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TOM SWIFT AND HIS AIR SCOUT
or
Uncle Sam's Mastery of the Sky
by
Victor Appleton
CONTENTS
CHAPTER
I A SKY RIDE
II A NEW IDEA
III THE BIG OFFER
IV MR. DAMON'S WHIZZER
V TOM'S PROJECT
VI MAKING PLANS
VII A PROBLEM IN SOUND
VIII THROUGH THE ROOF
IX AFTER A SPY
X A BIG SPLASH
XI A NIGHT TRIP
XII THE CRY FOR HELP
XIII SOMETHING QUEER
XIV THE TELEPHONE CALL
XV A VAIN SEARCH
XVI THE LONG NIGHT
XVII SILENT SAM
XVIII SUSPICIONS
XIX ANOTHER FLIGHT
XX QUEER MARKS
XXI THE DESERTED CABIN
XXII CLEWS AT LAST
XXIII THE GOVERNMENT TEST
XXIV IN THE MOONLIGHT
XXV THE GOLD TOOTH
TOM SWIFT AND HIS AIR SCOUT
CHAPTER I
A SKY RIDE
"Oh Tom, is it really safe?"
A young lady--an exceedingly pretty young lady, she could be
called--stood with one small, gloved hand on the outstretched wing of
an aeroplane, and looked up at a young man, attired in a leather,
fur-lined suit, who sat in the cockpit of the machine just above her.
"Safe, Mary?" repeated the pilot, as he reached in under the hood of
the craft to make sure about one of the controls. "Why, you ought to
know by this time that I wouldn't go up if it wasn't safe!"
"Oh, yes, I know, Tom. It may be all right for you, but I've never been
up in this kind of airship before, and I want to know if it's safe for
me."
The young man leaned over the edge of the padded cockpit, and clasped
in his rather grimy hand the neatly gloved one of the young lady. And


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