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Rapid. "It will take approximately days to get the shops and provisions aboard and rig up the diving matches; then we'll commence for the sunken treasure. there have been a number of robust searchlights at the improve, so prepared that the bow, stern or each side can be illuminated independently. there have been additionally commentary home windows close to each one mild. In flip the strong rays have been forged first on the bow after which aft. within the gleams can be obvious the sandy mattress of the sea, lined with shells of assorted forms. nice crabs walked round on their lengthy, jointed legs, and Tom observed a few lobsters that might have introduced pleasure to the center of a fisherman. "Look on the sizeable fish! " cried Mr. Damon without notice, and he pointed to a couple darkish, shadowy varieties that swam as much as the glass home windows, obviously wondered by means of the sunshine. "Porpoises," declared Captain Weston in brief. an entire university of them. " The fish appeared unexpectedly to multiply, and shortly these within the submarine felt curious tremors working during the complete craft. "The fish are rubbing up opposed to it," cried Tom. "They needs to imagine we got here down the following so they can scratch their backs at the metal plates. " bankruptcy Twelve. For a Breath of Air 39 Tom rapid And His Submarine Boat For your time they remained at the backside, observing the fantastic sight of the fishes that swam all approximately them. "Well, i believe we could besides rise," introduced Mr. quick, when they were at the backside approximately an hour, relocating the following and there. "We did not convey any provisions, and i am getting hungry, even though i do not understand how the others of you're feeling approximately it. " "Bless my dinner−plate, i'll consume, too! " cried Mr. Damon. "Go up, via all capability. we are going to get sufficient of under−water commute after we commence for the treasure. " "Send her up, Tom," known as his father. "I have the desire to make a number of notes on a few wanted adjustments and enhancements. " Tom entered the reduce pilot condo, and grew to become the valve that opened the tanks. He additionally pulled the lever that begun the pumps, in order that the water ballast will be extra fast emptied, as that will render the submarine buoyant, and he or she might speedy shoot to the skin. To the shock of the lad, although, there no outrushing of the water. the improvement remained desk bound at the ocean mattress. Mr. rapid seemed up from his notes. "Didn't you listen me ask you to ship her up, Tom? " he inquired mildly. "I did, dad, yet whatever appears the matter," used to be the answer. "Matter? What do you suggest? " and the elderly inventor hastened to the place his son and Captain Weston have been on the wheels, valves and levers. "Why, the tanks will not empty, and the pumps do not appear to paintings. " "Let me try," urged Mr. fast, and he pulled some of the handles. there has been no corresponding motion of the equipment. "That's odd," he remarked in a curious voice "Perhaps whatever has long past improper with the connections. cross glance within the engine−room, and ask Mr. Sharp if every little thing is o.k. there. " Tom made a rapid journey, returning to record that the dynamos, automobiles and fuel engine have been operating completely. "Try to paintings the tank levers and pumps from the conning tower," steered Captain Weston.