Lost on the Moon

or, In Quest of the Field of Diamonds

Author: Roy Rockwood
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 47,538 / 139 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.6
LoC Category: PS
Series: Great Marvel
Downloads: 1,772
mnybks.net#: 5958
Origin: gutenberg.org

After learning of a diamond field on the Moon, our crew heads for the satellite, where they discover a petrified city populated by petrified people.

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ssor, and Andy Sudds went off on occasional hunting trips.

But the spirit of adventure was still strong in the hearts of the boys and the professor. One day, in the midst of some risky experiments at college, Jack and Mark, as related in "Through Space to Mars," received a telegram from Professor Henderson, calling them home.

There they found their friend entertaining as a guest Professor Santell Roumann, who was almost as celebrated as was Mr. Henderson, in the matter of inventions.

Professor Roumann made a strange proposition. He said if the old scientist and his young friends would build the proper kind of a projectile, they could make a trip to the planet Mars, by means of a wonderful motor, operated by a power called Etherium, of which Mr. Roumann held the secret.

After some discussion, the projectile, called the Annihilator, from the fact that it annihilated space, was begun. It was two hundred feet long, ten feet in diameter in the middle, and shaped like a cigar. I


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I've just finished "Lost on the Moon". It was a fun read! The science was hilarious and far fetched, but hey, this is a 1911 boys adventure book. I loved every minute of it even though I'm an old man. It's a pretty good read with lots of cliff hangers. They just don't make books like this any more!

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