Around the horizon for ten thousand miles; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s most wonderful trip

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Around the horizon for ten thousand miles; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s most wonderful trip

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Around the horizon for ten thousand miles; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s most wonderful trip
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Senarens, Luis 1863-1939
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WEEKLY MAGAZINE. Containing Stories of Adventures on land, Sea & in the Air. $2 .50 per yeo.r 4PP'"cano n made for Second Cia& En.try a t N Y Pot-Offict, .Frank pmiled grimly and dropped the bomb. It fell in the foremost rank of the outlaws. re sult was thrilling. Ther. e was a territlc explosion. Shattered human forms went tlying into the a i r A hole was blown in the earth.


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FRANK READE RES FIV N.l STORIES OF ADVENTURES ON LAND, SEA .AND IN THE .AIR. l&suect Weekly-By Subscription $2.50 per year. Application made fo Second Class entry at the New York, N. Y., Post Office Entee d a ccording to Act of Congress in the yea 1903, in the office of the Libaian of Gong 1 ess, Washington, D. C., by F1ank Tousey 24 Union Squae, New Y ork. E ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Wltt. No. 34. EW YORK, J NE 19, 1903. Price 5 Cents. RDS njun rat I the Horizon for Ten Thousand Miles ; ng h i llnd tj 'he 011 "ng tl re ng 011 emlcL ng o :.:mtai aders D'{ f ds. FRANK READE, JR.'S MOST WONDERFUL TRIP. .. lOWin: By ta:nir racin By "NONAME." -------a cor II a IPrs !""J IS tb( opti bli b CHAPTER I. THE NEW AIR-SIIIP-TlJE .PROJECTED TRI.P. Wh e n I say around t h e horizon, I mean a circle d rawr. upon the face of th e earth." "Wot1ld not that b e a c ircl e of the earth, or, really, ing fL ive e "What trip do you propose ogetl! ( a round the world?" to take now with your new "By no mean s Let me ill u strate. Suppo s ing I sta .rl airship, Mr. Reade?" ': XyJ T he p eake r w a one of an a rm y of r e port e r s who hau :ter ( ient been for day be s ieging the machine work s of Frank Rea[le, !gera tain. Jr., the di tinguished young invent o r at Readestown. enti The new had leaked oul thai Frank had perfected a new !some t .. wonder of the air and the s e agents of the press wer e eage r a1m Tr;d trJ get the ae:e:ouul o it. The reply which ihc ol m g inventor mad e to his ques was

, 2 .::::)UZO N FOH. l IDN .Nfl!J!B8. B a rne-y 1 r as a Celt, with a s h ock o f r e d hair and an excel lrnt Pomp w as a clarky, b lack as c oa l but true as Rterl. Both were very much devoted to their young master. ComulsPd willt laughlcr, lhe <'clt ,;tartL'lp Over the coun lry the Arrow flew lo the northward, 1111 c one day th walc'r o f Lake bmsL into v iew. Th '' I with all then ccs ,;ary articles fo r lhc c ooking o f f ood or the Frank c hnngecl the courF e more' lo lh e \\'PRtward. ,, making o f a c nmp o n th<' ground if c lcsired. lt a wonderful panorama which the royagPrs l'a B ln the after part o( t he h llll was t he e le tri<'al mal'hinl'l'r, so far be low. >ta by "hich thp s i ngle hngr trn, farm-houses bclow, fo thi8 Red ion qf 1\lanitoba wa" \1'('11 seWed. rhus far no af1vC'nt ure \lorlliy o f note had occurred. Only l win' h

pipe into I ragmc:nLs, besides giving One day lhc air,;hip was s ai ling ove r a mighty gorge. P omp a fright. when s udclcnly Buncy cried: Barney was hiding hC'hi:nd one of the big doors oi the "Luk down there, Mislher Frank. Shure it's a man in s hop, and when the pipe blew up. he unwittingly bdrayecl disthress." hi:> presence by snickering quite audibly. Inshmtly Frank and Pomp look cl do wn. At once Pomp comprehended thal he had been made the Tlwy sa w thC' c ause o f Barney's remark at once. All victim of a joke. were thrilled with the horrifying spedaclr. "Goll y sakeR! J es' WHi t t ill I g its mah hands on yo', Clinging io a projl'cling or slone upon the face o f I'ish h e \'ellc d making a break fo r B arney a migh ty canyon w all was a man.


rT ., AROUXD THE HORT7;0N" FOn TEX :.\TfLES. ..., u li(BelO\\ h i m Jully iwo hundred feet wm; the jaggPd bottom 1 the gorge. If he would lose his l10lu he woulcl lw certa inly precipi n-ted to a mo::;t horrible death. "W aal, I'm glad to meet ye, hanger," cried the rescued man. "Ye've saved my life and I'll ne1er forget it. I'm Bill Sharpe, or Panther Bill, as they call me, an' I'rn a trapper an' Injun fighter. Hyar's my paw, an' it's an And thaL he would. certa inl y be unable to much longer honest on e." bainta in position thcr..: was certain. He was a whit< man, and judging from his cl rcss a rnotmm in trapper, this rPgion bring the home of many such. t l His white, agonizeJ J'ace was upLurne

--==-===4 AROUND TH:ID RORIZON FOR TEN THOUSAND MILES. to be found, my airship shall be employed to rescue her." 1'here was a scarcity of vegetation, and the streams The trapper was delighted. running to Lhe we tward were wild and brawling. "Good fer ye !" he cried. "I hev been lookin' at that 'rhe voyagers looked upon the transition with amazeme,t curus contrivance. How on earth do yew make it go?" "Well, 1 declare!" exclaimed Frank, in surprise; "h "If you will come aboard I will show you," replied is contr3sl for you. Surely this is a change!" ll Frank. "An' yew kin bet thar's a big difference," declared i :> And with this the young inventor l?roceeded to show the mechanism of the AFow to the borderman, who was in tensely interested. After he had finished this in spect ion of the aerial won der and been introduced to Barney and Pomp, Frank de cided to take action. ''You can accompany us on board the Arrow," he sa id, and we will proceed directly to th e s pot where you think the young girl is held a prisoner ." "In course," cried the trapper. "I'm a thousand times obleeged." "Were you the only man who set out for her rescue?" "Oh, no; thar's J eb an' a dozen more lively rangers sc:ourin' this r e gion. We mought run acrost them." "Well, whether we do or not," c ried Frank, "we will make an effort to rescue the girl without their aid." "Why, in course we kin," cried Panther Bill, enthusiasti cally; "in this 'ere inwention we kin jest sail up over ther Injun camp an' shoot ther hull gang on 'em. It' ll be as easy 3S rollin' off a log." "I hope so," sai d Frank. "Send her up, Barney." "All roight, sor." Up went the airship, and the search for Black Elk's vil lage began. trapp e r. "A white man may be safe on U1is side of tl mounting, but when he gits over thar yew kin bet i. 1 different." "Then it is the stronghold of the redskin ?" "Yew bet." Frank said no mor e, and the airship moved on in silen while all kept a close watch of the region below. a 'E Sudd enly Barney gave a sharp cry. ) I "Begorra, phwat's that?" he cried. "Did yez see thai It was a curious manifestation, but all had seen it. From one of the mountain tops a bright sheet of fla had leaped into th e air. I A long column of smoke followed it, and continued hang in the sky. h ''It's a signal fire," cried the trapper; "they're right OJ us, yew kin bet." r "I don't see how they can be otherwise," laughed Frar0 "they certainly ought to be able to see us." "Ye're right," agreed Panther Bill. "We ain't hidir "What do they employ to make that bright flame?" h "It' pitchwood and b'ar's ilc. Jest light ther ile : it'll flash up like gunpowder. Then ther pitchwood rna' ther smoke." "Begorra, there goes another!" cried Barney. This was true. !1 "Kain't say that I know jest whar thcr pizen sarpints From the !'lummit of an a djoining mountain another f hold out," said Panther Bill; "bu t I think if we steer over 11allight w ent up. The Blackfoot savages were plannin! yender mounting we'll be pooty sure to come onto 'em." meet the invaders. "We'll go j ust as you say," said Frank. In spite of the elevation tho e on board the airship cc So Panther Bill sat down beside Barney and directed see literally nothing of the savages. the flight of the airship 1'he fire and smoke seemed to come from crevices in It was a novel experience for the trapper, and he manirock. f este d great delight and wonderment. "Upon my soul!" he exclaimed, "I shed think I was dreamin' if I didn t know I wuz awake." The Arrow sailed on over the mountain s ide, and soon had crossed the divide or watersh ed. And here the scenery underwent a remarkable change. In place of the deep woods and s luggish st reams, there was a region much akin to the Terres or Bad Lands of D ak ota. Buttes and cone-shap e d hill s of marl a nd sandstone were everywh e r e inter sected by ravines and canyons. s If there was a hiding place there for the savages it not visible at that dis tance. l! rank decided to investigate one of these signal fire'a So he held the airship down toward one of the mount peaks. As the airship ,drew near to it, the trapper seemed sc what alarmed and cried: "Is this ar boat bullet proof?" "Yes," replied Frank. "That's all rig ht, then But look out none of ye git head over the rail, or yer might git hit, see?"


fTT 1 AROUND THE HORIZON FOR TEN THOUSAND MILES. 5 "Exactly," declared Frank. "We'll look out for that." 'rhe trapper's warning was quickly proved a timely one. the report of rifles was heard below. h\ Then the click of the bullets was plainly audible as they truck the shell of the airship and went singing away into \>ace. tl No harm was done by the Indian volley, but the warning iliven by Panther Bill was one plainly not to be disre arded. Frank exchanged glances with Bill. "Is that a stratagem?" he asked, "or have they really given up the fight?" "They've quit," said the trapper, confidently; "but jest iher same we don't want ter do anythin' foolish." "Where have they gone?" asked Frank. "Why, inter the mounting." "Into the mountain?" "Sartinly! Every one of these hills hyarabouts is cut "They mean business, don't they?" cried Frank. give them a hint that we do, too." "Well, up inter caves an' holes an' blin' canyons. they've gone, yew bet!" That's whar m The young inventor leaned forward in the bow and rc"Well," exclaimed Frank, dubiously, "that's bad for us "Hoaw so?" ooved two or three little screw-caps, which revealed round r popholes in the bottom of the ai;rship. "We never can pursue them with the airship." at Then he thrust the barrel of his rifle down through one Panther Bill laughed. f these. "We kin do bE>tter," he cried. "We kin batten 'em in la Panther Bill caught the idea and did the same. Barney thar an' 'em like foxes in a hole." nd Pomp kept the Arrow steady I But could not embrace the idea with the Th I a ld b f bel t t enthusiasm of the trapper. e n wns cou e seen ar ow rymg o screen 1 hemselves under overhanging rocks. 01 They were firing at the airship as rapidly as possible, rying to bring down what seemed to them some fiendish arontrivance of the white man's, which had come, like the ailroad, to drive them from their hunting grounds. lir Their angry yells came up plai11ly to the hearjng of hose on board the Arro w 3 "I've got a good line on one of those fellows!" cried !la 'tank. "Here goes." r n Crack! A wild yell of agony came up irom below. vages had passed in his final accou nt. Crack! O ne of the The trapper's rifle spoke. Another savage sang his lcath song A quick and accurate fire was mai n tained. co There was not a little risk in firing through the loop ales in this wa:y. n Several times both Frank and the trapper narrowly scap e d injury. Panther Bill got a bullet fair in the stock t sc Their position was by far too exposed for them to main r r 1 it long. They suddenly ceased firing For one reason the young inventor did not want to linger so long in the vicinity. He must continue his journey. So he said: "If possible we had better settle the matter with them quickly. Where do you think they have the young girl confined? In one of these caves?" "I reckon so," replied the trapper. "How are we to drive them out? It is t o o slow a method to resort to starvation." "I kain't Eay J est naow, unless one o v u s takes a scout down yender on his own hook." "That is risky, is it not?" "Waal, yes, jest a bit." "We will try another method," sa i d Frank, with s u dden inspiration. "To-day we sail all over this and givp them a good scare. To-night we will try a bit of strategy." "'l'hat is ther way to talk it," declared the CHAPTER III. THE RESCUE In a moment, as if by magic, they had vanished com J etely. The Celt promptly obeyed the order given him, and the Whe r e h ad they gone airship sailed 1 away across the deep chasms and rough l gro und Not a sign of them was visible. 1 suddenly?


l 6 AROUND THE HORIZON FOR T 'T'J10US. \ND MILES. Soon it was g li di n g u p the slopes of the opposite moun-them with exhortations, ;:o that they -toad ucn fain. ground anu did not .fly. nc The fire here was discovered. A pile of pitchwood was burning in a c revic e oJ: the cliff. But not one oJ: tl1e Indians was to be seen. They hacJ safety in heir hiding places. What to be done? As lhe Hir::;hip, lik<' .a IJuge bir(l sailed over their heich n fooli,..h retorted the trappF "It's for y ou to say," cried Frank. there?'' "I ye w ill." "Shall 1re go over Barney turned the a irship in he direction of the cJistanL of conflict 'I'hey were swe llin g in volump every moment. It was evident that n o light battle was in As the airship drew momentarily nearer, the smoke from the burning powder was seen emerging ab o ve the wall of a deep go r ge in the distance. Nearer the airshi p drew every moment to the scene. Suddenly it burst into view. Bill was right. The rescuing party, under the c mmand of J eb Starr, "ere Engaged in a hot fight ith the red s kins. The air was full of flying bullets, though both partie:; w ere ensconced behind suitabl e dc.fcnsc8 of stone. But as t h e airship appeared above them t h e conflict s e emed to cea se It was e vid ent that both parties werQ a toni heel at it s appearance, and perhaps m ystified to make out its true character. The w hite trappers w e r e no doubt fu ll y as much amazed I as the Indians. At any rate it cnu ,cc1 a lull in the conflict. ''Don't ye sec what I'm doin'." ,, Hell o, Bill!" HhotdecJ one or the s couts. "You me?" "Jcb. 'tarr !" "Yatl." "Yew bet I do!" a "\\'hat kind of a queer rigging hev yew got tllar? Il a kit0 ?" n "Well, han11y. It's a n airship." "An air>t hdp u s tew J'fscnc your gal Mamie!" C'lwers went l i p nl this. ''Gin 1\fi!:! Headc my be,;i grip!'' the de1ighp. pnrcnt. Tell him he'll never be sorry for it, if he e; cums tew Coon 'h<'nd !" l l hev told him!" repl.iccl Bill. '' Oh, he's a an' LbiR ar airship is a big Jwlp !" there, Bill !1 laugli('d f 'rank. "Don't go it stLep !" "\in 't goi11' tcw, Mistc1 Reade It':=; no more nor y e ,l scne. Wall, \rhat's ltw be clone now(" But there waR 1 ittlc ne 'll J'or th i question. 'I. indian haJ op e ned fire again hoLly. 'l'he bnllet were flying a]] about lhc airship, and Fra at once terminaleJ the inteniew. Scores of the snvages could be cen in the defile hiding "I'm g lad to mccL you, Mr. Starr!" he shouted. P be h ind rocks an d other obstr ucti ons. 'l' h ey were at fir et going to h c l p you all I cnn. I think we can drive the r Evidently terrified at s ight of the airship. skin s this t ime!" But one tall chief, with black plumes, see med to rca sure Thc11 np shot the Arrow.


AROUND' UORIZO.r FOR TEN THOUSAND l\IILES. '"""' !::{l' hc air,;;hip to a h e i ght of three hundred feet. I They in terror thre w a\ray their rifles and held their I 1 en the loophole s in the bottom were o p e ned, and fire wa s hands up. on the l.ndians. They \\"ere willing t o surrender a lime it \ras o i the most de. truclivc kind.. The mad joy M the ,rhite trappe r s can hardly be ex-The !'avag<'R w ere compl ete l y They could dodge in word6. They ca m e pell-mell down upon their 'r bulld:; from the white trappers, but they could not red .foes. adc thos e f1om abo e. Each one of the half hundre d captured s avages was rridcnt thal I hc:y wer' w cakt'llitw But it tightly hound The rictory \ra s comple t e their gr l ess arrain t the opTitc \\'all of tlw canyon. One a.fter another o.f the Indians recci reel i.he arne treat-F mt. ra An hour elapsed, the n two forms w e r e see n comi n g down the canyo n. "1\Iamic, my c hiltl cried Starr, wildly, as h e rushed forward and t>mbraee d the liberated girl. 'Thr mcs e nger cnt by the c hief had brought the fair In l ess time than it takes to t ell it, a heap of dead an l cap t ive safel y b :1c-k rith him. "VFe le::s f:avageR lay in the canyon I True to their w ord, the 1rhitc scouts now gave Bla c k Elk t e rAppallc d by s u c h a horrible fate, the remainder of the 1 Pncl f ollowers their freed om. They w ere evidently glad ng pau se d. 1 tc get it.


8 AROUND THE IIORIZON FOR TEN Tl_ D MILES. ==================.,-r.-==::---======== CHAPTER IV. IN THE NORTHER ROOKIES. Mamie Starr was a pretty and modest. young lady. Wh e n s he lea.rned how her rescue had been brought about, s hyly thanked Fra nk for his kindness. "Do not give me all the credit," said the young inventor. "Much belong s to the others." It was a happy party in the canyon that afternoon. But the day was dlawing to a clo c, and Frank felt that now that the affair was over, it would be best to resume the journey. "Mister Heade, I speak in behalf of ther good people of Coon Bend," cried Jeb Starr, bluffly, "an' we all want ye Of course, such a str uggle must ncce;;sarily be brief a= one-sided. I the man was to b e h e lped then it must co: quickljt. Pomp brought the airship to a halt. He did not to consider any possible consequen c or to ask advice. He simply knew that a human being wa.s in distress, aec this was enough. His .rifle was by his side. 11 Quick as a flash he pick d it up and fired. t Th e r e was not tim e for much of an aim. But fortu favored the d a rky. The bullet went true to the mark. 'rhe catamount gave a most human-like wail, vault high in the air, and rolled down the steep descent, carryiO its would-be victim with it. Pomp let the airship s ink. Frank and Barney sprang t ; "Vi,hat's the matter?" cried the young inventor. "Wl t er sojourn with us fer awhi le. Ye kin own ther place." has happened?'' "I thank au a ll heartily.," replied Frank; "but I find that it will be necess ary for us to resume our journey. I "Golly, Mars e Frank, I done fired at a big cattymou which I see fightin' wi a man down dere. I done fink' will go with you o u t of this canyon and to a point of safety, kill e d de critter." then I s hall have to say adieu." "By gosh, I wish I was traveling with yc !"cried Panther Bill. Frank was as goo d as hi s word. The airt:hip accompanied th e party safely out of th e canyon. The n amid cheers it spr ang into the air. Due westward Frank set the course. In a few moments th eir erstwhile acquaintances were lost to view. Night was coming on rapidly. The searchlight in the bow of the airship, however, made all ahead as plain as day for a long distance. Over wild and desolate regions the airship now made its way. Midnight came and Barney was at the wheel, Frank and Pomp having sought slumber. A s hort while after midnight Barney was relieved by Pomp. The darky held the air8hip nearer to the earth Suddenly, in passing over a deep defile in the mountains, the darky heard an awful yell of agony from the depths. "Golly!" h e gasped, "Wha' ebber am dai?" His kinky wool stood on end. "Did you?" cried Frank "Where is the man?" "I'se jes' gwine down fo' to see, sah." "Begorra, I thought the sky had fallen on me," ter e d the Celt, as he sat up and rubb e d his eyes. was so sound a.shlape afore in me loife." Down sank the airship. Frank threw the rays of the searchlight do tain, and there he saw the dead form of the catamount. ;i Ther e also was the man, who was regaining his feet w painful e ffort. It was evident that he was badly wound( "Hello, down there!" cried Frank. "Who are you?' "I'm Bill Jenks, trapper," was the reply. "Who 'l tarnation ar' yew?" "I am Frank Read e Jr., and this is my airship," reph : Frank. "Yew don't say W aal, by bttffiers, yew aved my life "I am glad of that. How did you get into that scrape "Why, ther critter jumped onto me all of a s udden. was jest gain' down tew, tew miles below hyar. Bl my stars I Air yew floatin' in ther air, or hev I got t Howeve r, he had presence of mind enough to spring to jim-jams?" I the searchlight and turn its ray s downward. "I told you that this is my airship," replied Frank. The scene which he beheld was a thrilling one. Two forms he saw struggling in a copse. Now they reached out into the open, ::md the darky gasped with horror. "Golly fo' glory! It am a man an' a wil' cat!" This was partly the truth. A man was s truggling in the embrace of a mighty specimen of a catamount. "Airship?" "Yes." "Waal, I'm dunfu s ticated! So they hev got airships, they? I've seen ther railroads, an' heern tell about t bicycles, but I neve r heern of an airship!" it has come to pass," replied Frank. "I swar tew man, thet's powerful cu.rus."


AROUND THE HORIZON FOR TEN THOUSAND MILES 9 n "Well, Mr. Jenks, what more can we do for you?" The Arrow was securely anchored and everything made "Not a durned thing," replie d the trapper. "I'm all ready for a night's secure stay on the spot. ight." The view from this spur of the Rockies was something c "Aren't you much hurt?" "Clawed up some, but they're all flesh wounds, an' I arcckin they'll heal. No, I 'll jesl go long down tew camp, n' I'll thank ye fer sa vin' my life. P'r'aps I kin do the durn some time." grand beyond all description. Th0 tretch of country to t h e north and to the south was vast vari ed. There were distant mountain ranges upon ranges, plains, valleys, and lakes and rivers. All formed a mi'ghty and tm "If you are not able to travel I can manage to take you gloriou s pm1oram

10 ,\TIOUND TI m HOB [1 OH. 'T'HO"L'"SXND MILES. But a s the party were exploring the s id e of the moun"Begorra, so s ay 1 !" cried Barney. tain to the north a little landslide was encounte r ed. S o all beat a retreat clown t h e mountain side. And here in the bank werc some mig h ty bones But beJure Ll1ey reached the airtihip, Barney cried: Some giant animal hacl bee n bnriecl by the dri Et of tim 'lnn'l', 1vill he iVl'r e:um down here nn' tackle us 1 :1'<1nk ex nminecl the c:ndldl y. I think noL,'' r eplieJ f rank. "l b e li e v e !hey rare1 "Shure, pl111'at ]wind av ,a crath c r cud that haYe been?" tae:kle tmy one 1rho kcvp ouL o f thei r way. He will har / aEkcd Barney; h e mus t haYd becn as big as a meetin' come d01rn h e re .. house!" ( "Shure. i f he was l oike l y to it wud be a fer to get o "It i the r emain,; of a masto don said .Frank; "th ey av thi s plnc e." were a gigantic animal." "An' shure, are :my av them around nm r ?" asked Barney. "They a r e extinct," replied Frank. "Shure, thafs lue:ky fe r us. B egorrn, w e nive r cud git so hig h with the airship bu t 'that crathe r cud r e ach up and pull us down Frank and Pomp laughed h eartily at this. CHAPTER V FIGHT \ri1'H 1'IIE GRIZZLIES L eaving the r emains of the matodon, the explo r e r s now w en t a little higher up the mountain. p "T think I I'C n ec u not fear," Frank. "At lea t will take chances on Bruin." a 'l'b cy sat uown around the camp fir e, and engrosse d c onversation as the shades of mght came on, forgot r about the bear and hi s cav0. I C Barney and Pomp ll'l't'C' nothing if not jolly, so t h ey bro11 ght a banjo

AROUND THE HORI ZON FOR TEN THOUSAND MILES. 11 irr his horrid jaws. A hot, fetid breath :Canned There was a strong bond between the two faithful fellows tee, and he awoke. One was e ver ready to defend the other, even at cost of life. H e awoke to a most horrible realization. As he opened So Pomp did not hesitate. is he aw that the nightmare was a He sprang over the rail and rushed to Barney's aid. A horrible giant form was over him. Reeking jaw s "Hang on dar, honey," he shotLted. "I'se coming' to ueatencd him. H e gave a yell like a madman and sprang help yo'." I Barney was uriving the knife home into his shaggy foe's Bul eren in that moment nn aw Iul bellow went up on body as fast as ever he c ould. r air, and he 1ras ::;cizccl in giant nrms. But the bear seemed to haYc the lives of the Kilkenny 0 Bcune y t\clW in lhat [car!ul moment, in the g l are of the cciric light, what. a legion of grizz l y .arms. ;t lie remcmbcrld the ca\'C in the mountain, and at once alized the truth. A whole n rmy o grizz lies had l t o a lack the airsh ip The Celt could not free himself :Cram the terrible grip ?On him. llr c.:ould not recoYcr his rifle. !nlso lw did lhe next thing and pulled out his knife. er Fortunately righl urm was free, and just as the bear's laJWS were sinking into hi houlder he sent th.e knife home cat, and II'Oulcl 11ot r elax his terri grip. But just as his all'ful jaws 11erc about to crush Barney's shoulde r Pomp placed l:J.i rifie against the brute's s ide and ir ed. A terrible hole was blown in the animal's side. Blood gushed forth in a literal column. The struggle was over. The brute fell dead instantly. But this was only the beginning of the trouble. Pomp had not time to turn when he was in the embrace of n bear. to the creature' s side. The brute's claws tore a rent in his s hould e r, and he a With a hoarse b llow of pain the bear closed upon Barney yelled : d gave him an awful e mbrace. Tl fhen it was that Frank and Pomp were arou ed. They ed rc awakc;ned by Barney's awful yell. H reCJuircd but one horrified glance for Fran.k to take in Po :-ituation. many as a dozen of the mucl1 f e ared g1izzlies were ut thr camp and surrounde d the airship. ome of them were literal giantE. By a trange fate voyageN had alighted in a veritable bears' den. n or an Frank wa loa paralyzed to acL. Then erved to lhc drort. "Hi, hi! I'se done killed fo' sho'. Kill dat critter!" He had not a cha nce to use rifle, for the bear had him tight in his clutch es. But Barney grabbed the repeater from his hands, and cried: "Hold on, naygur, an' I'll hilp ye. Bad cess to the uivil." Barney thrust the muzzle of the rifle into the bear's mouth and fir ed. The creature dropp e d instantly. ]'rank Reade, Jr., had started in the first place to Barn ey's assistance. But before he could r eac h him a b ea r ,'' Golly-golly. Marse Frank!" screamed Pomp, wildly, had him in his clutches. apc 'sc to be all eated up fo' sho' !" Three of the grizzlies were disposed of. But the other rank saw that Barney was struggling one of the seYen were liv e ly citizen s to be su re. cs outsid e the Frank had not time to use his rifl e He drewlhis knife ad Barney bee n aboard the danger might have and u sed it. y. avrrtec1 hy the airship up. Then he realized the bad break he had made in leaving ,. 1 er ut Frank would never do this and leave one of his com -the airship. The bears had piled over the rail and were an awful fate. literally taking possession of it. Barney and Pomp now came to Frank1s assistance. The Hang on, Barney! vit you!" Don't give up! I'm coming to bear with which he was struggling was kill ed. ai. ing his rifle, Frank fired point-blank at a :monster h e bearing clown on him. e brute fell, as the ball wenl .fortunately lo a vital y 0 But the voyagers were aghast at the po s ition in which they, were placed now. The s ix b ears hac1 lite ral pas ess ion of th.e Arrow, and WE're tmning things topsy turvy. To attack them eemcd madness. The only rifle in til e r c t Pomp had now regained hi danger of Barney's position, senses. He: had see n l party was the one Barney had, and that was now smas h ed. Their lmives were the only weapons the voyagers had t o


12 AROU D THE HORIZO N FOR TEN THOUSAND MILES. 'l'hey knew it would b e impossible for them to attack the ''Golly! amn't dis chile g l ad dey is gone!" cried Pomp. bears with such slight weapon s What was to be done ? "Begorra, we're in a fix now!" c ried Barney. "Shure, an' phwativer shall we do, I'd loik c to know?" "I done fink dem bears hab got de bess ob it!" cried Pomp. "Begona, I ni1cr want anything more to do with gri zlies !" decl ared Barney. 0 "It is a lucky escape for u !"averred Frank; "it's a wo d c r they didn't rip the airship all to pieces." This was indeed true. They had nosed into some of the stores and spoiled the1 ''I only pray they will not ruin the machinery groaned But this was all the harm done. Frank. "How the divil will \re iver git rid av thim ?" sputtered Barney. This was certain l y a problem of no mean dimensions. The bears m eanwh ile were ha1 ing a picnic The y were ransacking the airship with evident pleasure. Frank r emembered \Vith a thrill of Felid that the cabin door was closed and locked. They, could hardly do any harm there; that was a most important thing, too. They could get at the ma c hinery, but whether they could do this any harm or not was a question. They might g e t a rude shock from the dynamos if noth iJJg more. As it was, howe1 er, nothing could be done just now to dispossess them. There was nothing to do but to wait for daylight and to hope for some new plan then. So the voyagers sought a position upon the mountain side above, and \raited for the coming of day. They could see the huge forms of bears r eclin in g upon the deck of the airship Thus far they had b e en content with simpl e possession. "Perhaps they will go away of thei r own accord when dayli ght comes, said Frank, hopefully. CHAPTER V'I. IN THE GREAT BASIN. Altogether it was a lu cky escap:. The voyagers lo t no time in putting things to righ] The skin s of the four dead grizzlies were s ecured 1 Then the anchors were pulled in, and the Arrow was mor sent a loft. Up into tbe air she rose lik e a huge bird, and spyd a w1 to t h e outhward. I Later in the day Frank announced that they had the li11c and w e r e in the United States. Cheers were given, and the Union flag was run up to tB breeze. rrhe airship bore steadily outhward. 1 The country now began to present a more broken p ear ance. \V There were wooded s lopes, green valleys below the sn1E line, and beautiful natural parks l At times tribes of Indians were seen ga llopin g in 1,. c has e of the buffalo or staU

AROUND THE HORIZON FOR TEN THOUSAND MILES. 13 Frank looked in the direction indicated. The airship was far up i n the sky, and drifting before a n From between htgh ridges of land there rose a dense strong breeze. The keen, purifying air had overcome the deadly narcotic gases. 0 "That is not Barney," he cried. Frank leap ed up and saw Barney and Pomp lying near. "Shure, sor, then phwat is it?" They wer e also sho wing sig n s of returning consciousness. "It is apor," declared Frank. "There i s a hot lak e o y--And now realized how very narrow had been their sin there, with possibly orne geysers." He was mten ely thankful. "Shure, that's v e ry funny." Had h e not pressed the lev e r at that opportune moment, "Yes, so it is. We will go over there and look at it." without doubt the air::;hip would have remained in the val Frank turned the ai r hip in direction. ley forever. They approa c hed the vapor cloud rapidly. For the y would undoubtedly have become victims to the 0 A long valley perhap s a doze n mi les in extent, was visi deadly gas. Over it hung the peculiar cloud. But as it was Frank realized that they were saved by aw It was undoubtedly vapor, but what caused it? wa s the what seemed a literal miracle. tion. os 'he bed of the valley was free from any ba s in of boil water. f O ut the sands w e re arid, and as the airship descended rested upon them Frank found that they were hot to His first impulse upon recovering was to resuscitate Bar ney a nd Pomp. Fanning and an application of hartshorn spee dil y brought this about. Soon they wer e able to arise. "Golly ga s ped Pomp, "I done fink dis chile was clar n touch. don e fo'." What was a curious thing was that the floor of this desert "Bejauers,'ph\vat the divil kern over us all?" splutte red sn ley :eemed to be studded with bones of birds, animals, Barney t1 even human beings. ."We have had a very narrow escape," declared Frank. i n \'That is que er," cried Frank. "If I did not know that "Certainly we must congratulate ourselves that it is no w e re too far south I s hould think we were in D eath worse." It was not long b efo re all were again as lively as ever. r osstBegorra, mebbe it's another Death Valley!" cried BarIt was decid e d not to risk another vi sit to the Poisoned hure phwat's the matter with the naygur?" Ea arney's horrified cry had attracted Frank's attention. es e he darky had fallen to tl1e deck in an apparent fit. is mu scles were drawn, his eyes were roll e d up into his d, and he seemed to be dying. wn n an in stant Frank was by his side. But just as he f0in about to mini s ter to the darky, Barney a gurgling reg6n, and f e ll by his side. whi hen the young inventor r ealized that something wa s Valley, as it was called But :Bl-ank allowed the airship to descend again. He was not yet done with his explorations of the Great Basin There were many things which h e wishe d to st udy, and E O the Arrow was allowed to d escend In a few moments she was hanging over a deep bas in in \Vhich w ere seve r a l sal in e l a kes. H ere Frank selected a su itabl e spot, and allowed the air s hip to descend and rest upon the ground. t car ng. The anchors were thrown and all was made fast. [ e al o felt a deadly spasm seizing him. The sa ndy Then Frank and Barney left the airship upon a tour of n danced before his eyes, and deadly nausea seized him. exploration ntend n sta ntly Frank compre h en d ed the truth. 'rhere seemed no need of ca.rr ying weapons, as the vicinity M y God!" h e ga peel, "the deadly gas is overcoming y the m o .nd with that realization came the impulse to get out e vicinity as quickly a s possible. pon, e had jus t strength enough left to reach forward and s the rotascope lever. make e n he lost eonsciousnes r:hen he came to fresh air was blowing in his face, and Celt.evived v e ry quickly. was appa rently clear of ene mies. Yet they carri ed their rifl es, for there w e re quite a num ber of a species of duck in the valley, which would make good eating if they could be bagged. L e aving the Arrow in Pomp' s charge, Barney and Frank set out across the valley to a distant lake. The interve ning distance seem ed to be a h eavy crust of saline composition, and as the two explorers went on they became impressed with a c uriou s fact


14 was that tile crust see med to g iv e orth a hollow The noose hacl 'lipped, ihe crust hac1 given way, : sound, as if the r e was pace beneath it. Barney l:iad gone down inlo unknown depths. Frank exc h anged glances with Barney, who said: "Bcgorra, Misthcr Frank, isn't that a bit queer?" "It i s, repli ed the youn g inv e n tor. I believe it will bear imest i gatio n. With th i Frank threw himself fia t upon the cr u s t and applied h i s ear to it. H e was rewarded with a curious CHAPTER VII. p h enomenon THE UNDERGHOUND RIVER From beneath the cr u t there C8mc s trange, gurglin g as if a mighty cu nent of wate r was t h e r e surging along. What did i t mean? "Oh, my goodness!" gasped lhc young inventor, ")' h orrible! Barney, arc you safe? Ans11-er me!" Frank leaned ove r the edge of the orifice and loo Was the crust a cover in!! for a mi!!hty sa line lake or u u clowmvard. hasin of water, or per h aps on e of those c:urious underground rivers? This 1ras not a question easily answered. The sight which mel his gaze was a remarkable s He had uci'Cr seen anything like it before. H e l ooked down into wl1at seem d like a mighty arC: Frank attempted inv estigat ion ill various ways. He cavern, with pillars ancl column s of while marble. tappe d on the c r ust, and it ga1'e back a resonant sound Below he saw the swirling walcrs of a Rtrcam, anu Then he drew forth his hunting knife and began digging be saw BarnC'_v. a n orifice in t.hc crust. The Celt had landed upon h iR feet upon the floor of B arney h e lped him. caYern and by the shore of the undcr()'rounc1 ri,el'. And as they dug clown in to the crust, which readily H e instantl y <:prang up/ unharmed, and as Frank !0< y i e ld ed, the better satisfied they became that there was a down, h e shouted: hollo\1' ben e ath. "Bcgorra, i l's a ll roight I am, Frank! Soon a n orifice feet in depth had been dug. plmat the divil kind av a place is this?" Yet they had not reached t h e bottom of the cnist. Here '"l'hank heav e n you arc afc, Barney!" cried Fr they IYere obliged to pamc in s omething of a quandary. By lying upon their faces it was hard work to excavate thG hol e deeper. But Barne y cried : "Shure, sor, if yez will put this rope about me waist I'll get down in there d ig." '' '' c ri e d Frank "Tl1cn ii the gives way you will not sink into the depths This was plainly lhe only and best plan. The rope Barney bad brought with him for use in an emergency, and i t noll' cc1me into good play He quickl y tied it about his waist, and cried : "1'hc rop e have s lipped." ''An' it Cli

AROU D 'l'IIE HORIZON FOR TEN 'l'IIOUSAND MILES. 15 So he r eturned lo the orifice where Frank was awaiting [ 'l'hey now left. the orifice, and more strode across m, and cried: the salin plain. "jJl roight, Pull erhaps he was ovcrwhelmc<.l by a rful freak of nature. in i s truly a of wdl1dcr::; aud of my ste r y." 'Yez arc roighi, sor." 'You .aw no liYing creatures down there?" from the geyser'' \Yho the unknown was, or what the s tory of his fate, would never be kno11n. This 1ra certain Frank had made all the exp l oration he deemed neces hen each stopped talking and stood spell-sary, and was about to return t.o the spot where Barney nd. wa awaiting him, when a thrilling c ry reached him. ouucl had come to their cars. It came from "1\.rrah, Misthcr Frank, c um quick! Shure, it's a oriike in llu ine schrapc we are iu! lt 1rat-a ehoruo of roices m the distance, pitched in In a momrnt Frank lcape

16 AROUND rrHE HORIZON FOR TEN THOUSAND MILES. ''I think we can outwit the m, Barney," he s aid. least we will try it." "At "Right you are, Barney," cried Frank. L et the : "Phwativer yez say, s or, is the law," replied Barney. "Then," said Frank, "I think we had better take the opposite s id e of the basin there." "All roight, sor. At the same moment Barney gave a slight start synony mous with the distant e;rack of a rifle. It was a bullet from the hostile foe, and had barely missed the Celt'!i s kull. ''Begona, I'll return that favor cried the Ibshman. Quick as a flash he threw hi s rifl e to hi s s hould e r and fhed. A distant :yell of agony atte s ted that his aim had bee n more accurate; then Loth set out around the bas in. Bull ets now came flying after them, and it was evident that the foe were in hot pursuit. Occasionally pau s ing to exchange s hots, they kept on. They were fnlly half a mi l e from the airship. It seemed more than likely that Pomp would hear the firing. If he should it ll'ould certainly seem as if he must come to their uccor. So thought the fugitives. And their premise found vpri:fication. Pomp did hear the firing, and guessed the reason there for. He at once proceeded to hastily come to the rescue He sent the airship up a i'ew hundred feel.; thi gave him a chance to look over the surrounding region And jnst then Frank and Barney sa w the Arrow high in the air. "Begorra, the naygur is coming to h e lp us!" cried Barney. "It is lucky for us, too," declared Frank. "It looks as if we would be h emmed in." This was true. The Eavages had deployed about the basin in suc h a manner and so expeditiously, that in a very short time they woJld have completely hemmed in the aerial But the Arrow was g randl y coming to the rescue. Pomp saw his friends, and at once comprehended their go up, Pomp!" 'l'hc darky needed no ccond bidding. H e pressed l

AROUND THE HORTZ0:\1" FOR TEN THOUSAND MILES. 17 "Golly fo' glory, look at de likes ob dat !" he scr eamed. "What?" cried Frank. "It is notlung," replied Frank. ":May I ask name?" But already he had looked up the stream in the direction "Certainly, senor. I am Pedro Don Velasquez, and I rdicated by Pomp. 'l'he s pectacle he beheld was a most own a ranch not fa r fTom here; one of the best in Arizona." rilling one. "I am pleased to meet you," rcpli ed Frank "I am Borne down on the wift current was the trunk of a tree. J1'rank Reade, Jr., the owner of this airship." fo this clung a man in the costume of a ranchero. The 1\lexiean had been regarding the Arrow intently. 1 He was clinging for li fe to the tree, and hi s face up-He now exclaimed in wonderment: rned was white and ghastly. "That is a wonderful thing, senor It is made to go in It was evident that he was the vi dim of a most deadly the air?" ecies of terror. He probably felt certain that death must "It is, replieti Frank. r e portion. "On my honor, it is wonderful! But-what do you in l For just below there was a tremendous cataract. To be i.his part of the wol'ld ?" trriecl over this would be death. "We are traveling for exploration," replied Frank; "and "My !" gasped Frank; "that man is in a terri-this seems a mighty field." e position." "Bejabers, can't we do something to save ?" cried s arney. ""We must," agreed Frank; "keep the airship jus t over m, Pomp." This the darky did, and most skillfully, too, evading the arp angles of the canyon. Frank leaned over the rail, and shouted : "It is that, senor. Many wond erful thi n gs there arc in this r egion.'' "May I ask how you came in so p erilous a plight?" asked Frank. "Certainl y, senor. I was trying to cross the river on my lariat at a narrow point some miles above here. The lariat broke, and I fell into the river. I tried to breast the eurrent, but could not do it. "Hello! down there!" 'Merci, senors!'' came back. 1 in desp e ration, I came across the 1.:ee and clung to it. "Save P edro, if you can. Then, Yon wi11 pay you well." 'Keep cool and steady! We will save you!" rank saw that the f e llow was a Mexican, probably a der, who had fallen into the stream in some way. know the rest." ''Indeed we do," declared Frank a plucky fight for your life." < "You were making "Ay; but without your aid I would have perished. I do lte uickly the young inventor threw over a coil of rope not forget that, senor." t a noose in it. "I am glad to have been able to serve you," replieJ own it fell within easy reach of the luckless ranchero. hro gripped it with both hands. e ri his smmg him clear of the. tree, which the next mo-Frank; "but how far, may I ask, is your ranch from here?" "Not five miles," replied P edro eagerly. "Will you not go thither with me? I will endeavor to treat you happily." r b t went plunging over the cataract. I have no doubt you will," replied Frank, "and I will t was a narrow escape for the Mexican. The next mo-be very glad to accept your invitation. Will you not go ids t he was swinging in the air. aboard my airship?" p went the airship to the summit of the cliffs. Here "A thousand thanks, senor." the rescued man was swung safely over upon terra firma. f!! instantly released the hold of the rope and waved his a us joyfully in appleciation of the rescue. Let the ship down, Pomp," cried "Frank. g own settled the airship until it touched the ground, P. the summit of the cliffs Pedro clambered aboard the airship with Frank, who sent the Arrow up into the air. So novel was the sen ation to the ranchero that for a moment h e was appalled. But he speedi ly recovered, and there were not words enoug h in hi s vocabulary for him to express his joy and od en Frank sprang out and approached the rescued man. wonderment. s; e was dark and swarthy, yet with a not bad expression Before the ranch was reached he said, effusively: ountenance. He held out his hand, crying : "Your airship i very wonderful, senor. Will you not ng, Bueno., senor! I owe my life to you! You shall comse ll it? I will give you a very large price for it. I will "me!" give you my ranch and all my stock."


18 ARnt\fr: '!'In; 'J'ilOL':::L'u: I D \HLES. "I thank you," replied .Frank, 'but l

'lilE HOB I ZOX FOR "jil LES. 19 I and T h e y w e r e mor e ihnn eage r t o t a k e p art i n the th e y w e r e at t h e rail o f t h e air s b ip and openin g fire u pon ttll' i m m inent. th e o u t l a w Fran k hol\'c v e r w a s n o t yel r e ady. l 'I he n u t !HII'tl were de. e e m lillg u p o n Lhe ran c h ope n l y and g n at force. 0 t hey counic < l upon a u v ie;lor y. Fran k H mde, Jr., c:mil ed F r ank d t h e valYe and sen t t h e air hip u p U p uJILil it was f u l l y f ir e hund r e d feet in t h e a ir i t w enL. 'J'he oullaw s p a u sed a m om e n t in a m a z e m ent at th e w a t llC' f i r s t t hey h a d se n o f t h e a i r s hip, and \\"e 1rill foo l lh elll," he said coo lly. re an lime." T hey s ha ll not npJ w ar a nce, no d o ubt surprised t h e m t Alr acly firing had begun. u Th e outlaw s e r e dr a 1 r i ng n orclon abo u t th e ran c h. the. r hope d l o lw:-i Uwir inl e n d('d 1 i cl.imR. B y Bar n e y a n d Pomp had o pen e d a r ap i d fir e upon them 11 ifh the ir r e p e at e rs. T h i s the ouLhm s to i.he ir aml t hey a t o n c e n Th e build s rattle d aga in s t the hu ll of the a i 1:': D o n P t dro s mpn II' N<' nil i n n l l y rl l'tnd l l w R loek a dc. :-:hiP B u L they d i c1 no !'urlhe r dam age. 0 p ugh it wa. Vl'l'V viclt m hc,t o f t h e ran c hmen. T b < y 1wr e b PtL r arme d bdler a n d aecu o am< y h aJ j o in c1 l<'mnk ancl now said : ''B r g o rrn M i sthe r Fnmk, a h a nl -luk i n l o t av vily u n s t iJ.1,.Y Shure, I m aElhe r t hi n k in t h r y'JI dr i v e o ur t pie t o tl1e 1 1 all." W<' will ha1c' o l w lp lh<'m," ag rccd Frank ; ''there i s ra J doubt o f ll1at." \'ilh thi,., tiH' \'01111,!!; i m c nlo r lunw trl' fit ndR. 1 1 e d M i g u e l i s 1 am ()j' COUJH' [he C'OO p r r alion O f t h e airs h i p iri of t lH' rn1w h had iLs c [ e ct B u t yc! t h e o utlall':-; 1re r e rrainin g g r o u n d Llwt m o r e txlrrnlt' m eas ure s m u s t b e a d opted. f-lo h<' p roeel'< lccl I o a ct accor di n g l y t h e d cf e m e Frank saw Fron1 loc-k e r h e took s e ,er al s m a ll size d d y n a mite F ra n k 11a s a w rsc t o h um a n s l a u g h t er. H e had it ilJ p o w e r to destro y n ea r l y eve ry o n e of the m n rdt>r o u s c r e w llt'J0\1', b11t h e 1ro u l d not d o t hi s H e ain w d o n l y lo r rJmlf'c t h e m tlo h e s ele ct e d the :-:mal ll:.:t of th e dea dl y bombs J l c Ol'<' r i.lw boll' of t h e air:.:hip an d held o n e o t h e I t 11as a po"it i on, wa::; qui ck l y m a d e m anifest. i\. bul l et <'ill li C 11h i:.:! ling n p and cut < 1 b o l e in s l e e ve. F'ran k -'lllii< d g riml v and clropp c d t h e bomb. lt fl' l l in UH f o r e m o s t rank of th e out! a w s T h e result 1\ a s t h rill i ng. S hatte r e d h uman f o rm s I llli1 k \l'l' c-m 1 d ril' t t h 1 m ha< k ::;aid Fra nk. g to d o a l l I c an l o help y ou." \I'C'Ilt n r ing into lhc:

20 AROUND THE HORIZON FOR TE THOUSAND MILES. It was a permanent breaking up of the worst gang of eutlaw in the southwest. They never recovered. Frank and Barney and Pomp met with an ovation when they descended to the earth once more. "Hark!" exclaimed the young inventor. "Do you ht anything peculiar?" All did hear faintly the distant crack of firearms. Frank had thought from the first that the thin, b Don Pedro was very enthusiastic, ap.d fairly embraced wreath' looked like powder smoke. r .Frank. lie was satisfied now. "You hal'e done a wonderful thing, senor," be cried. 'Our people will never forget you." "ThNe's a fight going on in there!" he declared. us see what it is." At once all were interested. "' The ranch pcqple did all in their power to make the stay of the aerial voyager plea ant. As the air. hip now descended lower, the whip-like 1 A couple of day were spent at the ranch, and then Frank ports of the rifles could be plainly heard. decided that they must proceed on their journey Certainly a lively battle wa going on in the timber He left Don Pedro's ranch amid the cheers of the cow-uddenly a riderless pony burst from the trees and w' boys, and soon the airship was sailing away once again to careering across the plain. It had an Indian saddle u( the eastward. its back. After a day's travel over Arizona, Frank changed his As Lhe airship, like a huge bir\1, settled down over course to the outheast, planning to cross the Rio Grande clump of trees, th din became louder. at El Pa o. Indian war-whoops, and the loud, tern shouts of wl A wonderful region it was which the airship sailed over men, told the tale. Down floated the air hip. no-... Barren plains, arid jagged mountains and great jungles and swamps. Crossing the Santa Catarina MountainF the Arrow passed 11orth ;>f Tombstone, and soon had reached the boundary line in the vicinity of Fort Bowie. They were now in New Mexico. Another day's flight and they were across the line into Texas. Here the scenery underwent a great change. The Pecos River was crossed, :mel now they entered upon the mighty Staked Plains, which arc the wonder of the Southwest. And now a deep dearing was seen among the was a collection of cabins. E e There were several dismantled prame schooners ly'J about, and all the evidences of an attempt at a settlemi In the trees and the copse were a legion of redskins, were firing upon the cabins. "We'll soon put an end cJ that," ::;aid Frank, grimly. [ He threw a bomb down among the savages. It explo IYith terrific force. Then the savages looked up and aw the airship. p The effect was terrifying to them. Such a monster ft. Here they came upon rolling plains of sweet, s ucculent ing in the air above their heads was a foe which they b11 grass Buffaloes and wild horses grazed in the lowlands cared to court combat with. 11 and along the river courses. They instantly leaped upon their ponies and fled ..,. Occasionally they spied a ranch far below, and thousands wild yells of terror. 1 of the long-horned cattle out on the range. Frank sent bombs after them until he had It was occupation of the most interesting sort to watch terrorized them. Then h e turned his attention to the 1 ihc ever-changing panorama so far below. Not until well out on the great Staked Plain did Frank conclude to make a descent. Then an incident occurred which caused him to do so perhaps a little sooner than he had intended. 'rhe air-hip was perhaps a thousand feet in the air above some bottom lands, when Frank saw a puff of s moke rising from a belt of timber just beyond. tlement. \1 'l'he white ettlers, with the dispersing of the IndVt had rushed from their cabins. n l 'rhey were fully as much astonished as the savages aDo appearance of the airship. e But they were better able to understand its chad though it amazed them not a little. As Frank allowed the Arrow to descend they all seie: 'rhis was an indication that some human beings werE in a great s hout \\ i.he timber, and Frank was at once interested. This was answered by B arney and Pomp. "I clone fink dere am a camp in clem trees, Marse Frank," Down ettled the airship into the. clearing. said Pomp. ment it was surrounded.


AROul\ HORIZON FOR TEN THOUSAND MILES. 21 CHAPTER X. b FIGHT WITH M e n women and chi ldren flocked about the Arrow. death on the whites, an' has sworn tew hev my scalp. I don't intend he sha ll have it if I kin help it." ''That i s right," agreed Frank. "Keep up good pluck. Arc they likely to return to the attack?" Oh, yes; most any time "Well, perhaps I had b et t e r r emai n around here until They were the type of Western settlers, hard workinn: they do." f n and women, scantily clad, but yet intelligent and large "Th ct's kind of ye, stranger, an' we appreciate it much, heart. I kin tell ye. Jest as ye please '\. tall, brawny man, evidently 1l1c leading spirit, came Before the conversation could go further, though, a senInto the clearing dashed a small, black pony, upon e ward, and addressed Frank: f!ation occurred. 'Waal, titranger, welcome to Pecan! Yer thcr fu t peoer' we hev ever seen lhat travel in thcr air." which was mounted a s l ende r boy. w 'What kind of a new-fangled rig do yc call that, any-He nearly fell from i.he littl e steed as he drew close by u ?" cried another of the frontiersmen. Thi s iR an air hip," replied Frank. '.\.n Waul, I ll be dumfusticated! i nkles will they put up next?" What new wl'lraal, we're powcr.Cul crlad to see ye, stranger!" Yer 1rclcomo tew Pecan!" 'Light down an' stop with us awhile. W c ain't so tor e high-ton ed, but we r e g lad tew welcome titrangers." 1 Thank you very mucl1," r eplied F rank. "You were ing a bit of a scrimmage with the redskins a we came em lS, Yaas; yew helped us out of a bad hole. If yew hadn t the cabin door. His boyish face was pallid and drawn, and h e gasped : ''Oh, Dan Pilkin', Nellie is gone "What's that, \lillie Norris?" cried the frontiersman, harply. "Y er sister cllie ?" Dan, an' dad sent me back tew tell yc tew come tew help him chase ihcr Comanches. They've carried her off Pilkins' face was lik e a sheet He turned to Frank, trem bling like a leaf. "What is lhi s ?" a ked Frank, sharp ly. j est as ye, they'd like enough hcv .licked us bad." tly. It did look that way," said Frank. "What tribe arc Kplo ?" "My goodness, it's awful!" groaned Dan Pilkins; "that's a family named :Morris live out hyar on ther Branch Creek trail. It's a lonely pot, but they've never been troubled They're wuss till now. N c lli e Morris is ther ga l I was to make my wife Limb e r J ae:k's passel of Comanches. piz e n." er fl. ank stepp d out of the airship, and shook hands with ey 1 m bcr of the denizen s he leader of the settlement was a brawny six -foot e r ed gave hi name as Dan Pilkins. 1e sett lem<:nt 1ras named P ecan, from the great number rou can trees which grew in the vicinity. the was, altogeLher, not a bad pot to locate, though a l way from any other of civilization. Ind" e'rc goin' ter pre-empt all this big range," explained ns; "then w e'll have some of thcr best land tl1at l ays atoo rs i11 the Southwest. I rcckin it's pooty rich an' r l e h e reabout s." arait look it," agreed Frank; "but you must be pretty on _vour guard agaimt tlY-' savages." se e ; they light down on u. about eve ry week. But whipped them very time until to-day." nd you whipped them to day." next week. But if Limber Jack has got her, then she's lost tew me forever." The big plainsman "s voice broke into an agonized wail. "When did this happen?" Ftskecl Frank of the boy. "About an hour ago, s ir." Dan Pilkin s was weak but f.or a moment. Then he showed that he wa of the stuff of which heroc arc made. "Come, boys," he s houted, git yer barkers an' cum along with me. B y thcr eterna l if I have tew follow that tew kingdom rom e I ll resky that ga l." A hoarse yell w ent up from the rough f r ontiersmen. Not one of them but bounded forward in answer to the call. They were willing to sell their lives for pretty Nellie Frank listened to a 11 this with a thrill. His blood tingled in hi s veins H e would not hav e bee n a man with human impulse c ould he have resigtecl the wave of sympathy which swept In laas," agreed Pilkins, with a laugh "but with yure over him Old Limb e r Jack, their chief, is a half-breed. H e's He gripped the plain s man 's arm



s _\ROC:\D '1'HE FOI1 TEN THOUSAND 23 I 'ucldenly the pony stcp]wd into a gopher hole and went' the white settlers. It wa s haruly likely that the Comanches The and fair charg own to the prairie. CHAPTER XI. AT COMFORT CITY. in tantly were would be able to go upon the warpath for many a day. The r union bctwc n N ellic and her parents and with Dan Pilkins was a happy one. The acrial voyagers were the heroes of the hour 'T'lw Pecanitcs w rc extreme ly effusive and eager that the voyagers hould give them an opportunity to off et the good i.11rn done them. .. t was no light fall which they received, eiiher. v i ge la y like one dead. The But fi'rank politely declined, and insisted upon sa.ying good-by to t.hcm and continuing the voyage. So the little sett)ement of P eca n was left late that afternoon, and the nirship went on its way to the eastward. mked, the fall had broken his neck, as after investigaBut cried: D01rn with the airship, Barney!" All that night the airsl1ip kept on its way by the light of the sea r chlight. l, ;he C'elt 'l'h e Arrow descended to the level u l'lithout orne more exciting adventures. But the voyagers were destined not to get out of Texas he prairie. The n Frank and Pomp leaped out. I The next clay a rnvge of hills came into view. Deep down 'hey ru>herl quickly to tbe poi where the girl captive in the heart of these was a mall frontier town. >en a. Frank lifted her head he saw that she was un i gl A few rlrops of brandy qui c kly reviv e d her. To Frank's t-:he declared, "was when thi savage c a Over the a stage route led away toward the Arkan-ed into lhe tepee and s eized me in h iR arnlo. I fainted .nee." n saw trail. This wns the only means of comm unication with rcn, you are Stlle nmr," c rietl Frank. the civilized world the miners had. "1 think you I hct!er go aboard my with me." "GoJly !" rried Pomp, "clat am what dey calls a mu. h1g .,.ou are very kinu." replied the yonng girl 'but-1 live room town, amn't it?" 'ar from herr--'' "I believe you're right, Pomp," critfd Frnnk. ,;hall Lake you home," said Frank, rea"tiuringly; "have a1s. Your fri ends arc all over yonder in the timber ug the \ns ?" Are you aeqtlHintetl with Dan 11 I c blu;;hl'U a Yil'id scarlet. n he OI'Cl' there?" .'he a s k e d. "Suppose we pay it a vi it?" Barney and P omp were extremely agreeable. ']'hr airship down into the valley. 'l'he apprarnnce of lhe aerial wonclrr crea ted a ;;:ensation in the vn lley. People out of the stores and sa loons the miners e is,'' replird Frank. ''We all from Pecan atj quii work, and great excitement reigned. amr timl'. Ym1 hall lll'Uer come aboard.'' As the airl'hip into the principal 8q11are of the Ul lwsitnt tl. .\t this Fr,mk laughed. town an throng gave it reception r e t is all ltr s aicl. ''No doubt iL will seem odd fly-For a time Frank was doubtful ns to wl1at kind of a tht < lir, but no hnrm will conw to yon." ieception he WOtlld get. Almost every nationality on the d girl langlwtl and then dimbed nhonrd the Arrow. face of the globe wns represented in th throng be low. 1 8 it up a few hunclr d feet. Frank helll the airship suspended a few hundred :feet h( n

AROUND THE HORIZON FOR TEN THOUSAND MILES. Frank w ent to the r ail. / H e llo !'' he shouted. p l e ?" "Who's the boss of ail you peo"We don't own any boss," came back the defiant cry. "Thi s is a free town in a free country." "Well, t]1en, who r ep r esents you?" It was the most exciting event of the day, and alb, denizens of the p l ace were wont to crowd into the 1 H oJfice where the m a il was generally distributed and the I arrivals were booked. I As the great eight-ho rse stage rolled up to the hotel Frank was much interested. A "We repr esent ourselves," was the retort. He hau heard much o:f these g r eat overland stages, l( "All right, I s up pose so. But have you no public offi-was anxious to witnc s t h e arrival. i l 'l'he driver, a sloul, bronzed-visaged man, with a b1 f brirrnned hat, threw clown his ribbon and leaped c cers ?" Oh, he wants the mayor,:' 1ras the cry .. "Cum, Gillooly, gi t up i:har and make a spt>ech." A tall miner in a red s hirt and top-boots mounted a bar rel. H e waved hi arms and shouted : "I'm the mayor of Comfort City. Who arc ye?" from the uox. A number of hostlers hasti l y unhitched the stem a horses and hurried them away to the stables. ,1 Out of the coach a numbe r of people came. They I am Frank Reade, Jr., and this is my airship," re all Easterne rs, as their dre s betokened, and they lo 11 plied the young inventor I am traveling through the white and cared. West for pleasure.'' 0 And now from the top of the coach two m en helpE "Oh, ye are? Then I'll make ye welcome to Comfort lilt uown a third. !11 He was unconscious and covered 'h City. Come downall(l shake h ands on it." blood. 01 "Will we be kindly received?" asked Frank. "Wall, yew kin bet nobody will hurt ye while ye've got Jim Gillooly on yer ticket," replied the mayor, confiuently. "Come a.lonf down." "All right," shouted Frank. "Make space down ther e." The crowd fell back, and the airship descended in their midst. For the next hour Frank was well e mploy ed in explaini ng the wonderful mechanism of the airship to the c uriou s deni z e ns of the town. But in sp ite of their lawles s freedom of speech and action they were extreme l y respectful to the voyagers. Indeed, Frank was speed ily fast friends with the loquacious mayor. Then the crowd insisted on drinks all around. Frank must needs leave the airship and repair to a sa loon near. The young inv entor did not drink, but accepted cigars and made hims elf quite at home. H e inquired about the mines, and was much interested in valuab l e descriptions given him by the miners. At once all was excitement. CE "What's the matter, Dau Haynes?" cried :Th'fayor Gill ;) as he confronted the driver. "What happened ye way up?" "It was Silver Jake," replied the driver, tersely; 0( got s ix thou and in gold out of these tenderfeet. Ther w on top fooli shly showed fight, an' that's what he got fo t "Mercy on us!" cried J! rank in horror, "this is the 11 of highwaymen l u "Road agents, my friend," said the mayor, nonchal: C1 "Oh, I tell ye that Silver Jake i the wust man in .par ts. When he says s top tew a tage, it's got tew sto F "But why do you submit to uch an outrage?" Frank. "Eh ?" excla im ed Gillooly, in surprise. "What' question?" "Why do you submit so tamely?" The mayor shrugged his shoulde rs. "Yew are new," h e aid. "This is ther wild and 1 W est, friend! It ain't New York, yew bet!" Thus matters were, when sudden ly a great cry went u p : "Yes; but Uncle Sam's laws govern this country !"a "'I'her stage! 'l'her stage! Hyar comes ther stage!" "Yas; but they J.on't count for much hyarabouts! The arriva l of the stage iu Comfort City was a matter would h ev to stand a real of s hootin' to wipe out of no s light moment. I J ake an' his gang."


AROUND rl'JLJ HORJZON FOR TEN THOUSAND IIIILES. 2lS ===========-==-=-============------=:Then you propose to submit to having aU your stages Gillooly spoke with apparent incerity. Frank under Lbed ?" s tood him well now. : illooly looked hard at J ? rank. P raps you know a remedy i"' he aid. 11 think I do," repli e d Lhc you11g inve ntor, coolly. W hat is it, stranger?" Appoint vigilance committees and hunt the rascal s out he country." "Why, that i s trange," he declared; "you have an un wonted amount of fear of this man." "Ah, there's reason for that, pilgrim," dec l ared the mayor, impressively; "he's an awful man. Nobody ever yit tried tew corner him an' lived tew tell of it. 1\febbc yew kin, but I'm powerfully inclined tew doubt it. 0 illooly snapped his fingers. "Mr. Gillooly," said Frank, impressively, "I'm going You can't. do it," he aid. ", ilvcr Jak can hold thor to drive this villain out of your hills. Y o u can thank me ted tates army at bay in his den up thar in ther hills. for it or not, just as you please. I am interested in his deye he is a hard one to beat." a r ank dr e w a d eep breath. feat." "Wall, I lik e yer grit!" declared the mayor of Comfort The n you p r opose to submit to it and let him rob you City. Go on, if yc feel like it; I'll help ye an I can." y l o hat kin we do?" ; o u are anxio u s to have the evi l remedied?" l p l d h a t if I will do it for you?" ou ?'' es. 3-ill o you mean hang Silv e r J akc ?" 0 --bring him to ju ticc. rrhat would be justice for l y ; looly regarded Frank a if he doubted hi sanity. h e r w ain't j okin ?" he asked fo t a bit of it." h e ll, lhrn, by thunder!" cr ied the mayor of Comfort "You will?" "Yes." "'rhc n when your stage goes up again pnt some armed mt>n a hoard of i L 1 will go along in my airship." "Do you mean it?" "I do." Gilloo l y held out his hand. "1 believe ye "ll win," he d e clared. "Y c're the right stuff. J ll do jesh as ye say." The stage remained at Comfort City three hour s Then preparations made for it to l eave upon the r etu rn. True to his II"Orcl, Gillool y got aboard with a dozen armed men besides the passengers. Thus the party set forth. The rumor had spread everywhere that the aerial voy-hal lluAly. "if you kin do what you say .we'll erect a agers werr goi n g to cope with Silv er Jake. in ocn t over yure body." sto p ?" CHAPTER XII. hat' SILVER JAKE CAPTURED-THE END. 0 cour e the excitement was great. Odds were freely o-iven that they would win Word s can hardly descr ibe the situat ion. '.rhe stage rolled OL,t of Comfort City amid excited cheers The airship quickly followed. Frank did not allow the Arrow to ascend very hi

26 A RO U D T H E IIOR IZ O FOR TEN THOU A D MJLES. Darkriess h ad shut down over the hi ll s The big airship I be spared. lf you do not, every one of you shall die: f o llo wed o n behind the stage. I a dog!" N o ligh ts wer e visible aboard her. Frank had good reaThis had the desired effect. sons for this The fleeing ouUmrs reined in th ir horses. W ou l d Silver Jake be on band to hold up lhc tagc todown their w eapo n s and held up their arms. night? O f course there wa a possibility that he would not. It was a c 6mplct c su rrender. But suddenly, just as it seemed that the pa c age of the Frank heltl them under the powerful rays of the F ass was to be mac1e in safety, the click of hori:ies' hoof s was lighluntillhe <>tagc came up. heard just ahea d 'fhcn Mayor Gillooly and men secured and bow The gorge was instantly fill e d with dark, mounted forms. captured oullaw .. s; Silvl'r J akc was among them. A ray of light shot from a dark-lantern, and a stern voice Frank allowed the airship to descend. He steppe' cr i ed : and at one was met hy Gillooly. "Hold your horses, Dan Haynes! Hold, or you're a The mayor grabbed his hand. d ead man!" "By ther great horn spoon!" he cried. Instantly the s tage driver, who knew better than to refuse, done thcr biggest job for lhis rcgioR that ever was. 1 p ulled his animals back onto their haunches. saw t he beat of it. Why, we've actually got Silvct, Then the robbers, armed to the teeth, l:lwarmed along -himseH !" a s ide. The moment for action had come. Frank pressed the motor lever. The airship swept for wa r d and up over the s tage. f hen down flashed Lhe ray s of the cleciric light. It re vealed the whole scene below a plain as daylight. "Give it to them, Bamey and Pomp!" cried the young i nve n tor. "Don't spare them!" C r ack -ack-ack! "\Yell," .aid Frank, coolly, ''what did I leU you?' 11 "Certainly. Yew arc a brick. Thcr hull popula t Com.(ort City want to do yew honor. Cum back wit. The stage was allowed to go on. But the put on their own hor ancl all :;larlcd back to Comt; Not one of the captors had recl'ived so much as Fully a dozen of the road agent:; had been killed 'fhc airship sai led along down into the valley. The repeaters spoke in a continual roll. A s fast as the course the party and their prisoners arrived. ,1 t w o servitors could p u ll the triggers and aim, they fired. 'fhe celebration held in Comfort City that nigh111 Also Gilloo l y and his men began a pointblank fire. characteristic one It was keenly enjoyed by the w.u O f course the robbers retaliated for a moment, but the 'I'hey were the heroe of the hour, and could 11 s t artling appearance of that dazzling light o (lirectly over whi c h would not be furni hed them. l y their heads, and the terrific volley was too much for them. There was little sleep for anybody that night. l'l' They fell back and tried to form in line of battle in the The next morning aL sunrise Silver Jake and gor ge hung from the bran ches of mountain pines. Their011 They cou l d see nothing beyond that dazzling ball of light, o m ; car eer was forever ended. whi l e those behind it could see them plainly, and poured : i\layor Gillooly oficred Frank a large loL of la. i n up o n them a merci l e s fir e The outlaws stood it .for a few moments. hee l ed their ho rses and fled. in the center of the town .free gratis, and promiE\va Then they up a subscription to build him a mansion if he w1 t up his abode in Comfo1'L City. iJ But afte r t h em, like a Nemesis, came that infernal, un"Why durn it! don't you see how it would pay lhi earthly ball of white li g h t, and they were d r opped in thei r the irrepressibl e mayor. "We would hev a great pr t r ac k s as fast as could be card in yew. People would cum tew Comfort 1m Finall y a l o u d, commanding voice reached them. locat e b:v the lhousanck'' e l Stan d wher e yo u are Surrender, and your lives sh all But Frank was obliged to decline the offer with t H:


AROUND THE HORIZON FOR TEN THOUSA rn MILES. 27 e made many urgent excu cs, and prepared to leave the' pick them up! If we don't they will be carried out to sea the next day. and lost hen thr Arrow l eft Comfort City, al the end of an cn iastic O I ';Jlion, Frt1llk Hrt the course for the Pomp's eyes were s hining. "Dat am jes' lik e yo', Marse Frank," he cried. "Yo' ain' gwinc to see de po' b l ack people peri sh." thcllCe W( \\'ill work up around the coast and "Certainly not," r eplied Frank. "'l'hcy arc human, jus t t to Xew York," he drelarNl. "Wr f;hall then have covthe same ns W<' nrc. 'T'hey must be u fully l

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