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The Thunder Bird

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Author: B.M. Bower (Bertha Muzzy Sinclair)
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 69,387 / 197 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,372
Added to site: 2006.06.10 13925

This story of Johnny Jewel's adventures with his aeroplane in the Southwest, and across the Mexican Border, is really a sequel to "Skyrider."

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was a curiosity, a thing to come out and stare at, a thing to admire; but not to buy, even though Johnny had as an added inducement offered to teach the buyer to fly before the purchase price was taken from the bank.

The stalking shadow of a man moving slowly warned Johnny of an approaching visitor. He did not trouble to turn his head; he even moved farther into the shed, to tighten a turnbuckle that was letting a cable sag a little.

"Hello, old top--how they using yuh?" greeted a voice that had in it a familiar, whining note.

Johnny's muscles stiffened. Hostility, suspicion, surprise surged confusingly through his brain. He turned as one who was bracing himself to meet an enemy, with a primitive prickling where the bristles used to rise on the necks of our cavemen ancestors.



"Why, hello, Bland," Johnny exclaimed after the first blank silence. "I thought you was tied up in a sack and throw



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