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The Boys of the Wireless by Frank V. Webster

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THE BOYS OF THE WIRELESS

Or

A Stirring Rescue from the Deep

BY

FRANK V. WEBSTER

AUTHOR OF "AIRSHIP ANDY," "COMRADES OF THE SADDLE," "BEN HARDY'S FLYING MACHINE," "BOB THE CASTAWAY," ETC.

ILLUSTRATED

NEW YORK CUPPLES & LEON COMPANY PUBLISHERS

BOOKS FOR BOYS

By FRANK V. WEBSTER

12mo. Cloth. Illustrated.

ONLY A FARM BOY TOM, THE TELEPHONE BOY THE BOY FROM THE RANCH THE YOUNG TREASURE HUNTER BOB, THE CASTAWAY THE YOUNG FIREMEN OF LAKEVILLE THE NEWSBOY PARTNERS THE BOY PILOT OF THE LAKES THE TWO BOY GOLD MINERS JACK, THE RUNAWAY COMRADES OF THE SADDLE THE BOYS OF BELLWOOD SCHOOL THE HIGH SCHOOL RIVALS BOB CHESTER'S GRIT AIRSHIP ANDY DARRY, THE LIFE SAVER DICK, THE BANK BOY BEN HARDY'S FLYING MACHINE THE BOYS OF THE WIRELESS HARRY WATSON'S HIGH SCHOOL DAYS

Cupples & Leon Co., Publishers, New York

Copyright, 1912, by CUPPLES & LEON COMPANY THE BOYS OF THE WIRELESS

Contents

CHAPTER I TOM BARNES' WIRELESS CHAPTER II STATION Z CHAPTER III "SPOOKS!" CHAPTER IV "DONNER" CHAPTER V A BOY WITH A MYSTERY CHAPTER VI A TIP VIA WIRELESS CHAPTER VII GRACE MORGAN CHAPTER VIII QUICK ACTION CHAPTER IX STRICTLY BUSINESS CHAPTER X A YOUNG CAPITALIST CHAPTER XI A GREAT STEP FORWARD CHAPTER XII "SUN, MOON AND STARS" CHAPTER XIII THE BLACK CAPS CHAPTER XIV TURNING THE TABLES CHAPTER XV AN UNEXPECTED RESCUER CHAPTER XVI KIDNAPPED CHAPTER XVII UP TO MISCHIEF CHAPTER XVIII THE TOY BALLOONS CHAPTER XIX A STARTLING MESSAGE CHAPTER XX THE LAUNCH CHAPTER XXI BRAVING THE STORM CHAPTER XXII THE RESCUE CHAPTER XXIII "EVERY INCH A MAN" CHAPTER XXIV THE KIDNAPPED BOY CHAPTER XXV TOM ON THE TRAIL CONCLUSION

THE BOYS OF THE WIRELESS

CHAPTER I TOM BARNES' WIRELESS

"What's that new fangled thing on the blasted oak, Tom?"

"That, Ben, is a wireless."

"Oh, you don't say so!"

"Or, rather the start of one."

"Say, you aren't original or ambitious or anything like that, are you?"

The speaker, Ben Dixon, bestowed a look of admiration and interest on the chum he liked best of all in the world, Tom Barnes.

Tom was reckoned a genius in the little community in which he lived. He had the record of "always being up to something." In the present instance he had been up a tree, it seemed. From "the new fangled thing" Ben had discovered in passing the familiar landmark, the blasted oak, wires and rods ran up to quite a height, showing that some one had done some climbing.

Ben became instantly absorbed in an inspection of the contrivance before him. He himself had some mechanical talent. His father had been an inventor in a small way, and anything in which Tom had a part always attracted him.

"Tell me about it. What's that thing up there?" asked Ben, pointing directly at some metal rods attached to the broken off top of the tree.

"Those are antennae."

"Looks like an twenty!" chuckled Ben over his own joke. "There's a whole network of them, isn't there?"

"They run down to a relay, Ben, catching the electric waves striking the decoherer, which taps the coherer and disarranges a lot of brass filings by mechanical vibration. That's the whole essence of the wireless otherwise it is no different from common telegraphy a group of parts each for individual service in transmitting or receiving the electric waves."

"Thank you!" observed Ben drily. "How delightfully plain that all is! You rattle those scientific terms off good and spry, though."

"So will you, as soon as you do what I've been doing," asserted Tom.

"And what's that?"

"Getting a glance at the real wireless outfit Mr. Edson is operating down at Sandy Point."

"I heard of that," nodded Ben.

"He's a fine man," said Tom enthusiastically. "He's taken all kinds of trouble to post me and explain things I wanted to know... Continue reading book >>




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