Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout, Or, the Speediest Car on the Road (Dodo Press)

American boys' fiction below pseudonym utilized by the Stratemeyer Syndicate who produced Tom fast sequence, Nancy Drew mysteries, the Hardy Boys, Dave Fearless and so on.

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I wasn't doin' something. " Tom hesitated. Sam can be telling the reality, however it was once uncertain. "What occurred to Andy's automobile? " the younger inventor requested. "He broke a wheel, going over an immense stone on Berk's hill. He went to inform a few one within the fix store to head after the automobile, and that i got here on domestic. you will have no correct to arrest me. " "I should, on basic principles," commented Tom. "Well, pass out, and do not you return round right here back. i will get a savage bull puppy, and the 1st person who comes sneaking round the following after darkish can be sorry.

Andy and his cronies had obviously had sufficient in their stumble upon with our hero, and didn't dare to irritate him extra. "Do you're thinking that you could trip domestic? " requested one of many farmers of the lad, while he had ascertained that his desktop was once in working order. "Well, it is dicy with no my lantern," spoke back Tom. "They smashed that for me. yet i suppose i will be able to deal with. " "No, you cannot! " insisted Mr. Mason. "You're stiff from being tied up; and also you cannot experience. Now you simply wheel that contraption over to my position, and i will hitch up and take you domestic.

He appeared up from the gauge of the motor, which he was once learning, and, for a second, he can make out not anything at nighttime inside of the store, for he used to be operating in an excellent gentle. "Who's there? " he known as sharply, for, greater than as soon as unscrupulous males had endeavored to sneak into the rapid retailers to thieve rules of innovations; if now not the particular gear itself. "It's me—Ned Newton," was once the joyful answer. "Oh, hi, Ned! i used to be puzzling over what had turn into of you," replied Tom. "Where have you ever been in recent years?

From the membership secretary he discovered variety of inventors have been engaged on electrical vehicles, and there promised to be the various quick autos within the race. After massive hard work Tom had succeeded in getting jointly one set of the batteries. He had them accomplished one afternoon, and desired to provide them a try that evening. yet, whilst he went to his father's chemical laboratory for a definite powder, which he had to use within the battery answer, he discovered there has been none. "I'll need to trip in to Mansburg for some," he made up our minds.

His arms touched anything. It was once now not his knife, and, for a second he felt a pang of unhappiness. Then, as he discovered what it was once that he had grasped, a brand new concept got here to him. "This could be greater than the knife! " he concept exultantly. the group of lads was once now surrounding him, a ways from the fireplace, which burned in entrance of the captive. "Sentence has been handed upon you," remarked the chief. "Prepare to fulfill thy doom! Get the fabrics, brothers! " "One second! " referred to as Tom, for he sought after the group all current to witness what he used to be approximately to do.

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