By Victor Appleton
There has been a dashing, whizzing, throbbing noise within the air. an exceptional physique, like that of a few colossal fowl, sailed alongside, casting a gruesome shadow at the flooring under. An aged guy, who used to be seated at the porch of a giant condo, began to his toes in alarm. "Gracious goodness! What was once that, Mrs. Baggert?" he referred to as to a motherly-looking girl who stood within the doorway. "What happened?"
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For a Breath of Air they can rarely are aware of it, but the depth−gage informed the tale. It registered a distance under the skin of the sea of 5 thousand seven-hundred feet−−a little over a mile. the improvement had truly come to relaxation at the backside of the Atlantic. "Hurrah! " cried Tom. "Let's get at the diving matches, dad, and stroll approximately on land less than water for a metamorphosis. " "No," acknowledged Mr. quick soberly. "We will infrequently have time for that now. in addition to, the fits aren't but outfitted with the automated air−tanks, and we will not use them. There are nonetheless a few activities earlier than we begin on our treasure cruise. yet i need to determine how the plates are status this strain. " the improvement used to be made with a triple hull, the areas among the layers of plates being jam-packed with a mystery fabric, able to withstanding huge, immense strain, as have been additionally the plates themselves. Mr. quick, aided by way of Mr. Jackson and Captain Weston, made a radical exam, and located that now not a drop of water had leaked in, nor used to be there the least signal that any of the plates had given method less than the excellent pressure. "She's as tight as a drum, for those who will enable me to make that comparison," remarked Captain Weston modestly. "I could not ask for a dryer send. " "Well, let's have a look round through potential the searchlight and the remark home windows, after which we will pass back," advised Mr. speedy. "It will take approximately days to get the shops and provisions aboard and rig up the diving matches; then we'll commence for the sunken treasure. there have been numerous strong searchlights at the develop, so prepared that the bow, stern or each side might be illuminated independently. there have been additionally remark home windows close to each one mild. In flip the strong rays have been forged first on the bow after which aft. within the gleams can be obvious the sandy mattress of the sea, coated with shells of varied forms. nice crabs walked round on their lengthy, jointed legs, and Tom observed a few lobsters that will have introduced pleasure to the guts of a fisherman. "Look on the immense fish! " cried Mr. Damon unexpectedly, and he pointed to a few darkish, shadowy types that swam as much as the glass home windows, obviously questioned by way of the sunshine. "Porpoises," declared Captain Weston in short. an entire university of them. " The fish appeared abruptly to multiply, and shortly these within the submarine felt curious tremors operating throughout the entire craft. "The fish are rubbing up opposed to it," cried Tom. "They needs to imagine we got here down right here so they can scratch their backs at the metal plates. " bankruptcy Twelve. For a Breath of Air 39 Tom rapid And His Submarine Boat For it slow they remained at the backside, looking at the fantastic sight of the fishes that swam all approximately them. "Well, i believe we may possibly besides rise," introduced Mr. rapid, once they have been at the backside approximately an hour, relocating the following and there. "We did not deliver any provisions, and i am getting hungry, notwithstanding i do not know the way the others of you are feeling approximately it. " "Bless my dinner−plate, i may devour, too! " cried Mr. Damon. "Go up, via all capability. we will get adequate of under−water trip after we commence for the treasure.