By Victor Appleton
American boys' fiction less than pseudonym utilized by the Stratemeyer Syndicate who produced Tom fast sequence, Nancy Drew mysteries, the Hardy Boys, Dave Fearless and so forth.
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N. 1. Slowly the undersea craft got here to a cease, and there she remained, floating freely sufficient, yet a couple of toes above the ground of the sea. there has been a glance of alarm at the faces of Ned and Mr. Damon, yet Tom rapid smiled. "This is tense, and will reason us delay," he introduced, "but there is not any risk. " "How are we to get unfastened from the weed? " requested Mr. Damon. "We cannot flow if it is wound round our propellers, will we? " "Not very well," Tom spoke back. "But all that would must be performed can be for a few of us to place on diving matches, exit and chop the strands of weed away. we will do it extra simply than may well a normal vessel, for they'd need to pass into dry dock for the aim. i believe i'm going to exit myself. i would like to go searching a bit. " "I'll opt for you," stated Ned. "As lengthy as we have not visible any sharks i do not brain. " "Nor big starfish, either," further Tom with a grin, and Ned nodded in contract. "We may well try out reversing the propellers," recommended the guy from the engine room, who had are available in with the data in regards to the serpent weed. "The leader did not prefer to try out that. We observed the weed from our remark home windows and stopped once we felt we had fouled it. " "That used to be right," recommended Tom. "Well, try out reversing. It cannot do any damage, and it could make it more uncomplicated for us to unfastened the propellers after we exit. " He went to the engine room himself to work out that every thing was once thoroughly attended to. Slowly the vehicles have been reversed, and just a moderate present was once given them, as, with the resistance of the tightly wound weed, too strong a strength may burn out the insulation. Slowly the beginning lever was once thrown over. there has been a low buzzing and whining because the present jumped from the batteries, and a mild vibration of the craft. Tom checked out the movable pointer which confirmed the rate and path of the propellers. The hand oscillated just a little after which stopped. "Shut off the present! " cried Tom. "It's of little need. The propellers are held as tight as a drum! we have now to move out and break free the serpent weed! " The test of reversing the propellers had failed. yet nonetheless Tom didn't think his craft used to be at risk. He gave orders for the engine room strength to face by means of after which prepared for himself, Ned, and Koku to move outdoors in diving costume and lower the weed off the shafts. there have been dual propellers at the submarine, every one revolving independently through separate automobiles, and every able to being despatched in ahead or opposite course. "Start the engines once we supply the signal," Tom instructed the machinist. "Two knocks at the hull with an awl will suggest move forward, and 3 will suggest opposite. " bankruptcy XX. THE satan FISH sixty five Tom fast And His Undersea seek "I understand," stated Weyth, the machinist. "But stand clear of the propellers when you provide the sign. i will provide you with 3 mins to maneuver transparent. " "That can be enough," Tom acknowledged. "But greater make it part pace in both case. My suggestion is if we will partially minimize the weed off, beginning the propellers, both ahead or in opposite, will end the trick.