The Lost World

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The Lost World  (1912) 
by Arthur Conan Doyle
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THE LOST WORLD


Being an account of the recent amazing adventures of

Professor George E. Challenger, Lord John Roxton,

Professor Summerlee, and Mr. E. D. Malone

of the "Daily Gazette."


by

ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

Author of "Sir Nigel," "The White Company," "Rodney Stone," &c., &c.


HODDER AND STOUGHTON

LONDON NEW YORK TORONTO



I have wrought my simple plan
 If I give one hour of joy
To the boy who's half a man,
 Or the man who's half a boy.



FOREWORD

Mr. E. D. Malone desires to state that both the injunction for restraint and the libel action have been withdrawn unreservedly by Professor G. E. Challenger, who, being satisfied that no criticism or comment in this book is meant in an offensive spirit, has guaranteed that he will place no impediment to its publication and circulation. Mr. E. D. Malone would wish also to express his gratitude to Mr. Patrick L. Forbes, of Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead, for the skill and sympathy with which he has worked up the sketches which were brought from South America, and also to Mr. W. Ransford, of Elm Row, Hampstead, for his valuable expert help in dealing with the photographs.

CONTENTS

PAGE
"THERE ARE HEROISMS ALL ROUND US" 9
"TRY YOUR LUCK WITH PROFESSOR CHALLENGER" 18
"HE IS A PERFECTLY IMPOSSIBLE PERSON" 29
"IT'S JUST THE VERY BIGGEST THING IN THE WORLD " 40
"QUESTION!" 63
"I WAS THE FLAIL OF THE LORD" 82
"TO-MORROW WE DISAPPEAR INTO THE UNKNOWN" 96
"THE OUTLYING PICKETS OF THE NEW WORLD" 110
"WHO COULD HAVE FORESEEN IT?" 129
"THE MOST WONDERFUL THINGS HAVE HAPPENED" 162
"FOR ONCE I WAS THE HERO" 182
"IT WAS DREADFUL IN THE FOREST" 206
"A SIGHT WHICH I SHALL NEVER FORGET" 228
"THOSE WERE THE REAL CONQUESTS" 249
"OUR EYES HAVE SEEN GREAT WONDERS" 270
"A PROCESSION! A PROCESSION!" 294


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.