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The Captain of the Polestar

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Book Overview: 

This is a collection of early Sir Arthur Conan Doyle short stories. It includes stories of mystery, comedy, shipwrecks and fantasy.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . . murderer was still at large, though, of course, the police had every reason to expect his speedy capture. Certainly the incident seems to support Harton's theory, though it may be a mere whim of Gorings, or, as I suggested to Harton, he may be collecting materials for a book which shall outvie De Quincey. In any case it is no business of ours.

October 27, 28.—Wind still fair, and we are making good progress. Strange how easily a human unit may drop out of its place and be forgotten! Tibbs is hardly ever mentioned now; Hyson has taken possession of his cabin, and all goes on as before. Were it not for Mrs. Tibbs's sewing-machine upon a side-table we might forget that the unfortunate family had ever existed. Another accident occurred on board to-day, though fortunately not a very serious one. One of our white hands had gone down the afterhold to fetch up a spare coil of rope, when one of the hatches which he had removed came crashing down on the top of hi. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I've read these stories from my teenage years in different volumes, indeed in my bookshelves are slightly yellowing omnibus editions of The Complete Sherlock Holmes Short Stories, the Complete S.H. Long Stories, The Conan Doyle Historical Romances (White Company, Sir Nigel, Micah Clarke, The Refugee

A great effort on part of the Ash Tree Press to remind us about the story-telling abilities of ACD that often get overshadowed by our preoccupation with Sherlock Holmes. The stories are great, and the Kindle edition is very-very pocket-friendly.

Really enjoyed listening to this as a bedtime story. Didn't realize that Sir Doyle wrote fantasty. This is a supernatural tale. A ship is stranded in the Arctic as it makes its passage towards Shetland. The well dignified captain Craigie is oscillating between an experienced commander and a delusion

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Why I Read This Book:
Arthur Conan Doyle is an amazing author, and I'm rarely disappointed with any of his books.

Synopsis of the Book:
The story is written as the journal of a ships doctor. They have travelled North on a fishing expedition. The fishing is poor this par

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