Tom Swift and His Big Tunnel: Or, the Hidden City of the Andes (Tom Swift, Book 19)

By Victor Appleton

Tom rapid and His huge Tunnel is the nineteenth publication within the unique Tom rapid series.

"Every boy possesses a few type of creative genius. Tom rapid is a vibrant, creative boy and his innovations and adventures take advantage of attention-grabbing type of reading."

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This sequence of experience novels starring the genius boy inventor Tom speedy falls into the style of "invention fiction" or "Edisonade".

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It's that i'll provide to the area the treasures it needs to contain—the treasures of an old civilization. " "And how do you think that the town disappeared? " requested Mr. Titus. "I don't know. no matter if it used to be destroyed through enemies, even if it used to be buried less than the ashes of a volcano, no matter if it nonetheless exists, abandoned and solitary in a few valley amid the mountain fastnesses of the Andes, i don't understand. yet i'm sure town as soon as existed, and it could actually exist but, even though it can be in dust-covered ruins. that's what I search to discover.

Now then, let's get right down to enterprise. Will you visit South the US with me? " "Whereabout in South the US are you going, Mr. Damon, and why? " Tom requested. "To Peru, Tom. " "What a accident! " exclaimed Mr. Titus. "I beg your pardon? " acknowledged Mr. Damon, interrogatively. "I acknowledged what a accident. i'm going there myself. " "Excuse me," interposed Tom, "I don't think, within the pleasure of the instant, I brought you gents. permit me—Mr. Damon—Mr. Titus. " The presentation over, Mr. Damon went on: "You see, Tom, i've got in recent times invested enormous funds in a wholesale drug trouble.

Nor did the bearded guy (if he it have been who had helped within the plot), nor any consultant of Blakeson & Grinder look. The paintings at the tunnel used to be resumed as though not anything had occurred. yet Tom prepared a vivid gentle so it is going to ponder the spot within the roof the place the relocating rock was once, in order that if the evil face of the bearded guy, or of Waddington, seemed there back, it'll fast be visible. A seek of the local, and diligent inquiries, did not expose the presence of any of the plotters.

Now, left to himself, with basically nominal tasks, and so disguised that not one of the workmen could understand him for the trim younger inventor who oversaw the getting ready of the blast fees, Tom speedy walked back and forth, trying to find a few conscientiously hidden passage or shaft by way of which the lads had acquired away. "For it has to be good hidden to have escaped commentary so long," Tom determined. "And it needs to be a ordinary shaft, or gap, for we're dull into local rock, and it is not most likely that those Indians ever attempted to make a tunnel right here.

The rock used to be certainly getting more durable and used to be now not so simply shattered. Tom made checks of the items he had received from the outcropping ledge at the mountain the place he had shot the condor, and made up our minds to make a metamorphosis within the powder. Shipments have been on a regular basis bought from Shopton, Mr. quick preserving issues in development there. Mr. Damon's enterprise used to be happening satisfactorily, and he lent what relief he may possibly to Tom. As for Professor Bumper he saved on along with his look for the misplaced urban of Pelone, yet without good fortune.

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