Victor Appleton was once a favored writer within the twentieth century, yet Victor used to be now not a unmarried person. in its place, that identify was once used as a pseudonym through the Stratemeyer Syndicate to place out the preferred Tom Swift series.
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Exclaimed the excitable guy, as he shook palms with Tom and Ned and famous the packing evidences all approximately. "You're able to visit the land of wonders. " "The land of wonders? " repeated Ned. "Yes, that is what Professor Bumper calls the a part of Honduras we'll. And it needs to be incredible, Tom. examine entire towns, a few of them containing idols and temples of gold, buried thirty and 40 toes lower than the outside! amazing is hardly ever the identify for it! " "It'll be nice! " cried Ned. "I consider you are ready, Mr. Damon−−you and the professor? " "Yes. yet, Tom, i've got just a little disagreeable information for you. " "Unpleasant information? " "Yes. you recognize Professor Bumper mentioned a rival−−a guy named Beecher who's a member of the college of a brand new and prosperous university. " "I heard him communicate of him−−yes," and how Tom acknowledged it not anyone might have suspected that he had any own curiosity within the subject. "He isn't really going to offer his mystery away," inspiration Ned. "Well, this Professor Beecher, you know," went on Mr. Damon, "also is familiar with concerning the idol of gold, and is making an attempt to get sooner than Professor Bumper within the seek. " "He did say whatever of it, yet not anything was once certain," remarked Tom. "But it really is definite! " exclaimed Mr. Damon. "Bless my toothpick, it is altogether too yes! " "How is that? " requested Tom. "Is Beecher definitely going to Honduras? " "Yes, after all. yet what's worse, he and his get together will go away ny at the similar steamer with us! " bankruptcy VII. TOM HEARS anything On listening to Mr. Damon's particularly startling statement, Tom and Ned checked out each other. There looked to be anything again of the easy statement−−an ominous and portending "something. " "On an analogous steamer with us, is he? " mused Tom. "How did you research this? " requested Ned. "Just bought a cord from Professor Bumper telling me. He requested me to mobilephone to you approximately it, as he was once too busy to name up at the lengthy distance from ny. yet rather than 'phoning i made a decision to return over myself. " bankruptcy VII. TOM HEARS whatever 21 Tom quick within the Land of Wonders "Glad you did," acknowledged Tom, heartily. "Did Professor Bumper wish us to do whatever designated, now that it's convinced his rival may be so shut on his path? " "Yes, he requested me to alert you to be cautious what you probably did and acknowledged in connection with the day trip. " "Then does he worry anything? " requested Ned. "Yes, in a manner. i believe he's a great deal afraid this younger Beecher won't purely be first at the web site of the underground urban, yet that he could be the first to find the idol of gold. it'd be a very good factor for a tender archaeologist like Beecher to complete a venture of this kind, and beat Professor Bumper within the race. " "Do you think that that is why Beecher made up our minds to head at the comparable steamer we're to take? " requested Ned. "Yes, I do," stated Mr. Damon. "Though from what Professor Bumper acknowledged i do know he regards Professor Beecher as a wonderfully honorable guy, in addition to a super scholar. i don't think Beecher or his occasion could slump to something dishonorable or underhand, although they wouldn't hesitate, nor might we, to exploit each reasonable probability to win within the race.
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