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Tom Swift and His Great Searchlight

or On the Border for Uncle Sam

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Author: Victor Appleton (pseudonym)
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 43,086 / 127 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.1
LoC Categories: PS, PZ
Series: Tom Swift
Downloads: 1,531
mnybks.net#: 608
Excerpt

living by being exhibited in a circus.

When the present story opens Tom had not long been home after a series of strange adventures. A moving picture concern, with which Mr. Nestor was associated, wanted some views of remarkable scenes, such as fights among wild beasts, the capture of herds of elephants, earthquakes, and volcanos in action, and great avalanches in the Alps. Tom invented a wizard camera, and got many good views, though at times he was in great danger, even in his airship. Especially was this so at the erupting volcano.

But our hero came swiftly hack to Shopton, and there, all Winter and Spring, he busied himself perfecting a new motor for an airship--a motor that would make no noise. He perfected it early that Summer, and now was about to try it, when the incident of the torn newspaper happened.

"Have you got all the pieces, Tom?" asked Ned, as he passed his chum several scraps, which were gathered up from the floor.

"I think so. Now we'll paste them together, and

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