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Damon, i think definite that your husband did burst off during the air—either in my Eagle or in another craft. " "Well, i am blissful to listen to you assert so, Tom speedy, although it sounds a dreadful factor to assert. but when he did burst off of his personal accord, i do know he did it for the easiest. And he would possibly not have instructed me, for worry i might fear. i will be able to remember that. yet why is not he again now? " Tom have been fairly dreading that question. It used to be one he had requested himself, and he had stumbled on no strong resolution for it. If there have been such want of haste, that an airship needed to be used. why had now not Mr. Damon get back ere this? except, as Tom feared to confess, even to himself, there have been a few twist of fate. part a dozen theories flashed via his brain, yet he couldn't choose a great, operating one,—particularly as there have been no clues. Disappearing in an airship was once the single most sensible technique of now not leaving a hint at the back of. An car, a motor boat, a teach, a horse and carriage—all those might be kind of simply traced. yet an airship— If Mr. Damon desired to hide up his tracks, or if he have been taken away, and his captors desired to baffle pursuit, the easiest capacity have been followed. "Now do not you worry," prompt Tom to Mrs. Damon. "I are aware of it appears humorous, yet i feel it's going to pop out alright. Ned and that i will do all we will. Mr. Damon should have identified what he used to be approximately. yet, to be at the secure aspect, we are going to ship out a basic alarm during the police. " "Oh, i do not be aware of what i might performed if you happen to hadn't come to assist me! " exclaimed Mrs. Damon. "Just you allow it to me! " acknowledged the younger inventor, cheerfully. "I'll locate Mr. Damon! " yet, notwithstanding he spoke therefore with a bit of luck, Tom fast had now not the slightest inspiration, simply then, of ways to set approximately his tough activity. He had had tough difficulties to unravel ahead of, so he was once not likely to renounce this one. First he desired to imagine issues out, and manage a course of action. He and Ned made a cautious exam of the grounds of the Damon abode. there has been little they can examine, notwithstanding they did locate the place an airship had landed in a meadow, round the corner, and the place it had made a flying commence back. rigorously Tom checked out the marks made through the wheels of the airship. "They're an identical distance aside as these at the Eagle," he stated to his pal, "and the tires are an identical. yet that won't announcing something, as plenty of airships have an identical apparatus. So we can't bounce to any conclusions that manner. " Tom and Ned interviewed a number of of the pals, yet past studying that a few of them had heard the throbbing of the dead night airship, that used to be so far as they acquired on that line. there has been not anything extra they can do in Waterford, and, leaving Mrs. Damon, who had summoned a relative to stick with her, the 2 friends made a fast journey again in the course of the air to Shopton. As get rid of got here out to assist positioned away the monoplane Tom spotted that the coloured guy used to be conserving one hand as if it harm him. "What's the problem, Rad? " requested the younger investor. "Oh, nuffin—jest natcherly nuffin, Massa Tom. " yet get rid of spoke evasively and in a way that roused Tom's suspicions.