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Lost In The Air

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Author: Roy J. Snell
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,512 / 133 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.7
LoC Category: PN
Series: Boys Mystery
Downloads: 1,271
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 7917
Origin: gutenberg.org
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n has failed me at the last moment; had a trifling smash which resulted in a dislocated thigh. Out of service for the season. I need an aviator and a good one. He says there's only one other not attached to military units that he could recommend--a Canadian. But the plague of it is, the man can't be located."

"Might I ask the nature of your proposed trip?" asked Bruce--then bit his lip a second too late.

"You might not" The Major snapped out the words. Then in a kindlier tone, "My secret is not entirely my own. I can say, however, that it is not an exceedingly long trip, nor a dangerous one, as aviation goes, but it is an important one, and besides, if it comes out well, and I believe it will, I might wish to go on a more hazardous journey. In that case, of course, you can see I should wish a veteran pilot at the wheel and one who will take a chance."

He turned to Bruce. "You are a Canadian, are you not?"

"Yes, sir."

"Then perhaps you can tell me of the whereabouts of this y

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