Excerpt from On a Torn-Away World: Or the Captives of the Great Earthquake
"Hurrah! shouted Jack Darrow, flicking the final drops of lacquer from the paintbrush he had been using. "That's the last stroke. She's finished!"
"I guess we've done all we can to her before her trial trip," admitted his chum, Mark Sampson, but in a less confident tone.
"You don't see anything wrong with her, old croaker; do you?" demanded Jack, laughing as usual.
"The proof of the pudding is in the eating thereof; not in chewing the puddingbag string,'" quoted Mark, still with a serious countenance.
But like Jack he stood off from the great body of the wonderful airship, and looked the completed task over with some satisfaction. Having emergency wings, she was also a plane. She was white all over and her name was the Snowbird.
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