Full title: Mirrikh, or, A Woman from Mars. A tale of occult adventure.
Astonished at the words of my strange companion, knowing as I knew that the next moment must bring me face to face with the mob even then rushing down the alley, I was about to speak, when it suddenly struck me that the man's face had undergone a change.
It was growing thin and shadowy, his whole body also seemed to be assuming a certain vapory indistinctness, to become etherealized, so to speak.
As he stood there motionless before the wall, I gazed at him in speechless amazement. Was it actually as I saw it, or was the trouble with my own brain?
He seemed to be sinking slowly downward, his feet and legs disappeared, seemingly dissolving as he went, until nothing but the head rested on the ground.
2237914Mirrikh, or, A Woman from MarsFrancis Worcester Doughty1892
A WOMAN FROM MARS
A TALE OF OCCULT ADVENTURE
Francis Worcester Doughty
THE BURLEIGH & JOHNSTON COMPANY 30 GREAT JONES STREET