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Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers

Victor Appleton

Book Overview: 

Tom Swift flies his airship to the mountain tops of Colorado to seek for the secret of the Diamond Makers: criminal scientists who have figured out the formula of manufacturing a limitless fortune in diamonds. But these rogues will stop at nothing to keep their secret, including capturing Tom & friends leaving them to die in a collapsing mountain. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Tom did not sleep well the remainder of the night, for his fitful slumbers were disturbed by dreams of enormous caves, filled with diamonds, with dark, shadowy figures trying to put him into a red-hot steel box. Once he awakened with a start, and put his hand under his pillow to feel if the two stones Mr. Jenks had given him, were still there. They had not been disturbed.

Tom made up his mind to find out if the stones were really diamonds, before saying anything to his father about the chance of going to seek Phantom Mountain. And the young inventor wished to get the opinion of some other jeweler than Mr. Track—at least, at first.

"Though if this one proves to be a good gem, I'll have Mr. Track set it in a brooch, and give it to Mary for her birthday," decided the young inventor. "Guess I'll take a run over to Chester in the Butterfly, and see what one of the jewelers there has to say."

In addition to his big airship, Red Cloud, Tom . . . Read More

Community Reviews

This was the first and only SWIFT book I've read. . . can't say that I liked it enough to pursue the thing any further. Even the Hardy Boys series was more fun.

Not wonderful.

I liked the whole book and I liked that it was a fun adventure.

I read the Tom Swift Sr. books as a child and again when I got my Kindle in 2010. They are an easy read and enjoyable. It is interesting to see how writing has changed since these books were written.

It is said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Acting on this belief, Tom Swift is at a local jewelry store buying a diamond pin for Mary Nestor. When the store owner suddenly leaves the store chasing someone who may be planning a heist, Mr. Jenks from Earthquake Island, (a location in the previ

While on Earthquake Island, in book 6 Tom Swift and his Wireless Message , one of the passengers was Barcoe Jenks. Mr Jenks comes to town looking for Tom. He knows of people who are making diamonds in the Rocky Mountains. Tom checks and the diamonds are real. All Mr. Jenks needs is a way to get to t

I read these as a kid; like going back to them for the nostalgia, the outdated science and not very amusing lack of political correctness. But they apparently must have been originally published in newspapers or magazines or something, because the entire plot of the story is frequently repeated thro

Really good old classic young readers book about a young inventor that invents this awesome inventions and then goes on these wild and crazy adventures, sometimes getting into trouble in the process.

Another great book!

reading the books in order, so far this is a low point. just not that good of an adventure.

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