The Yellow Khan: or, Frank Reade, Jr. among the thugs in Central India.

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The Yellow Khan: or, Frank Reade, Jr. among the thugs in Central India.

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The Yellow Khan: or, Frank Reade, Jr. among the thugs in Central India.
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Frank Reade library.
Senarens, Luis, 1863-1939
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New York
Frank Tousey
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Latest and Best Stories are Published in This Library. Ente1ed as Second Class Jlfatte1 at the Xew York, N. Y., Post O.fflce, Octobe1 5, 1892. No 157 { FRANK TOUSEY. PlnlLISRER, 3! & 36 NoRTH MooRE STREre'r, NEw Yom;:. { ruc E } Vol VII o o New York, Aprill6, 1897. ISSUED SH:MI-MONTHLY. 5 o E nte1ed acc o 1ding to t h e Act of Cong1 ess in t h e year 1897, by FR.4.NK 1'0USEJT, in the oiJice of the Lib1aian of Con(lress, at 1Vashington, JJ. C The Yellow Khon: or, Frank Reade, Jr o Among the Thugs in Central :tndia By "NON AME." She shot out from the shore with the greatest of ease. Into the middle of the current she went. There was no but that the jungle r1ver was deep, Moreover, it flvwed to the north, and as near as could be jndged, the flames had not as yet reached the river banks.


2 THE YELLOW KHAN. The subscription price of the FRANK READE LIBRARY by the yel!.r is $2.50; $1.25 per six months, post paid. .Address FRANK TOUSEY, PUBLISHER,34 and 36 North Moore Street, New York. Box 2730. 'fHE YELLOW .KHAN;. OR, t fttank Jtt. llmong the Thugs in Centttal India. A ST OBY OP DABING DEED& By "NONAME," Author of "Under the Gulf of Guinea," "The Silent City," "'l'he Black Mogul," 'Below the Sahara," "In White Latitudes," etc,, etc. CHAPTER I. A VICTIM OF THE PLAGUE, 1 with switches nod levArs by means of which the maciline could be guided or driven or set ablaze with electric light. BEYqND Locknow and over the Goomtee was a mighty grassgrown plain, extending to mountains far in the smoking distance; lor the day was bot beyond dpscription, and Frank Reade, Jr., Barney and Pomp, as they stood upon the upper platform of the Electric Fakir, were made aware or this. There was also a powerful search-light on the upper forward deck. AIL on tbe upper deck was the dynamite g11n. This was nothing but a lor:g cylinder or thin steel, very light, and operated by means or n pneumatic chamber. The dynamite s!Jell placed iu the breach, was expelled by pressed air nod exploded by ln!pact. It was a most engine of warfare, Wburroo!'' exclaimed llbe Celt, mopping the perspiration !rom his brow; yez 1 wud tblnk Quid Hurry himself owned this counthry. I'm about roasted." The running gear wus wonderful In ita construction. The wheels were tired with rubber, and rested upon adjustable which acted so that travel over the rougest ground scarcely jarrfld the Q<: cupnnts of the vehicle. "Huh!" said Pomp, with a snicker; "yo' kin see wba' youse gwine to come to, chile, 'less yo' changes yo' habits au' libs a bettnb life.'' Barney's keen eyes twinkled, and be maue a side step toward the coon, as if be would tackle him, bti the restraining presence of Frank Rende, Jr., obviated this. They bad been three months in the land of the fakir nn:l the Hindoo, and not a dlLY had been devoid of some new nod strange incident. To describe the Fakir in every detail, would require too much space, so with t h e reader's kind permission we will leave this to the course or the story. Suffice it to say, that the machine was in every way equipped for just such 11 trip as was now being attempted. Thus far the voyagers bad experienced no serious trouble with any ol the D!ltives of this strange and superstition-ridden land. Once they bad been fired upon in the ju:Jgle, bnt this was doubtless robbers who would have attacked even their own kind for the sake or plunder. It is hardly necessary for us to introduce !ormully Frank Reade, Jr., the famous young American inventor of Reudestown. Everybody, of course, bas hear

: THE YELLOW KHAN. 3 broidered tunic torn and soiled, while his coppery featuros were drawn and agonized. "Help, Sahibo! help Huzaars! for the love of Brahma, give me help!" For an instant Frank Reade, Jr., could not help but hesitate. Bumanlty was strong in hill but here was sufficient excuse for a refusal in all justilication to help a fellow being. F'or one word dropping from Frank's lips was sufficient explacation. "The pia au&!" The curse or India was destroying thousands or unfortunate beings. To be wre the Europeans were not so likely to get the dis ease, yet they did not always escape. "Golly!'' muttered Pomp; "dat am a drefful bard sight. Kain't we do suffin' fo' dat po' chap?" "Yes!" cried Frank, with impulse. "We can and \viii!" He dashed into the cabin and opened the medical cabinet. Here he quickly mixed a disinfectant of Ule carbolic order and bathed his bauds and face. Then be took a couple of vials which be knew to be !leneficial in the treat!Dent or the plague and eprung down from the Fakir's deck. The suffering Hindoo was very weak and faint when Frank reached him. Barney and Pomp, having also partaken of Lbe disinfectant, joined Frank. The plague-stricken wretch was in the hands of good Samaritans. In less time than it takes to tell it, thin blankets were spread and an awning made over him. Then Frank gave him medicine to counteract the poison in his veins. Pomp prepared a warm broth, nnd as till! shadows or night came on, he drew a breat h or relief aud slept. The

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