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TOM SWIFT AND HIS ELECTRIC RUNABOUT
or
The Speediest Car on the Road
by
VICTOR APPLETON
Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout
CONTENTS
CHAPTER
I TOM HOPES FOR A PRIZE
II MR. DAMON'S STEERING
III THE MOTOR-CYCLE WINS
IV TALE OF A NEW BANK
V A MIDNIGHT ENCOUNTER
VI BUILDING THE CAR
VII TOM IS CAPTURED
VIII A BLINDING FLASH
IX TOM IS RESCUED
X TOM HAS A FALL
XI CROSSED WIRES
XII THE TRYOUT
XIII TOWED BY A MULE
XIV A GREAT RUN
XV ANDY FOGER'S BLACK EYE
XVI TROUBLE AT THE BANK
XVII A RUN ON THE BANK
XVIII AFTER THE CASH
XIX STOPPED ON THE ROAD
XX ON TIME
XXI OFF TO THE BIG RACE
XXII IN A DITCH
XIII THE POWER GONE
XIV ON THE TRACK
XXV WINNING THE PRIZE
TOM SWIFT AND HIS ELECTRIC RUNABOUT
CHAPTER I
TOM HOPES FOR A PRIZE
"Father," exclaimed Tom Swift, looking up from a paper he was reading,
"I think I can win that prize!"
"What prize is that?" inquired the aged inventor, gazing away from a
drawing of a complicated machine, and pausing in his task of making
some intricate calculations. "You don't mean to say, Tom, that you're
going to have a try for a government prize for a submarine, after all."
"No, not a submarine prize, dad," and the youth laughed. "Though our
Advance would take the prize away from almost any other under-water
boat, I imagine. No, it's another prize I'm thinking about."
"What do you mean?"
"Well, I see by this paper that the Touring Club of America has offered


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