Tom Swift and His Wizard Camera: Or, Thrilling Adventures While Taking Moving Pictures (Tom Swift, Book 14)
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Tom Swift and His Wizard Camera is the 14th book in the original Tom Swift series.
"Every boy possesses some form of inventive genius. Tom Swift is a bright, ingenious boy and his inventions and adventures make the most interesting kind of reading."
"These spirited tales convey in a realistic way, the wonderful advances in land and sea locomotion and other successful inventions. Stories like these are impressed upon the memory and their reading is productive only of good."
This series of adventure novels starring the genius boy inventor Tom Swift falls into the genre of "invention fiction" or "Edisonade".
slipped around the corner of the stockade, out of sight, and from that vantage point he took scores of pictures, as the tame animals led the wild ones into the fenced enclosure. Then began another wild scene as the gate was closed. The terrified animals rushed about, trying in vain to find a way of escape. Tom managed to climb up on top of the logs, and got some splendid pictures. But this was nearly his undoing. For, just as the last elephant rushed in, a big bull charged against the stockade,
right," declared Mr. Nestor. "We must get after those scoundrels as quickly as possible!" "Bless my shoulder braces!" cried Mr. Damon. "How do you imagine they worked that trick on us?" "Easily enough," was Mr. Nestor's opinion. "We were all dead tired last night, and slept like tops. They watched their chance, sneaked up, and got in. After that it was no hard matter to chloroform each one of us in turn, and they had the ship to themselves. They looked around, found the camera, and made off
undertake his commission. In the first place it isn't going to be an easy matter to make an electric moving picture camera. I'd have to spend a lot of time studying up the subject, and then I might not be able to get it to work right. "And, again, I can't spare the time to go to all sorts of wild and impossible places to get the pictures. It's all well enough to talk about getting moving pictures of natives in battle, or wild beasts fighting, or volcanoes in action, but it isn't so easy to do
one hand, and walked over to a window with him, easily lifting him above the floor. With one fling the giant tossed the short, stout gentleman out into a snow bank, while Tom looked on, too surprised to do anything, even if he had had the chance. "There. You touch Tom Swift again, and I sit on you and keep you under snow!" cried the giant, while Mr. Period kicked and squirmed about in the drift, as Tom made a leap forward to help him out. Chapter III - Tom Makes Up His Mind * "Great
tottered back to the house, where he found Mr. Swift and the picture man awaiting him. "I guess he got away," remarked Ned, after he and his chum had covered nearly the length of the big garden. "I'm afraid so," agreed Tom. "I can't hear Koku any more. Still, I'm not going to give up." Pantingly they ran on, and, a little later, they met the big man coming back. "Did he get away?" asked Tom. "Yes, Mr. Tom, he scaped me all right." "Escaped you mean, Koku. Well, never mind. You did your