Tom Swift and His Airship; or, The Stirring Cruise of the Red Cloud (1910) was particularly popular leading up to the Great War, part of the popular juvenile science fiction and adventure series in which the main character creates amazing wartime inventions to save the day. In this story, Tom invents an innovative airship that is half dirigible, half bi-plane, featuring an outlandish gondola with a kitchen, engine room and observation room. His father, Barton Swift, also an inventor, designs what will be the world's most advanced submarine. These books were great escapes from the realities of fear and loss during the War.
Chapter 2 - Ned Sees Mysterious Men
Chapter 5 - Colliding With a Tower
Chapter 6 - Getting Off the Roof
Chapter 7 - Andy Tries a Trick
Chapter 11 - The Red Cloud Departs
Chapter 12 - Some Startling News
Chapter 13 - Mr. Damon In Danger
Chapter 14 - Andy Gives the Clue
Chapter 16 - Over a Fiery Furnace
Chapter 17 - "Wanted for Robbery!"
Chapter 18 - Back for Vindication
Chapter 22 - The Sheriff On Board
Chapter 25 - Andy Gets His Reward
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