The natives under Zacatas waited in camp for him for some time, and then went back to the Amazon region where they belonged. But in South America there are so many jungles that it will be hard to find a level starting ground for a take-off, after we land. The aeroplane, divided into many small packages, the goods for barter, their supplies, stores, ammunition, and the box of which Tom took such care--all these were on the backs of the beasts of burden. I'll have to make inducements. Translated into many languages, the books have sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.
The Foger homestead was closed up, and Andy ceased to be a fixture of the town, for which Tom and Ned were very glad. Nor were these giants tall and thin, as was the one Tom had seen, but stout, and well proportioned. But Waydell was soon after him, and he knows that when I once set out for a freak or a certain kind of animal I keep on until I get it. Wait a minute, Tom Swift! Who is your friend that wants a giant? Making signs that he wanted to bring in some of his baggage, Tom stepped out of the hut, telling his friends to wait for him. You know what that is on board ship.
There was not a firearm among them, as they passed on after the party of our friends whom they had seen from the battlehill. Of course, Tom's enemies are all around and trying to one-up Tom while beating him to the prize. Included in it were some of his own and his father's inventions, and had one been given a glance into that same box he would have wondered at the queer things. I want to get off in the jungle, and fight wild beasts, and escape from the savages! Preston, a little later, when the warning bell had rung. Chief of Unnamed Village-- No name or description given, except as wearing home-spun clothes. Ned, come with me and we'll put in some of my electric rifles.
Preston warned us about him. As yet Tom had made no inquiries as to the location of giant land from any of the natives of the villages or towns through which they passed. And with the advent of Mr. It was worked by a stored charge of magnetism of the wireless kind. But even at the best it was not easy work, and more than once Tom's friends urged him to turn back. I've got just the thing for you. I was worried for fear the ship would be blown up.
Then all the others leaped up, and the sight of the human beings completed the scare. But this underhand business gets on my nerves. One thing I will promise you, though, if there's any danger of you or your party getting hurt by these big men I'll fight on your side. One of the mission workers, later, sent Tom details about a buried city of gold in Mexico, and Tom and his chum together with Mr. The shouting noise increased, and the sound of the war drums also. This book is available, online. Apparently employed in Shopton 1 st National Bank, but lately never seems to have to show up for work, as he is now a regular fixture in Tom's adventures.
It contained the magneto of his aeroplane and he was putting waterproof paper about it. For a moment there was a silence. Tom needed some platinum for his electrical machines, and it proved very useful. But hardly had they made a detour of the burned huts than one of the native drivers, who was in the rear, came riding up with a shout. When he went to the caves of ice Tom had bad luck, for his airship was wrecked, and he endured many hardships in getting home with his companions, particularly as Andy Foger sought revenge on him.
Of course we're going on to giant land! They will fight too, for all their wild nature is aroused. Waydell, in a few days. I'll deposit a certain sum in the bank to your credit, Tom, and you can draw on it for expenses. Climb up Ned, and we'll start off. The stampede had been broken. Dat were de only way t' prove t' him dat I wa'an't gittin' too old. I'm sure Waydell will learn that you are acting for me, and so I warn you in time.
At last the day for the start came. The answer came quickly and from the man himself. The giants seemed immensely pleased, after their first fright, and suddenly the king, coming down from his throne, stood with his big ear as nearly inside the horn as he could get it. Now, if you have a few minutes to spare, I'll tell you all I know about giant land. There were one or two storms, but they were of no consequence and the steamer weathered them easily. He has t' hab mo' oats dan usual, Massa Tom, an' he doan't feel 'em laik he uster, dat's a fac', Massa Tom.
I'm going to get a giant for you, Mr. Kosk- King of the giants. But I've got a plan. But probably their size makes them feared, and when our drivers heard the word 'giant' they simply wilted. There were now two bodies of the wild runaways, those that had passed the tethered mules, and those that had swung off. How many will you take? Damon started for the big hut where the chief lived.