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Victor Appleton was once a favored writer within the twentieth century, yet Victor used to be no longer a unmarried person. as a substitute, that identify used to be used as a pseudonym by means of the Stratemeyer Syndicate to place out the preferred Tom Swift series.

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Most likely a few one is wrongly wounded through a gun. " He paused for a second because the worry got here to him that it would be many of the patent thieves. Then, brushing aside that concept because the ARROW's prow touched the gravel, Tom sprang out, drew the boat up a bit method, mounted the rope to a tree and moved quickly off into the dripping woods towards the voice that was once calling for reduction. bankruptcy XI - a short Run * "Where are you? " cried Tom. "Are you harm? the place are you? " Uttering those phrases after he had moved quickly into the woods a brief distance, the younger inventor paused for a solution. at the start he may perhaps listen not anything however the drip of water from the branches of the bushes; then, as he listened closely, he grew to become conscious of a groan round the corner. "Where are you? " cried the lad back. "I've come that can assist you. the place are you? " He had misplaced what little worry he had had at the beginning, that it would be one of many unscrupulous gang, and got here to the belief that he may well accurately provide to assist. once again the groan sounded and it was once via a faint voice conversing: "Here i'm, below the large oak tree. Oh, whoever you're, aid me quick! i am bleeding to dying! " With the sound of the voice to steer him, Tom swung round. The attraction had come from the left and, having a look in that course, he observed, during the mist, a wide oak tree. jumping over the underbrush towards it he stuck sight of the wounded guy at its foot. Beside him lay a gun and there has been a wound within the man's correct arm. "Who shot you? " cried Tom, hurrying to the part of the guy. "Was it a few of these patent thieves? " Then, figuring out stranger may be aware of not anything of the boys who had stolen the version, Tom ready to alter the shape of his query. yet, sooner than he had a chance to do that, the fellow, whose eyes have been closed, opened them, and, as he bought a greater sight of his face, Tom uttered a cry. "Why, it really is Mr. Duncan! " exclaimed the lad. He had famous the wealthy hunter, whom he had first met within the woods that spring almost immediately after chuffed Harry, the tramp, had disabled Tom's motor- cycle. "Mr. Duncan," the younger inventor repeated, "how did you get shot? " "Is that you simply, Tom fast? " requested the gunner. "Help me, please. i have to cease this bleeding in my arm. i will let you know approximately it in a while. Wind anything round it tight—your handkerchief will do. " the guy sighed weakly and his eyes closed back. The lad observed the blood spurting from an unsightly wound. "I needs to make a tourniquet," the adolescence exclaimed. "That will payment the bleeding till i will get him to a physician. " With Tom to imagine used to be to behave. He took out his knife and bring to an end Mr. Duncan's sleeves lower than the damage, slashing via coat and shirts. Then he observed that a part of a cost of shot had torn away many of the huge muscular improvement of the higher arm. The hunter appeared to have fainted and the adolescence labored speedy. Tying his handkerchief above the wound and putting a small stone lower than the material, in order that the pebble might press at the major artery, Tom positioned a stick within the handkerchief and commenced to curl it.

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