The Radio Detectives

The Radio Detectives

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Excerpt: ...go first!" Frank's face paled. "Jehoshaphat!" he exclaimed to Henry who, realizing that something mysterious was taking place beneath the river, was bending close. "Jehoshaphat! They're in danger! Say, what can it be? Maybe they're caught in quicksand or a current or under a boat." Pleadingly, with fright and worry expressed in his tones, Frank begged Tom to reply, to tell him what was wrong, what the danger was. For a space he waited anxiously for his chum's reply and then, at last, it came. "It's all right," called Tom. "Don't worry. Stop talking and just listen!" Frank turned to Henry and disconnected the microphone by throwing off a switch to make sure that no sound could be sent. "I guess they're all right," he said. "But I'm worried just the same. Why should he want me to be quiet and just listen. Oh, I do wish they'd come back." "There's those foreign words again," he announced presently, "and, say-I didn't think of it before-there are two talking now." Then followed silence, not a sound, not even a hum or buzz of interference greeted his ears and anxiously he listened, half fearful that some awful casualty had happened to Tom and Rawlins out there somewhere under the turbid waters of the river. The moments passed terribly slowly to the two boys and then Frank again gave a start as he heard Tom ejaculate "Gosh!" followed by some rapid low-spoken words, only one of which Frank could catch-the word "wreck." "That's it," he announced to Henry with a sigh of relief. "They've found a wreck. Gee! perhaps they've found treasure." Henry laughed gayly. "Oh, that's good!" he exclaimed. "Treasure in the East River! You must think you're down in the West Indies or somewhere." "Well, I don't see what's so awful funny about finding a wreck or treasure in the East River," declared Frank petulantly. "Lots of boats have sunk here and why shouldn't one of...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236729676
  • 9781236729675