Tales of Terror & Mystery

Tales of Terror & Mystery

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/Tales of Terror & Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle

Published:

1922

Pages:

196

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Tales of Terror & Mystery

By

4.6
(5 Reviews)
Tales of Terror  1. The Horror of the Heights  2. The Leather Funnel  3. The New Catacomb  4. The Case of Lady Sannox  5. The Terror of Blue John Gap  6. The Brazilian CatTales of Mystery  1. The Lost Special  2. The Beetle-hunter  3. The Man With the Watches  4. The Japanned Box  5. The Black Doctor  6. The Jew's Breastplate

Book Excerpt

exactly as it stands, beginning at page three of the blood-soaked note-book:

"Nevertheless, when I dined at Rheims with Coselli and Gustav Raymond I found that neither of them was aware of any particular danger in the higher layers of the atmosphere. I did not actually say what was in my thoughts, but I got so near to it that if they had any corresponding idea they could not have failed to express it. But then they are two empty, vainglorious fellows with no thought beyond seeing their silly names in the newspaper. It is interesting to note that neither of them had ever been much beyond the twenty-thousand-foot level. Of course, men have been higher than this both in balloons and in the ascent of mountains. It must be well above that point that the aeroplane enters the danger zone--always presuming that my premonitions are correct.

"Aeroplaning has been with us now for more than twenty years, and one might well ask: Why should this peril be only revealing itself in our day? The answer is obvious.