Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers, or, the Secret of Phantom Mountain

Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers, or, the Secret of Phantom Mountain

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Title: Tom Swift Among The Diamond Makers  or The Secret of Phantom Mountain Author: Victor Appleton Release Date: November 6, 2009 [EBook #1282] Last Updated: June 9, 2010 Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK TOM SWIFT AMONG THE DIAMOND MAKERS ***
Produced by Anthony Matonac, and David Widger
TOM SWIFT AMONG THE DIAMOND MAKERS or The Secret of Phantom Mountain
By Victor Appleton
Contents
CHAPTER I.A SUSPICIOUS JEWELER CHAPTER II.A MIDNIGHT VISIT CHAPTER III.A STRANGE STORY CHAPTER IV.ANDY FOGER GETS A FRIGHT CHAPTER V.A MYSTERIOUS MAN CHAPTER VI.MR. DAMON IS ON HAND CHAPTER VII.MR. PARKER PREDICTS CHAPTER VIII.OFF FOR THE WEST
CHAPTER IX.A WARNING BY WIRELESS CHAPTER X.DROPPING THE STOWAWAY CHAPTER XI.A WEARY SEARCH CHAPTER XII.THE GREAT STONE HEAD CHAPTER XIII.ON PHANTOM MOUNTAIN CHAPTER XIV.WARNED BACK CHAPTER XV.THE LANDSLIDE CHAPTER XVI.THE VAST CAVERN CHAPTER XVII.THE PHANTOM CAPTURED CHAPTER XVIII.BILL RENSHAW WILL HELP CHAPTER XIX.IN THE SECRET CAVE CHAPTER XX.MAKING THE DIAMONDS CHAPTER XXI.FLASHING GEMS CHAPTER XXII.PRISONERS CHAPTER XXIII.BROKEN BONDS CHAPTER XXIV.IN GREAT PERIL CHAPTER XXV.THE MOUNTAIN SHATTERED. CONCLUSION
CHAPTER I—A SUSPICIOUS JEWELER "Well, Tom Swift, I don't believe you will make any mistake if you buy that diamond," said the jeweler to a young man who was inspecting a tray of pins, set with the sparkling stones. "It is of the first water, and without a flaw." "It certainly seems so, Mr. Track. I don't know much about diamonds, and I'm depending on you. But this one looks to be all right." "Is it for yourself, Tom?" "Er—no—that is, not exactly," and Tom Swift, the young inventor of airships and submarines, blushed slightly. "Ah, I see. It's for your housekeeper, Mrs. Baggert. Well, I think she would like a pin of this sort. True, it's rather expensive, but—" "No, it isn't for Mrs. Baggert, Mr. Track," and Tom seemed a bit embarrassed. "No? Well, then, Tom—of course it's none of my affair, except to sell you a good stone, But if this brooch is for a young lady, I can't recommend anything nicer. Do you think you will take this; or do you prefer to look at some others?" "Oh, I think this will do, Mr. Track. I guess I'll take—" Tom's Words were interrupted by a sudden action on the part of the jeweler. Mr. Track ran from behind the showcase and hastened toward the front door. "Did you see him, Tom?" he cried. "I wonder which way he went?" "Who?" asked the lad, following the shopkeeper. "That man. He's been walking up and down in front of my place for the last ten minutes—ever since you've been in here, in fact, and I don't like his looks." "What did he do?" "Nothin much, exce t to stare in here as if he was sizin m lace
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