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By Harry Harrison

A steel street lower than the ocean is not any longer a dream. Captain Augustine Washington and his group of navvies are already using the tunnel less than the Atlantic in an heroic feat of development. For Gus, a descendant of the notorious George Washington, achieved as a traitor after the conflict of Lexington, this can be the chance to redeem the relatives identify. yet his attractive fiancee has been pressured to finish their engagement, and there's a ruthless and sinister plot to wreck the tunnel - and Gus himself...

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That I don't know. " "Indeed. Then there is a fifty-fifty chance that the man is still aboard—if he did not follow his accomplice through the opening. But by what excuse can we examine the wrists of the passengers? The crew members are well known to us but—" He was silent on the instant, struck by some thought that darkened his face and brought upon it a certain grimness unremarked before. When he spoke again it was in the tones of absolute command. "Captain Washington, please remain here quietly.

Even as he spoke the last he touched Gus's lower eyelid with a gentle finger and pulled it down, peering inside with no less concern and awe than he would have if the owner's eternal soul had rested there. From confusion Gus's thoughts skipped instantly to dismay, followed thereafter by a sensation of fear that sent his heart bounding and brought an instant beading of perspiration to his brow. "Then it was no dream, no nightmare," he breathed aloud. " The ship's commander closed the door behind him and, once secrecy was assured, he nodded gravely.

No good, no good at all, we can't have our firm represented by a man with the name of Washington, no not at all. " The speaker of these quiet but acidulous words lolled at ease in his chair, a short and fat roly-poly sort of man with a great white beard that flowed over his chest, a great black cigar that stuck up out of his mouth like a flagstaff—and a cold, penetrating eye that belied any impression of laxity or softness that the exterior might suggest. "You'll hear me out, Gould, and stay silent.

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