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At the tip of the area Jake struggles to maintain the folk with regards to him, a gaggle of strangers, alive. It isn't as effortless because it sounds, because such a lot of them are greater than a piece caught within the previous global. however the luxurious and laxity of that point has long gone forever.
And Jake is the single individual powerful adequate to maintain all of them in line.
Leaving him hated and reviled.
What they don't learn about Jake is how type and specific he actually is, an excellent guy, come to assist all of them continue to exist. no matter if he has to kill them to do it.
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He had only the vaguest idea about what his master was attempting. When the entire group assembled on top the mountain there was a sudden hush. The sun had set in a fiery glow that presaged a clear night, and now darkness overtook the expectant onlookers. At last Tom stepped to the giant telescope and adjusted it upon the planet Mars. He electrified the immense disk, which glowed, then could not be seen at all. Looking through the eye−piece, the young inventor stood as though transfixed. One minute!
Oh, Tom Swift usually has a good reason for everything he does," smiled Ned noncommittally. " At last the three divers reached the surface and were hauled rapidly up to the deck of the barge. All of them appeared exhausted, but Tom's eyes expressed the greatest satisfaction when he saw the meteorite safely aboard. " Started back to her home port in Key West. During the trip Tom managed to cut from the meteorite a fifty−pound chunk. "I'm very eager to see if this stone contains more X," he explained to Ned, "so I'm planning to fly straight home with this sample to analyze it.
While his chemists labored away under the young inventor's supervision, everything else had been made ready. At last the new element was prepared. The tons of yellow powder were dumped into the heated furnace. Three days later the stuff had cooled sufficiently for an inspection to be made. A traveling crane slowly hoisted the massive iron lid of the electric furnace. Tom climbed a ladder and peered down. " he shouted a moment later. Mr. Damon and Barton Swift were standing anxiously with Ned and the workmen to hear the verdict.