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TOM SWIFT AMONG THE FIRE FIGHTERS
or
Battling with Flames from the Air
By
VICTOR APPLETON
CONTENTS
CHAPTER
I A BAD PLACE FOR A FIRE
II NO USE OF LIVING!
III TOM'S NEW IDEA
IV AN EXPERIMENT
V THE EXPLOSION
VI TOM IS WORRIED
VII A FORCED LANDING
VIII STRANGE TALK
IX SUSPICIONS
X ANOTHER ATTEMPT
XI THE BLAZING TREE
XII TOM IS LONESOME
XIII A SUCCESSFUL TEST
XIV OUT OF THE CLOUDS
XV COALS OF FIRE
XVI VIOLENT THREATS
XVII A TOWN BLAZE
XVIII FINISHING TOUCHES
XIX ON THE TRAIL
XX A HEAVY LOAD
XXI THE LIGHT IN THE SKY
XXII TRAPPED
XXIII TO THE RESCUE
XXIV A STRANGE DISCOVERY
XXV THE LIGHT OF DAY
TOM SWIFT AMONG THE FIRE FIGHTERS
CHAPTER I
A BAD PLACE FOR A FIRE
"Impossible, Ned! It can't be as much as that!"
"Well, you can prove the additions yourself, Tom, on one of the adding
machines. I've been over 'em twice, and get the same result each time.
There are the figures. They say figures don't lie, though it doesn't
follow that the opposite is true, for those who do not stick closely to
the truth do, sometimes, figure. But there you have it; your financial
statement for the year," and Ned Newton, business manager for Tom
Swift, the talented young inventor, shoved a mass of papers across the
table to his friend and chum, as well as employer.
"It doesn't seem possible, Ned, that we have made as much as that this
past year. And this, as I understand it, doesn't include what was taken


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