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

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Chapter 13EpilogueWherein our heroes escape

“We have to time this just right,” said the Professor over the rushing wind, by the open escape hatch.

“Just right? You want us to jump out of this hatch with HEC holding me, Amelia on HEC’s back, and then HEC will deploy the wings—which could barely support our weight when it was just him and me—and as we hurtle toward the ground you are going to jump out with the rocket pack trailing a rope, which HEC will grab with the arm that is not holding me and you will tow us behind you. Did I miss anything?”

“No, that’s pretty much it. Oh, wait, I forgot; a number of airships seem to be pursuing this one. ...

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