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 title refers to the House of the Seven Gables, a Salem, Massachusetts landmark, which was immortalized in the 1851 novel written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne
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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
Dr. Benton C. Quest
My son thought he saw the periscope of a submarine in the fjord. Would such a thing be possible?
In the fjord? Only if the crew were crazy, Dr. Quest.