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
Did You Know?
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
Dietrich's first burglary is in the daytime, and Gunnar tells the Quest team that it happened "this afternoon." However, there was an intervening scene of Dietrich and Ivar meeting in a graveyard at night, so Gunnar should have said "yesterday afternoon." See more
Dr. Benton C. Quest
Jonny thought he saw a periscope in the fjord, and I'm sure it was only a seal.
It would take desperate men indeed to try and run a submarine through the fjord with its tricky channel and the danger of falling ice.