Excerpt: ... a moment," was his reply. He took his seat beside the girl. The motor was speeded up until it sounded like the roar of the ocean surf in a storm. "Let her go!" cried Tom to Mr. Damon and Mr. Jackson, who were holding back the Humming-Bird. They gave her a slight shove to over-come the inertia, and the trim little craft darted across ...Read MoreExcerpt: ... a moment," was his reply. He took his seat beside the girl. The motor was speeded up until it sounded like the roar of the ocean surf in a storm. "Let her go!" cried Tom to Mr. Damon and Mr. Jackson, who were holding back the Humming-Bird. They gave her a slight shove to over-come the inertia, and the trim little craft darted across the ground at every increasing speed. Miss Nestor caught her breath with a gasp, glanced at Tom, and noted how cool he was, and then her frantic grip of the uprights slightly relaxed. "We'll go up a little way in a minute!" shouted Tom in her ear as they were speeding over the level ground. He pulled a lever slightly, and the Humming-Bird rose a little in the air, but only for a short distance, not more than five feet, and Tom held her there, though he had to run the engine at a greater speed than would have been the case had he been in the sustaining upper currents. It was as if the Humming-Bird resented being held so closely to the earth. Around in a big circle, back and forth went the craft, at no time being more than seven feet from the ground. Tom glanced at Miss Nestor. Her cheeks were unusually red, and there was a bright sparkle in her eyes. "It's glorious!" she cried. "Do youRead Less
Fair. No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. 207 pages; 25 chapters; with several pages of ads for other juvenile series by this publisher. b/w full page illustration on the frontispiece. Chapter headings include: The prize offer; Mr. Swift is ill; Anxious days; The empty shed; Tom is hurt; A clash with Andy; A noise in the night; a Mysterious fire; The broken bridge; Just in time; Will he live? ; Won by a length; Home again-Conclusion, etc. Pages yellowed; smudging and page wear; Inner spine crease is weakened but pages intact. Foxing on page edges. Hard tan cover with black lettering and illustrations on four quadrents on cover. Shelf wear; cover edges rubbed. corners bumped; slight fraying on top and bottom spine edges. Previous owner name and other markings penciled on front and back inside covers. Rare vintage juvenile adventure Tom Swift book in series. Seller has several other in series for sale.
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