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The Steampunk Adventurer's Guide: Contraptions, Creations, and Curiosities Anyone Can Make by Thomas Willeford

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Chapter 8Airship HarnessWherein our heroes fly by night

“If we wait until just before they leave, the crew might not notice the pull of three extra passengers,” said Isaac.

Amelia asked, “HEC, can you tell when they are about to depart?”

HEC said, “It will presumably be when they pull the hose from the reservoir.”

Amelia waited until the hose started to disappear into the airship and fired the grappling hook into the lower hatch, where it caught on a rung of the ladder inside. She handed the grappling hook launcher to HEC, who connected the cable to a reeling device in his arm. She grabbed onto him, while pulling Isaac to her. Isaac grabbed onto ...

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