- Title: Marooned Under the Sea
- Author: Paul Ernst
- ISBN: 9781612100128
- Page: 224
- Format: ebook
YACHT Rosa was due to leave the San Francisco harbor in two hours.We were going on some mysterious cruise to the South Seas, the details of which I did not know Professor George Berry, the famous zoologist, and myself are going to do some exploring that is hazardous in the extreme, Stanley had said For purely mechanical reasons we need a third You are young and have nYACHT Rosa was due to leave the San Francisco harbor in two hours.We were going on some mysterious cruise to the South Seas, the details of which I did not know Professor George Berry, the famous zoologist, and myself are going to do some exploring that is hazardous in the extreme, Stanley had said For purely mechanical reasons we need a third You are young and have no family ties, so I thought I d ask you to go with us I d rather not tell you what it s all about until we are on our way That was all the explanation he had given It was sufficient I was fed up with life just then I had enough money to avoid work and was tired of playing I must warn you that you ll risk your life in this, he had continued, in answer to my acceptance of his invitation.And I had replied that the hazard, whatever it might be, only made the trip appear desirable.So here I was, on board the yacht, about to sail for far places on some scientific mission which had so far been kept veiled in secrecy and which was represented as hazardous in the extreme It sounded attractive STANLEY came aboard accompanied by a lean, wiry man with iron gray hair and cool, alert black eyes Hello, Martin, Stanley greeted me I want you to meet Professor Berry, the real leader of this expedition Professor, this young red head is Martin Grey, a sort of nephew by adoption who knows about night life than most cabaret proprietors and not much of anything else He has shaken the dangers of the gold diggers to face with us the dangers of the tropic seas The professor gripped my hand, and his cool black eyes gazed into mine with a kind of friendly frostiness Don t pay any attention to him, he advised me Twenty years ago, when I first met him, he was on his way to Africa to shoot elephants because some revue beauty had just thrown him over and he felt he ought to do something big and heroic about it It was shortly afterward that he decided to stay a bachelor all his life, and became such a confirmed woman hater He smiled thinly at Stanley s prod in the ribs, and the two went below, talking and laughing with the intimacy of old friendship.I stayed on deck and soon found myself watching, with no little wonder, an enormous truck and trailer arrangement that drew up on the dock heavily loaded with a single immense crate It was for us I speculated as to what it could possibly contain.It was a twenty or twenty five foot cube solidly braced with strap iron and steel brackets It evidently contained something fragile The yacht s donkey engine lowered a hook for it, and swung it over the side and into the hold as daintily as though it had been packed with explosives.The last of the ship s stores followed it over the side the group of newspaper reporters who had been trying to pump the captain and first mate for a story were warned to leave, and we were ready to go Precisely where and for what purpose I was to find out almost immediately
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Marooned Under the Sea evokes the lost civilization style stories epitomized by Edgar Rice Burroughs and H. Rider Haggard.
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