Tom Swift and His Electric Locomotive

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1st World Publishing, Sep 20, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 200 pages
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - "An electric locomotive that can make two miles a minute over a properly ballasted roadbed might not be an impossibility," said Mr. Barton Swift ruminatively. "It is one of those things that are coming," and he flashed his son, Tom Swift, a knowing smile. It had been a topic of conversation between them before the visitor from the West had been seated before the library fire and had sampled one of the elder Swift's good cigars. "It is not only a future possibility," said the latter gentleman, shrugging his shoulders. "As far as the Hendrickton and Pas Alos Railroad Company goes, a two mile a minute gait - not alone on a level track but through the Pas Alos Range - is an immediate necessity. It's got to be done now, or our stock will be selling on the curb for about two cents a share."
 

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Tom held up, thief makes off with plans for his electric locomotive.
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"He just had to tell Mary. Mary Nestor was a very pretty girl and Tom thought she was just right in every particular
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"Mary was excited about the story." (Warning to be careful, waving, saying good-bye, listening later all she ever does in Tom's adventures.)Tom not worried about the theft, notes were in personal short hand impossible to decipher. "When that bold, bad, hold-up gent turns the notes over to Montague Lewis or whoever his principle is, there will be a sweet time."
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"Oh, Tom isn't that fun. You are a smart fellow, Tom" Mary, "her laughter trilling sweetly."
 

Contents

1 A TEMPTING OFFER
7
2 TROUBLE STARTS
19
3 TOM SWIFTS FRIENDS
25
4 MUCH TO THINK ABOUT
32
5 BARBED WIRE ENTANGLEMENTS
40
6 THE CONTRACT SIGNED
48
7 THE MAN WITH BIG FEET
58
8 AN ENEMY IN THE DARK
67
14 SPEED
108
15 THE ENEMY STILL ACTIVE
116
16 OFF FOR THE WEST
124
17 THE WRECK OF FORTYEIGHT
131
18 ON THE HENDRICKTON PAS ALOS
139
19 PERIL THE MOTHER OF INVENTION
150
20 THE RESULT
156
21 THE OPEN SWITCH
162

9 WHERE WAS KOKU?
74
10 A STRANGE CONVERSATION
83
11 TOUCH AND GO
89
12 THE TRYOUT DAY ARRIVES
95
13 HOPES AND FEARS
102
22 A DESPERATE CHASE
171
23 MR DAMON AT BAY
178
24 PUTTING THE ENEMY TO FLIGHT
184
25 SPEED AND SUCCESS
191
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