By Harry Harrison
A steel street lower than the ocean isn't any longer a dream. Captain Augustine Washington and his group of navvies are already riding the tunnel below the Atlantic in an heroic feat of building. For Gus, a descendant of the notorious George Washington, performed as a traitor after the conflict of Lexington, this can be the chance to redeem the relatives identify. yet his appealing fiancee has been compelled to finish their engagement, and there's a ruthless and sinister plot to wreck the tunnel - and Gus himself...
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The bishop examined Washington more thoroughly, pronounced him fit, though exhausted, and recommended a soothing draught which was refused kindly but firmly. Washington for his part lay quietly, his face set, thinking of what he had done and of what his future life might be like with a crime of this magnitude in his memory. He would have to accept it, he realized that, and learn to live with it. In the minutes that he lay there, before the door opened again, he had matured and grown measurably older so that it was almost a new individual who looked up when the captain entered for the second time.
The economy of this nation cannot help but be vitalized by an economic injection of such magnitude. " There were cheers at that, for Gus had fired them with his own enthusiasm and they believed him. There was even more scribbling on pads and quick looks at the Wall Street Journal to see what the condition of steel and concrete stocks were; already some of the men were using their pocket telegraphs to get in touch with their brokers. A feeling of new life had swept the room and there were very few, one individual in particular, who did not share in the overriding enthusiasm.
If this change in technique will assure success, and I have no reason to believe differently, then we must adopt it. " There were questions then, all of them answered with precision and facts, as well as a small amount of opposition mostly in the form of the gentleman from New England. "Mark my words—it will be a disaster. ", which would be singularly difficult since the hair that presumably once had resided there had long vanished, but the utterance of which made him clap his hand to his head and sit down with great alacrity so that this voice of dissent from the general opinion was silenced and there were no others to occupy its place.
A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah! by Harry Harrison