Airship Andy

Airship Andy

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Excerpt: ...lower end, and succeeded in pulling it far enough out to admit of their crowding through the opening. He went first, grabbing and holding Andy till Gus made the passage. "Keep away from those lights over yonder," ordered Dale, indicating a point on the broad expanse where some aeroplane tents showed. "This way, I tell you," he added in a hoarse, hurried whisper. "There's a man." Andy pushed forward, came to a dead halt, 101 bracing himself as his captors tried to pull him out of range of a man seated on a hummock, apparently watching some night man uvres of airships over where the lights showed. "Mister, oh, mister!" shouted Andy. He received a blow on the mouth from the fist of Gus, but that did not prevent him from renewing the outcry. The man sprang quickly to his feet and came towards them. He was small, thin, dark-faced, and so undersized and effeminate-looking that Andy at once decided that he would not count for much in a tussle with two stout, active boys. Dale thought so, too, evidently, for he squared up in front of Andy, trying to hide him from the view of the stranger, while Gus attempted to pull his captive back towards the fence. Andy, however, gave a jerk that drew Gus almost off his feet, and a bunt to Dale that sent him forcibly to one side. "What is this?" spoke the stranger in a soft, mellow, almost womanly tone of voice. "Did some one then call?" "It was I," proclaimed Andy. "These fellows have tied me up and are trying to kidnap me." "It is wrong, I will so investigate," said the little man, coming straight up to the group and scanning each keenly in turn. "See here," spoke Dale, springing in front of the man, "this is none of your business." 102 "Oh, yes, it is," returned the stranger in the same gentle, purring way. "I am interested. Speak on, young man." "Get him away!" directed Dale in a sharp whisper to Gus. Then, quick as lightning, he made a pass at the stranger....show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236733800
  • 9781236733801

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