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ASTOUNDING

STORIES

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VOL. VII, No. 2 CONTENTS AUGUST, 1931

THE DANGER FROM THE DEEP RALPH MILNE FARLEY 149

Marooned on the Sea Floor, His Hoisting Cable Cut, Young Abbot Is Left at the Mercy of the Man Sharks.

BROOD OF THE DARK MOON CHARLES WILLARD DIFFIN 168

Once More Chet, Walt and Diane Are United in a Wild Ride to the Dark Moon. But This Time They Go as Prisoners of Their Deadly Enemy Schwartzmann. (Beginning a Four Part Novel.)

IF THE SUN DIED R. F. STARZL 198

Tens of Millenniums After the Death of the Sun There Comes a Young Man Who Dares to Open the Frozen Gate of Subterranea.

THE MIDGET FROM THE ISLAND H. G. WINTER 214

Garth Howard, Prey to Half the Animals of the Forest, Fights Valiantly to Regain His Lost Five Feet of Size. (A Complete Novelette.)

THE MOON WEED HARL VINCENT 236

Unwittingly the Traitor of the Earth, Van Pits Himself Against the Inexorably Tightening Web of Plant Beasts He Has Released from the Moon.

THE PORT OF MISSING PLANES CAPTAIN S. P. MEEK 255

In the Underground Caverns of the Selom, Dr. Bird Once Again Locks Wills with the Subversive Genius, Saranoff.

THE READERS CORNER ALL OF US 273

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Issued monthly by The Clayton Magazines, Inc., 80 Lafayette Street, New York, N. Y. W. M. Clayton, President; Francis P. Pace, Secretary. Entered as second class matter December 7, 1929, at the Post Office at New York, N. Y., under Act of March 3, 1879. Title registered as a Trade Mark in the U. S. Patent Office. Member Newsstand Group. For advertising rates address The Newsstand Group, Inc., 80 Lafayette Street, New York; or The Wrigley Bldg., Chicago.

The Danger from the Deep

By Ralph Milne Farley

[Illustration: He caught a glimpse of the grinning fish face. ]

[Sidenote: Marooned on the sea floor, his hoisting cable cut, young Abbot is left at the mercy of the man sharks.]

Within a thick walled sphere of steel eight feet in diameter, with crystal clear fused quartz windows, there crouched an alert young scientist, George Abbot. The sphere rested on the primeval muck and slime at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, one mile beneath the surface.

The beam from his 200 watt searchlight, which shot out through one of his three windows into the dark blue depths beyond, seemed faint indeed, yet it served to illuminate anything which crossed it, or on which it fell... Continue reading book >>




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