Over the Andes with Frank Reade, Jr., in his new air-ship; or, Wild adventures in Peru.

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Over the Andes with Frank Reade, Jr., in his new air-ship; or, Wild adventures in Peru.
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Senarens, Luis 1863-1939
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/a&ueil. Weekly-By Sub.scriptwn $2.50 per _year. AI!plico.tion Entry at N. Y Pot-Office. Suddenly, an.d without warning, Burton slipped over the edge of the path. Down he went into space. T.hat is the end of him!" cried all in chorus. They rushed to rail of the airship to see his body dashed to a pulp so far below.


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By Prof. Leo t l l;C4t Koc h A R author of "How to Hypnotize," etc. PALMISTRY. :ilte' '2. HOW TO DO PALMISTRY.-Containing the most ap fNVed .methods of reading the lines on the hand, together with ), f u ll of their meaning. Also explainmg phrenology l!ld ey for telling character by the bumps on the h ead. By lB t!lfC Koch .A 0 S. Fully illustrated. HYPNOTISM. HOW T O HYPNOTIZE.-Containing valuable and initnctlve information regarding the science of hypnotism. Also 3XJ)la!nl n g the mos a'Jlproved methods which are employed by the hypnotists of the world By Leo Hugo Koch, A.C.S. SPORTING. U HOW TO HUNT AND FISH.-Tbe most comp lete !'.nd fishing guide ever published. It contains full inltrilctions about guns, hunting dogs, traps, trapping and fishing, with descriptions of g a me and fish. No. 2 6 HOW TO ROW, SAIL AND BUILD A BOAT.-Fully Every boy should know how to row and sail a boat. JJ'ull instructions are given in this little book, together with in1tructions on swimming and riding, companion sports to boating. :No. 47. HOW TO BREAK, RIDE AND DRIVE A HORSE. -i. com:;>lete t reatise on the Describing the most useful horses 'Qr business, the best horses for the road ; a l so valuable recipesfor 1iseases pectlliar t o the horse. Nc. HOW '1' 0 BUILD AND SAI L CANOES.-A handy :>30k for boys, containing full directions for constructing canoes tnd the most popular mRnner of sailing them. F u lly illustrated. J : S t ansfield Hicks. FORTUNE TELLING. l., NAPOL -EON'S ORACULUM AND DREAM BOOK.tiontalning the great oracle of man destiny; also the true me;rn q o almost any kind of dreams, together with charms, ceremonies, No. 72. H O W T O DO S I X T Y TRICKS WITH CARDS.-Eil bracing all of the latest and most deceptive card t r icks, with 1. lustrations. By A. Anderson. No. 'J7 HOW '1'0 DO FORTY TRICKS W ITH CARDS. -I deceptive Card Tricks as performed by leading conjuro K and. magiCians. Arrange d fGr home amusement. Fully illustratl!>i. M A G I C No. 2. HOW TO DO TRICKS.-The great book of magic card tricks, containing full instruction on all the leading card triclo of the day, also the most popular magical illusions as performed br our: magicians; every boy should obtain a (!Opy of this boo\ as It Will Ooth amuse and instruct. No. 22. HOW TO DO SECOND S IGITT.-Heller's secon.l -sig explained his former assis.tant, Fred Hunt, Jr. Explaining h o the secret dialogues were carried on between the magician and t h boy on the stage ; also giving all the codes and signals. The o nl authentic explanation of second sight. No. 43. HOW TO BECOME A M.AGICIAN.-Conta.ining tb grandest assortment of magical illusions ever placed before public. Also tricks with cards. incantations, etc. No. 68. HOW TO DO CHEMICAL T1HCKS.-Containing ove one hundred highly amusing and instructive tricks with By A Anderson. Handsomely illustrate.l. No. 69 HOW TO DO SLEIGHT OF HAND.-Containing ove of the latest and best tricks u s ed by magicians. Also mg the secret of second sight. Fully illustrated. By A Andersot No. 70. HOW TO MAKE MAGIC TOYS.-Containing fu directions for making Magic Toys an(l. devices of many kinds. B A. Anderson. Fully illustrated. No. 73 HOW TO DO TRICKS WITH NUMBERS.-Show!nt many curi ous tricks with figur e s and the magic of numbers, By Anderson. Fully illustrated. No. 75. HOW TO "BECOME A CONJUROR.-Containl:o tricks with Dominos, Dice, Cups an.l Balls, Hats, etc. thirty-six illustrations. By A. Ande rson. No. 78 HOW TO DO THE BLACK ART.-Contalnlng a com plete description of the mysteries of Magic and Sleight of together with many wonderful experiments. By AIllustrated. u d curious games of cards. A complete book. No. 23. HOW TO EXPLAIN DREAMS.-Evecybody dreams, MEC HANICAL. !rom the littl e child to the aged man and woman This little book No. 29. HOW TO AN INVENTOR:-Every b<' J!ve J the explanation to all kinds of dreams, together with lucky should know how i n v entions originated. This book explains the.< '\Dd lllt!lucky Jays, and "Napoleon's Oraculum," the book of fate. all, giving examples in el ectricity, hydraulics, magnetism, No. 28. HOW TO TELL FORTUNES.Everyone is desirous of pneumali&;s m echanics e t c The most instructive book publishe;, what his future life will br!ng forth, whether happiness or No. fRr. HOW TO BECOME AN ENGINEER.-Containing fill wea lth or poverty. You can t-:!11 by a glance at this little instructions how to procee d in order 'to become a locomotive (1,) Buy one and be convinced Tell your own fortune. Tell gineer; also directions f o t b uilding a mode!" locomotive ; l!la. f o:rtune of your friends. with a full description of everything an engineer should know Nc.>. 76. HOW TO TELL FORTUNES BY THE HAND.-No. 57. HOW TO MAKE MUSI!CAL l).o.ute.!ning rules for telling fortunes by the aid of lines of the hand, directions bow to make a Banjo, Violin, 2'ither, lEolian Harp, X yi! s t rong an.l b t hy by following the instructions contained No. 71. HOW TO DO MECHANICAL TRICKS.-Containh111 1111 thl11 little book. complete instructions fot p erforming over sixty Meclumlc:N Tricll;t. !'to 1 0 HOW TO BOX.-The art of self-defense made easy. By A. Anderson. Fully illustrated. Cfntaining ove r thirty illustrations of guards, blows, and the ditfer LETTER WRITING. JUt positions of a go '. boxer Every boy should obtain one of and instruc tive books, as it will teach you how to box No. 11. HOW TO WRITE LOVE-LETTERS.-A an instructor. plete little book, containing full directions for writing No. 25. HOW TO BECOl\JE A GYMNAST.-Containing full and when to use them, giving spe cimen letters for young and. o l nlltruct! ons a ll of gymnastic sports and athletic exercises. No. 12 .. HOW _TO LETTERS TO. LADIES.-qtvtl!i !lllmbracmg thirty-five Illustrations. By Professor W. Ivia.cdonald.l comp lete mstruct10ns for writmg letters to ladies on all .&. bandy and useful book also letters of introduction. notes and requests. 34. HOW ro FENCFJ.-Containing full instruction fo r No .. 2;1. HOW. TO. WRITE '1'0 GENTLEME!N, and the use of t he broadswo:J; also instruction in archer y.1 Conta!n.mg full directions for. writmg_ to gentlem en on all subJ ect. Describe d with twenty-one practical illustrations. giving the best also givmg sample letters for mstruct10n. iJ'II!eltions in fe n ci n g A comp lete book No. 53. HOW TO WRITE Ll!]'I'TERS .-A wo nderful lit book, telling you how to write to your sweetheart, your fatb TRICKS WITH CARDS. mother, sister brother, employer; and, in fact, everybody and a NG. 51. HOW TO DO .rRICKS W ITH CARDS.-Contai ning body you w i s h .to w r ite to. FJvery youn g man a n d every y o t ;tzplan ation s of t'he g e n e r a l principles of s l eight-of-ban d applicable lady in the land shou l d have this book. it. ear d tricks; of car d t r icks w ith ordinary cards, and not requiring No. 74 HOW TO WRITE LIM'TE R S CORRECTLY.-( o f tricks invo l vi n g s l ei ghtof hand, or the u se o f tai n in g full instructions for w r i t i n g l etters on a lmoet any ubjt < }]l!eclall y prepared cards. B y Professor Haffne r Illus trat ed. a l s o rules fo r punctuation and c ompos i t i o n with P6Cim Ill! !ett; (Continued on page 3 of cover.}


FRANK READE CONTAINING STORIES OF ADVENTURES O N LAND, SEA AND IN THE AIR. Issued Weekly-By Subscription_ $2.50 per year. App!ication made for. Second Class entry at the New York, N. Y., Post O ffice. Entered accordmg to Act of Congress tn the year 1903, tn the office of the Lib1arian of Oongreu Washington, D. C by F1ank TDUBel/, 24 Union Square, New York. No. 28. NEW YORK, MAY 8, 1 903. Price 5 Cents. OVER THE ANDES WITH FRANK READE, JR., I:n. .A.i.rSb.i.p; OR WILD ADVENTURES IN PER.U. By NO NAME." ----CHAPTER I. THE NEW AIR-SHIP. Not content yet, the famous young inventor who had ac quired immense wealth with which to insure success had embarked upon a new project, the like of which the world What" boy has not indulged in dreams of some day being had never before heard of. able to master the art of flying in the air? What youth has "This time," he declared, "I intend to build an air-ship not felt the fascination of a balloon ascen s ion? From early years we look upon the blue sky above as a mystic, wonderful and unexplored r eg ion. We :feel our utter inability to cope with the question overcoming that specific law of gravitation which prevents our flying in midair which is so simple a matter for the birds, and yet there is not one of us but has ever had faith that the problem would some day be solved. How it has been solved, and the outcome of that wonder ful feat we shall endeavor to depict in the incidents of this s to ry. It had become a famous and well-known fact that a cer t ai n talented young American had mastered the problem. Frank Reade, Jr., a na.tive of R e adestown, and by nature, tastes and adoption an inventor, had given to the world the Submarine Boat and the Electric Air-Ship. These tri ump h s p l aced his name high upon the roll of fame. Bu t ameition was one of his greatest attributes. which will be able to carry a dozen or more persons around the world if need be. It shall excel ail previous efforts As the report went out to this effect, the whole country became agog with interest. From near and far were showered the young inventor, couched in the most varied of terms and contain ing the most unreRonable of importunities. Scientists wished the privilege of journeying a few t h o u sand miles toward the moon. Gold seekers depicted sp l en did chances for gaining gold from mountain mi nes inac cessible in any other way. Thousands of these letters, some cou ched in threate nin g terms in case of a refusal, were received. One implied a threat to dest roy the air-ship and the m a chine works at Readestown, if a committee from the D y n a mite Union were not permitted to sail over the big c i ties and destroy the houses of the millionaires of the c ountry with elect r ic bombs.


.... .........__, OVER THE ANDES WITH FRANK READE, JR., IN HIS NEW AIR-SHI'P. Of course Frank consigned all these to the waste basket. In one compartment wa.s the galley or cook-room, where But yet they bothered him not a little, and for fear some Pomp excelled. msane crank might work harm, a heavy guard was kept Pomp was a curious little negro, with a vein of darky wit the Readestown works. as bright as the scintillations of 'il. star. The great air-ship was fini s h ed. He had long been in the employ of Frank Reade, Jr., Frank had christened it the "Era," as it really marked an and was faithful and true to his duties. era in the problem of sky navigation. There was also Barney O'Shea, a gel).uine type of Irish-It rested upon the stocks in the great y ard of the machine man, with a comical mug and a shock of red hair which at \ works A description of the aerial wonder might not be out once established his identity. Barney was a skilled e lectric place, before settihg forth further the exciting incidents cian and a good engine er. of our story. These two employees Frank thought much of and they First, Frank Reade, Jr., realized that it was necessary to were hi s companions in all his travels. consider the question of supreme lightness. Ahd fellows they were, too, though a bit given to He therefore abandoned the idea of suspensory helices or playing jokes upon each other, which we shall discover in rotascopes, and declared : the course of our story. "1 believe a lighter and swifter ship can be. built upon The famous airs hip was just finished when Barney cam e the storage of gas principle. By constructing a reservoir into Frank's private draughting room, and s aid: sufficiently strong to resist expansion, I believe that the elevating power can be maintained with lateral wings Accordingly, fir s t he c ?nstructed the gas res ervoir. This was made full fifty feet long and cylindrical m shape. Of the best oiled silk six cases each within the other. Frank skillfully arranged a wire frame or belt, which should keep the gas bag always erect. Then netting was skillully wove ov1.1r this; the bottom of the netting and the bag as well was fastened to a long platfornl of thinly rolled but stiff steel. .. "Shure, sor, an' the Era is aU fini s hed I under sta nd "Yes, Barney," replied Frank. "What do you think of her?" "Begorra, it's a foine bit a v machin e ry she i s." "I think so!" "Shure an yez will be afther taking a thrip in her afore long, sor !" "Yes," replied Frank. "At a ver;y early date I hope." An' may I ask have yez decided ph were to go, sor ?" "Well, not exactly. There are many parts of the world Below this >iras another platform with light standards accessible. Perhaps we will go around the world!" and partitions which made the cabins and engine room of the air-ship. This also in weight acted as ballast. "Shure, sor, thin cud I make a bit av a sugghestion to yez ?" "Why, certainly!" declared Frank. "What may it be, Upon either side of the platform a guard rail extended Barney?" the whole length. "I 'ave a cousin, he's a Frenchman, be the way-yez see Four huge wings upon steel frames and made of powerful it wuz this way Me mother's sister was afther marrying texture silk were proje cted from the sides of the air-ship to a frog ater, and s hure they had wan boy, an' fer a com'proaid in its buoyancy. 1 These wings were driven by an upright cylinder and a version of walking beam, giving regular action and symmetry of movement. mise they called him Pathrick D e Frontenac Arrah, he's a gossoon av a boy, an' there 's ivery bit mother in Frank could not help smiling. "Well, that is truly a wonderful combination!" he deForward was a pilot house with windows of heaviest plate cla.red. "I never before heard of that kind of a marriag e." glass; also a powerful searchlight. Barney scratched his head At the bow was tht rudder, a huge expanse of silk upon "I niver was in love wid the French meself," he said, a frame, the turning of which to the right or left deflected "but I'd niver own a sister as wud marry an Eyetaiian." the course of the air-ship. And Barney made a grimace, and executed a quickstep It was a marvel of beautiful proportions and effect. 'l'l1e interior of the cabin was rich and luxurious. All the necessary appointments and books, weapons and in a manner which boded no good for the sons of sunny Italy. "All right!" said Frank. "Now let's get down to facts." ammunition, richly draped furniture and cabinets, soft "All roight, sor," agreed Barney. "Me Cousin Pa.thrick, couches and everything in a palatial sense. sor, has been for tin years an explorer in South Arrieriky.


OVER THE ANDES WITH FRANK READE, JR., IN HIS NEW He has thramped all over the Andes Mountains, sor, an' he I "For the that the mountAin peaks intervene and is afther ask in' me to a s k ye if wouldn't think av thryin' the cliffs and so completely in, that the place a thrip over the Andes yesilf, sor !" "Over the Andes!" exclaimed Frank. "Well, that is not a bad idea. But why is he so interested?" ''Shure, sor, he kin tell yez. that betther than I kin. He's this moment outside, sor, an' if yez will do him the favor is inaccessible." "Indeed!" "It is true." "And this region is ?" "By a strange people, perhaps des9endants of the Incas. he'll talk wid yez about it." They will not venture out of their fastnesses, and their life 11We1l," said Frank, reflectively. "I'll see him Barney." and country i s one of the hidden mysteries of the world. Show him in." You, and you alone, can solve it." 11All roight, spr !" "I beg your p[\rdon," said Frank, "but if nobody has The Celt disappeared. A moment later a tall, wiry built ever visited this s trange region, how is it known for a fact man, with an olive complexion and s hrewd Iris h features that .t hi s state of affairs exists there?" ent e red. "Easy enough," replied De Frontenac. "One of the He had the unmi s takable s tamp of a traveler, and was strange race was captured one clay, having found his way evidently a man of refinement and education. down into the valley. He was never a.ble to get back, and "Mr. Reade I am honored to meet you!" he s aid, politeaffiliating with the native Indians, became one of them. ly. "I presume Barney ha1l told you all about me?" These wonderful stories were told by him." Frank was at once favorably impressed with hi s visitor "Yes," he replied. "You have traveled in the Andes?" "I have!" "Barney tells me that you found a great deal of interest there." Patrick De Frontenac replied earnestly: "I believe that you, Mr. Reade with your airs hip, can give to the world one-.? the greatest benefits to science that the world has ever known!" Frank was intere sted. "Ah he exclaimed. "And all this in the Andes?" "Yes!" "Do you consider this authentic?" "It is the common belief of the country. I see no reason for disbelieving it until the unknown region is explored." Frank was more interested than he cared to show. He

4 OVER THE ANDES WITH FRANK READE, JR., IN HIS NEW AIR-SHIP. Soon after Barriey came rushing in. Frank was studying some South American maps. "Begorra, Misther Frank!" cried the Celt, excitedly. "Will yez be afther sa yin' yez will go? ye'll niver be sorrv I'm sure." "I think we. sh\ll, Barney!" said Frank. "Whurroo !" "Wait!" "Well, sor ?" "Be sure you have everjY.thing shipshape and in readiness aboard the Era. I may decide to take a sudden start." "I'll do that, sor Barney rushed out into the yard He was going so rap idly that he did not heed a dark form coming out of a passage between the buildings. It was Pomp, and in his hands he carried a brush and a pail of whitewash. The darky was going to whiten the back yard fence. He had a literal for whitening things. This might have arisen from the fact that the whitewashing had once been his trade. He would even have whitewashed the new air-ship if Frank would have allowed him. "It's mighty quare, naygur, phy it is yez air so fond av a white color when yez air so black yesilf !" said Barney, one day in a facetious manner. "J es' bekase I likes de contrast, chile," retorted Pomp, with a grin. Now Barney was crossing the yard so rapidly that he did not see either Pomp or the whitewash pail or the brush. I As a result the :first thing he heard was a sharp yell. "Hi, dar, I' ish, don' yo' steer into mel Yo' git de wust obit!' Look out dar!" -But Barney went biff, bang into the darky. Pomp tumbled, tried to regain himse11, but fell. And the whitewash pail tilted up, was emptied like a flash, and full into his face. .. ... Barney stood on his head and saw a million bright stars. But he was the first to arise. ,.. The sight he beheld was amusing in the extreme. There lay the darky spluttering and gasping and white as chalk, for the white liquid had literally changed his sable hue "Golly fo' glory! What am dat ?" he spluttered, strug gling to regain his feet. "Wha' yo' done, yo' fool I'ishj man?" Barney was for a moment aghast, but as he saw the comical aspect of the darky, he could not help a shriek of laugh ter. "Ha,, ha, ha !" be roared. "On me worrud yez are a beauty, naygur. Shure, yez oughtn't to kick, fer it's a. white man I've med av yez !" "I jes' make a pancake ob yo'!" spiuttered the darky, springing to his feet. "Yo' jes' do dat on puppose !" "Bejabers, don't yez tell me that, naygur !" "Yo' did, an' I gib yo' a good return fo' it yelled Pomp. Down went the darky's bead like a battering ram. Forward be darted, and before Barney could get out of the way, the darky's bead took him full in the abdomen. It was like being struck by a cannon ball. The Celt went down as if shot. He was for an instant winded, but his Irish blood was up, and be quickly gained his feet. "Whurroo, yez black blaygard !" he yelled, "I'll have the loife av yez fer this! Wburroo !" But. Pomp having revenge darted back into the passage. He got the start and eluded Barney, who presently gave up the pursuit. Rubbing his stomach ruefully be returned to the yard, saying: "On me sowl I have it in fer that naygur now. An' it's a fool I am av I don't have it out wid him." Then away he went to get the Era. in shape for the pro jected cruise. Meanwhile, Frank Reade, Jr., had been busily studying the maps. He was satisfied :finally that such a region as De Frontenac described might really exist "At least we will make the trip," he finally decided. He arose to his feet, when there came a tap on the door. Frank gave a start. Nobody was ever admitted to the yard without first stating their errand, or being announced by Barney or Pomp. Yet, here was some visitor who had entered unheralded. Then Frank remembered that be himself had carelessly left the outer gate open. Frank opened the door and stood face to face with man whom he had never sC'en before. He was tall and dark, with shrewd piercing eyes, and a. peculiar nervous manner. He regarded Frank searchingly and said: "Is this Mr. Reade?" "It is!" replied Frank. The fellow tendered Frank a card. The inventor glanced at it and gave a little start. "Osman Dyke Detective, "New York City." s


OVER THE ANDES WITH FRANK' READE, JR., IN HIS NEW AIR-SHIP. 5 "You will see that I am a detective," said Dyke, politely, "therefore my business with you is important." "Very good, sir!" agreed Frank. "What can I do for JOU?" "I think you are the only man in the world 'who can solve my case for me," said the detective. "Indeed "That is why I have come to you. But first and before I attempt to enlist your sympathies, let me tell you my story." "I shall be glad to hear it," said Frank. "Pray go on!" "The story is a strange one, you will admit," said the detective--"it is a powerful illustration of the power of man's greed . "Two broth e rs embarked from New York City for Rio two years ago. Their name s John and Allan Burton. "They were fortune seekers. Allan was a bluff, large hearted fellow, and John a shrewd, seffish and egotistical chap. "After reaching R.io they for a time were in business to gether in fruits, then they' quarrelling, Allan gave up his sh"iire in firm and went off with an exploring party into the interiqr. "The reports say that he reached the Andes and there found a diamond mi.ne. From this he took out some mag nificent stones and returned to Rio. Their sale made him a wealthy man. "He returned to New York. His brother John followed him. Allan married the girl of his youthful love and lived happily with his wife in a fine residence on Fifth avenue. "John was insanely jealous of his brother, and angry that he should have acquired such wealth while he yet remained poor This led to recriminations, and he demanded th3:t his brother should help him. Allan being of a generous nature, forgave his brother's mistreatment of the past and helped him. "Gradually the wily John got Allan involved in various spec ulations. Day by day fresh pledges were obtained to back up a tottering enterprise. "The end was obvious. One day the crash came. Allan Burton failed and everything was swept away. He was re duced to penury. "This was aU upon his brother's account. The blow was heavy, yet he would have faced it bravely but for a most terrible discovery. "This was that his brother suddenly blossomed out with money in plenty, which was shee r evidence of terrible duplicity and treachery." CHAPTER III. SOUTHWARD BOUND. "The tmth was, John had been at the bottom of all of Allan's troubles and had profited by them. "He had, in short, neatly fle eced his brother and turned the tables upon him in the most cowardly manner. "At fir s t Allan was stunned with this realization. Then he said to his wife : 'Ellen we are ruined John has beaten me !' 'He is a villain and a thief!' cried the wife, forcibly. 'I demand that you ask for sati s faction of him!' "Allan at once went to John and accused him of treach ery. The latter only lapghed and sneered bitterly. This stung Allan to the quick. 'I will hav e my rights,' declared, 'in a court of law. I believe you are liable< "At this John defied him. But Alla.n was now m earnest Able was employed, and the strange suit, brother versus brother, was brought: "It was bitterly fought out in the courts, but J dis honesty was shown, and the court promptly ordered that restitution be made to Allan. "John was under bonds and obliged to comply. But his wrath and hatred of his wronged brother was intense. "The next time they met was upon the A brief altercation ensued. John's black temper got the best of him and he rushed upon Allan, dealing him a blow which I crushed his sku ll. . "Th y murderer escaped. He to get aboard a South American steamer, and was tracked to R.io and thence for some ways into the interior. "But from that day to this he has not been heard from. The young wife was frantic with grief and hor:or. Mrs. Burton mourns her murdered husband, but live s with only one end in view, and that is revenge. "She will track the down and bring him to justice if it takes a lifetime. I have authority to search the world over for him. This is the story." A moment of silence reigned as the detective concluded this vivid and graphic recital. Frank Reade, Jr., had been deeply impressed, and now declared: "Really, sir, that was a very tragic affair. I certainly hope you will succeed, but--" "Well?" "In what manner can I hope to give you aid?" The detective leaned forward.


6 OVER THE ANDES WITH FRANK READE, JR., IN HIS NEW AIR -SJIIP. "You al o n e can h e lp me," he s aid, e arnestly. "I i t i "Will it be too much to a sk? I c an instantly ident\fy true that you possess an airs hip which can travel the world John 'Burton, you know." l over--" "It i s settled," said Frank. "We will have two passen"lt is." gers-you and Mr De Frontenac. I hope you two will be "Then it is in your power to h e lp this s orrowing woman friends." t o gain justice for the loss o f her hu s band." Frank was d eeply impressed "How can I trac k the villain d o w il ?" The fastnesses o f the Andes ar e mighty and a man c ould hide ther e for a lifetime and never be discov e red b y ordinary mean s." True." "But with your airship--" I under s tand. You wis h me to go there in que s t of the murd e r er?" "Yes and bring him back to a ju s t trial in the courts of t his c ountry. If you will do thi s you will b e doing an of You canno t know m y joy! cried Dyke. "Now I will go a t once and wire Mrs. Burton who i s anxiou s ly waiting.'' That would be bes t A t th e door th e d etec tiv e whose face was radi a nt turn e d "Whe n will th e start b e mad e? h e ask ed. "At a s e arl y a day a s possible r e plied' Frank. "Give m e y our address, and I will wir e y ou! " D e tectiv e H e adquart e r s New York Cit y." V e r y w e ll Hold y ourself in r e adiness. Then Dyke was gone. Frank two or three turns up and down the room. '"We ll! he mutt e r e d w e s hall have object s enough to ju s tic e and philan t hropy. The s uffering widow ha s but a attain upon thi s trip I hope w e will s u c ceed!" fragment of her hu s b and.'s fortune l e ft, but s h e will giv e it What a thrilling futur e to look forward to? Surely the to you if you wilL I don' t know what plan s you h ave made, v o y ager s of th e Era, the sky e xplorer were to be envied or whether you int e nd e d journeying in y our airs hip but if Pre paration s mad e a s s p e edil y a s possible for th e you will und e rt a k e thi s ta s k you will win e v e rla s ting gratitude." v Frank Reade Jr., was s ilent and thoughtful a moment. It could be s e e n that the detective was extreme l y nervous and anxiou s Suddenly Frank arose. "My fri e nd," h e s aid, I would a heart of stone if I did not accede to your r equest--" "Oh, bless you almo s t s cream e d the detective. "Wait! Let me tell yon that it was my intention to go to South America any way." "You don't mean it!" "Yes, I do. I am going t o mak e a sky exploration of the Andes. There are man y part s of tho s e mountains as yet un e xplored and mis und e r s tood. A sci e nti s t will go with me, and w e s h a ll e x plore from th e s k y all that great region. A ' thorough map of all will be m ade. " Wonderful d e par ture Whe n the day came at la s t the gre a t air-.ship rested upon a platform in the yard of the machine works. De Frontenac and D yke were on hand B lnney was in the e ngine-r.oom and Pomp at the wheel. Frank Reade, Jr., and the two tra v e lers stood on the deck. The people of Readestown had turned out en masse to see the wonderful flight of the Era Some skeptical ones in the crowd pooh-hooed the inven tion and predicted that it would never rise. But at the appointed hour Frank gave final orders to hi s foreman, and the n cutting the an c hor rope, shouted: ":J::>ress Lever No. 10, Barney! "All roight, sor The next moment the airs hip freed of the detaining rope s rose into the a ir lik e a bird The huge wing s bega n to act and b e a t the air strongly Up up went th e Era until th e city of R e adestown looked "Ye t i t i s f e a s ible f o r m e t o mak e a s ide issue of your lik e a collection o f to y hous e s c ase. I will e ndeav,or to find y our man." Gun s could b e b e ard booming b elow, and even the faint A thousand th a nk s c ri e d the d e t e cfi ve. "You will s houts of the people be s ure to do that! Thi s will b e jo y ful n e w s to the wife!" Th e voy agers clung to th e rail and gaze d with intere s t 'l'hen O s man Dyke pau sed. Frank gaze d at him keenly, and smiled a s h e read the impul s e of hi s bosom: "I und e r s tand you, he s aid "Do you?" "Yes; you are anxious to go aboard the air-ship." upon the dizzy scene below. Then the great propeller began to work, and like a huge bird the Era s ailed away. Through the air she sped to the s outhward. The novelty of the experience was most charming to De Fro:ateriac anq Dyke.


\E. OVEit.... AJ.' . WITH FRANK READE, JR., IN HIS NEW AIR-SHIP. 7 "Upon my word!" cried the explorer, "nothing can ex ceed this "Indeed, it is the greatest of all privileges!" declared the detective. "Wonderful beyond aU description!" A whirring noise came from the engine room. ., "What is that?" exclaimed Frank, in alarm. 'l'he young inventor sprang for the pilot-house 'Phere was need of haste for awful peril threatened. door. "That is t : rue !" "My God!" screamed Dyke and De Frontenac, in honiFrank had decided to make a stright line across the Gti.H fied chorus . "We are falling into the sea." of Mexico to Venezuela. Thence he intended to cross the United States of Colom bia and proceed southward along the eastern side of the Andes, into Peru. The explorer, De Frontenac, had described th direction to take from the head waters of the Amazon. a part of the great United the air-ship rapidly flew. This was true. CHAPTER IV. A CLOSE CALL. The air-ship was descending gradually but certainly to ward the tossing waters below. The great wings had ceased to act and the propeller had come to a stop. What was the cause was a mystery. The great wings outspread, however, acted with parachute But they were not for long in view. A terrific gale blew effect and prevented a violent descent. At noon the next day, the waters of the Gulf were sighted. fro the southeast, and the storm clouds hung in an impenYet to fall into the sea was not a pleasant thing to conetrable pali below The air-ship had safely risen above this / template. warring of the clements. 'l'he powerful waves would no doubt batter the ai1:ship in It was a remarkable spectacle, and being new to the de-pieces. tective a.nd the ex]:Jlorer, they gazed upon it with much in terest. Destruction would be certain. J?omp had come out of the galley excitedly. He shouted: "Indeed it surpasses anything I have ever seen!" de"Golly, Marse Frank, hab jes' broken in de in-dared De Frontenac. "I have heard this spectacle dejine room! I done fink we am done fo' now!" J scribed by balloonists, but never expected to see it." "Get out the portable boat, Pomp!" shouted Frank. "If I were only a poet, what inspiration I might get!" declared Dyke. "It is a grand sight!" And indeed it was. "Lively, you and Barney! We don t want to drown l" Foreseeing a poesible contingency of this kind, Frank had stowed away aboard the air-ship a pontoon rubber boat, Below were the angry tossing clouds, and ever and anon made in folding fashion, to occupy as little space as possible. the boom of thunder shivered the air. This Barney and Pomp now rushed to bring out. Above, the sun was shining brightly in a blue sky. But some hours later the storm passed away to the eastward, and the wafers of the gulf once more rolled below. Frank now shouted to Barney: "Let the down a bit!" Barney at once obeyed. There was strong need of this, for the air at that tre mendous height was so exceedingly rare, that breathing was most uncomfortable. So the Era descended into a more comfortable stratum. For hours the air-ship sailed on over the boundless waste. Land had faded from sight, and vessels were visible only at random intervals. "What can we do, Mr. Reade?" cried De Frontenac. "Yes," chimed in Dyke. "Keep cool!" returned the young inventor. "When the ship strikes the water get into the boat." Then into the engine room Frank quickly dashed. A glance showed him at once what was the trouble. The was at a dead s top, but the dynamos we;e buzzing with awful flll;y. He quickly shut off the battery, and, then, quick as a flash, set at work to repair the trouble. Over the main cogs of the propeller shaft was a small iron shelf upon which some wrenches were placed ready for use. The motion of the ship had jarred one of them off and Thus matters were when the first casualty of the voyage, it had fallen into the cogs. and which came near nipping it in the bud, occurred. Of course this obstructed and instantly checked them. De Frontenac, Barney, Frank and Dyke, the detective, propeller and the wings ceased to work, and the were upon the lower stage talking when suddenly a startling storage of gas in the reservoir not being sufficient to Sl,lPthing occurred. port the air-ship, settled.


i I OVER THE WITH FRANK READE, JR., IN B ... In a few moments it would be in the water. the electric key, the big wings and propellers began to Quick as he could, Frank on the generator cocks, and up shot the air-ship once more. and fresh gas flowed into the res e rvoir as fast as it could There was good reason for mutu a l congratulations. generate. Then he seized an iron bar and pried the wrench out of the cogs. But they were a little twisted and yet refused to work. Frank saw that it woul r e quire an hour's work to repair them. Horror seized him. It seemed as if the air-ship must go into the water. The terrible waves would be apt to b eat it to pieces b e fore it "I thought our trip was ended," cried O s man Dyke. are indeed in luck!" "All owing to Mr. R ea de' s rare presence of mind and ac tion," declared De Frontenac. "Well, I hope that s uch a thing will not occur again," said Frank. "Barney, I would not keep t'()ols on that shelf." "All right, sor," replied the Celt. Once again to the southward sped the air-ship. One day Frank came on deck, and sai d : could be made to rise again. "We are upon the Tro pic of Cancer now. Within six The gas, of course, generated s lowly, and it would be hours we s hould sight Cape Catache.'1 some time before enough would be provided to make the air"Cape Catache !" exclaimed De Frontenac, "that is the ship gci up. extreme point of Yucatan." Yet Frank pluckily went to work; he grasped his tool s "Yes!" and began to unlock the cogs. "Then we are fully half way to the South American As he did s o he felt spray come in through the window. coast!" He ab{lndoned his work to ru s h to the window a moment and shout: "Get aboard the boat, all of you; we must lighten P,er all we can!" But Barney already had the pontoon in the water and they all climbed into it. There was no doubt but that this lightened the air-ehip much. Frank saw that the gas reservoir was swelling and the machine was stationary right on the surface of the water The waves rolled over the ; lowe r s tage or platform, and "Just about. I sh all bear off more to the eastward after leaving the Cape. We will follow the Yucatan Channel into the Gulf of Honduras. From there st raight across the Car ibbean Sea to the coast of Cartagena, a town at the mouth of the Magdalena River!" "Thence due south?" "Yes, passing directly over Bogota, the capital of Co!om bia. Then we s hall be well on our journey "I should Bay so!" , The voyagerlkept anxious watch for the first appear ance of land, which would be the point of Cape Catache. at times it wa:s entirely submerged. Due east was Cape San Antonio, the western point of I But no 6erious was being done by this. Cuba. Frank realized with a thrill that if the sea did not rise' The body of water between these capes is called the Yuca higher the fresh gas in the' r eservoi r would yet lift the air tan Channel. ship up to a point of safety. As Frank had predicted, within six hours land was And, in fact, this was the very thing which happened. sig hted. The air-ship gra1ually worked its way upward until it From that height it opened up rapidly on the horizon. was twenty feet above the surface. As far a s the eye could reach to the westward it extended. Here it hung until Frank had completed his Nearer drew the air-ship. Its course was such that a work on the cogs. Thi s was finished in time. The four men in the rubber boat were being tossed about on the waves below. They cheered h e artily when Frank appeared on the plat form, and shouted : "All right. Come aboard!" I Then he lowered a long silk ladder until it touched the water. The boat was quickly under it. narrow strip of the cape was passed over. The tropical vegetation was seen as well as the barren, desolate coast so far below. But there was no sign of itation. To the southward along the coast extended highlands thickly grown with tropical growth. The voyagers studied the scene with their glasses with avidity, for it was a:q agreeable change from the monotony The spray wet quartette came hastily clambering aboard. of the sea. 'l'he boat was drawn up and folded. Then Frank They were at not seeing human beings. But


) B OVER THE ANDES WITH FRANK READE, JR., IN HIS NEW 9 now, as they proceeded down the channel, the scene changed "Ditto," cried De Frontenac. "With your permission, somewhat. Frank. Will it not be safe?" Sailing craft b ecame quite common, and w e re of a typ e "Why, if you wish," r e pli e d the young inventor. somewhat differ ent from those s een in the Gulf. will make it safe. Lower the ship, Barney." "All the natives of this part of the world are declared Frank R e ad e Jr. "They fis h, dive for pearls and sponges, and mak e a living in variou s ways." Numerous cays, or s mall i s land s were passed. Nearly all of these were the rendezvous of fis hing, trad ing, or pirat e vessels for the Caribbean S e a is not e d for its pirates. Frank now bor e off a trifl e toward Jamaica, and the n steered more to the s outhward. Night and day the airs hip floated along on her course. At 'night the g leam of the e l e ctric searchlight lit up the CHAPTERV. NEWS OF BURTON. The Celt was only too willing to obey. Down settle d the airs hip until it hung not a thousand f e et over the littl e h a ml e t. The s c e n e b elow was an a mu s ing one. The denizen s of the place w e re out in a body, and were ru s hing about in the mos t inten s e Some wer e loading rifles, oth e r s were arming themselves sea and h ea v e n s f o r two miles ah e ad. with clu'bs and staves, and a scor e more w e re pulling an It mu s t have b e en a strange s pectacle to the native rnaold rusty cannon down the stre et. riner s to see tha t strange looking s hip with its powe rful light so high up there in the sky. No doubt it ex cit e d the supe r s titiou s f e ar s of more than "Look here!" s hout e d D y k e in alarm. !(

.Y 10 OVER THE AN D E S WITH FRANK READE; JR., IN HIS NEW AIR-SHIP. No," r eto r te d FraiJ.k. I come for nothing of the kind I presume you have thoroughly e xplor e d them?" said I am a frie nd. Frank. But the alcald e r e m o n stra e d Ah, no, inde ed. The r e are parts of them which have "No, no. S e nor Americana k e ep awa y from San Luis n e ver b e en explored by man, and have hitherto been deemed with your floating s hip. You arc leagued w ith the devil. inaccessible." Caramba! B e gon e or w e will fire! I "Listen to r e a s on s hout e d Fra nk. But the a l c ald e h ad l e ap e d down t o s i g nify t hat the truc e wa s at an e nd. Fra:pk was c omp e lled to draw back. H e had scarcely done s o when the b ull e t s b e gan t o fly again. "And yet," said Dyke "we are the favored ones to be \ abl e to gain that end." Would y ou hav e thought it e asy to tra ck your man Bur ton in tho s e inaccessible wild s ? a s ked D e Frontenac. I s hould have r e alized ver y s peedil y how utterly impo s s ible i t would be to explore this region to say nothing of "No u se," declare d the y oun g inventor. "These people finding m y man." are too ignorant .treat with. It would n o t b e safe to land Exactly." here." So the propo s ed landing w a s at once abandoned The air-ship s oared aloft a nd o u t o f range "But--" "What?" "On the other hand it would s eem to me quite difficult Then F ra nk R e ade, Jr., set t h e c ourse du e s outh for for a man to find a c ongenial quart e r h e r e in which t o hid e tho northern limit of the Andes. awa y from jus tice all his life." These w e r e e n c ount e r ed a da y late r. "There a r e scores of s uch places d e clared De Fronte-Then a course was held for the Ecuador line. A strange nac. "People inhabit these wild s whos e e xi s t e nce is never and wild c oun t r y it was whi c h was passed over. dreamed of by the pa s sing trav e l e r s The r e are tribes of There w e r e many cities and town s all densely populated. natives who h a v e never seen a white man, inaccessible val Fertile valleys in whi c h long horned cattl e graz ed. leys and g ul c hes wh e r e the explor e r has n e v e r p e n e trated. In th e moun ta in s t h e s c e n e w as o f the wildest and grandMoreover m a n y of these mountaineers, part i c ularl y the e st. P eruv ians, h a v e comfortabl e homes among the fa stnesse s Man y wond e rful s i ghts wer e witnessed; m an y and there the y pass their live s It would not be difficult pas s ed ove r, but the Era did not d esce nd. f or a fugitiv e from jus tice to find r e fu ge with them." Wai t until you ge t d own in P eru!" d e cl a r e d De Fron"Doubtless t ha t i s what Burton ha s clone," s aid Dyke. t e n uc, c onfid e ntl y ; "the r e y ou will s e e sce n e r y whidl will "No d o ub t I s hould, however, con side r it a h e r c ul ean put this to s ham e task to find him and v ery mu c h like looking for a needle in But befor e m a n y days' our adv e n t urer s thought that the a hay s ta ck." s c e nery of E c uador would do. "Indee d yes," replied the d e tective s lowly but apparent" Upon m y word !" gas ped D y k e in s heer amazement l y not y ielding hop e ; how e v e r I s hall try. "What awful mountain is that? Wh y w e are far below its P erha p s for tune may favor you." summit!" "I pray that it may." "That i s Cotopaxi d e clar e d D e Fron t e nac. "Ove r The airs hip had for some tim e kept far above the countr y eighteen thou s and feet high. But o ld C h imbora z o twentyspre ad below . one thousand four hundre d and t w enty -f our feet h i gh, i s A s the r e w as a gen eral desu e to g e t a bett e r look at the the wonder of Ecuador." All these wer e wond erful s i ghts t o t h e voy ag e r s in the airs hip The s e mighty mountain peak s w e r e passed around not eve n, for the rarefie d air at that awf ul h e ight was painful to the lungs. region, Frank now allowed the Era to descend. They hung ove r a might y gorg e thousand s of f eet in de s c e nt. This was s pann e d b y a c uriou s rope bridg e A path l e d in winding form along the v erge of awful precipices. Over this path nearly naked native s toil e d with great bundles upon their head s and backs, bound on by De Fronte nac was perhaps, the one mos t familiar with all straps these wonders. They walk e d with e ase and s urety wh e re the slightest "They are not n e w td m e," he s aid. "Almost every part misstep would have meant sure death. of these wonderful mountains, ever vis ited by man, are Quite a number of these mountain carriers were thus quite familiar to me." climbing the peaks when the air-ship appeared above them


OVER THE ANDES WITH FRANK READE, JR., IN HIS NEW AIR-SHIP. 11 The effect was peculiar. ( c,._ Astounded by such a strange and inexplicable spectac!e, all of the natives passed in superstitious terror. The hideous vultures, peculiar to the Andes, soared around the air-ship, but were not lighter on the wing than it. What the natives took the air-ship for it would be hard to say. One thing was certain, they were terrified. And yet they could not retreat in haste. To descend the narrow p!lih rapidly was dangerous indeed. So they cowered upon the nanow path, muttering super stitious prayers. Frank allowed the Era to settle in the gorge, an,d then appeared on deck. He addressed the mountain carriers in Spanish. 'l'his wus the necessary open sesame. They responded at once. "To Bonita," was the reply. "It is a city in the hills. We came from Iquique, l s by the sea." "When do you expect to reach Bonita ?" "Before another evening, senor." "And then--" "We will reload our packs and return to Iquique." "Very gGod," sai d Frank. "Now you can tell me where I can find the American, Burton." There was a moment of silence. Then one replied : "We can do that, senor. He is in the Isabella mine." "Ah, but where is that?" One of the carriers arose and pointed to the southward. "A hundred leagues thither!" he exclaimed. mountain is one of stone. You will know it when you see it. There is i.he Isabella mine. It will be easy to find Bur"For the love of our Holy Mother, senor!' cried one of ion there." the Indians, "how can you float in the air that way? Does A few more questions in regard to Burton and the diaSatan support you?" "Not a bit," replied Frank. "This is an air-ship." "Jesu pity! We have never seen one before." "Well, l you see it now. I am Frank Reade, Jr., an American. Do you know of a white man sojourning in this part of the world?" mond mine, and Frank turned, saying : "I am going to the Isabella mine at once! Dyke, you may be quite sure of caging yo).lr man!" CHAPTER VI. AT ISABELLA. There was a moment's consultation, and then one of them replied: Osman Dyke, tletective, was delighted with He has gone into the proposition "Si, senor; we know him well. Isabella diamond mine." "Good!" he cried. "That is the sort of tall<; I like I '' Ah," cried Frank, eagerly. "Can you tell me what his hope we shall win success, as you say." name is?" "Si, senor," cried one of the carriers. "He was Senor Burton a rich American. Ab, but he scattered silver in the streets of Bonita!" "He is \vild ancl reckless," cried another. "He will risk his life to find the Light of the :Motmtains, which is said to be the largest diamond in the world. You Americans arc brave and skillful." "If he is in the mine you may be sure of it.." Over the mighty gorges and peaks sailed the air.ship. To attempt to describe the wonderful scenery which was witnessed would be quite impossible. So, with the reader's permission, we will pass it over and continue with thrilling incidents which were close at hand. After some hours of random sailing over the wild region Dyke, the detective, gripped the rail of the air-ship and Barney cried: gasped: "Bejabers, l\Esthe r Frank, I think I can see the Isa" Great heavens, Frank! I am on the right track at last! bella mountain !" \Yhat a stroke o luck!" At once all were interested. "You are indeed lucky to get news o Burton so quick"Where, Barney?" asked Frank, eagerly. ly." "Shure, sor, jist atween thim two tall peaks." "But in what direction has he gone? How shall we find Everybody looked in the direction indicated, and not one him?" in the party but gave an exclamation. "I will learn at once." Sure enough there was the mountain of stone as described Frank leaned over the rail and questioned the carr!ers by the Andean natives. agai?-. "Where do you carry your packs?" he asked At once tho air-ship was he,acll'd for it. Soon it towered before them, almost a perfect cone of solid rook.


OVER THE ANDES WITH FRANK READE, JR. IN HIS AIR-SHIP. At base of this mountain there was a l e v e l plain with "Peru is an ind e pend ent nation a n d on the best of terms much green verdure. with the Unite d State s." Here there was a plea s ant littl e town s urrounded by vine yards and gardens r e plete with ri c h1fn1it s They knew that this was Isab e lla the b e autiful littl e "Oh, I have provid e d for that," s a id D y k e "Before I l eft home I secur e d tlu ough the fore.ign con s ul s extradition p a p e r s in all o f the S o uth States town at the entrance of the diamond mines. "The n you ar e all ri ght, cri e d Frank. "Of cour s e sa-Here the tributary to the Amazon ran leaping and foamb e lla i s a suffic i e ntl y important place to have an alcalde ing over hundr e d s of mile s of rapid s and cataracts to the and a tribunal." mighty selvas b elow. I s hould think s o." Upon the wes t was the great P e ruvian seaboard, and from "Of cour s e it is Callao and Lima m e rchant s sent great pack train s over "Then our b e st move i s to d es c e nd and attempt to enlist these mighty heights to bart e r for gold and diambnds and the officers pf th e law in our b e half." rich wines. The Isabella diamond digging s were an alluvial tract of country just half-way up the slopes of the gr eat mountain. Here there w ere tabl e land s a nd basin s covering thou sands of acres, and i:ri the r e d e arth th e preciou s gems were found. That Burton s hould have sought thi s re g ion was quite natural. Back of it was a r e gion full of hiding pla c e s and inhab ited by an extremely tre a c h e rou s t y p e of Indian s Among the Chilka peopl e the fugitiv e would b e certain to "Exactly." "All right. I am agreeable." So Barney allowed the air ship to float down into the valley. They were now a thou s and feet over the wond e rful vin e yards and the town, and a startling scene was r e v e aled. The appearance of the airs hip in the sky abov e their head s was no doubt a bit of a surp1ise to the Peruvians. They had nev e r seen anything of the s ort, and in many cas e s s uper s titious f e ar prevail ed. Great train s of hea v il y burd e ned llama s were trailin g find a covert safe e nough from ordinar y pur suit. into the town. In man y cases the n ative driv e r s fled inconInd eed Burton had mad e fri e nd s with the chi e f of the tin e ntly at the s i ght of the myst e riou s wond e r Chilkas and it would therefore b e an easy matt e r 1'or him i to set all pursuit at nau g ht. I B e fore the air-ship descended into the I sabe lla valle y a consultation was held "There is a question," said Frank, "whether it is wiser to go openly down into the town with the airs hip or not. "Why not?" a s ked D e Frontenac. In oth e r c ases m e rch a nts and vin e yard keep e r s stood staring at the s hip in s tupid wond er. Th e nati v e s oldi e r s of the littl e fort reco g niz e d the appa rition a s a c erta in sch e m e of their foes and Chilian neigh bor s to destro y th e country, a nd a t once b ea t to arms Gr eat excit e m ent r e i gne d gen e rall y in the littl e hamlet. Those on board the airs hip v i e w e d the scene with deep "For the reason that Burton, seeing u s comi:pg, would interest. get the alarm and skip out said D y k e It was a seriou s questi o n in the mind s of all a s to "That is true agreed Frank. "It i s quit e impossible to they wer e to b e received in a fri e ndl y fa s hion or not the town in the Era with out b e in g seen." Th e in c id ent wit h t h e Colombi an alcalde was fre sh For a mom ent all were thoughtful. the ir minds. Muc h d e p e nded u pon t h e ir r e c e p t ion in "Don't you suppo s e they ha v e seen u s ?" a s ked D e bella. Frontenac. Sudd e nl y a s the airs hip was hoverin g "Begorra, I don't see how they cud iver h e lp it!" cried a s tartling thin g h a pp e n ed. Barn ey. "Shure we've been in soight av the town f e r a tong whoil e." "Which is very true," agreed Dyke ''I don't know as w e would gain an y thing, Frank b y an y other cour s e than b y going boldly down into the plac e." It came n ear provin g a c a ta s trophe also. Some of th e d e f e nd e r s of the littl e fort had elevated muzzle of a cannon to the right degr e e and sent a ball ling upward. It. narrowly missed s trikin g th e hull of the a irs hip "Perhaps so." "Whew!" exc l a im e d D e Front e n a c in const e rnation "If there is any law in the place I think I can get the "that was a close call!" authorities on my side." "Right!" c ri e d D y k e "The y evide ntly me a n "There ought to be plenty of law!" declared Frank Eh, Frank?'?


OVER THE ANDES WITH FRANK READE, JR., IN HIS NEW AIR-SHIP. 13 "You are right," agreed the young invez{tor. "We are to be treated as a foe." "Is there no way we can make friends with them?" asked I Dyke, anxiously. "We try," replied Frank. With which he took a white flag and stepped to the rail. The effect was instantly seen. The men at the cannon abstained from firing, and a Frank turned to Barney. "Let the air-ship down," he said. "She may rest in the yard of the :fort." Barney obeyed orders. The Era descended into the fort yard. Frank stepped down from the platform and saluted Joaquin Murillo. A few moments' conversation made them fast Other Spanish or Peruvian notables came forward and white flag was seen below in response. were introduced. Frank brought his companions forward, "They have accepted the truce," declared De Frontenac. also. "Good!" cried Dyke. I A man appeared on the wall of the Andean :fort with a white flag. Frank called to Barney: I "Let the air-ship go down to within speaking distance." "All roight, sor." j Down sank the Era. When not more than two hundred feet above the fort Then wine was imbibed, and Frank next invited the governor and his friends to go aboard the air-ship. They were delighted and wonders truck with its fine ap pointments. After all this was over, Murillo said : "Pardon, Senor Reade, but will it be an impertinence to ask what has brought you to Isabella?" "By no means," replied the young inventor. "It is a it hung in suspension. Every detail of the fortification matter of very serious moment, I ass ure you." could be seen. "Indeed!" The upturned Spanish faces were regarding the "We are here with extradition papers for the proper arwonderingly. Frank wasted no time. rest of a fellow-countryman guilty of murder." He leaned over the rail and said in Spanish: "What! A murderer!" exclaimed Murillo. "An Ameri"Beunos, Senor Commandante. My compliments to can here in Isabella?" you!" "Per Christo!" came back the reply. "Who in the fiend's name are you, coming down from the sky?" "We are Americans." "Americans!" exclaimed the Peruvian spokesman. "Ah, I should have known that, for nobody else could do the wonderful things you do." "Which is a compliment to my country such as a true born Peruvian alone can make," replied Frank, diplomati cally. "Good!" whispered Dyke. "Give them taffy, Frank." The reply evidently pleased the Spanish commander, for he said: "That is what we believe, your excellency." "Pray let me see your papers." Frank motioned to Dyke. The detective came forward. He produced his papers at once, and the Spanish gover nor glanced over them. "These are true," he said: "They bear the correct seal of our court. W e cannot deny the right." "Do you know of this man, Burton?" asked Frank. The governor drew. a deep breath. "Indeed, I know him well," he said. "He has been in our midst some while. But I never dreamed him a mur derer. However, you shall have the aid of our law to "We are friends with y9ur people. If you mean us no capture him." harm, you are welcome to I sabella." "We come to make a bond of friendship with you!" re plied Frank. "Allow me to introduce myself. I am Frank Reade, Jr., the owner of this air-ship. These are my CHAPTER VII. THE CAPTURE OF BURTON. friends, and Americans, also." The delight of Osman Dyke, the detective, can hardly be "I return the compliment, Senor Americana. I am expressed in words. Joaquin Murillo, the governor of the Province of Isabella." "Good!" he cried. "I shall succeed in bringing John "I am honored, most noble governor." "The honor is mine, most gifted senor," replied the governor, urban ely. "Will you not descend and try of the vintage of Isabella?" "A thousand thanks Burton to justice." "Then Burton is at present in Isabella ?" asked Frank in Spanish. "Yes," replied the governor. "Or at least he goes every day to the diamond field, where he owns a claim."


14 OVER THE ANDES WITH FRANK READE, JR., IN HIS NEW AIR-SHIP. "If you wish I will take some Qfficers and go with .you now." "That will be a great favor to us." "How shall we catch him?" The governor gave a few sharp' orders to an aid. In a few moments four uniformed men appeared. They were Peruvian police and were ready for duty. The start was made at once. The governor and the four officers got aboard the air ship. Frank motioned to Barn ey. The Celt pressed th e key, and the airs hip sho\ upward. The people below cheered wildly. I It was a new and wonderful sight to them, as well as a novel experience to the new passengers. At first they all turned pale and were not a little alarmed at leaving the earth so rapidly. But Frank quieted their fears by saying repeatedly in Spanish: "Have no fear, gentlemen. If harm comes to you it be-Fr.ank leaned over the rail and shouted: "John Burton, we want you. Stand where you are, be shot 'The murderer made no reply, nor did he heed the warn n ing Swift as a flash he sprang into a copse and then was see r running along a path which led around the mountain. "Stop him!" screamed Dyke. "Don't let him e s cape!' Frank raised his pistol. "Shall I stop him?" he asked. "No, no Don't shoot him!" cried Dyke. "He mu s t be captured alive." Frank then cried to Barney : "Follow him close around the mountain, Barney." "All roight, sor." Around the mountain wall the path ran, and here was an awful gorge more than a thou s and feet deep. Its walls were a sheer descent, and below was a torrent. Along this path the fugitive was running. Into the falls us also." gorge the air ship at once sailed. The air-ship struck out dirE-Ct for the Isabell a mines. Here it seeml'd was a both for the fugitive and for Soon the immense diamond fields came into vjew. the pursuers. A strange sight it was. If Burton could reach a cs:Vern far above, he might seek There were mighty excavations, immense heaps of thora hiding place in it. oughly sifted soil, and everywhere throngs of native were On the other band, th e airs hip could be s ailed up to the working in the boiling sun. wall, and he could be headed off on th e path For a time Here some of the most valuable o s tones were ,tecovit was hard to tell which plan would succeed ered But as it happened neith e r did As the air-ship sailed on the governor, who was at the rail, pointed to an adobe building aL the base of a rocky cliff. "There is the claim of Burton, the American," he said "You will find him there, I think." A number bf natives were digging ncar the hut. By f them was a tall man in white duck and a Panama hat. The appearance of the air-ship over the plain had of course attract e d much attention. Astonished, the diamond digger s quit work and craned their necks to look at the wonder. At this the Spanish governor smiled. "I was like them," he said. "Truly, I do not wonder." But the moment Burton looked up, he gave a tremendou s backward leap. His sunburned face, clearly revealed in sunlight, seemed to turn aghast with horror and fear. Suddenly, and without B urton slipped ove r th e edge of the path. Down he went into s pace "That is the end of him!" cried all in chorus. They rushed to the rail to see his body dashed to pulp far below. But this did not happen. Down the sheer wall he slid lik e a rocket. But not two hundred feet below was a jutting shelf. Here, from a crevice, several mountain pines greTI and projected far out over the chasm. Into the branches of these the fugitive slid with great force. For a moment it seemed as if he must go down through them. But he did not. To everybody's surprise he clung there. He was saved from an awful death. But it was only rescue from one fate to meet another. "That is him!" cried Dyke. "That is m y man! Don t He was now at the mercy of his pursuers. l et him escape !" "Now we have him!" yelled Dyke. "Luck is ours! The The air-ship was soaring down to the spot like a mighty game is bagged at last!" vulture. So indeed it seemed


OVER THE ANDRR WITH FRANK READE, JR., IN HIS NEW AIR-SHIP. ==========T========================= The air-ship sailed down to a level with the shalf of rock. Accordingly Burton, despite his protests, was locked in There in the branches crouched the desperate-looking stateroom No. 5. man. His face was copper colored and his eyes bloodshot. When Dyke camEl on deck, Frank had the prow of Foam was upon his lips, and in one hand he clutched a the air ship back toward Isabella. revolver. But Frank Reade, Jr., had covered him. Governor Murillo had been more than delighted with the "NOne of that!" he cried, sternly; "drop that weapon or trip. it will be. the worse for you!" "It is a wonderful experience," he said. "Only to think Burton muttered a savage oath. that yon Americans have at last solved the problem of fly-ing in the air!" "Curse you!" he gritted. "You want my bfe !" "Not without a fair trial, John Burton," cried Dyke; is better for you to surrender and meet it." "You will hang me!" "Not unless you deserve it." "You have no proof that I killed my brother," eneered the villain. "Then you have less to fear. Better take your chances in a United States court. Come aboard and give your self up." I There was a snaky gleam in the villain's eyes. The hand which held the revolver twitched nervously for a moment, as if he longed to use it. Then he flung it from him. "I yield!" he cried, "on the condition of fair play." "You shall have it," declared Dyke. "Who are you?" "I am a United States detective." "From New York?" "Yes." "All right. I'll surrender to you. I'm not guilty, and have nothing to fear." Dyke smiled contemptuously. He read the villain's soul through and through. He saw the cunning purpose lurking in his evil eyes. "But we have not forgotten that it was a Spaniard who discovered our wonderful country," said Frank. This pleased the Peruvian governor immensely, and he demonstrated it with a smile. vVhen Isabella was reached again, the place was up in arms to welcome the air-ship. A band was playing, and a salute was fired from the fort. Darkness was coming on, and it was proposed that they spend the night in the town. S_.9.. the air-ship was landed near t he fort upon a broad patch of green. Murillo detailed a guard of soldiers to guard against harm being done the air-ship Then, as darkness came down, Frank turned on the elec tric lights and dazzled the Andean people. The searchlight made the green as light as day. A little evening fete had been arranged. The governor caused a string band to play, and a bevy of: pretty Spanish girls went through a dance upon the green. It was a picturesque and beautiful sight, and the aerial travelers gazed upon it spell -bound Until long past midnight this sort of thing continued. Then finally all retired to await the coming of day. During all this Burton, the murde'rer, was sullen and silent "Once he is in the Tombs," he "he'll never in his stateroom. come out till he sits in the electric chair." Barney and Pomp took turns as sentry, though Murillo ") The bow of the air-ship was now run close to the ledge of had furnished a military guard. rock. A rope ladder was thrown out. I Burton came across it quickly. The moment he stepped on deck the detective slipped manacles upon his wrists. The villain growled. Nothing worthy of record occurred during the dark hours of the morning. But when the Andean sun peeped over the high peaks, all were quickly astir. "Now," said Frank to Detective Dyke, "what sha ll we I do? I can take you over to Callao and you can get a steam "What's this for?" he demanded. "Are you afraid of er home. Or you can remain aboard the air-ship." me? That's not fair play! There are six of you to one!" "Why not do the latter?" replied the detective. "All right," said Dyke, coolly. "We'll let you wear them "Certainly; unless you are in haste to have your man a little while. Now, Frank, where will we put him?" lr "In stateroom No. 5/' replied the young inventor. "He will be safe there, for the door is of steel and the windows heavily guarded." tried." "Where are you going from here?" "With De Frontenac to explore an inaccessible valley. inhabited by an unknown race."


16 OVER THE ANDES WITH FRANK READE, JR., IN HIS NEW AIR-SHIP. The detective was interested. erto unseen nation above the clouds," cried F:rank. "Set' T "With your permission," he said, "I will stay with you. a straight course for the Cordilleras, Barney." r;rer I can afford wait, for you would beat any steamer back The cool, refreshing breezes of the morning were blowA to New York." ing up from the depths below. ;o t The voyagers were all in the best of spirits. B the prisoner, Burton, in stateroom No. 5. The only human being on board at all out of sorts A CHAPTER VIII. VALLEY ABOVE THE CLOUDS. Thus far the murderer had given no trouble.< T He had been extremely taciturn, even sullen, yet he atelPO "Don't be too sure of that!" said Frank. "We may be his meals heartily, and seemed to be in good spirits bodily. I delayed a long while in the unexplored Andes." The Era now swiftly bore down for the Los Angeles,non "I don't care! I am sure of my man, and he cannot es-valley. As it drew nearer the peaks Frank sought an open-T cape!" "Very true! So .let it be!" Governor Murillo made overtures to Frank to remain longer at Isabella. ing between them. cal. Through this the ship sailed. A wonderful scene was spread to the view of the voyagers. visit At last they really gazed upon the nation above the-ein But Frank replied: clouds. The scene was a marvelous one. "] "I have another project on hand which will take much An immense flat plain, covering hundreds of square ail.! of my time and energy during the rest of my stay in South miles, was inclosed by the precipitous mountain walls and America." inaccessible peaks. !hil e And he shook hands with the Spanish governor, and the As green and bright as could be imagined was the ver-ICar Era sailed ,away over the mountains amid the plaudits of dure of this lovely valley. E the Isabella people. And there, down in its midst, and by a sparkling lake, ow Frank now gave his whole attention to the problem of was a city of marvelous beauty. E finding the mysterious valley above the clouds described by De Frontenac. The French-Irish explorer recognized many localities as they sailed on as places he had visited. Once he said : "It is here that I first learned of the Cordilleras Los An geles, or the Mountain of the Angels, as the natives call it. They imagine that the people who live up there are a race superior to man and endowed with supernatural traits." "Indeed!" exclaimed Fra nk. "Then we cannot be far from the Cordilleras?" "Yonder it is." De Frontenac pointed to the southward. Its walls and towers and domes w e re of whitest stone and glistened in the amid groves of trees like a scene in fairyland. Upon the plain were productive farms, wliich men, eac strangely clad, were working. The llama seemed the beast T of burden. The city of the elevated nation was thronged with people. At that distance their personal appearance could not be judged. But it looked like a high grade of civilization. The voyagers gazed spellbound. "Upon my word!" cried Frank Reade, Jr., exoi.tediy, "this is a di scovery of benefit to science! Did ever anybody dream of such a thing?" T T T J orE oge j T l T l There against the horizon was a long, ragged array of "Wonderful!" cried Detective Dyke. "And to think heE peaks with a serrated effect. that we are the first privileged in many centuries to viilit P: They extended in what seemed a long oval far to the them and J>erhaps talk with them!" T l southward. "That is indeed a wonderful thing to contemplate," de-ces At once all began to study the distant peaks with their clared De Frontenac. "I only hope they will receive us A: glasses. It could be seen that the re was doubtless an inclosure or valley within those mountain walls. That a race of native Incas might there yet find a se-in a friendly way." 1otl "I have no doubt they will," said Frank. "They are evirorr dently a pastoral people." T l "Yes; for they never have had anybody to make war aen eluded home was not altoge ther improbable." with." T l A "It will be interesting to visit that unknown and hith"That is true!"


OVER THE ANDES WITH FRANK RF,ADE, JR., IN HIS NEW AIR--SHIP. The air-ship sailed over a vast tract of land where natives at work gathering what looked like maze. At that they height they were seen to be of a similar type the average South American native or Indian. where there was an immense idol. Before this there was a mighty altar, and h e re a fire was burning. At once De Frontenac cried: "Ah! like the old Incas, they are idolaters and given to But they were dressed in a more comely fashion with human sacrifice. Look!" made of gayly colored material. "Horrors!" exclaimed Dyke. "They are cutting that As the air-ship appeared above them it made a sensation. poor wretch to pieces!" The working natives in some instances flung themselves Instinctively every one was obliged to turn their eyes their faces in superstitious terror. In others they fled incontinently, as if pursued by a deThi s made the voyagers laugh, for it indeed looked corn Into their adobe houses the natives fled. "They no doubt think we are some strange supernatural oua"''uu," sai d Frank. "I don't much blame them for terrified." "Begona, it's the r naygur they saw hanging over the !" cried Barne y, willing to make a shot at Pomp. "Golly, dey jes' needn' take no mo' dan one look at yo', "cried Pomp in retaliation. "Dat mug ob yours done de wits' out ob any.fing !" away from what was really a horrible sight The high priests, four in number, w e re deliqerately hack, ing a poor victim to pieces with their sharp cleavers, and I throwing the pieces into the eternal fire as it was probably designated. Off came an arm and then the head. When entirely dismemb ered, the t,runk was also t1uown in. It was a horrible spectacle, and sickened the voyagers. "Ugh F' exclaimed Dyke. "If that is the sort of people tbey are, I don't want anything to do with them!" "It is t errible!" "But see!" "We have created a sensation." Everybody laughed, aud the air-ship now boomed on th .t This was true. The people had now caught sight of the e c1 y. . . stra nge air-monster hovering over them. Everywhere the natives fled m terror before the advan E The result was thrilling. ra. But Frank kept on, the air-ship sailing a couple of hu:qIn an instant all was in a turmoil. There came up from feet above the plains. Now elegant paved roads the streets an awful din. The priests rushed hither and thither, s houting incantations. The people were in a panic. This was a marvel in its way. "What will they do?" cried Frank. "Have they no king The style of r.rchitecture was something indeed unique. or recognized ruler?" buildings were not of great height, but much of the was delicately sculptured. "Hold on cried D e Frontenac. "Here he comes Out of a massive and richly sculptured building came a That the strange people were lov e rs of art was evident, richlYdraped open palanquin. every portico, and even roof, were adorned with not al-It was in fact really a kind of portable throne, carried crude statuary. by twenty stout men, five at eac h bar. The streets of the city were broad and neatly paved. Upon this throne sat a man dressed in what see med to There were no vehicles of any kind, that is, none with be a cloth of gold. Barbaric sp lendor attended him. consequently sidewalks wer e not needed. Precious stones fairly studd ed his garments. The Palanquins, carried by gigantic men, were quite common. throne was golden, and all the attendants were dressed in There were shops and bazaaJ"B, temples and public edi the same cloth of gold. the same as in eastern cities. It was afterward l earned that this cloth was indeed far And in the huge central square of the city wa$ a roams uperior to the cloth of gold known in the civilized world. basin and acqueduct which brought the purest water the mountains. The windows, house-tops and balconies all held people, nen, women and children. The streets were de nsely thronged. A particularly large crowd were gathered in a square Its texture was really partly of spun gold. The weaving, however, was a secret of the natives which it was death to part with. "Upon my word!" cried Dyke. "His Royal Highness is a fine-looking man." This was true.


18 OVER THE ANDES WIT H FRAN K R EADE, JR., IN HIS NEW .AIR-SHIP. The king was a powerful built man, with aquiline feat ures and pure white beard and hair. This gave him a patrician appearance, and was very grand indeed. The king and all his retainers gazed at the airship in :Many of the people fell upon their faces. But the old king appeared to be undaunted. The young inventor could not understand a word uttered, but he replied with many smirks and smiles. "We are your friends. Yes! Why don't you ,.,,,", .,. socially?" Of course the native ruler did not understand but he seemed to comprehend that he was of a race of people come to pay him a visit. He spra:ag up, swinging hi mac e defiantly, and hurled Tl1is changed the compl ex ion of eve rything. anathemas at the strange visitor. The native king was all right now. He addressed Evidently they regarded the air-ship as a foe, perhaps a poeple in apparently explanative term s and minion of the evil spirit, and hoped to drive it away. One of the high priests even began s hooting sacred arrows with a sacred bow at the Era. But these, of course, could do no harm. One of them, however, was captured by De Frontenac. The tip or head was of solid gold. "Weli," cried the ex plor e r, "they can s hoot these arrows at us a month if they wish; they will be very welcome." "How are we going to make friends with them?" asked Dyke. CHAPTER IX. 'l.'HE HIDDEN RACE. Indeed this was a question well worth considering. Frank's smirks and sm iles with interest. A space was cleared in the c rowd, and the native made motions for the air-ship to desce nd. Frank hesitated. "I don't know whether to -trust these heathens or he said . "I think it will do if we arm ourselves!" declared Frontenac. "Very well." Accordingly rifles were brought out .nf the cabin, and was made really for the rep e lling of an assault. Then Frank allowed the air-ship slowly to descend. rested upon ground where space had been cleared The throng kept a respectable distance, evidently by orders, for which Frank was very grateful. Fra?k stepped forward and greeted the native ruler. It was necessary to make friends with the strange peop le. That, it did not seem, would be easy to do. course it was very difficult to exchange any camp ere influ e nced, no doubt, by an supersti words. tious fear. But Frank speedily found that the other was quickThis must first be overruled. Frank leaned over the rail and would easily embrace any sign talk. and tried to make pacific gestures. I After some persistent work this attempt at crude inte For a time this was of no avail. course quite successful. The natives made all of fierce gestures. Then Frank managed to convey the fact that they belonged the king evidently saw that this was not going to frighten a people far to the north, and that they were si mpl y e: the airship away 'ploring the mountains for a pastime. -.. Also it had given him time to collect his senses a bit. This seemed to please the native king, who had evident : He saw that the air-ship was a tangible object, and no that they had come for conquest. doubt concluded very sensibly to first investigate its char-He conveyed the information that his people were n' acter. warlike, and shunned open battle. So he suddenly changed his tactics. For this reason, hundreds of years previous, his ancesto His orders went forth that there be silence. As this had sought this secluded valley. command was seen to travel through the crowd silence in stantly became the order. Then the king arose in his palanquin. He had caught sight of Frank leaning over the rail. [ t did not require a second glance for him to see that it was a man of flesh and blood like himself. There was a p l ain look of astonishment on the king's face which nmused Frank not a little. An earthquake had blocked the exit and also made it ina cessible, but none of the tribe ever ventured to leave tl valley. Thus they had dwelt for centuries in this retreat. A nation above the clouds, they had been oblivious of a the wor l d's great doings outside. It was a strange story, and Flank gathered it with inte est. He speedily found that the Hualpamas, which w:


OVER THE A"N-DES WITH FRANK R-EADE, JR., IN HIS NEW AIR-SHIP. 19 heir tribQ name, we-re1m exceedingly docil e and peaceable A more hospitable people tha:R the Hualpamas could not ople. be imagined. Anything and everything was at the disposal Now that their s up e rstitiou s fear s had vani s hed, they of their wonderful visitors. t ade great manifestation s of fri e ndliness. King Orullo was never tired of making s'ign talk with TJ1is was mos t agreeabl e and Frank los t no opportunity Frank. cultivat e the feeling. He listened for hours to conv e rsation made by the young De Fronte nac had alread y ente red into s i g n talk with a inventor upon wonderful far-away America. umber of them. They were exceedingl y bright. The king made signs that he would like to have more o! But the airsh ip wa;; a s ource of muc h wond e rment. Frank's countrymen vi s it hir{;. Frank tri ed to e xpl ain the mechani s m of the airs hip to ing Orullo, whi ch was the m o narch 's nam e But it w a s impossibl e f o r him t o und e r s tand the theor y nd appli cation of e l ec tri city Frank repli e d that h e ought to visit Ameri c a but h e shook his head violently, repl y in g : "It is against the will of our s a c red god s that any of us should leave this valley ever." He nodd e d his h e ad in a good-natur e d way, and Fra. nk b a cl l "Then the world will have to take our word for these an one t 1 c a tte mpt. Ki 0 11 d h If 1 t bl h f s trange people," thought Frank, "for no ordinary method ng ru o pro v e 1mse an 1osp1 a e monarc or of travel will enable anybo dy to r e ach them." e carcase of a moun tain deer was brou ght and roasted pon the s pot. / Several days were spent in the c ity of the Hualpamas. Als o some peculiar wine, whi c h was possesse d of a must y avor, was f urni s h e d Our adv enture r s o f the r e pa-st, s o a s not to offend he native mon a r ch. After thi s the voyager s w e r e the best of fri e nds with the Then one day Frank said to D e Frontenac : "Well, have you had enough?" "Yes," repli e d the e xplorer. "I am s ati sfied; let us g0." "We have visited the mos t wonderful p e ople in the I" I "Very true. It will be man y y e ars, perhap s before they ualpamas. They had nothin g t o f e ar from these s imple children of ar e visit e d b y white men again." King Orullo was much disturbed whe n h e h e ard that hi s e wilde rness. They w e r e h o nest and pea c eable. So D e Fronte nac was a bl e t o c ondu c t hi s r e searche s most interesting visitors were about to leav e him cessfull y 1 He held out many indu c ements but Frank was re s olute. One thing was m o8t r e marka b l e "We must go," he s aid. "There are oth e r part; of the The an c i e n t Inc a s had been not e d for the amount of pure A.;ndes to explor e 'fhen we must get Burton home." old they mined and u sed. r But almo s t the onl y m etal known to the Hualpamas was old. Thus far the murderer had seemed to accept hi s impri s onment philo sophically. He seemed to have no pla'n of escap e Inde e d if he had, It furni s h e d mat e Tial for n e arl v all th eir tool s and wea-it would not be easy to execute it with th e mana c les on his ( ons. Indeed, man y of th e idol s in their temples wer e of pure old. Various dishes, and e v e n the c ommonest of dome s tic ware ) as of the preciou s m e tal. wri s t s Frank conf erre d with Dyke, and it was decided to r e move them. The prisoner had s e e med doc il e enough and it seem e u harsh indeed to take s u c h extrem r mea s ure s To them steel was mu c h more preciou s r Our a'dventurer s acquired great quantities ple exchange. "At any rate," s aid Frank, "he cannot get way from u s of gold by for the stateroom is strongly fortified." De Frontenac learned that the valley was rich in gold Burton made no comment when the manacles were re moved, but his eyes gleamed dangerously. The airs hip left the city of Hualpama s finally, and a Indeed, the king gav e Frank a jacket fairly studded northward course was taken. 'th beautiful and rare diamond s Frank had hearc1 of a volcanic lak e at the s ummit of a In return the y oung inv e ntor gave him steel knives and a ord. This delighted Orullo. -) 'high mountain near and was anxiou s to visit it. So the air-ship' s course was set for the volcano of Tamba bamba. Before the next nightfall it was in sight.


20 THE ANDES WITH FRANK READE, JR., IN HIS NEW AIR-SHIP. De Frontenac stood by the rail, and all were studying the Part of the way up the mountain, the path led country, as he said: copiously leaved beech trees. "Down there is the great mountain trail from Central Passing under one of these the lady had received an Brazil to the western coast." ful shock, when a huge python slid its folds down and "Indeed!" exclaimed Dyke, in surprise. anything but a footpath." "I don't see her and her donkey. "Perhaps not; but thousands of heavily burdened men and beasts go over that route every year." "An immense carrying trade." Scream after scream pealed from her lips. The great rearing head and jaws of the python above her. They seemed certain to strike her. Her two escor"ts seemed to have become stupefied and able to act. The native mountaineers were too far in rear to give immediate help. "I sho. uld say so. They carry minerals, dye-stuffs, cer tain kinds of fruits, and bring back cloth and knick knackf! from Yankeedom, which are bartered with the na tives for their products." As luck had it, Frank had been aft with a rifle strivingn "And everything must be carried by pack train?" "Certainly." "Will they never have railroads?" get a shot at a huge condor. The moment he heard the woman's screams he leal! over the rail and took in the situation "A horrible python!" yelled Dyke. "My God l he 1 IK "Not through these inaccessible mountain fastnesses," strike her!" declared De Frontenac. "They could never climb the grades." "I presume not But what an immense forest down there See the beautiful plumaged birds. See-there is a tiger!" "A jaguar Yes, in these woods you will find the chat tering monkeys, screeching parrots,Jittle wood deer, andthe deadly python." "The python!" exclaimed the detective. "AJ1, I would like to see one." One blow of those awful jaws would have struck fainting woman dead. t But quick as a flash, and wholly on the impulse of I. moment, Frank flung his rifle to his shoulder, took aim, \1 fired. Crack! aim had been swift, true and deadly. The rifle ball flattened the snake's head like a pancake The reptile relaxed its folds and rolled back upon "You may have a chance if Frank makes a landing anyground, a wriggling, dying mass. where in the lowland wilds." A sudden cry came from forward. Pomp had been on guard there, and his startled words came aft with thrilling force. "Golly, Marse Frank, come quick! Dere am de debbil to pay je s' below us!" CHAPTER X. BURTON'S ESCAPE Then those below ran to catch the fainting woman II' looked up with amazement to see the air-ship above Frank shouted to Barney : :'Lower the ship!" 1 Down settled the Era rapidly. Dyke and De Frontenac were now by Frank's side, mtJ excited. "Upon my word, Frank, you deserve commendation. made a wonderful shot." "That is so," cried Dyke. "It was just in the nick time!" Of course such an exclamation could not help creating "Thank Heaven I was able to save her!" cried Fran general excitement and interest. Down settled the air -ship and touched the ground Everybody rushed to the rail and looked over. The rescued woman had recovered, and one of her And there down below in the mountain path was a thrillcorts came forward to the rail of the Era. ing scene. "We owe yon more than we can ever repay for A pack of llamas, with native attendants, had been timely shot!" he cried. "It was a magnificent bit of ma climbing the mountain side. In the party were. three Euromanship." peans. "That is all right," said Frank. "Is the lady re

OVER THE ANDES WITH FRANK READE, JR., IN HIS NEW AIR-SHIP. 21 The speaker was a short, thick-set Englishman, with a chang e d to steam. Water in gushing torrents took the a He introduc e d himself. "I am Lord Harry Cheswick, of Cornwall, England," declared. "May I ask whom I have the honor of meetg?" "Frank Reade, J r., of Readestown, U. S. A." replied "An American!" cried Lord Cheswick. "Well, I might ve known that nobody but an American would solve the blem of aerial navigation. Your air-ship is a perfect "I am satisfied with it," replied Frank. "You are traveling over this region for pleasure?" "And exploration." "Good! We, my partner, Earl Warlock and Lady War his wife, with myself, are doing South America. W e c to reach Callat some time, from which place we shall to Chili." ( place of lava. At imes mighty geysers shot up to a height ef fully a hundred feet. Surely this was very odd. Frank at once figured out the cause to the satisfaction of his listeners. "Under the mountain," he declared, "there were great springs of water. 'l'hese doubtless found a vent through the crater shaft, and coming up the greater strength, killed out the volcanic fires." "I hardly kiww which I would rather b e immersed in," declared Detective Dyke, "boiling water or lava." "I think I would take the water," declared De Frontenac. "There is really little to choose," said Frank. is death in either case." As the re was imminent danger of the air-ship being d1awn into the gases of the crater by reason of the power ful draughts currents of air, Frank caused the air-ship to descend upon a flat surface of rock some distance from the 'That is pleasant," agreed Fran.k. "Can I b e of further crater. stance to you?" And here it was securely anchored, while the voyagers 'I think not, sir. But pardon, please. Give the lady the all took a trip across to the verge of the crater lake. ce she d e sires thank you in p e rson." ady Warlock, a beautiful and intellectual woman, now e forward on her husband's arm. She greeted Frank ly and thanked him earne s tly. It is nothing," replied the young inventor, with a happy e. "I am alway s honor ,ed to s e rve." a I shall never forget you, Mr : Reade," replied the Eng lady, warmly. fter some further pleasant talk the e pisode ended. he air-ship went on its way, and the pack train like-he python had been examined, and found to measur e -five feet in l e ngth. That's the biggest snake I ever saw," declared Dyke. don' t think I fancy this country." 'Or rather the snakes," laughed De Frontenac. 'Yes." Only Barney was left aboard the air-ship. . 1 The others, led by Frank, proceed e d to explore the moun-. tain top. No thought had been given to Burton, who was deemed s ecure in the cabin. And right here was where a fearful mistake was made. The villain, during his confinement, had not been idle. If hi s captors fancied that he did not meditate escape, th e y were exceedingly in error, as events proved. It had been an unwise thing to remove his manacles. To Burton it was a godsend. ';!'be' villain had not b een idle a moment. In the stateroom he extracted a steel spike from a portion o f the woodwork. With this he had contrived to wear away one of the bars of the grating in his stateroom door. Thes e were of iron, yielded e asily to the steel. So cleverly was the gap in the iron covered up with a bit of clay am.bobambo mountain was now rapidly approached. which the villain had in some way secured, that it was not t was in appear .ance very much like Cotopaxi. The noticed e funnel-like column of smoke arose from it. So now, when all the explorers left the air-ship, and it e air-ship floated up the sides until the great crater was r e sting upon the earth, the villain believed his chance t reached, and here was revealed the volcanic lake. had come. ere, right in the top of the mighty mountain, was a ing, boiling ldke of water. occupied the whole of what had been a vortex of burnlava. ut the smoke of the once active volcano had been From his window he saw them leave the air-ship. He chuckled well at this. "I'll teach them that John Burton is no fool!" he hissed. u I'll cheat them of their game yet." With vengeful the villain deftly removed the


22 OYER 'rHE ANDES WITH FRANK READE, JR., IN HIS NEW AIR-SHIP. sawed bar, and putting his arm out through the aperture, shot back the outer bolts. The door easily swung open, and the escaped murderer into the cabin. As he passed through the gun-room, he took down a brac e of pistols and thrust them in his pockets. Then he crept out upon the deck. Barney was standipg forward and wis tfully watching the explorers. "Ye've said that wans t," retorted Barney divil tlo y e z want a v m e ?" "You know how to run this ship Send her up!" Barney s face paled. 1 "Shure, an' lave all the rist av thim ?" he asked in s ternation "Yes; of course." "Och! begona I'll niv e r do that!" "You won't?" gritte d the villain s avagely. He had been greatly disappo inted at hi s in a bility to acyou one minut e to mak e up y our mind. I y ou don t c ompany them. you s hall die!" ."-Begorra, it's a shame!" he mutte r ed. :'That nay gur j e st gits iverything he want s Ah, welly, me turn will come next." And as Barney s tood there he suddenly heard a slight noise in his rear. Like a flash he turned. CHAPTER XI. BARNEY S BRAVE WORK. He was aghast to be confronted by the villajn, Burton, Barney was in a t e rribl e predi came nt. who, with a revolver pointed full at him, cried: He did not wis h t o go off in thi s manner and lose "Stand where you are! You are in my power!" companion s Y e t ought h e to s a c rific e hi s life ? For a moment the Celt was in a quandary. His lion One moment he hesitate d ; th e n the r efle ction c a him that h e c ould r e turn for th em. courage would have prompted him to s pring full at hi s Th e r e was n o foe. But as he looked into the d e adly tube he knew that it held death. tive in any e v ent, s o he c ried: "All roight m e frind. I'll do ji s t a s yez t e ll me." "Se e that you do." Barney s tartrd alon g the platf o rm t o th e pilot hou s e He k ept an eye cove rtl y on Burton hoping to This man was a murd e rer, and would a s soon t a k e hi s lif e as not. It would be folly to court that fate. c hance to down him but th e villain followe d him A terrible refl e ction s passed through Barn e y 's th e r e v olve r at hi s h e ad. mind. The r e was n o o pportuni ty, a nd Bamey was He realized at once what it meant to hav e the airs hip obliged t o press th e key and s et the wing s in motion. fall into the power of thi s fiend. trp s pran g th e a irs hip like a bird. Up, up over The Celt was quite des p e rate, but what could h e do? t 1 th th b 1 e r a e r, e avmg e o e r s e ow. The native cunning of hi s nature asserted its e lf A d th 1 f tl t 1 J th n e y upon t 1 e verg e o 1e era er 1earc1 e and he instantly resolved to resort to s tratagem ment of the air-ship and looked up to see it s aifing a "Begorra, I'll fool him!" he muttered to himself. "I'll the s outhward. wait nie toime !" Their astoni s hment and dismal can hardl y b e im But aloud he said: "By the power s !" gasped O s man Dyke "there goes "All roight, me frind. Don't s hoot, fer I'm yure pri s ship !" o:ner." "That's common sense said Burton vindictively. "What i s Barney up to?" "Doe s he mean to leave us?" "Now, my fine pup, I want you to do jus t what I tell you The n one common thought c ame to all. Had and no fooling about it, or, by the justice I'll kill you free and overcome Barney? Was this his work? )


OVER THE ANDES WITH FRANK READE, JR. ; IN HIS NEW AIR-SHIP. 2 3 T glory!" ga s p e d Pomp. ''De I i s hman am "I ain t through with you yet h e said; "but y ou mu s t s uah. Di s chile ought to bab s tayed dar wif not give me too much imp u dence "If I cud give y e z phwat y e z deserve, it w o uld be a bit never &ccurred t o m e that there was risk exclaime d av rope," retumed the Celt, eoolly. But we have done wrong in leaving B arney B urton was angry, but he only s aid, in a s t e ely way: But it i s too late now!" g r ?aned Dyke. Our "We 've gone far enough." "Oh, it's to descind, is it?" "Yes." will not admit that yet," s aid Frank. "Barney Somcw. hat s urpri sed, Barn e y at once comp li ed. The airnot giv e up without a s truggle." s hip settled down rapidly. the airs hip i s leaving us!" ar e w e to do?" thi s was a problem of no light sort. Dismayed indeed ove rwhelmed by their hard luck, the party re gazing vacantl y after the air s hip aboard the Era Barney was yet under the dead l y of Burton 's revolver. villain sat close by the Celt i n the pi l ot house and him how to make the c o urse of the a r r ship. was in an agony o f doub t and apprehension. vain he groped about f o r a w ay out of the dilemma. as matte rs s tood now it w a s v er y plain that Burton The sP.ot was a lonel y plain yet a pat h could be seen which seemed to lead into the mountains; Celt had divined the villain's purpose. "He means to tak e leave av me here!" h e mu t t e r ed. "Be jaber s I'll niv e r object to that. But Burton had a dee p e r and darker p u rpose in v ie w The airs hip settled clown rapidly until it rested u pon the plain. Then Burton arose, saying: "Put out your anchors The y went out on deck, Burton yet holding the pistol c lose to Barne y's head. The Celt proceeded to moor tl_le aj rship : Then Burton said: "Look you impudent rascal! -there is dynamite aboard this s hip upper hand, and s eemed likely to hold it for an With an awful wave of horror Barne y realized t h e vill ain's purpose. volcanic mountain of Tambobambo was now hidde n For a moment his face was gho s tl y but he q uickl y re plied: \ B urton compell e d Barney to sail the airs hip on. "Divil a bit, sor." an Irishman," he said to Bar ney. "You have "Don' t you lie to me. Bring it out here at o nce! s or--" not a s hamed av the green sor retorted the Celt. "You can t deceive me. The dynamite is here and you ha! that i s good! You have good sense. Now, you knmv it. I know where it is. Come with me!" what I tell you and I will spare your life. I ought For a moment Barn ey's form quivered k. terrible deadly s o f a r a s that goes, Yfill had b e tther do it!" reyou won' t make friends with me?" a b i t. I n e ver loiked the company av a snake." resolution had half come over him. But y e t again he looke d into the dead l y muzzle of that death dealing revo l ver and knew that he mu s t obey. Would no opportunity occur for him to turn the up o n the wretch? He was in despair quivered upon Burton's lip s and he seemed for "Shure it's sthuck I am!" he reflected. "The b lacklik e l y t o pu ll the trigge r divil means to b low up the air-Rh ip This was B urton's plan.


24 OVER THE ANDES WITH FRANK READE, JR., IN HIS NEW AIR-SHIP. By destroying the Era he could end the pur suit of his Celt. "Now I've got the best av yez, an' be me sowl foes. This would enable him to make good his escape. kape it!" What to do with Barney was yet a question to the villain. "Curse you ;, gritted Burton. "I ought to have He had half decided to kill him. you!" Had the Celt known this he would perhaps have taken Burton was a powe rful man, but Barney was a tough a desperate chance long ere this. tle Irishman, and could stand a heap of punishment. But he obeyed his captor, and proceeding to the The :fight was a most terrific one. Burton tried in nition locker took out one of the fearful dynamite bombs way to down his man. which were an invention of Frank Reade, Jr. This Burton carried, and then said : "Now I want connection made with the dynamos. Lay a wire for me." B ar ney could not evade the command. A cold sweat brok e out over the Celt He mentally r e solved to die before he would see the air-ship blown up. But the time had not yet come for him to act. So he followed Burton 's directions and laid the wire from the dynamo to a saf e distance from t he air-ship. A key was provid e d which could open or close the current, and the connection s were made with the bomb which was placed under the air-ship. But Barney deftly fixed the connections in the key so that it would not work. With a fie ndish Eght in his eyes Burton took the key from Barney's hand. He pressed it in one hand, but it did not work. His face turned black. But Barney hung on to him desperat e ly, and it soon came evident that Burton was tiring. The C elt seized a go?d opportunity, man, threw him heavily. Over they rolled. But Barney came out on top. He was a hu st ler in a tussel of this kind, and soon he his man down exhausted and a prisoner. "Now, be me sowl !"crie d Barney, greatly elated, "" thry to git away ag'in, I'll kill yez !" "I yield!" gasped Burton Barney swiftly pulled off his coat and bound the hands behind him. Then he led him aboard the air-ship. Burton's face was ashen white. "For God's sake take that bomb ship!" he cried But Barney laughed. "What's thl's ?" he hl'ssed. "H d th "'Shure, if it explodes it' ll only take the both av ua ave rna e e connecthe wurruld, an' that wud be a sma ll loss!" !e cried. tions right?" in there wid yez "Yis, sor," replied Barney, coolly. "But yez don't press hard enough on the keys, sor." "Oh, that's it, eh ?" For one supreme in st ant, in his intentness to accomplish his fiendish purpose, the fiend forgot himself. He applied both hands to the key. And the Celt forc e d hi s man into a stateroom and the door. Then he mad e sure that Burton could not escape in the interim, and went out to remove the born He broke the connection and relegated the bomb the locker. It was BarJl.fy's moment "Upon m e sowl !"he muttered. "It was a close call The aim of the deadly revolver was diverted for an indivil gave me an' the air-ship. stant. But that was time enough With a howl Barney l aunched himself upon the mur derer. One quick blow qf his hand sent the revolver flying from Burton's grasp. play it on me ag'in." It was rapidly growing but nothing daunted, Celt started upon the return to Tambobambo. He well knew that Frank and the others would be fever of excitement and 'Unrest. Then the two nen were locked in a d e adly embrace "Shure, I'm afther thinkin' they'll be glad to see "Yez dhirty, lyin', thavin' ould vagabond!" yelled the air-ship again!" he muttered.


OVER THE ANDES WITH FRANK READE, JR., IN HIS NEW AIR-SHIP. 25 turned on the searchlight and sent its rays quivering The darky was secretly mourning what he believed was the mountain peaks. the sure loss of his confrere, Barney was not quite sure of his course to but "Golly, but di s chile am gwine to be drefful lonesome rllrth.ele:ss he kept on at a g

26 OVER THE ANDES WITH F RANK READE, JR., IN HIS NEW AIR-SHIP. There was plenty of this a short distance down the mountain side, stumps and fagots and fallen logs. These were heaped up and fired. The blaze shot upward, a literal tower of fire. It could not help but he seen many miles distant. "Why shouldn't we be?" cried De Frontenac. the hidden nation above the clouds. The greatest my life was attained." "Ahd I bagged my man!" cried Dyke. great object." Meanw' hile, the star of light was rapidly drawing nearer. All were in the happiest of spirits. Daylight That it was the searchlight of the ship was certain. hand, so nobody went back to sleep. Whether Barney saw their signal fire or not the explorers were not certain, but still the air-ship came on. And back of the glimmering light, a daTk body was seen. It was the air-ship. All doubt was settled. "Hurrah!" shouted Dyke, excitedly; "it is the air-ship coming back for us!" Good care was taken now that Burton's sta.te1:oor well guarded. Another escape would not be 1-'V''"""'" With the first break of day the air-ship shot up sky and took a northward course. The sky explorers were northward bound. But they had not yet escaped all perilous incident transpired that very day which was of a The mystery of its leave-taking of course yet remained sort. a mystery. John Burton had by no means given up his plans Every moment now the searchlight became brighter. Soon cape. its pathway of light struck the mountain top. Now that he knew that they. were homeward It was true that Barney had seen the beacon fire. he was every moment drawing nearer to a court of At first he had thought it flame from an active volcano, he became dpubly desperate. but on second thought he recognized its character "They wUlnever hang me!" he gritted . "Curse He now bore down with all speed upon Tambobambo, and when at length he was able to focus the searchlight upon the mountaintop, he saw some'tiny dark forms there I will cheat the gallows!" He spent aU his tite in carefully shidying his Before he had escaped by the door. 'l'his waf, "Begorra, there they are!" he cried, joyfully. "Shure, now doubly barred and locked. I it's luck for me an' for thim, too!" He therefore turned l1is attention tQ the window. Down settled the air-ship quickly. Soon it rested upon This he found was a thin frame set in steel. By the moun1:ain side, and with cheers the explorers quickly much exertion and patient labor, he managed to rushed aboard. frame and slide the window down. It did not take Barney long to give a faithful account of It left an aperture just large enough 9 himself. As he portrayed his experiences, the explorers pass through. listened with wonder. He crawled through one dark evening, on us!" cried Dyke. "You are a hero, Barney; dow11ward, grasped the rail. Along this like a what a big thing for you to outwit the villain that way. Is made his way. he safe aboard?" But the air-ship was a full thousand "Shure, he's locked up all safe!" cried Barney; "but I'd earth. How could he hope to escape? advise ye to git him back to Ameriky, an' hang him as quick as iver ye kin, or the divil will help him to escape ag'in." Everybody laughed at this, and Frank said: "We shall all return home at once." "After a most successful voyage," declared De Frontenac. "Right there!" cried Dyke. "IJhope you gentlemen are satisfied!" said Frank. He could not lower the ship himself, for there pilot-house was Barney. The alarm would be given and he would be 'rhe murderer was in a desperate frame of mind. While cowering in the shadows by the rail he w';is be discovered. But a thrilling idea came to him. He acted upon it.


OVER THE ANDES WITH FRANK READE, JR., IN HIS NEW AIR--SHIP 27 is plan was to throw over one of the anchor cables and end by it to the end. omewhere the end of the cable would be apt to touch earth, when he could disengage himself and be free. orward crept the prisoner until he was in the bow. 1 of the voyagers were in the main cabin, talking rrily, except Barney, who was at the wheel. orne motive prompted Detective Dyke to go forward. advanced with quick, firm steps, but halted suddenly. dark, crouching form was by the rail. t was Burton, and he had just fastened the rope about waist. It was a thrilling moment. he detective started forward in surprise, exclaiming: hen another cry pealed from his 1 "Curse you!" gritted the villain, as he tried to slide off deck; "don't yc put a hand on me ut the detective had already gripped him by the throat. an instant a terrible struggle was in progress. yke had but one thought. e would never let his man get awa.y. Barney sprang n out of the pilot-house. Ie saw the two men struggling and would have taken ut before he could do so an awful cry of horror escl his lips. He saw both men slide, and slip and vanish the edge of the air-ship's decks. r J CHAPTER XIII. THE END. His cries brought all from the cabin in a hurry. The air-ship was instantly stopped. It was the horrified belief of all that both Dyke and Burton lay mangled and dead a thousand feet below. Barney shouted Frank. "Focus the searchlight uownward and see if you can1locate them." The Celt required no second bidding. He hastened to obey. The searchlight swept the ground below. But the trodics were not seen. However, De Frontenac, leaning far over the rail, saw the two men dangling in midair, and he cried: "There they are alive, and hanging on to the anchor rope!" A glance was enough for Frank. "Down with the ship, Barney!" he cried. The Celt rushed into the pilot-house. The air-ship began to descend. It touched the earth, and there Dyke, the plucky detective, was found hanging on to his man. The voyagers not help a cheer. Burton was quickly secured and taken aboard again. This the murderer's last attempt at escape. His courage seemed crushed, and he sullenly resigned himself to his fate. The air-ship once more sped on its way. Over Ecuador once more and Qolombia, and then came the Caribbean Sea. The Gulf of Mexico was crossed, and the shores of Amer ica once more burst into view. The famous voyage of the sky explorers over the Andes of South America was at an end. Back to Readestown went the air-ship. Here Frank Reade found that the frame had become badly twisted, and that it would not be able to stand another long, extended relwn into space slid the struggling men. But they did voyage. ran to meet the awful death Barney had thought of. "Never mind," he said, philosophically. "I'll build an-11 1 1ey did not reach the earth. The cable fastened to other to beat her. I can do it." m brought them to a halt. \ And he at once began work upon some new plans. ff; there they swung in midair and fighting madly. Barney and Pomp had enjoyed the South American trip, t p the darkness Barney did not see this, of course. He lmt, on the whole, were not sorry to get home again. f utrealize but one thing, and this was that they had gone They resumed their duties about the yard and quickly to certain death. fell into the old routine.


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