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Tom Swift and His War Tank

or Doing His Bit For Uncle Sam

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Author: Victor Appleton (pseudonym)
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,430 / 128 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.4
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Tom Swift
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 1,419
mnybks.net#: 616
Origin: gutenberg.org
More Info: librivox.org
Excerpt

the army birdmen."

"Oh, all right, Tom. I just wanted to tell you that I think I've gotten over that difficulty you found with the big carburetor you were working on. You didn't say what you wanted it for, except that it was for a heavy duty gasolene engine, and you couldn't get the needle valve to work as you'd like. I think I've found a way."

"Good, Dad! I'll look at it when I come back. That Carburetor did bother me, and if I can get that to work-- well, maybe we'll have something soon that will--"

But Tom did not finish his sentence, for Koku was getting the aircraft in operation and Mr. Damon was already taking his place behind the pilot's seat, which would be occupied by Tom.

"All ready, are you, Koku?" asked the young inventor.

"All ready, Master," answered the giant.

There was a roar like that of a machine gun as the Hawk's engine spun the propeller, and then, after a little run across the sod, it mounted into the air, carrying Tom and Mr. Damon with it.

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