Victor Appleton used to be a favored writer within the twentieth century, yet Victor was once no longer a unmarried person. as a substitute, that identify was once used as a pseudonym by way of the Stratemeyer Syndicate to place out the preferred Tom Swift series.
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So Tom guided the computer down. It went silently now, in fact, making, with the motor close off, not more sound than a falling leaf. right down to the smooth, springy turf within the eco-friendly meadow Tom guided the desktop. because it got here to a cease, and he and Mr. Damon received out, there has been borne to their ears a wild cry: "Help! support! " bankruptcy XIII. anything QUEER "DiD you listen that? " requested Tom quick of his spouse. "Hear it? Bless my ear drums, I should still say I did pay attention it! a few one is in difficulty, Tom. stuck in a lavatory, probably, similar to that undercover agent chap who used to be at your home. that is it−−caught in a bathroom! " "There is not any lavatory or swamp round the following, Mr. Damon. If there has been I should not have attempted a touchdown. No, it really is anything else in addition to that. Hark! " back the cry sounded, seeming to return from some degree at the back of the touchdown position of the silent airship. It was once transparent and precise: "Help! aid! They are−−" The voice appeared to die away in a gurgle, as if the person's mouth have been coated quick. "He's sinking, Tom! he is sinking! " cried Mr. Damon. "I as soon as heard a guy who virtually drowned cry out, and it sounded precisely like that! " "But there is no water round the following for anybody to drown in," declared Tom. "It's an important, dry meadow. i do know the place we're. " "Then what's it? " bankruptcy XIII. whatever QUEER forty Tom speedy and His Air Scout "I do not know, yet we'll discover. a few one attacked by means of a few one else−−or anything, I should still say," ventured the younger inventor. "Something! do you suggest a wild beast, Tom? " "No, for there are no of these right here any longer than there's water. notwithstanding it can be that a few farmer's bull or a savage puppy has obtained unfastened and has attacked a few vacationer. yet, if that's the case i believe we might listen bellows or barks, and all I heard was once a cry for support. " "The related with me, Tom. Let's investigate;" "That's what I intend doing. Come on. The airship may be very well until eventually we come again. " "Better take a light−−hadn't you? it truly is darkish, whether the moon does convey now and then," prompt Mr. Damon. "Guess you're right," agreed Tom. Aboard his airship there have been a number of small yet robust moveable electrical lighting, and after securing the sort of Tom and Mr. Damon all started for the spot whence the decision for support had come. As they walked alongside, their toes making no noise at the gentle turf, they listened carefully for a repetition of the decision for relief. "I do not pay attention anything," acknowledged Tom, after a piece. "Nor I," extra Mr. Damon. "We do not know precisely which strategy to cross, Tom. " "That's correct. wager we would larger provide him a hail; whoever it truly is. " Tom got here to a halt, and elevating his voice to a shout referred to as: "Hello there! what is the topic? we will assist you in case you can let us know which solution to come! " They either listened carefully, yet no voice replied them. even as, notwithstanding, they have been conscious of a legitimate as of hurrying toes, and there muttered imprecations round the corner. Tom and Mr. Damon regarded towards the sound, and the younger inventor flashed his gentle. yet there has been a clump of timber and bushes at that time and rays didn't penetrate very a long way.