The Captain of the Polestar and Other Tales

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The Captain of the Polestar and Other Tales  (1890) 
by Arthur Conan Doyle

THE

CAPTAIN OF THE POLESTAR

AND OTHER TALES.


BY

A. CONAN DOYLE,

AUTHOR OF "MICAH CLARKE," ETC.


LONDON:
LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.
AND NEW YORK: 15 EAST 16th STREET.
1890.

All rights reserved.

TO

MY FRIEND

Major-General A. W. DRAYSON

AS A SLIGHT TOKEN

OF

MY ADMIRATION FOR HIS GREAT

AND AS YET UNRECOGNISED SERVICES TO ASTRONOMY

this little volume

IS

DEDICATED.

PREFACE.

For the use of some of the following Tales I am indebted to the courtesy of the Proprietors of "Cornhill," "Temple Bar," "Belgravia," "London Society," "Cassell's," and "The Boys' Own Paper."

A. CONAN DOYLE, M.D.

CONTENTS.
PAGE
The Captain of the Pole-Star 1
J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement 37
The Great Keinplatz Experiment 84
The Man from Archangel 103
That Little Square Box 142
John Huxford's Hiatus 171
A Literary Mosaic 203
John Barrington Cowles 230
The Parson of Jackman's Gulch 267
The Ring of Thoth 289


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1930, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.