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Tom Swift and His Air Glider

or Seeking the Platinum Treasure

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Author: Victor Appleton (pseudonym)
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,486 / 125 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.3
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Tom Swift
Downloads: 1,762 594
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Far ranging adventures through the sky over Russia, as Tom and his friends search for the lost Platinum mines...

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st needed, I am going to take just a little time to tell you something about the hero of this story. Those who have read the previous books of this series need no introduction to him, but in justice to my new readers I must make a little explanation.

Tom Swift was an inventor, as was his father before him. But Mr. Swift was getting too old, now, to do much, though he had a pet invention--that of a gyroscope--on which he worked from time to time. Tom lived with his father in the village of Shopton, in New York state. His mother was dead, but a housekeeper, named Mrs. Baggert, looked after the wants of the inventors, young and old.

The first book of the series was called "Tom Swift and His Motor-Cycle," and in that I related how Tom bought the machine from a Mr. Wakefield Damon, of Waterford, after the odd gentleman had unintentionally started to climb a tree with it. That disgusted Mr. Damon with motor-cycling, and Tom had lots of fun on the machine, and not a few daring adventures.

He and

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Mohammad Amin

I enjoyed reading this fascinating book from 1st to last page. A must read.



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