By Harry Harrison
A steel road below the ocean isn't any longer a dream. Captain Augustine Washington and his crew of navvies are already using the tunnel less than the Atlantic in an heroic feat of development. For Gus, a descendant of the notorious George Washington, accomplished as a traitor after the conflict of Lexington, this can be the chance to redeem the family members identify. yet his appealing fiancee has been pressured to finish their engagement, and there's a ruthless and sinister plot to wreck the tunnel - and Gus himself...
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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. When the noise had died down Macintosh spoke.
O’Toole turned off the outside lights so they could see farther through the darkness of the sea. Above them there was a filtered greenness that Vanished as the depth increased so that below there was only unrelieved blackness. Yet when the glow of the beams had died away something could be seen down there in abyss, light where only night had ruled since the world was born. One light was visible, then another and another until a cluster of submerged stars greeted them as they dropped lower, welcoming them to a hive of industry alien to the ancient peace of the ocean floor.
World. The golden days of the British Empire seem destined to continue forever. Europe is a collection of squabbling monarchies and New York is the major city in the American colonies. After the Battle of Lexington— which the British won—General George Washington was shot as a traitor. His descendant, AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON, has a secret ambition to clear his ancestor’s name, an ambition he never forgets as he works on the construction of the Transatlantic Tunnel. The genius behind the design and construction of the tunnel is SIR ISAMBARD BRASSEY-BRUNEL.