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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Tom Swift and His Wizard Camera Now Online

The fourteenth episode in the Tom Swift adventures, Tom Swift and His Wizard Camera, is now posted in the Tom Swift and His Pocket Library collection. As usual, HTML, PDF, PDA eReader, and plain ASCII text editions suitable for reading off- or online are available.

This story is more episodic than the typical Tom Swift adventure. Tied together by an electric movie camera that Tom has invented (hey, the book was published in 1912!), our intrepid inventor-hero ventures to India, the Congo, Peru, and even Switzerland to film an elephant stampede, lion fight, avalanche, tribal battle, volcanic eruption, earthquake, and more for a movie mogul, outwitting nefarious plots by minions of a rival studio. Koku the giant, whose acquaintance we made in the last installment, joins the expedition this time.

As usual, I have corrected typographical and formatting errors I spotted in this edition of the text, but have deferred close proofreading until I get around to reading the book on my PDA. Consequently, corrections from eagle-eyed readers are more than welcome. Please note the comments in the main Pocket Library page before reporting archaic spelling (for example, “gasolene” or “to-morrow”) as an error.

Posted at May 20, 2007 01:27