Dr. Quest's new Underwater Prober, an amphibious craft with mechanical arms, enters its final series of tests before turnover to the Navy. Hadji and the doctor take leave to attend a mainland meeting with scientists from Calcutta while the others stay behind, adjusting the Prober's ejection system. Foreign agents, who've been patiently eyeing the project, mobilize to take it. As they force Race to drive the Prober to their secret underwater base, Jonny talks to Hadji through their portable communicators that the agents failed to notice. At the base, Race, Jonny and Bandit attempt an escape on hovercraft but fail, and when Dr. Quest and Hadji zero in for a rescue, they, too, are taken captive. With no other options handy, Hadji engineers an escape by hypnotizing their guard with his ruby. Now the Quests flee for their lives in the Prober, pursued by agents in minisubs with orders to kill. Written by
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In compass reading, there are 360 degrees, with north being 0º and subsequent degrees numbered clockwise. When Jonny relays the travel direction of the Prober to Dr. Quest, the arrow above the controls alters between 5º and 6º (slightly east of north), but Jonny says 325º (which is 10º north of north-west) and bearing "117" (slightly south of east-south-east), yet Dr. Quest concludes they're heading south-south-east (which, to be precise, would be 157.5º). See more
You're pretty smart for an eleven-year-old.
Yes, I know.
[to the guard carrying Hadji
To the machine, James.
[to Jonny, Race and Dr. Quest
Sorry I can't give you gentlemen a lift. You'll just have to rough it.