boat bearing down upon them with undiminished speed. The girl in the stern of the boat was wringing her hands and screaming.
Whether the two men in the motor boat failed to see the rowboat in their path, or whether they were simply reckless and heartless, it was impossible to tell. In any event, there was no shifting of the helm, no slackening of speed. Swift and relentless as doom the motor craft drove into the rowboat and crushed it like an eggshell.
TO THE RESCUE
There was a gasp of horror from the boys as they saw the three forms struggling in the water amid the débris of the shattered rowboat.
"They'll be drowned!" shouted Bob, in an agony of apprehension.
"If they can only keep afloat until the motor boat picks them up," ejaculated Joe.
But to the consternation of the boys they saw that the motor boat occupants had no intention of going to the rescue. It was not that the men o