By Victor Appleton
American boys' fiction less than pseudonym utilized by the Stratemeyer Syndicate who produced Tom quick sequence, Nancy Drew mysteries, the Hardy Boys, Dave Fearless etc.
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Bless my soul! " cried Mr. Damon. "He is aware our mystery! " "He's simply guessing at it," spoke back Tom lightly. "He's welcome to stick to usif he can. " Up shot the plane, the propellers whirling round like blades of sunshine. Up and up, greater and better, after which ahead, whereas down lower than the Mexicans yelled and swung their hats. instantly for the north Tom headed his craft, in an effort to throw the eagerly gazing ones off the tune. He meant to circle round and pass west while out of sight. after which the very factor Tom had envisioned got here to cross. The balloon used to be scarcely half of 1 mile excessive while, because the younger inventor seemed down, he uttered a cry. bankruptcy XVII. THE RUINED TEMPLE fifty nine Tom fast within the urban of Gold "See! " he stated. "They're breaking camp to stick to us. " And it used to be so. driving alongside in a single of the lightest ox carts used to be Delazes, his eyes fastened at the balloon overhead, whereas in the back of him got here his fans. "They're following us," acknowledged Tom, "but they are going to get unfortunately left. " In an hour Tom knew his balloon wouldn't be seen to the Mexicans, and on the finish of that point he pointed for the west. after which, flying low to be able to use the timber as a reveal, yet going at stable velocity. Tom and his acquaintances have been good on their strategy to the town of gold. "We needs to continue an exceptional lookout down below," acknowledged Tom, while every thing used to be in operating order. "We don't desire to fly over the obvious of the ruined temple. " "We could within the night," instructed Ned. "No evening flying this time," acknowledged his pal. "We'll in basic terms flow alongside daytimes. we will camp at evening. " for 3 days they sailed alongside, occasionally over monstrous point plains on which grazed wild livestock, back over impenetrable jungles which they can by no means have got via of their ox carts. They crossed rivers and plenty of small lakes, preventing each one evening at the flooring, the airship securely anchored to bushes. Tom can make the lifting fuel on board so what used to be wasted by means of each one descent used to be now not overlooked. sooner or later it rained, they usually didn't fly, spending relatively a lonely and depressing twelve hours within the vehicle. once more a robust wind blew them many miles out in their direction. yet they obtained again on it, and saved flying to the west. "We needs to strike it soon," murmured Tom in the future. "Maybe we are too some distance to the north or south," instructed Ned. "Then we are going to need to thrust back and forth till we get right," was once Tom's answer. "For i will find that ruined temple. " They ate breakfast and dinner excessive within the air, get rid of getting ready the nutrients within the tiny kitchen. Ever did they maintain having a look downward for a sight of an excellent undeniable, with a ruined temple in the middle of it. during this manner per week handed, the balloon beating from side to side to the North or South, they usually have been commencing to weary of the quest, or even Tom, positive as he used to be, started to imagine he might by no means locate what he sought. It used to be towards the shut of day, and the younger inventor was once searching for a superb position to land. He was once flying over various low hills, hoping the thick woodland might quickly come to an finish while, as he crossed the final of the diversity of small mountains, he gave a cry, that drew the eye of Ned and Mr.