The story of a great gas-driven iron-clad pirate ship, capable of outpacing the navies of the world and terrorizing the Atlantic!
w, there will be fifty thousand pounds offered for knowledge of him before December comes upon us!"
I looked at him as at one who dreams dreams, but he did not flinch.
"You meet the man in Paris?" I went on.
"To-night I shall be with him," he answered; "within three days I win all or lose all: for his secret will be mine. If I fail, it is for you to follow up the thread which I have unravelled by three years' hard work----"
"What sort of person do you say he is?" I continued, and he replied--
"You shall see for yourself. Dare you risk coming with me--I meet him at eight o'clock?"
"Dare I risk!--pooh, there can't be much danger."
"There is every danger!--but, so, the girl is waking!"
It was true; Mary looked up suddenly as we thundered past the fortifications of Paris, and said, as people do say in such circumstances, "Why, I believe I've been asleep!" Roderick shook himself like a great bear, and asked if we had passed Chantilly; the Perfect Fool began h
A Jolly Good Read!I just couldn't put it down. The adventure and mystery gave this book a "Captain Nemo" feel. I'll be reading more of Pemberton's works in the future.
I REMEBER READING THIS AS A CHILD
ONE OF MY FIRST BOOKS A " JOLLY GOOD READ" THIS BOOK IS ALSO MENTIONED IN GOERGE ORWELL'S NOVEL
" COMING UP FOR AIR " BOOK WELL DATED BUT GIVE'S A GOOD FEEL FOR THE TIME IT WAS WRITTEN !
2013 SFR GALAXY AWARD WINNER
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