Tom Swift and His Wizard Camera: Or, Thrilling Adventures While Taking Moving Pictures (Tom Swift, Book 14)
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Tom Swift and His Wizard Camera is the 14th book in the original Tom Swift series.
"Every boy possesses some form of inventive genius. Tom Swift is a bright, ingenious boy and his inventions and adventures make the most interesting kind of reading."
"These spirited tales convey in a realistic way, the wonderful advances in land and sea locomotion and other successful inventions. Stories like these are impressed upon the memory and their reading is productive only of good."
This series of adventure novels starring the genius boy inventor Tom Swift falls into the genre of "invention fiction" or "Edisonade".
trash," was Ned's opinion. Tom looked to where the camera pointed, he was right over his shop now, and could see a dense vapor issuing from the door. That isn't Eradicate!" cried the young inventor. "My shop is on fire! I've got to make a quick drop, and save it! There are a lot of valuable models, and machines in there! Send us down, Ned, as fast as she'll go!" Chapter IX - Off for India * "Bless my hose reel!" cried Mr. Damon, as the airship took a quick lurch toward the earth.
one. "It can take the kind of pictures I never could," he said. "I get Calcutta street scenes for Mr. Period, and occasionally I strike a good one. But I wish I had your chance." Tom invited him to come along in the airship, but the agent, who only looked after Mr. Period's interests as a side issue, could not leave his work. The airship was ready for a flight, stores and provisions had been put on board, there was enough gasoline for the motor, and gas for the balloon bag, to carry the Flyer
doesn't happen," and he could not repress a shudder as he looked down on the awful scene below him. After that last explosion the volcano appeared to subside somewhat, though great clouds of smoke and tongues of fire leaped upward. "I've got to put in a new reel of film!" suddenly exclaimed Tom. "While I stop the camera, Mr. Damon, I think you and Mr. Nestor might put the airship down to the ground. I want some views on the level." "What! Go down to earth with this awful volcano spouting
valves, when he was again interrupted. This time it was his chum, Ned Newton, who entered, and, as Ned was well known to the giant, nothing happened. "Well, what's up, Tom?" asked Ned. "Why, did you notice anything unusual?" asked Tom. "I saw Koku standing at the gate a while ago, looking down the road at a short stout man, with a red tie. Your giant seemed rather excited about something." "Oh, yes. I'll tell you about it," and Tom related the details of Mr. Period's visit. "Are you going
move! Help! Help!" But there was no one at hand to aid Tom, and every moment the fumes of the gas became stronger. Desperately the youth struggled to rid himself of the weight of the shaft, but he could not. And then he felt his senses leaving him, for the powerful gas was making him unconscious. Chapter V - Tom Gets a Warning * "Bless my shoe buttons!" exclaimed a voice, as a man came toward Tom's shop, a little later. "Bless my very necktie! This is odd. I go to the house, and find no