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craft, and my airship can cover nearly 25 miles an hour. By carrying out this plan I hope to prove that my airship is not a mere plaything, but a practical invention, capable of being applied in a thoroughly useful fashion.

Should these experiences be attended with success, I shall attempt later on to cross the Mediterranean from the French coast to Tunis.

I think it will be possible to cross the At-
lantic in a navigable balloon. If I can obtain good hydrogen on the Riviera, I shall be able to carry 200 pounds of petroleum, which would provide ample fuel to keep the motor working for 15 hours. To cross the Atlantic is only a question of multiplying these con-