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The Iron Boys as Foremen

or, Heading the Diamond Drill Shift

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Author: James R. Mears
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 51,880 / 152 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.8
Downloads: 1,362
Added to site: 2012.03.07
mnybks.net#: 31377
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. Hang on until I get some of these guard bars free. I'll have a support for all of us in a moment. Sit perfectly still or you may jar me off, even though you do not fall off yourself."

For the next few minutes the Iron Boy busied himself wrenching loose the bars that fitted into the opening of the cage to prevent the passengers from falling out. These he laid across the bottom, securing them to the flanges of the cage. They fitted snugly.

"There," announced Steve, after completing his task. "This will be just as good as a solid floor so long as neither of you moves about too much and displaces them. Get over there, Dominick. Now we are all right! They can haul us up just as soon as they want to. I, for one, shouldn't mind feeling something solid underneath me for a change."

"No such luck!" growled Jarvis.

A slight jolt cut short their talk. The lads listened, but heard nothing.

"Something has gone wrong with the machinery," said Steve in a low tone. "I shouldn't be surprise

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