Tom Swift and His Wireless Message: Or, the Castaways of Earthquake Island (Tom Swift, Book 6)

By Victor Appleton

Tom rapid and His instant Message is the 6th e-book within the unique Tom quick series.

"Every boy possesses a few type of artistic genius. Tom quick is a shiny, inventive boy and his innovations and adventures take advantage of fascinating type of reading."

"These lively stories express in a pragmatic manner, the glorious advances in land and sea locomotion and different winning innovations. tales like those are inspired upon the reminiscence and their analyzing is effective simply of good."

This sequence of event novels starring the genius boy inventor Tom fast falls into the style of "invention fiction" or "Edisonade".

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They can get no grip at the air. With a crash which may were heard far the WHIZZER settled to the sand. It ran alongside a mild distance, after which, because the bicycle wheels collapsed lower than the strain, the airship looked as if it would pass jointly in a shapeless mass. on the first effect with the earth, Tom had leaped clear of the guidance wheel and levers, for he didn't wish to be overwhelmed opposed to them. Mr. Damon and Mr. Fenwick, in pursuance of a plan followed once they came upon that they have been falling, had piled loads of seat cushions round them. they'd additionally supplied a few as buffers for Tom, and our hero, on the speedy of the crash, had thrown himself in the back of and upon them. It appeared as though the entire send went to items. the pinnacle of the most cabin crashed down, because the facet helps gave manner, yet, thankfully, there have been powerful major braces, and the roof didn't fall thoroughly upon our neighbors. the complete backside of the craft used to be compelled upward and had it now not been for the protective cushions, there could have been severe accidents for all involved. because it was once they have been badly bruised and shaken up. After the 1st crash, and succeeding it an fast later, there got here a moment spoil, via a mild explosion, and a bath of sparks can be visible within the engine room. "That's equipment smashing in the course of the ground! " known as Tom. "Come, let's get out of the following earlier than the gasolene units whatever on hearth. Are you alright, Mr. Damon, and also you, Mr. Fenwick? " "Yes, i assume so," replied the inventor. "Oh, what a poor crash! My airship is ruined! " "You might be comfortable we're alive," acknowledged Mr. Damon. "Bless my most sensible knot, I feel—" He didn't end the sentence. At that second a section of wooden, damaged from the ceiling, the place it had hung through a strip of canvas got here crashing down, and hit Mr. Damon at the head. The eccentric guy toppled over on his pile of cushions, from which he was once bobbing up while he was once struck. "Oh, is he killed? " gasped Mr. Fenwick. "I desire now not! " cried Tom. "We needs to get him out of the following, in any respect occasions. there is a hearth. " They either sprang to Mr. Damon's relief, and succeeded in lifting him out. there has been no hassle in rising from the airship as there have been huge, damaged gaps, on both sides of what used to be left of the cabin. as soon as within the outer air Mr. Damon revived, and opened his eyes. "Much harm? " requested Tom, feeling of his friend's head. "No—no, I—I wager not," was once the gradual resolution. "I was once shocked for a second. i am o.k. now. not anything damaged, I guess," and his hand went to his head. "No, not anything broken," extra Tom, cheerfully, "but you will have a lump there as colossal as an ostrich egg. are you able to stroll? " "Oh, i am alright. Bless my stars, what a spoil! " Mr. Damon checked out the continues to be of the airship. It definitely was once a destroy! The bent and twisted planes have been wrapped concerning the afterpart, the gasoline bag used to be yet a shred, the body used to be splintered and twisted, and the less than half, the place the beginning wheels have been positioned, resembled loads of damaged bicycles. The cabin gave the look of a shack that had sustained an explosion of dynamite.

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