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AN ELECTRIFIED TIGER—Page 310.
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LONDON
JAMES NISBET & CO., 21 BERNERS STREET.

 

 

THE

BATTERY AND THE BOILER


OR


ADVENTURES IN THE LAYING OF SUBMARINE

ELECTRIC CABLES.


BY R. M. BALLANTYNE,

AUTHOR OF "THE GIANT OF THE NORTH;" "THE LONELY ISLAND;" "POST HASTE; A
TALE OF HER MAJESTY'S MAILS;" "IN THE TRACK OF THE TROOPS;" "THE SETTLER
AND THE SAVAGE;" "UNDER THE WAVES;" "RIVERS OF ICE;" "BLACK IVORY;"
"THE PIRATE CITY;" "THE NORSEMEN IN THE WEST;" "THE IRON HORSE
"THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDS;" "ERLING THE
BOLD;" "FIGHTING THE FLAMES;" "SHIFTING WINDS;" "DEEP
DOWN;" "THE LIGHTHOUSE;" "GASCOYNE;" "THE
LIFEBOAT;" "THE GOLDEN DREAM," etc.


With Illustrations by the Author


LONDON:
JAMES NISBET & CO., 21 BERNERS STREET.
1883.

[All rights reserved.]

 

 

PREFACE.

This book professes to do no more than scratch the surface of a grand and interesting subject. It recounts a few of the adventures and experiences of those who compass land and sea in order to connect the ends of the earth by means of electric lines and cables.

R. M. B.

Harlow-on-the-Hill,
1882.

 

 

CONTENTS.

  1. PAGE
  2. CHAP. I. —
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    1
  3. II. —
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    8
  4. III. —
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    17
  5. IV. —
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    22
  6. V. —
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    31
  7. VI. —
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    51
  8. VII. —
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    63
  9. VIII. —
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    74
  10. IX. —
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    86
  11. X. —
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    102
  12. XI. —
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    119
  13. XII. —
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    125
  14. XIII. —
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    135
  15. XIV. —
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    147
  16. XV. —
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    160
  17. XVI. —
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    170
  18. XVII. —
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    187
  19. XVIII. —
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    206
  20. XIX. —
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    225
  21. XX. — VARIOUS SUBJECTS TREATED OF, AND A GREAT FIGHT DETAILED, 239
  22. XXI. —
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    259
  23. XXII. —
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    274
  24. XXIII. —
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    283
  25. XXIV. —
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    300
  26. XXV. —
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    316
  27. XXVI. —
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    325
  28. XXVII. —
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    343
  29. XXVIII. —
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    354
  30. XXIX. —
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    363
  31. XXX. —
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    374
  32. XXXI. —
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    388
  33. XXXII. —
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    399
 

 

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

  1. AN ELECTRIFIED TIGER (p. 310), Frontispiece.
  2. TWO LEVIATHANS AT THE CABLE,
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    to face page 100
  3. ILLUSTRATED TITLE.
  4. THE PIRATES' CAVE,
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    201
  5. ROBIN RESCUES LETTA,
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    255
  6. THE LAST COIL,
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    361
 

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.