression of spirits which it id hard to describe. Barney and Pomp were inconsol able. But after awhile, practical matters asserted themselves, and it was decided to return to the open sen. They bad dona all that was possi ble. Barney and Pomp would navigate the Crab back to San Francisco, and wire Frank's people in Rendestown. It was a sad outco;ne of the trip. So the Crab threadea its way out of tbe labyrinth and into the opeu sea once again. Tbe sun was high when the submarine boat shot above the surface The island looked enchanting in the morning light, The voyagers regarded it sadly, for they had seen Frank Reade, Jr., come to an untimely end. It could hold no cl:arms for them. They might have sailed away from the isle then, but that Bnrpey re membered !laving lelt his knapsack, with bls favorite dudeen i n it, by the edge of the pool. "Be me aowl I uiver kin lave that," he cried. "Shure, it was a priaint from me own fayther, an' it baa beeu in the O' S hea family since the days nv William the Conqueror, Shore, I kin niver lave that be hindt.'' Go back and get it, then,'' 8mall. You are not afraid to go alone!" Barney winced and then looked at Pomp. Tbe latter the tip. Golly, Marse Small,'' he cried; "wba' am de mattnh wif dis chile goin' along wi! de I'isbman. Sho' I nin' stretched mab legs on de land lo' a long time." "That is all right," agreed the repor&er. 11 Go ahead!" With this the small boat was got out and Barney and Pomp rowed ashore. Then Small and Jenks ensconced themselves In the bow to enjoy a smoke and wait for the return or the two jokers. It was quite a trent for them to get ashore in this man ncr. 'I' hey tumbled out of the boat, and bot tor the depression regarding Frank's !nt.e, they would have fallen to skylarking at once. But as it was they made their way slowly up the cliff they had reached the summit and the highest point on the Bull's Head. "Now yez remlmber, naygur,'' declared Barney, "phwat I was tellin' yez about the great loiknesa of this island ter the head aiV the diVII.'' 11 Yas, replied Pomp. "Well tbiu, east yer eye out yonder an' yez kin see his horns.'' "Golly, dnt am right!" exclaimed tile astonished darky; "it am berry much de same, aah.'' "So it is, nnygur. Now yez kin see fer yersilf.'' ".A'right, l'ish. Now whar am dnt deep bole in de rock, sab whar Marse Frank done go down an' nebber come up no mo'!" "Jist yez folly me.''


12 'l'HE UN KNOWN SEA. I Barney led the way down the steep path until the sink or basm was in view. There lay the pool of water as placid as could be. Down the the two jokers went. And there upon the rock where he had left it, Barney found his !wapsack intact. But close beside It lay another object. At sight of this Barney paused, and his eyes seemell likely to bulge l : rom his head. &lither av Moses!" he gaspee!; "ph were did iver that cum from?" It was a diving helmet and the chemical reservoir. 'fhe last time !.Ia mey had seen this it had t-een on Frank Reade, Jr.'s buck. To say that he was amazed would be a mild statement. For full a nunute he could not speak. Wha' am de mattah wif yo', chile!'' tinally asked Pomp. Begorra, there's en off," tinally blurted forth Barney; do yez see that thin!!; there?'' "It am a divin' helmet." "Yis, au' be hivens it's the wan that Misther Frank wore whin be wint under the wather." The two jokers looked at each other blankly. They were not dream inp;, but were aurely wjde awake. Yet what mystery was this! If Frank had been carried out to sea and eaten by sharks, bow had his helmet returned to the spot! Here was a conundrum. Barney finally plucked up enough courage to reach d.Jwn and pick it up. Yes, there was no doubt aiJout It; it was the very helmet worn by Frank. Never in hi@ life had the Celt received so forcible a shock. His knees began to tremble. His face turned white and his eyes rolled. He picked up his knapsack and said: naygur, the divil owns this place! We'd betther go back to the boat at wanstl" l'se wif yo', honey 1" The two jokers started up the steps, but a cheery voice caused them to nearly fall in a heap. Well, Barney and Pomp, I'm glad enough to see you! Where are the other men!" Barney gasped and Pomp moaned. They one look upward, and then sank trembling down. Ghosts!'' muttered Pomp. 1 There before them stood Frank Reade, Jr., bock from the dead! CHAPTER XI. FRANK'S STORY. IT was by no means a ghost which stood before Pomp and Barney but the yonD!); inventor himself. How he came there, and why be hnd not turned up before we shall presently explain. Frank regarded the two jokers in sheer amazement. What tomfoolery is this!" he cried. Get up on your feet.'' "Fo' de Lor', go way an' leave us, Marse Ghostis!" watled Pomp. Be me sow!, we're possessed av the devil," groaned Barney. Frank was angry. Be gave Barney a liberal kick. "Get up you scamp!" he cried. What nonsense is this!" Barney stole a glance upward. A snspicio!l of the mistake crossed bis 111ind. It was a little too stout a kick for a shadowy ghost. "Tare an' 'ounds!" he muttered, "is it yesilf, Miether Frankf' .. or course it is, you idiot!" "And ye're not dead!'' "What the deuce are you driving at! Ah, I see. You had given me up for dead." "Yis, sor-yis, aorl" cried Barney frantically. "And it's aloive ye are! Och, naygur, it's a happy day onct more! Shure Misther Frank's corpe back!'' "Fo' de good Lor'! I'se a happy once more!" And the way Frank was embraced by the two faithful fellows was a caution to lovers. But presently all calmed down and then Frank said: ?{here are the others!" "On bo'd the Crab, sah," replied Pomp. "And you all me up lor dead!" "Yis, sor!" crieu Barney. "But why didn't you walt a reasonable time for me to return!" "Shure we witJt aearchin' fer yez!'' cried Barney. "An' whin we didn't find yez down there, we med up our moicds that the sharks had got yezl" With this Barney and Pomp told the story of the quest. Frank un derstood all now. "On my woru," he cried, 11 that was a close call for met If you hrd gone off and left me, my fate would have been a serious one ... Then he told the story or his own experiences. It was a thrilling one and held Barney and Pomp spell-bound. We will it in brief. Upon sliding into basin In his diving snit Frank hod little idea what he wns likely to encounter. Be kept his eyes open, however, fer any poseihle poril. But n9ne seemeisernbly. He had no hopes that his friends would ever be able to lind him. So he went back to work on the trap. Time passed-how long a time he never knew. But be was doubtless under the trap when Small paid his visit to the place. After a time, how .. ver, perseverance won. He managed to crack the huge slab or stone ami lifted one section or it. He then easily emerged from his place of imprisonment. His tirst move was to kick the weights from his feet and rise like a cork to the surface. He swam about o moment and then clambered out. His friends were visible nowhere. Frank was not surprised at this; but he wos sick and dizzy from being so long under water. He removed his diving snit, and ascend ing to the edge of the bn.qin, sank down exhauster! under trees. Here he fell asleep. How long he was in this stare he was unable to determine, but whPn he awoke the sun w11s shinmg in his lace. Be sat up and looked about him, and it was then that he beard voices which seemed not far away. Be looked over the edge of the basin and saw Barney and Pomp. 'l'be reunion wos a joyful one. Barney and Pomp were beside them selves with joy. Shure we thought It was oil up wid yez, Misther Frank!" declared the Celt, "but, bejallers, ye're wid us once agin.'' "Anti glad I am of thnt, my friends," declared Frank, warmly, "bot now the question is, w.hat is to be "Shure ye'll not go away and leave all that golil down there!'' ask ed BaruP.y; "faith we ought to tnke that along fer the luck av it.'' "And we will," agreed Frank, "but I most have help. We need a


THE UNKNOWN SEA. 13 couple or more diving suits. Which one of you will go back to the boat and get tbem anti also bring one of the reportus back!" "I'll do tbat, sah," replied Pomp. "An' I'll stay dar an' let dem bof come buck, sa h." Sphoken loi k e a man,'' cried Barney; "sbure I've ilegaot respict fer yure gwerosity, naygur." Away went Pomp to carry out this plan. Harney and Frank sat down to wait for the of the others. They chatted cheerfully upon the prospects of securing the treasure and making a safe cruise Thus fur the voyage ball proved a prodigious success. '!'hey could congratulate tb!!mselves upon this. But the perils of the enterprise were as yet by no means over, as tbey were destined very quickly to learn. Time passed slowly. lt seems to me it is about time for them to come," declared Frank. What can be keeping them!" "Begorra, I think I'll be aftber climbing up to the tower mesil! to see if I can see them," declared Burney. But before the Celt could execute this move both were electrifiej by the sound or a terrified voice above th em. "Golly, Marse Frank, jes' yo' cum quick as eber yo' kin! Dat boat ain' nowhere in' sJght an' I don' behebe dom rascal reporters hab jes' gone off and left us behind!" Whatf'' exclaimed Frank. He and Buruey stared at each other. Then both climbed out of the basin. They went, without a moment's delay, to the Martello tower. Here a good view of tile water all about the Island could be had, and not a sign of the submarine boa\ was visible auywhere. With a gasp of surprise and horror Frank sank down upon the cop ing of the tower. He wus overcome. "We are in for it now," be declared. Begorra I wish I had u rope around their necks,'' declared Bar ney. I'll moighty soon bring t.bim back!" "Golly! I dido' link dey would be eo mean as to do a ling like dat," exclaim e d Pomp. No, nor do I believe it now," declared Frank. I tell you some thing bas happened to the boat. Perhaps it has sunk." Barney started up with a sharp cry. Be7,orra, Misther Frank, if that is the case, sbure we kin foind out, Ill put on yore diving suit and go out there and thry to foinll tllim. Frank gave a start. He saw that this was wholly practicable. The submarine boat bad beeo anchored not a hundred yards off shore. Tbis would b e an Ausy distance to travel and the problem could lJ., solved at once. So Baroay started for the shore. CHAPT E R XII. WHICH ENDS THE TALE. As all started down for the beach, they were imbued with the that Barney would lind the Sea Crab. .... What more logical than the reasoning that the tank lever had slip ped and she hull gone down antl the two reporters were not familiar enough with the machinPry to raise her. II this was true and Barney could get aboard her, he could very qnij:kly change tbe situation. So they wem down to tbe water's edge with very strong hopes. The Celt quickly dor.ned his diving-suit and slipped into the surf. He was quickly out of eight. Pomp and Frank sat down upon sands to await his return. It was a lime of much suspense Minutes rnssed into the hour. They impatient, y e t aware that progress under wat .er is slow. Then a horrible thought came to Frank. What if Bar ney should get lost amon11; the innumerable reefs and fail to lind lois way back to the shore? What again if some giant octopus or shark should pick him up! What a horrihl e sttuation would then be th e irs! Some strange sort of fate bod followed them since they had come to this Was it destined to accomvlish thetr ruin! Truly this was an isle of ill fortune. Time pa o sed, and two hours had gone by. Still no sign of Barney. Frank grew fid gety. Had be possessed another diving suit he would have gone in quest or him. But just at this critical moment the surf became agitated and a dark object arose. It was Barney's helme t The Celt came dripring out of the sea and crossed the sands. He quickly threw off the helmet and sank down exhausted. As soon as hecouh.l get his breath he made reply to the queries thru1t upoc him in rapid order Divil a sign a v thin : kin yez foind out there,'' he' declared. "Shure, they've sailed away and given us the tick e t nv leave." A !earful gloom fell over all. Frank paced up and down the sands. For a time he was wholly in despair. Then a sudden thought came to him. He recalled t he fact that there was a row-boat on the isle, the one by which Hustler Jenks had come thither. It mizht be possible to embark in this nod reach sume part of the Kamtschatka coast, and trus t to fortune to carry them to some Saport. At least, It was the only outlook at which seemed to present any possible chance for e6Cape. And quite naturally Frank embraced it. He announced t!Jis pl..n to Barney and Pomp, and the y were at once in f a vor of it. It was now in ord e r to lied tile boat. As Lime was a most valu a ble quantity, they at once s e t out along the c oast 'to lind the cmft. 'l'!Jey were by no means sure of success. F or it w u s possible that the tide bad dislodged and carried it out to sea. With hopeful hearts, however, they went on. lt was some miles at the other end of the isle that Jenks ha d landed After climbing over rocks and traversing reaches of sand however, they finall y came upon the boat. It lay between two huge bowlders. The three castaways carried it down to the wat e rs' edge. 'l'be oars were intact and th e re was a small sail. Ge t t i ng into the b oat the adventurers begun to row back to the point from which they had Atarted By this time the day bad waned, and it was decided to wait un til the next day before proceeding. As all were much exhausted camp was made on the beach, and th e y slept. As there were no wild animals or human foes on the isle it was deemed safe enough to sleep without a watch. So all turned in. Wilen day dawned again Frank was tlrst astir. He felt still and sore from his experiences of the day before. Moreover a new prob lem bad presented itself to him. They had found the ship's boat, and it was stanch and seawor thy !Jot on the other band, bow were they to put to sea without prOVISIOnS! Could such a thing be obtained on the island! This was a serious and most puzzling question. Barney and Pomp had brought their rilles ashore with them. But where could be procured! Ducks and geese and ptarmigans ware plenty, and fish could be caught off the reef. Such food would support life indefinitely on the island. But in the boat upon the open sea it would hardly a day. Then starvation must supervene. It was easy to cnmprehend what it would mea o to be at sea in an open boat without foot! or drink. The horror of sucb au experience ,could hardly be overe s timated. What was needed for suc:h a voyage was imperisil.Able gosHts-such as salt beef and sl;ip's biscuits a11d water. This latter, the most important of all stores could D<'t be carried for the lack of wa,er jars or kegs. All these obstacles confronted Frank. And the more he considered them the better sn,tisfied he becrmJA that it was impo&sible to undertake the crui/le. It would be better, ay far to remain on the isle. He imparted this fact to Barney and Pomp. They l'ecE).iv ed it &i lently. ]!'rank could see that they Wllrll d e pressed. BJt finally Pomp came to Frank's side, and said: We'se willin' to stay wif yo', sub, in any pabt oh de worl' fo' eb ber. P'mps dem reporters be sorry and come l)nck some day, snh!" Fran It bad \bought of this, had n v t yet pee n able to rPcaocile hims elf to the belid that S mall and Jenks bad pttrposely gone and left them. It was hie firm beilef that some serious accident bad overtake::; the boat and its occupants. He was yet of the opinion that they were at the bottom of the sea off the island. With this conviction be had sevaral times thought of i nstituting a search himself with tl.e diving suit, though for all that Barney's effort!! might not bave bean at f a ult. But all things have an end. They bad been two days cast away when a chang e came. B a rney awoke one mornin)!: to behold a s tartling sight. In the lit tle bay below was a vesAel. There it lay at anchor and be gasped : Mitber av M o se s It's the Cmb!" Th e r e she l a y at anchor just as if she had been there all the time. But a smr.ll bont was putting oil' from h e r for the shore. And in it were two occupants. They were the two reporters Small and J e nks. For a moment Barney was so overcome that he hardl y knew how to act. T hen s uddenl y recoverin g himself, be let out an Indian yell which would ha\ e a l most waked the dead. In an instant Frank and Pomp were upon their feet. Then a shout came from the men in the boat. To e x press the emotions ol all at the glad reunion would baffie the most skillful of pens. Of course S mall and Jenks bad an explanation to make. And it was a remarkable stor y which they told. When B a rney and Pomp had left for the island to recover the Celt's knapsack, Small had strolled into the pilot bouse and fell to monkey ing wit h the keyboaJd. The r e sult proved disastrous. For In some the lever slipped and the boat s t arted straight out to sea at lull speed. Now the keyboard was a Chinese puzzle to both reporters. For a moment they were dazed with the enormity of t b e misfortune nod its possibilities. "Great Scott!'' exclaimed Small, "we are in a scrape now, Jenks." "I should say so!" What shall" we do?' Ther e is only one Ching we can do. I've got to solve this ri

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Part I, by 'l'om Teaser 122 Bob Urigbt; or, A Boy of Business and Fun. 123 Trip Around the World. bJ>:r'ti1 1 'ea.s e r 124 Muldoon's Trip Around the World. Teaser by ro111 Teaser 125 Muldoon's Hotel. Part I. by Tom 1'easer Muldoon s Hotel. Part II, by rom r ea.s"r 127 Muldoon's by Tom 'reuer 128 'l'be Shortya' Obrtstm&& Rackets, hy .Peter Pad 129 in the 130 Sam Smart .. Jr.: or. in the of His Dad. Part II, by Peter Pad 131 Three of Us ; or, Hustling for Boodle and Fun. Part 1 by 1.'om Teaser 132 'l'hree of Us; or, Hustling for Boodle a.nd .Fun. 133 or Six Months With 'l'ea.ser uy Peter Pad 134 Dick Duck, the Boss of the Town, by Tom Tease r 135 'fbe Shortys Doing Europe; or, On a Grand 'l'our for ltun. Part 1, by tiam Smiley 136 'J'be Sbortys Doing Europe; or, On a Gr&Q.d Tour for Fun Pa.rt 11, by Sam Smiley 137 Aunt Ma.ria; or, She Thought She Knew It All, 138 Muldoon In Chicago; or, The Solid World's Fair. by Tom Teaser 139 Cou si n Harry; or, An Eaglish Boy in America Ptnt I. by Sam Smiley 140 Cour.i n Ha.rry ; or, An English Boy in America, Part II. by Sam Smiley 141 A New 'I'ommy Bounce; or, The Worst of the Lot. Part I. by Sam Sruiley 142 AL!.:.w Bounce; or, The f43 Stump; or, "'Liotle, But, Ob, Myl" 'art I. by Peter Pad 144 Stump; 01 "Little, But, Oh, .My!'' Part 11. by Peter Pad Latest Issues of Latest Issues. of Frank R eatle Library YouNG S LEUTH LIIJRARY By "Noname.'' Price 5 Cents. No. 87 or, Fighting 88 Under tne A111azon for a 'l'housa.od Miles; or, Frank 89 the Silver or, Under thaeOcea.n in the Electric oC Dolphin." 90 Frank Reade, Jr.'s Catamaran of the Air; or, \Vild and Wonderful Adventures In Anstr&lia 91 Frank Reade. Jr.'s For a Lost .Man in His Lat-est Air Wonder. 92 India; or, The Search 00 Reade Jr.'s Wonderful 94 Over the Andes With Frank Reade, Jr., in His New Air-Ship; or, Wild Acl1'entures in l'ero. 96 Frank Reade, Jr.'s Prairie Whirlwind; or, 1'he ot the l::lidden Canyon. 96 Undet the Yellow Sea; or. Frank Reade, Jr.'s Search for the Cave of Pearls Wiib His Ne\' Cruiser. 97 Around the Horizon for 'J'en Thousand Milea ; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s Wonderful '!'rip \Vith H1s Air Ship. 98 Frank .H.eade, Jr.'s ''Sky Scraper;" or, North and :Soul.h Around the World. 99 or, Frank 100 From Coast to Uoast; or, Frank R-eade Jr.'s Trip Across Africa in His Electric" Boomerang. 101 Frank Reade, Jr., &nd His Electric Car; or, the Moon; or, Frank Reade, Jr.' Great Trip With His New Air-Ship, the u Scud.'" 103 100 Miles Below the Surface of the Sea.: or, The 1\Iarvelons Trip or J frank Reade, Jr.'s "Hard-SheH" Submarine Boat. 1Q4; Abandoned in Alaska; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s Thrill ing Search for a Lost Gold Claim With His New New l!;lectric Wagon. 105 106 Reade, Jr.'s Subm&r-107 108 ., E'lash." 109 Lost in the Great Undertow: or. Frank Reade, Jr.'s :Submarine Cruise In the Gulf St1eam. 110 From 'l'ropic to 'l'ropic; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s Latest 111 Air-Ship; or, Frank Reade. Jr.'s Great Mid-Air F'Jigbt. 112 The Underground Sea; or. Frank Reade, Jr.' s Subter ranean Cro.ise in His Submarine Boat. 113 The Mysterious Mirage; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s Desert Search for a Secret 0ity with His New Overland Ohaise. 114 The .Hieot .ric Island; or, l!'rank Reade. Jr.'s Search for tbe Greatest Wonder on \Vit.h His Air-Ship, the "Fii11ht." 115 For Six 'Veeks Huried in_ a Deep Sea Ca"Ye; or, Frank, Jr.'s Great Sohmartne Search. 116 'l'he Galleon' s Gold; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s Deep Search. 117 Antipodes. 118 Fra.nk Reade, Jr.'s Greatest Flying llachine; or, Fia-hting tbe 'l'error of the Coast. 119 On the Great Meridian With Fr1mk Reade, Jr., In His A 'l'wents-Five 'l'housand Mile 120 Under the Indian Ocean With Frank Reade, Jr.; or, A Cruise in a Sub1narine Boat. 121 Astray in the or, The Wild Experiences ot Pomp, in South 122 Lost in a ComeS's Tail; or. Frank Reade, Jr.'s Strange ildventure Wtth Hia.New Air-Ship. 123 f:innken Pirate.!; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s Marvelous Adventures in the Deep Sea. 124 Beyond the Gold Coast.; or, l trank RerLde, Jr.'s Over land Trip With His Electric Phaeton. 125 Latitude9()0: or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s Most Wonderful Mi

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