Sargasso Ogre Orig. published Oct. 1933 in Doc Savage Mag.
story begins: "An American man of letters once said that, if a man built
a better mousetrap, the world would beat a path to his door."
This adventure picks up where The
Lost Oasis leaves off. Doc and his men are scheduled to leave Alexandria,
Egypt bound for New York aboard the liner Cameronic with their cargo
of diamonds. An attempt is made on the life of Long Tom Roberts by a band
of unknown thugs. It seems that they are trying to cause a reason for Doc
not to sail aboard the ship. Undaunted, the big bronze guy thwarts their
efforts. Something sinister is sizing up, and the fate of the Cameronic
is wrapped up in the mystery. After departing aboard the ship, Doc and
his men discover that a brutish fiend named Bruze and his group of pirates
have seized the ship and destroyed all means of radio communication. Deep
in the bowels of the ship, Bruze and his men hold off all attacks for two
weeks, as they steer the liner on an unknown course. Then they purposefully
wreck the ship's engines, and the liner is set to drift. Shrouded in a
thin fog the liner slowly circles an area of the Atlantic Ocean known as
the Sargasso Sea. Coming
to rest in the thick sargassum weed, they find themselves in a graveyard
of derelict ships. All types of decrepit vessels line their view. Everything
from rusty freighters to damaged warships to a raft filled with human skeletons!
Bruze and his men know this place all too well. They have played this hand
before, disabling ships and forcing them here to be plundered at leisure.
The passengers and crew help Doc and his men battle against The Sargasso
Orge for they know if they fail...they will be trapped in this soggy weed
infested place with no way out. Back To Adventures Page