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Luckily the vandal had cut and slashed in a hurry, and his malicious work was only half accomplished. There was no clue to his identity. CHAPTER X. TOM IS HELD UP 38 Tom Swift in the Caves of Ice No trace was seen of the Fogers, and Tom hardly expected it, for he thought they were in Sitka by this time. Nor were any suspicious persons seen hanging around the shed. The adventurers left their rooms at the hotel, and took up their quarters in the airship that would soon be their home for many days.
Cried Mr. Damon. " echoed Mr. Parker. "I expected we would have one. " "Cheerful," remarked Tom in a low voice, with an apprehensive look at Ned. " asked his chum. "Danger? Plenty of it," replied the young inventor. "The frozen particles may rip open the gas bag. "He stopped suddenly and looked at a gage on the wall of the steering−tower−−a gage that showed the gas pressure. " cried Tom. "The vapor is escaping! " The noise of the pelting hailstones increased. The roar of the storm, the bombardment of the icy globules, and the moaning of the wind struck terror to the hearts of the gold−seekers.
This last wasn't exactly true, but Tom wanted to be polite. "Bless my collar button, Tom! " asked Mr. Damon, as he looked about the shed, and saw only a number of boxes and crates. "Taken apart, and packed up, ready for the trip to the valley of gold and the caves of ice," replied the young inventor, and then he briefly told of their plans. "Well, that's a good idea," declared the eccentric man. "Mr. " "Then we'll start very soon. I will get all our supplies in Seattle. Now, to discuss details," and, after Mr.