Victor Appleton used to be a favored writer within the twentieth century, yet Victor was once now not a unmarried person. as a substitute, that identify was once used as a pseudonym through the Stratemeyer Syndicate to place out the preferred Tom Swift series.
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Speedy? " was once the call for of the 1st arrival. "Oh, my foot slipped," acknowledged the younger inventor, and so they acquired not anything extra out of him than that. yet to Ned, after the gang had long gone, the inventor stated: "Ned, my boy, they used to assert that necessity used to be the mummy of invention. for that reason a loaf of bread used to be thought of the maternal mother or father of the locomotive. i have one who will beat that. " "Whew! " gasped Ned. "How are you able to? i don't have my breath again but. " "It is peril that's the mom of invention," Tom went on, nonetheless jotting down his notes. "Believe me! that jolt gave me a brand new idea—an very important suggestion. feel that operator at part means were out again someplace, and had no longer visible or heard us flash by way of? " "Well, think he had? what is the solution? " sighed Ned. "Like adequate we'd have rammed whatever down right here. " "And I infrequently comprehend even now why we did not do exactly that," muttered his friend, with a shake of his head. "Wake up, Ned! it is all over," laughed Tom. "While it used to be taking place I admit i used to be guessing simply as difficult as you have been concerning the end. But—" "Your restoration is better," grumbled his pal. "I'm scared but. " "And it may well take place again—" "No—not—ever! " exclaimed Ned. "I shall by no means contact these controllers back. i will force your airscout, or your quickest car, or whatever like that. yet me and this electrical locomotive have parted corporation for stable. convinced, sir! " "All correct. It wasn't your fault. it could actually occur to any motor- engineer. And the actual fact that it could actually occur has given me my inspiration. I let you know that risk is the mum of invention. " "As a long way as i'm involved, it may be father and grandparents into the bargain," Ned declared, with a grin. "Wake up! " cried his buddy back. "I have gotten a dandy suggestion. i would not have ignored that journey for something "You are crazy," interrupted Ned. "Suppose we had bumped anything? " "But we did not bump whatever, other than my mind tank. an idea bumped it, I inform you. i will put off the sort of peril as that here-after. " "You suggest you will make it very unlikely for this locomotive ever to slip down this type of hill back if the brakes will not paintings? Humph! in the meantime i'm going to exit and make the closest water-fall start to run upward. " "Don't scoff. i don't suggest simply what you suggest. " "I guess you do not! " "But even if i will not ensure that a locomotive won't ever back fall downhill," acknowledged Tom patiently, "I'm going to mend it in order that caution don't need to take delivery of by means of a few operator alongside the road. The engineer has to be in a position to ship caution of his coincidence, either up and down the line. " "Huh? how can you do this? " demanded Ned. "Wireless phone. i could make a few advancements at the current versions; however it is possible. it's been used on submarines and cruisers, and in recent times its practicability has been proved within the forestry carrier. "Every this type of electrical locomotives I prove should be provided with instant units. The rate of constructing yes telegraph workplaces alongside the road into receiving stations can be small. i'll take that up with Mr.