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The temperature in the flight cabin of the Queen was rising noticeably by this time. The fliers' faces were sickly pale and streaked with perspiration. Half blinded with pain and nausea, Tom gunned the main jets and sent the Flying Lab soaring aloft toward the snow-capped purple peaks to the west. Within moments, the frightening vibrations slowly died away. As the plane leveled off among the clouds, Hank Sterling mopped his brow with a handkerchief. " he muttered. " said Arv. Chow had come forward from the galley.

He murmured. " Tom asked his father. "Yes. A brilliant rocket-fuel chemist, but rather a warped character, I'm afraid. " Many of the others also were known to the Swifts by name or reputation. Both Tom Sr. and Tom Jr. had met several of them at scientific gatherings. Some, like Achmet Rahj, had become involved in scandal which had cut short their professional careers. " Ahlgren commented when the Swifts finished looking at the book. " "With a definite anti-American bias-at least in several cases," Mr.

The pulse timing will be critical, of course. " "Right, Dad," Tom agreed. " The senior scientist gave his approval and clapped his son on the back. "Tom, I believe you have the answer here. " Tom worked frantically throughout the day and well into the night. He snatched a few hours of sleep in the apartment adjoining his laboratory. Then, after a breakfast of Texas flapjacks and sausages wheeled in by Chow, he plunged back to work. A short time later Tom was interrupted by a telephone call from his father.

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