Tom Swift and His Giant Cannon, Or, the Longest Shots on Record (Dodo Press)

American boys' fiction lower than pseudonym utilized by the Stratemeyer Syndicate who produced Tom rapid sequence, Nancy Drew mysteries, the Hardy Boys, Dave Fearless and so forth.

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Whereas it used to be no longer particularly as wealthy as Mr. Peterson had glowingly painted, nonetheless there has been a fortune in it, and Mr. speedy obtained again a considerable sum for his funding. "And now for the great previous U. S. A.! " cried Tom, as they received able to return domestic. "I'm going to take an extended leisure, and the single factor i will invent for the subsequent six months is a brand new potato slicer. " yet even if Tom saved his phrases could be realized by means of studying the subsequent quantity of this sequence. "Bless my hand towel! " cried Mr. Damon. "I imagine you're entitled to a relaxation, Tom.

By means of Jove! " yelled Tom, leaping from his berth. "It's my large gun! It has torn unfastened from the lashings and should roll overboard! " bankruptcy XXII - At Gatun Locks * "Steady there now, males! cross ahead these lashings! cautious! glance out, or you will be stuck through it while she rolls! one other flip round the bitts! " It was once the officer of the deck giving orders to a couple of marines and sailors as Tom swiftly clad, leaped on deck, by means of his friend. The warship was once pitching and tossing worse than ever within the heaving billows, and the boys have been engaged in making speedy the large cannon, which, as Tom had surmised, had torn free from the metal cables preserving it down on deck.

And the very first thing I do i will have a bit flight within the buzzing fowl to get my nerves in trim. This lengthy rain has gotten me in terrible form. Koku, you want to be at the alert this night. i do not wish something to take place to my gun on the final minute. " "Me watch! " exclaimed the enormous, considerably, as he picked up a heavy membership. "Do you count on any hassle? " requested Ned, anxiously. "No, yet you must be at the secure side," responded Tom. "Now let's flip in. " definitely day after today, brilliant and sunshiny because it broke, had in it little of coming near near catastrophe.

Yet what occurred? Did they fireplace another gun in our course by means of mistake? " For a second all of them hesitated. Then the Admiral stated, lightly: "No, basic. It used to be your personal gun—it burst. " "My gun! My gun burst? " "That used to be it. thankfully, nobody used to be killed. " "My gun burst! How may that take place? I drew each plan for that gun myself. I made each allowance. I let you know it used to be most unlikely for it to burst! " "But it did burst, General," went at the Admiral. "You can see for yourself," and he circled and waved his hand towards the barbette the place the gun were fastened.

Then it dropped again within back. "Pshaw! " cried Tom, in disillusioned tones. "It did not even blow the load out of the tube. That powder's no strong! it is a failure! " via the others, the younger inventor all started towards the small sq. "cannon. " Tom desired to learn the files made by way of the gases. by surprise Koku cried: "There him be, grasp! There him be! " and he pointed towards course that traversed the meadow. "He? Whom do you suggest? " requested Tom, startled the giant's excited demeanour. "That guy what come and view Master's new powder," used to be the unforeseen solution.

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