Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle

Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... the long, slender blowguns, consisting merely of a hollow reed. Women and children there were, too, also dancing and leaping about, howling at the tops of their voices. Above the unearthly din could be heard the noise of the drums and tom-toms, while, as the adventurers drew up in front of their airship, there came a sort of chant, and a line of natives, dressed fantastically in the skins of beasts, came filing out of the large hut. The witch-doctors! exclaimed Tom, who had read of them in African travel books. Are they going to attack us? cried Ned. Bless my hymn book! I hope not! came from Mr. Damon. We wouldn t have any chance at all in this horde of black men. I wish Eradicate Sampson and his mule Boomerang were here. Maybe he could talk their language, and tell them that we meant no harm. If there s any talking to be done, I guess our guns will have to do it, said Tom grimly. I can speak a little of their language, remarked Mr. Durban, but what in the world are the beggars up to, anyhow? I supposed they d send a volley of arrows at us, first shot, but they don t seem to be going to do that. No, they re dancing around us, said Tom. That s it! exclaimed Mr. Anderson. I have it! Why didn t I think of it before? The natives are welcoming us! Welcoming us? repeated Ned. Yes, went on the missionary seeker. They are doing a dance in our honor, and they have even called out the witch-doctors to do us homage. That s right, agreed Mr. Durban, who was listening to the chanting of the natives dressed in animal...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236628012
  • 9781236628015