The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Lost World: Chapter 4 – It’s just the very biggest thing in the World

Hardly was it shut when Mrs. Challenger darted out from the dining-room. The small woman was in a furious temper. She barred her husband’s way like an enraged chicken in front of a bulldog. It was evident that she had seen my exit, but had not observed my return. “You brute, George!” she screamed. “You’ve…

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The Lost World: Chapter 3 – He is a Perfectly Impossible Person

My friend’s fear or hope was not destined to be realized. When I called on Wednesday there was a letter with the West Kensington postmark upon it, and my name scrawled across the envelope in a handwriting which looked like a barbed-wire railing. The contents were as follows:– “ENMORE PARK, W.”SIR,–I have duly received your…

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The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Lost World: Chapter 2 – Try your luck with Professor Challenger

I always liked McArdle, the crabbed, old, round-backed, red-headed news editor, and I rather hoped that he liked me. Of course, Beaumont was the real boss; but he lived in the rarefied atmosphere of some Olympian height from which he could distinguish nothing smaller than an international crisis or a split in the Cabinet. Sometimes…

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The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Lost World: Chapter 1 – There Are Heroisms All Round Us

Mr. Hungerton, her father, really was the most tactless person upon earth,–a fluffy, feathery, untidy cockatoo of a man, perfectly good-natured, but absolutely centered upon his own silly self. If anything could have driven me from Gladys, it would have been the thought of such a father-in-law. I am convinced that he really believed in…

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