Dave Dashaway, Air Champion, Or, Wizard Work in the Clouds

Dave Dashaway, Air Champion, Or, Wizard Work in the Clouds

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...on the Scout materially within a very few'minutes' time. In truth, Hiram, understanding the situation, had been "playing" with the Scout, purposely deferring direct forward progress, bent on giving the Ariel an opportunity to come up with them. His passenger either discovered or suspected this now. " No fooling, youngster," he spoke sternly, and Hiram felt against his shoulder the pressure of the weapon with which the man had previously threatened him. He knew that his passenger was watching him as a cat would a mouse. He could think of no subterfuge to delay matters. Hiram chuckled, however, as he noticed the ever increasing nearness of the Ariel. " Right over on that hill--where the grove of trees is," directed his passenger. " We can make it first. N o delaying, now! I won't stand it! " The searchlight of the Ariel was kept directly upon the Scout, except when a curve, or turn, made this impossible. As Hiram started a drift landwards, he realized that the Ariel was not far behind in the race. His passenger had slipped loose the seat belt, and showed eager suspense. "Why don't you land--why don't you land! those fellows will be right on our heels in a minute," he shouted. "I can't drop into the tree tops, can I?" challenged Hiram--" well! " The rebound of the biplane told him that it had been lightened of a burden. His environment demanded his strictest attention to the machine. However, he shot one rapid look back and down. It was to see his passenger risking a ten foot drop directly into a nest of tree branches. They bent with him like a rubbery surface. Hiram sent the Scout in a rising circle so as to keep the man...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236865049
  • 9781236865045