The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents

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The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents  (1895) 
by Herbert George Wells

THE STOLEN BACILLUS


AND OTHER INCIDENTS



by

H. G. WELLS

author of "the time machine," "the wonderful visit,"

"the wheels of chance," etc.



London

MACMILLAN AND CO., Limited

new york: the macmillan company

1904



TO

H. B. MARRIOTT WATSON



MOST of the stories in this collection appeared originally in the Pall Mall Budget, two were published in the Pall Mall Gazette, and one in St James's Gazette. I desire to make the usual acknowledgments. The third story in the book was, I find, reprinted by the Observatory, and the "Lord of the Dynamos" by the Melbourne Leader.

H. G. WELLS.



CONTENTS.
PAGE
I. The Stolen Bacillus 1
II. The Flowering of the Strange Orchid 17
III. In The Avu Observatory 36
IV. The Triumphs of a Taxidermist 53
V. A Deal in Ostriches 62
VI. Through a Window 73
VII. The Temptation of Harringay 93
VIII. The Flying Man 106
IX. The Diamond Maker 122
X. Æpyornis Island 140
XI. The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes 168
XII. The Lord of the Dynamos 192
XIII. The Hammerpond Park Burglary 214
XIV. A Moth—Genus Novo 232
XV. The Treasure in the Forest 257


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The author died in 1946, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 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.