From Belle Isle Straits over to Pictou, Newfoundland, from Pictou to Boston soared the U. S. globe fliers. Lieutenants Smith and Nelson had been rejoined by their comrade Wade, absent since his wreck at the Faroe Islands. At Boston, all three unbolted their pontoons, fastened on "land legs" in the shape of wheels, hopped off for Mitchel Field, L. I. A triumphal escort fanned out ahead and behind.

Natives of Providence, R. I., craned at them. Over Woonsocket one of the escorts faltered, dropped, crashed,...

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