Dr. Ericson has constructed a device that can reverse gravity. The key component is known as the "Ericon Bar." Ericson lives in a remote part of Norway in a castle with stone gargoyles. On the eve of a visit by Dr. Benton Quest, one of the gargoyles seems to come to life. In reality, it's a dwarf in disguise, assigned by agents wanting to seize Ericson's invention. As Dr. Quest's boat approaches the castle, Jonny thinks he sees a submarine periscope but no one in the Quest party believes him. But Jonny's eyes haven't deceived him. There is a sub, containing some of the spies after the invention. Written by
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The Nordic name "Gunnar" means "fighter, soldier, attacker" with further connection to the words "brave and bold." However, this is the name of Prof. Ericson's servant, to whom the word "loyal" is applicable far above these other adjectives. See more
As a parting gift, Prof. Ericson gives Jonny the missing gargoyle statue. He carries it and lifts it into the car like it was ceramic (hollow) and not like the hefty, solid, stone item that no single ordinary man can lift. See more
It will be an honor to have a man of Dr. Quest's prominence as my guest, and he will be the first to see what I have accomplished.