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[Illustration: (Frontispiece) Jack experienced an odd thrill as he prepared to send the first spoken word ever exchanged between an airship and land Page 71.]

THE BOY INVENTORS' RADIO TELEPHONE

BY

RICHARD BONNER

AUTHOR OF "THE BOY INVENTORS' WIRELESS TRIUMPH," "THE BOY INVENTORS AND THE VANISHING GUN," "THE BOY INVENTORS' DIVING TORPEDO BOAT," "THE BOY INVENTORS' FLYING SHIP," "THE BOY INVENTORS' ELECTRIC HYDROAEROPLANE," ETC., ETC.

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY CHARLES L. WRENN

NEW YORK HURST & COMPANY PUBLISHERS

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I. THE POWER OF THE AIR

II. AN ENCOUNTER WITH A CHARACTER

III. THE PROFESSOR'S DILEMMA

IV. "WHERE IS HE?"

V. CHESTER CHADWICK INVENTOR

VI. THE RADIO TELEPHONE

VII. THE GREAT TEST

VIII. TALKING THROUGH SPACE

IX. THE BOYS FACE TROUBLE

X. AN INVOLUNTARY A√čRONAUT

XI. BY THE ROADSIDE

XII. MAKING ENEMIES

XIII. THE LEADEN TUBE

XIV. IN THE HOSPITAL

XV. A TALE OF THE COLORADO

XVI. ZEB CUMMINGS

XVII. IN THE LABORATORY

XVIII. INTO THE STORM

XIX. THE "LIGHTNING CAGE"

XX. THROUGH THE AIR

XXI. VAULTING TO THE RESCUE

XXII. "Z. 2. X."

XXIII. ON THE BORDER LINE

XXIV. "THE THREE BUTTES"

XXV. INTO THE BEYOND

XXVI. THE START FOR THE UNKNOWN

XXVII. THE PROFESSOR'S SECOND DILEMMA

XXVIII. THE UPPER REGIONS

XXIX. A MUD BATH

XXX. NIGHT ON THE COLORADO

XXXI. THE ISLAND OF MYSTERY

XXXII. THROUGH THE WOODS

XXXIII. THE SECRET AT LAST

XXXIV. THE INTERLOPERS

XXXV. TRIUMPH

XXXVI. THE HOMECOMING

The Boy Inventor's Radio Telephone.

CHAPTER I.

THE POWER OF THE AIR.

"That's it, Jack. Let her out!"

"Suffering speed laws of Squantum, but she can travel!" exclaimed Dick Donovan, redheaded and voluble.

"I tell you, electricity is the thing. Beats gasoline a million ways," chimed in Tom Jesson. Tom sat beside his cousin, Jack Chadwick, on the driver's seat of a curious looking automobile which was whizzing down the smooth, broad, green bordered road that led to Nestorville, the small town outside Boston where the Boy Inventors made their home.

The car that Jack Chadwick was driving differed in a dozen respects from an ordinary automobile. There was no engine hood in front. Instead of a bonnet the car, which was low slung, long and painted black, had a sharp prow of triangular shape. Its body, in fact, might be roughly compared to the form of a double ended whaleboat.

As it sped along outside the city limits, and immune from hampering speed laws, the car emitted no sound.

It moved silently, without the usual sharp staccato rattle of the exhaust. Behind it there was no evil smelling trail of gasoline and oil smoke. The car glided as silently as a summer breeze on its wire wheels, like those of a bicycle enlarged.

"I'll get a great story out of this," declared Dick Donovan, who, as readers of other volumes of this series know, was a reporter on a Boston paper. "That is, if you'll let me write it," he added, leaning forward over the front seat from the tonneau as he spoke.

"How about it, Jack?" asked Tom with an amused smile. "Shall we let Dick here get famous at our expense again?"

"I don't see why not," said Jack. "Everything about the Electric Monarch is patented. The new reciprocating device, and the self feeding storage batteries are fully covered. If Dick wants to write a romance about it he can, provided he leaves our pictures out."

"Oh, I'll do that," Dick readily promised. "Are you making top speed now, Jack?"

"Nowhere near; I wouldn't dare to. I believe that the Monarch is capable of ninety miles an hour. I wish we had a place like Ormond Beach to try her out on."

"You can count me out on that," chuckled Dick. "This is fast enough for me."

The boys were trying out their latest invention, an electric car capable of making the speed of a gasoline driven vehicle, and one which could be operated at a minimum of cost, almost a nominal expense, as compared with the high price of a vehicle run by an explosive engine... Continue reading book >>




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