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Under the Ocean to the South Pole

The Strange Cruise of the Submarine Wonder

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Author: Roy Rockwood
Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 51,243 / 153 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78
LoC Categories: PN, PZ
Series: Great Marvel
Downloads: 1,265
Added to site: 2006.11.08
mnybks.net#: 15178
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Adventure

The adventuresome crew builds a submersible craft, the Dolphin, that runs on sea water and chemicals. On the maiden voyage they battle sea monsters, pass through a sunken graveyard, and discover an opening that leads to the center of the Earth!

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s in after breakfast," announced the professor, "and I'm going to let you christen her, Washington."

"Me? I neber christened a ship," objected the colored man.

"Nothing like learning," remarked Mr. Henderson.

"Has you got the bottle ob wine?" asked Washington.

"I guess soda water will do," said the inventor. "Now look sharp, boys. Get your breakfasts and we'll see if the ship will come up to our expectations."

No one lingered over the meal. When it was finished the professor gave Washington a few instructions about breaking the bottle over the nose of the Porpoise as she slid down to the water, for there was no bow to such a queerly shaped vessel as the submarine.

At last all was in readiness. The two machinists knocked away the last of the retaining blocks and eased the ship slightly down the well-greased timbers of the ways.

"There she goes!" cried the professor. "Break the bottle, Washington!"

"In de name ob de Stars an' Stripes, in de name o

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