The effect of the experiment was a world-wide one.
No sound has ever equalled the cry of the injured Earth.
“I am about to try the effect of a vigorous stimulation.”
It was a most extraordinary and terrifying sight.
I took off every stitch of my clothes.
I gazed down into the dreadful abyss.
I was in a state of considerable nervous tension.
‘Let the knowledge lead us where it will!’
‘You propose to sink a shaft through the earth’s crust?’
Clearly the man was a lunatic.
“He is a primitive cave-man in a lounge suit.”
Arthur Conan Doyle’s science fiction — REISSUED BY HILOBOOKS!
One of the era’s truly great high-lowbrow high-wire artists.