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UNDER THE OCEAN TO THE SOUTH POLE

Or

The Strange Cruise of the Submarine Wonder

BY ROY ROCKWOOD

AUTHOR OF "THROUGH THE AIR TO THE NORTH POLE," "THE RIVAL OCEAN DIVERS," "A SCHOOLBOY'S PLUCK," ETC.

ILLUSTRATED

NEW YORK CUPPLES & LEON CO.

GOOD BOOKS FOR BOYS

BY ROY ROCKWOOD

=THE GREAT MARVEL SERIES=

THROUGH THE AIR TO THE NORTH POLE Or The Wonderful Cruise of the Electric Monarch

UNDER THE OCEAN TO THE SOUTH POLE Or The Strange Cruise of the Submarine Wonder

Cloth. Illustrated

Copyright, 1907, by CUPPLES & LEON CO.

UNDER THE OCEAN TO THE SOUTH POLE

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. WILL THE SHIP WORK? 1

II. A LAND OF ICE 10

III. RUNNING DOWN A WAR SHIP 19

IV. IN THE MIDST OF FIRE 27

V. A GRAVE ACCUSATION 35

VI. ON A RUNAWAY TROLLEY 43

VII. OFF FOR THE SOUTH POLE 52

VIII. ASHORE IN THE DARK 60

IX. A PRICE ON THEIR HEADS 68

X. ATTACKED BY A MONSTER 75

XI. CAUGHT IN A SEA OF GRASS 84

XII. FIRE ON BOARD 92

XIII. THE GHOST OF THE SUBMARINE 100

XIV. DIGGING OUT THE SHIP 108

XV. THE STRANGE SHIPWRECK 117

XVI. THE GHOST AGAIN 126

XVII. ATTACKED BY SAVAGES 134

XVIII. ON LAND 143

XIX. REGAINING THE SHIP 152

XX. ON A VOLCANIC ISLAND 160

XXI. CAUGHT IN A WHIRLPOOL 169

XXII. UNDER FIRE 177

XXIII. CAUGHT IN AN ICE FLOE 185

XXIV. THE SHIP GRAVEYARD 193

XXV. CAUGHT BY SEA SUCKERS 201

XXVI. LAND UNDER ICE 211

XXVII. ATTACKED BY AN OCTUPUS 220

XXVIII. OUT OF THE ICE 228

XXIX. THE BOILING WATER 235

XXX. THE SOUTH POLE CONCLUSION 240

UNDER THE OCEAN TO THE SOUTH POLE

CHAPTER I

WILL THE SHIP WORK?

"Hand me that wrench, Mark," called Professor Amos Henderson to a boy who stood near some complicated machinery over which the old man was working. The lad passed the tool over.

"Do you think the ship will work, Professor?" he asked.

"I hope so, Mark, I hope so," muttered the scientist as he tightened some bolts on what was perhaps the strangest combination of apparatus that had ever been put together. "There is no reason why she should not, and yet "

The old man paused. Perhaps he feared that, after all, the submarine boat on which he had labored continuously for more than a year would be a failure.

"Is there anything more I can do now?" asked Mark.

"Not right away," replied the professor, without looking up from the work he was doing. "But I wish you and Jack would be around in about an hour. I am going to start the engine then, and I'll need you. If you see Washington outside send him to me."

Mark left the big room where the submarine boat had been in process of construction so long. Outside he met a boy about his own age, who was cleaning a rifle.

"How's it going, Mark?" asked this second youth, who was rather fat, and, if one could judge by his face, of a jolly disposition.

"The professor is going to try the engine in about an hour," replied Mark. "We must be on hand."

"I'll be there all right... Continue reading book >>




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