Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders; Or, The Underground Search for the Idol of Gold

Victor Appleton used to be a favored writer within the twentieth century, yet Victor was once now not a unmarried person. as a substitute, that identify was once used as a pseudonym via the Stratemeyer Syndicate to place out the preferred Tom Swift series.

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Honduras, i'd upload, is set the dimensions of our nation of Ohio. it is vitally an increased desk− land, even though there are stretches of tropical woodland, however it isn't really so tropical a rustic as many think it to be. there's a lot gold scattered all through Honduras, notwithstanding of past due it has no longer been present in huge amounts. "In the outdated days, even if, prior to the Spaniards got here, it was once considerable, loads, in order that the natives made idols of it. And it's one of many greatest of those idols−−by identify Quitzel−−that i will search. " "Do you recognize the place it really is? " requested Ned. "Well, it is not locked up in a secure deposit field, of that i am sure," laughed the professor. "No, i do not understand precisely the place it's, other than that it truly is someplace in an historic and buried urban often called Kurzon. If I knew precisely the place it used to be there would not be a lot enjoyable in going after it. And if it used to be recognized to others it should were taken away in the past. "No, we have to seek for the idol of gold during this land of wonders the place i'm hoping quickly to be. afterward i will convey you the files that placed me at the tune of this idol. sufficient now to teach you an previous map i discovered, or, relatively, a replica of it, and a few of the papers that inform of the idol," and he opened up his packet of papers at the desk in entrance of him, his eyes shining with pleasure and enjoyment. Mr. Damon, too, leaned eagerly ahead. "So, Tom Swift," went at the professor, "I come to you for assist in this subject. i need you to assist me in organizing an day trip to visit Honduras after the idol of gold. Will you? " "I'll assist you, of course," stated Tom. "You may possibly use any of my innovations you choose−−my airships, my motor boats and submarines, even my significant cannon when you imagine you could take it with you. And as for the money half, Ned will manage that for you. yet as for going with you myself, it truly is out of the query. i will not. No Honduras for me! " bankruptcy IV. FENIMORE BEECHER Had Tom Swift's big cannon been discharged someplace within the area of his domestic it could possibly have triggered yet little extra astonishment to Mr. Damon and Professor Bumper than did the easy declaration of the younger inventor. The professor appeared to shy away in his chair, collapsing like an vehicle tire while the air is set free. As for Mr. Damon he jumped up and cried: "Bless my−−−−! " bankruptcy IV. FENIMORE BEECHER 10 Tom rapid within the Land of Wonders yet that's so far as he got−−at least simply then. He didn't appear to be aware of what to bless, yet he seemed as if he could have loved to incorporate many of the universe. "Surely you do not suggest it, Tom Swift," gasped Professor Bumper at size. "Won't you come back with us? " "No," stated Tom, slowly. "Really i cannot cross. i am engaged on an invention of a brand new aeroplane stabilizer, and if i am going now it is going to be simply at a time whilst i'm inside of impressive distance of luck. And the stabilizer is especially a lot wanted. " "If it is a query of constructing a revenue on it, Tom," started Mr. Damon, "I can allow you to have a few funds until−−−−" "Oh, no! it's not the cash! " cried Tom. "Don't imagine that for a second.

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